Wow! Here’s how you can help…

Written by admin on May 23rd, 2009

Green Recoverings is a nonprofit which matches gently used discards from hotels, such as bedding, with homeless shelters, charities and families in need, and helps reduce the impact on landfills.

I am overwhelmed by the outpouring of support and desire to help to get clean bedding to our neighbors in need, instead of wasting away in our landfills.

    The big question you keep asking is HOW CAN I HELP?

If you’re a hotel or shelter, and you’d like to register on our site, please do! See the links over to the right of this message —>

And, if you’re like me — a person trying to make a difference, here’s what you can do:

You can help by calling shelters and charities in your area to determine their bedding needs, and then contact hotel managers in your area to ask them to meet these needs by donating any gently used bedding originally intended to be discarded. I have found the hotels and their managers to be very kind and accommodating. You can remind them that this is also a tax write-off for them as well.

Once you establish a relationship, you can determine methods of transport. Many charities and shelters can send vans to the hotels for pick up, or the hotel may even offer to drop off the bedding themselves. If I can manage it, I do the pick-ups and drop offs myself as well.

You will find out how truly gratifying it is to help so many needy people and organizations in such a simple way. You are also helping our world by keeping large amounts of useable materials out of our landfills.

Bless you and best of luck!


PS. I’d love to hear of your successes! Post your comments below to inspire me and others who want to help!

Watch Mary on OPRAH! (aired Tuesday, May 19, 2009)

Written by admin on May 17th, 2009

“My goal is to encourage hotels around the world to consistently donate all gently used bedding, towels and any other useable discards to the needy, including furniture and kitchenware, instead of shipping it to landfills.”

~ Mary Marzano

Oprah interviews Green Recoverings founder Mary Marzano about her inspiration for founding the organization and how you can help!

Check local listings for showtimes!


Green Recoverings, Inc. is a New Jersey nonprofit corporation with an application for 501(c)(3) status pending with the Internal Revenue Service.