Electronics Recycling at GJC Raises $2,700
The money was donated to the Northwest Philadelphia Interfaith Hospitality Network.
Coleman Poses, who was around for the duration of the event, said there was a constant flow of people bringing items there.
"There were a few times when it ebbed a little bit," he said. "For the most part, it was pretty consistent."
There were lots of computers at the gathering. Several boxes of laptops, standalone monitors and so on were put together inside the synagogue.
A lot of smaller items, meanwhile, ended up going into a pile of miscellaneous things.
The event lasted four hours. By 3 p.m., Poses said, it was pretty much over. But people didn't generally have to wait longer than a minute in line to drop off their stuff.
It wasn't mandatory for people to pay to participate, but there was a recommended donation.
"Instead of making it your mandatory by the pound, (we felt) that people would pay whatever they felt comfotable with," Poses said.
About $2,700 was raised and given to the Northwest Philadelphia Interfaith Hospitality Network.
The event will likely happen again next year (or before then) as well.