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Save a Sample!

September 27, 2016 - September 28, 2016

New for 2016, Save A Sample! comes to Canada

Save A Sample! is a non-profit, nationwide recycling drive that makes it easy (and fun!) for designers to donate materials and samples to local design students preventing “tons” of materials from going to landfill.

Save A Sample! gives “another life” to manufacturer brochures, fabrics, finish cards, and other loose samples. Architecture and Design Firms around the country donate materials, which are then distributed to design schools. As a result, design students have a much richer set of resources to choose from during the year. There is no cost to participate. Sign up today!

Get started with just two easy steps!

1. Sign Up

Complete the Save A Sample! Design Firm Participation Form. To be notified of sign-up, sign up for our mailing list!

Borrowing from the Walk-A-Thon concept, we request that you ask manufacturers and their representatives to support your donation effort by pledging a small amount for every box you donate. To participate in the Save A Sample! event, we ask that you give us a minimum of 5 potential pledges to contact on your behalf. The money they donate goes directly to local area design schools to fund scholarships.

2. Pack your samples

The more interesting your samples, the better. When you are gathering your materials, ask yourself “would I use this for a school project?” If the answer is a resounding “no”, than re-think its donation potential.

Each firm is limited to donating a maximum of 10 boxes.
Donations can include, but are not limited to:

– Carpet Samples (Loose Samples
only 12″ x 12″ or smaller)
– Fabric Samples (Memo Samples
only, no chain sets)
– Glass Samples smaller than 12″x12″
– Tile Samples smaller than 12″x12″
– Stone Samples smaller than 12″x12″
– Metal Samples smaller than 12″x12″
– Wood Samples
– Laminate Samples

* Glass, Tile, Stone, and Metal Samples should be less than 12″ x 12″.

Please DO NOT donate: sweets catalogs, code books, binders from before 2012, material boards (i.e. brick boards) or anything that could not be easily incorporated into a project.


September 27, 2016
September 28, 2016
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