January is Get Organized (GO) MonthSM, and Heather Cocozza, Owner of Cocozza Organizing & Design, LLC and a member of the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO), participated in the national public awareness initiative by hosting a Used Sports Equipment Collection Drive from December 26, 2014 to January 9, 2015 to help members of the Arlington community start the new year off right by getting organized.
January is the ideal time for GO Month, since getting organized is a popular New Year’s resolution. During GO Month, NAPO professional organizers and productivity specialists across the country host events in their communities to empower individuals, families, businesses and organizations to regain control over their surroundings, time and possessions. By sharing proven organizing and productivity techniques and principles, NAPO members help people save time, save money and reduce stress.
Heather Cocozza, who is also a member of the Arlington County Sports Commission, learned about the organization Leveling the Playing Field. Leveling the Playing Field (www.LevelingThePlayingField.org) is a non-profit which distributes used/new sports equipment to youth programs, recreational leagues, schools and underserved communities. They helps kids in and around Washington, DC enjoy the benefits of athletic involvement. Leveling the Playing Field has a simple application process for community programs to go online and complete a request for sports equipment. Once approved, the community organization can select the sports gear needed from the Leveling the Playing Field warehouse.
Cocozza Organizing & Design decided to host an equipment collection drive to aid Leveling the Playing Field because it was a win-win for everybody! The benefits included:
1) Getting Organized: Owners freed up space in his/her home, porch, garage, or shed!
2) Helping Others: Supported athletic involvement and opportunities for underserved youth and organizations!
3) Supporting ReUse: Put useful sports gear back into circulation!
Heather Cocozza stated, “a special thank you goes out to the Maywood neighborhood in Arlington. Over 70 pieces of sports equipment were donated with Maywood residents contributing the majority of the gear! I am excited that Arlingtonians are getting organized and more folks in the local community will be able to enjoy the benefits of athletic involvement.”
For more information about the Used Sports Equipment Collection Drive, please contact Heather Cocozza at [email protected] or 703-276-1243 ext. 2