|GreenDrop, the organization that is revolutionizing the way consumers support their favorite charities, announced today that it is sponsoring the Devon Horse Show and Country Fair, the oldest and largest outdoor multi-breed equestrian competition in the U.S.
Founded in 1896, the Devon Horse Show and Country Fair features a world-class field and annually ranks among the most prominent internationally, The 10-day show, which will be held from May 21 through May 31, 2015, attracts an average of 100,000 spectators each year. Spectators will enjoy the show's 10 equestrian disciplines, as well as the show's Country Fair, a widely celebrated attraction for families in the greater Philadelphia region. GreenDrop is proud to be this year's Wednesday Night Open Jumper Class Sponsor.
GreenDrop collects lightly worn clothing, used electronics, and household goods at more than 20 conveniently located, free-standing locations throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. Donors simply pull their car up to a GreenDrop charitable donation center, where a uniformed attendant handles removing and processing their donation for them. Donors may direct their giving to any of GreenDrop's partner charities: Military Order of the Purple Heart, the National Federation of the Blind, or the Society of St. Vincent DePaul of Philadelphia.
The donations are converted to cash so each of the benefitting charities can efficiently further their programs and related initiatives. In the past two years, GreenDrop's efforts raised approximately $5 million for its participating charities.
In commenting on the sponsorship, GreenDrop's CEO, Chris Stinnett, said, "The Devon Horse Show and Country Fair is a cultural and historical landmark for the Main Line, Philadelphia, and surrounding areas. We are honored to be a part of its heritage, and look forward to our first experience at this prestigious event."
During the show, GreenDrop will be accepting donations for its partner charities. Visitors are invited to enjoy a complimentary lemon stick from GreenDrop, upon making a donation at the entrance to the show. For more information on acceptable items for donation, please visit https://www.gogreendrop.com/acceptable-items/.
Proceeds from the Devon Horse Show and Country Fair benefit Bryn Mawr Hospital.
GreenDrop is transforming the way consumers support their favorite charities by donating lightly worn clothing, used electronics and household goods at conveniently-located, free-standing locations throughout the Mid-Atlantic region.
By recycling former gasoline stations and standalone store fronts, GreenDrop offers consumers clean, brightly lit, and safe drive-up locations where they are greeted at their car by uniformed GreenDrop attendants, who unload donations, provide tax-deductible receipts and allow consumers to direct their giving to either the Purple Heart or the National Federation of the Blind. In 2013, these charities received $2.5 million through donations to GreenDrop facilities, which are sorted and then resold at area thrift stores, sent overseas or recycled for their fibers and parts.
For more information about GreenDrop, visit our web site at www.GoGreenDrop.com or our blog at www.gogreendrop.com/blog/.
About The Devon Horse Show and Country Fair
Steeped in rich heritage dating back to 1896, the Devon Horse Show and Country Fair continues its glorious tradition as the oldest and largest outdoor multi-breed competition in the United States. With the grandeur of Philadelphia's prestigious Main Line setting the stage, the event features a world-class field that annually ranks among the most prominent internationally. The dates for this year's are event are May 21 to May 31. For tickets, please visit www.devonhorseshow.org.
The Devon Horse Show and Country Fair is a nonprofit institution that has donated approximately $47 million (in current dollars) since 1919 for the good works of its charitable beneficiary, the Bryn Mawr Hospital.