When it comes to raising money for a school or charity there are plenty of different methods that are often utilized. On this page I want to talk to you about one of the easiest fundraising methods out there, and one that seems to generate a rather substantial amount of cash for not a whole lot of effort; clothes recycling. We will discuss a little bit how the process works soon, but for now we are going to cover a little bit about the advantages of fundraising by collecting unwanted clothes from people.
Firstly; there is absolutely no investment required when it comes to raising money through clothing collection. This basically means that everything that you earn from your fundraising drive is pure profit. This means that you will have more cash to play about with and to put towards good causes. This is one of only a few fundraising methods out there which requires absolutely zero investment. The majority of those other methods are pretty tough to set up too. This means that fundraising through the collection of clothing is one of the best options out there.
Everybody has ‘old’ clothes around their home. Many of these clothes will never be worn again. The majority of people do not actually know what to do with them and therefore keep them in their cupboards and the like. If you tell them that you need these clothes then they will donate them. Many schools and charities who undertake an old clothing fundraising drive are actually surprised by the amount of clothes that end up being donated to them. You will be surprised at just how generous people can be when they are going to be doing something which will not only help to clear out their home, but also to help their favorite school or charity.
Remember; recycling of clothing is especially important in this day and age. As you may be aware; landfills around the country are filling up quickly. Within the next few years it is likely that we will have run out of new locations for landfills. This will cause quite a problem. If we can keep as much stuff out of landfills as possible then it is great! If clothes are not donated then it is likely that they will end up in a landfill eventually. This will not only cause the landfills to fill up, but they will also involve pollution being leaked into the local area…which is not a good idea when we really have to save the planet that we live on!
Recycling of clothing (i.e. your fundraising effort), will also go on to help this planet in other ways. You will be surprised at the amount of raw materials that go into the production of just a single garment. There is so much water involved, and of course you have the pollution involved with the transport and the production of the goods, and even environment destruction when it comes to harvesting the raw materials or building new factories.
In short; we really need to cut down on the amount of new clothes that are being produced. Recycling used clothing is probably one of the best ways in which you can do this. After all; most of the clothes that end up getting recycled are still of a perfectly high quality!
Clothing recycling is fantastic, particularly when it comes to schools, as it will help teach your pupils the importance of looking after the planet that we live on. You will be surprised at how many questions they are willing to ask about the whole process. Starting them off on recycling early on in their life is great because it is likely that the idea will ‘stick’ throughout the rest of their life.
How Does It All Work?
As mentioned right up there in the title; this is an incredibly easy method of fundraising. In fact; there is very little that needs to be done on your part. We will do all of the hard work for you. All you need to do is collect the clothes and we will pay you! Let us briefly run you through our process:
- Our clothing collection service is open to just about any organization that needs to raise funds. This could be sports clubs, charities, or even schools. In fact; we are also willing to work with individuals who need to generate funds for any purpose. We will provide you with assistance every single step of the way so you know what needs to be done.
- We do not have any special bags for our clothing collection service. In fact; we ask you to use your own, you are then helping the environment by not producing more plastic. Our company is all about saving the environment, and by reusing your bag you can be sure that that one is being kept out of landfills. You do not need any special bag to be honest. We can collect bags of any type or size. In fact; we regularly collect incredibly small bags. Remember; just a small bag will still be able to generate a significant amount of cash for your organization with very little effort involved at all.
- When you have clothing to collect all you need to do is give us a call. We will arrange a time and date with you. When we collect your bags we will take them along to our local depot where they will be weighed. Your payment will be based upon the weight of the clothing and not actually what is in the bag (remember; all clothes in wearable condition help!). The money can be paid via cheque or bank transfer. If you wish; we will also be able to send the money directly to a charity of your choosing.
If you wish to find out more about this easy fundraising service, or perhaps wish to arrange a collection then please do not hesitate to get in touch with our team today. We will be more than happy to help you out!