We are pleased to announce that Friends of St Michael’s have organised a clothes & shoe collection with Bag2School in order to raise funds for the school.
Bag2School is the UK’s leading textile recycler and fundraiser working with schools and since its inception in 2001, it has now paid out over £32 million.
As well as raising vitally needed funds for the school, it also helps the environment by helping to divert unwanted items away from landfill. A recent DEFRA report has shown that these types of schemes are helping to reduce the volume of textiles discarded as municipal solid waste. However, as a nation we still send 350,000 tonnes of textiles to landfill every year.
By getting involved in our Bag2School collection, you have an opportunity to sort through your cupboards and wardrobes and donate unwanted clothes.
Please fill your bags with ‘good quality’ items for RE-USE:
- Men’s, Ladies’ and Children’s clothing
- Paired shoes (tied together or elastic band around)
- Scarves and ties
- Soft toys
- Household linen
- Household curtains
- Household towels
- Household bedding (bed sheets, pillow cases and duvet covers)
They DO NOT accept:
- 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 work wear
- 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.
You can use any plastic bag to donate your items and please don’t forget to ask grandparents, friends and neighbours to have a sort-out as well!
Bag2School will be collecting from St Michael’s on Thursday 29th November. Please bring your bag (or bags!) to the school before 9am. Please drop your bags off at the memorial bench in front of the school next to the main school gates, but please keep the road clear for access to the school and help us have a really good collection.
In the event of poor weather the school will protect your Bag2School investment by covering with a plastic sheet as wet items cannot be accepted.