Pay it Forward: Group collecting old architectural samples to help design schools


(Courtesy Save a Sample!)

Save A Sample! is a nonprofit recycling drive that organizes events in 11 cities to reduce waste from excess design materials and samples.

The eleven cities include Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, Phoenix, San Diego, San Francisco, Washington, D.C., and Wilmington.

All unneeded materials are donated to local design schools, which give students a professional set of resources to work with. In addition to recycling materials, Save A Sample! also raises scholarship money for design schools, hosts the Save A Sample! student hand drawing competition and awards prizes to top design firm participants.

The deadline to sign up for donation is March 7th, with events occurring April 5–7.

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