Mon August 29, 2011
USAgain Kicks off the School Year with Seven New School Partnerships in IL
CHICAGO, Il - August 25, 2011 - USAgain, the company that helps divert millions of pounds of clothing and textiles from landfills each year, today announces partnerships with seven area schools to support recycling education and help the schools earn revenue. USAgain offers education -based fundraisers that are designed to develop students' awareness to textile recycling while providing them a platform to educate others within the community. USAgain partners with more than 54 schools in the state of Illinois and more than 366 across the country.
Parents, teachers and community members can deposit unwanted clothing, shoes and other textiles in green and white USAgain collection bins at participating schools. The schools earn funds based on the poundage collected. It is a no-work, no-cost education-based fundraising program for schools.
"We are thrilled to announce these new partnerships. As a Chicago-based company, supporting recycling education and the local school system has always been a priority for USAgain," said Mattias Wallander, CEO of USAgain.
USAgain has partnered with the following Illinois schools:
• Hufford Junior High School, Joliet
• LYDIA Urban Academy, Chicago
• Peoria Heights Grade School, Peoria Heights
• Roanoke-Benson CUSD, Roanoke
• Trinity Lutheran School, Lansing
• Gompers Jr. High School, Joliet
• Apostolic Academy, Waukegan
Complete list of USAgain drop-off locations can be found at www.usagain.com
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USAgain (use-again) was founded in 1999, and now operates over 9,000 collection bins in 15 states. Our mission at USAgain is simple: to provide consumers with a convenient and eco-friendly option to rid themselves of excess clothing, which we divert from wasting in landfills to resale here in the US and abroad. In 2010 alone, the company collected 56 million pounds of discarded clothing. A profitable venture headquartered in Chicago, USAgain has 170 employees. For more information, visitwww.usagain.com.