Mon October 28, 2013

USAgain launches national holiday giving campaign with Boys & Girls Clubs

Clothing recycler will donate clothes collected to local children-in-need during Holiday season


Nov. 1, 2013--USAgain, the textile recycling company, is collecting winter clothing that it will donate to local Boys & Girls Clubs throughout the nation during the holiday season. Items may be deposited into USAgain bins throughout the month of November.

USAgain will donate clothes, including coats, hats, gloves and mittens to Boys & Girls Clubs during the week of December 10, 2013. Clothing collected by each division office will be distributed to a local Boys & Girls Club, which will donate it to a child or family in need. The initiative provides a convenient, accessible method for people to donate locally during the season of giving.

"We’re proud to be giving back to local Boys & Girls Clubs this winter as we donate clothes," said Mattias Wallander, CEO of USAgain. "We encourage people to use our bins to ensure that their surplus winter items find a new home with those who truly need them."

Donated clothing may be slightly worn but still in good enough condition to be worn again. The campaign is running in 11 cities where USAgain divisions are located: Atlanta, Chicago, Denver, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, New York, Pennsylvania, St. Louis, San Francisco, Southern California and Seattle.

“By providing our communities with an alternative to throwing away unwanted clothing, not only are we helping conserve landfill space—we’re supporting the Clubs, too,” said Teresa Johnson, Director of Operations for Boys & Girls Club Silicon Valley, CA that received the donations last year through this program.

To find a USAgain recycling bin to drop off winter clothing, simply visit http://www.usagain.com/find-a-collection-bin and enter your city or ZIP code. Items of all styles and sizes are accepted, and all items placed in the bin should be placed in a bag.

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About USAgain

USAgain – a leader in the textile recycling industry – is a for-profit company with a mission of diverting textiles from landfills. USAgain’s green and white recycling bins provide communities with a convenient way to dispose of unwanted clothing and give it a second life. In 2012, USAgain collected 58 million pounds of textiles for reuse and recycling. USAgain operates over 10,000 recycling bins in 18 states and has an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau. For more information, visit www.usagain.com

 

 

CONTACT: Rasham Grewal 708-908-0476 r.grewal@usagain.com

 

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