Share The Love; Local Schools to Raise Money by Hosting Clothing and Toy Drive
2012-02-20 · By Editor
Hughes Middle School and Longfellow Elementary will team up with Goodthrift Used Clothing Recycling to host a Used Clothing and Toy Drive at Hughes Middle School, 3846 California Avenue from 11am to 1pm.
February is the season to “Share the Love” by donating your old clothing, household fabrics, and soft and hard toys to Hughes & Longfellow schools. The event is open to the whole community. Drop off items on the Longfellow Upper Playground, on California Avenue between Bixby and Roosevelt. Goodthrift Used Clothing Recycling will pay the schools per pound for items collected while you recycle your old clothing and toys. We hope to gather 10,000 pounds of material! Donations accepted include:
- Accessories (pocketbooks, backpacks, hats, gloves, ties, scarves, belts, etc.)
- Household fabrics (bedding, curtains, towels, bath mats, etc.)
- Toys hard toys — trucks, blocks, legos, etc. and YES — STUFFED ANIMALS and other soft toys are accepted!)
The benefits of clothing recycling are four-fold: 1) It raises money for our schools! Goodthrift will pay per pound for everything we collect. 2) It ensures that useable fabrics and other materials do not enter the waste stream. According to the EPA, recycling prevents 2.5 billion pounds of textile waste from entering landfills every year. 3) It employs many tens of thousands of workers in over 1000 recycling businesses and organizations; and 4) Millions of individuals benefit from the products, operations, and programs created by the recycling of textile waste.
Please join us on Saturday, February 25 to “Share the Love” with your used clothing and toys. Why not start looking through your closets for stuff to donate today?!
For more information regarding this event, please contact Hughes Green Team Adviser, Cathy Procopio at 562-989-0970.