Just because that old shirt you used to love is too threadbare to wear anymore doesn’t mean it has to end up in a landfill, reports the Christian Science Monitor. “Consumers don’t understand that there’s a place for their old clothing even if something is missing a button or torn,” says Jana Hawley, a professor of textile and apparel management at the University of Missouri-Columbia. “Ninety-nine percent of used textiles are recyclable.”
Nonprofits like Goodwill and the Salvation Army are great for keeping old clothes out of the waste stream, but I like the Lupus Foundation of America because they can pick up the donations directly from your house!
Your donations help support efforts to find a cure for lupus, and programs for lupus patients and their families.
Items Needed include:
* Clothing — all types and sizes
* Shoes — all types and sizes
* All bedding items
* Draperies and curtains
* Housewares and glassware
* Jewelry and cosmetics
* Toys and games
* Knick knacks
* Small appliances
* Tools of all kinds
* BUT … NOT furniture or large items
Schedule Your Pick-Up by calling 1-888-44-LUPUS (1-888-445-8787) or go online to www.lupuspickup.org to schedule a pick-up.