We at Roofing Xchange strongly believe that this country is short on tradespeople because parents believed that college was a better path. This not only created massive student debt, but it also shamed those who wore a blue collar and gave students less career options. This needs to stop! We chose these partners because they contribute to multiple choices for today’s youth. Many of today’s youth are pressured into getting degrees, and if they could not live up to those high expectations, depression and possibly addiction kicked in. We hope you can join us in donating and furthering trade opportunities, as well as targeting addiction where it starts. We also believe in less products in the landfill! If you can reuse the products on roofingxchange.com by buying or selling, you are helping the environment. But if you cannot sell your items on roofingxchange.com, Habitat for Humanity is a great alternative. See information below on all three charities.

 

This organization works with trade employers, teachers, principals, and parents by bringing construction back to the classroom. They start at the kindergarten level by offering school credits when students participate in trade activities with local trade employers. Some of these activities include building tool boxes all the way up to roofing houses. They participate in several trades. They also help with teachers and principals by having them become a “Construction Coach” which contributes to their career. Parents can see their children have more employment opportunities, and tradespeople will have more workforce. It is a win-win for all. Click here to donate https://constructionready.org/donate/ 

 

Goodale School Asheville This organization targets adolescent boys who struggle with addiction. Nine out of 10 adult addicts began using before they turned 18, and the average age of first use is 13. Addiction is a young person’s disease. As with all chronic diseases, early treatment yields the best results. The longer the treatment, the better the outcome. The rate of sustained sobriety after a 60-day program is a mere 15%; after 12 months of treatment, it skyrockets to 85%. Substance use disorders and mental illnesses like depression and anxiety are commonly found together in teens. In fact, dual diagnosis occurs in more than half of all teens who abuse drugs. According to the National institute on Drug Abuse, 6 in 10 young people with a substance use disorder also have a co-occurring mental illness. Donate here https://goodaleschool.org/about/donate/ and mention Roofingxchange.com in the comments. The Goodale school is the only non-profit program of it’s kind in the United States. Your donation will support scholarships for students, ensuring the program is available for young men who need it. The more funds this school receives the more they can use them to develop other schools hopefully one day across the nation.

 

Since Roofingxchange.com saves waste from going into the landfill, we could not help but mention this organization. If you cannot sell products on our website, perhaps you can donate them here. https://www.habitat.org/restores/donate-goods 

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