Twice a year we operate a Bags 2 School clothing collection.
Bags 2 School is the UK’s leading textile recycler and fundraiser working with schools and since its inception in 2001 it has now paid out over £27 million.
Per tonne of donated clothes = approx. £400 back to FOLSS. We tend to average £200-£300 per collection.
It would be great if we could exceed our previous targets!
As well as raising vitally needed funds for FOLSS, it also helps the environment by helping to divert unwanted textiles away from landfill. A recent DEFRA report has shown that textile collection schemes are helping to reduce the volume of textiles discarded as municipal solid waste. However it is a fact that as a nation we still send 350,000 tonnes of textiles to landfill every year.
By getting involved in our Bags 2 School collection, you have an opportunity to sort through your cupboards and wardrobes and donate unwanted textiles in the bag provided.
Bags2school except the following ‘good quality’ items for RE-USE:
Men’s, Ladies and Children’s clothing
Paired shoes (tied together or elastic band around)
Scarves and ties
They DO NOT accept:
Bedding (bed sheets, pillow cases and duvet covers)
Duvets and blankets
Pillows and cushions
Carpets, rugs and mats (including bath, shower and toilet mats)
Soiled, painted, ripped or wet clothing
School uniforms with and without logo
Corporate clothing and workwear
Textile off cuts, yarns or threaded material
In addition to raising much needed funds it will also raise awareness amongst the children of the benefits of recycling and reuse.
Please bring your bag (or bags!) to school AFTER 4th SEPTEMBER as we need to use the pool house for swimming between 26th May – 3rd September.
If you fill the enclosed donation bag and still have more then you can use any other bag to donate your items and don’t forget to ask grandparents, friends and neighbours to have a sort out as well!
Please go to Bags 2 School for full details.
Many thanks for helping us with this unique fundraising opportunity.