Wednesday, July 27, 2016

5A School Supply Drive – Serving Our Local Communities

        5A Rent-A-Space recognizes that the cost for basic school supplies has increased. As a family run business, our goal is to assist our community's school age foster children to be able to do their best at school by hosting our 2nd Annual School Supply Drive. Our goal is at least 100 items at each location.  Can you help?  Our sites in Moraga and Foster City will be collecting school supplies until August 21st.  Bring your donations to the front office at each 5A location.

     Our 5A in Lahaina will assist with collecting supplies on July 30th – 31st at the Longs near the Cannery Mall, and at Office Max in Lahaina on July 30th. There is a list of needed supplies below:


Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Keeping Maui Green

   Over the past several years, 5A Rent-A-Space has increased our commitment to creating a smaller carbon footprint in our communities by installing solar panels on our buildings and hosting monthly recycling events. In 2015, 5A Rent-A-Space Lahaina partnered with the Rotary Club of Lahaina Sunset, Malama Maui Nui and the Lahaina Cannery Mall to create the "Go Green Third Saturday Recycling" program. On the third Saturday of each month, between the hours of 9:00am – 12:00pm volunteers from the Rotary Club of Lahaina Sunset and 5A Rent-A-Space meet in the parking lot of the Lahaina Cannery Mall to collect items to be recycled by local residents. Through this monthly program, we have assisted 1,828 residents and visitors to divert recyclables from the Maui Landfill.
The following statistics are staggering when we consider the small group of volunteers who have put in over 450 hours to keep Maui Green.
During the past year, our Go Green Third Saturday Recycling program has recycled the following: 
  • 689 appliances including refrigerators, stoves, dishwashers, washers, dryers, etc.
  • 72,960 pounds of scrap metal
  • 1,888 pieces of E-waste including televisions, computers, monitors, etc. (thanks to 5A for handling all E-waste)
  • 27,288 pounds of "traditional" recyclables including paper, plastic, glass, aluminum, etc.
  • 4,925 household batteries and 132 vehicle batteries
  •  235 vehicle tires

We are proud of Liz May, our General Manager from 5A Rent-A-Space Lahaina, as well as County Council Member Elle Cochran, Council Chair Mike White, Jim Fahnestock, Co-Chair Green Committee, Rotary Club of Lahaina Sunset and for their dedication and leadership during these events. Thanks to Keith Regan, Managing Director Count of Maui for his letter of congratulations!