Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 12/14/16
During the month of November, Owen J. Roberts HS Girls Lacrosse with Coventry Girls Youth Lacrosse in the Owen J Roberts School District worked with the community to clean out their closets, attics, basements to recycle/reuse clothing, shoes and textiles for those in need.
On Sunday December 11th, they loaded up a truck with the donations to the tune of 6,766 lbs for clothing.
This project was started by the girls to combine fundraising with community service.
The program aids in recycle/reuse items thereby reducing volume of discarded textiles going into the landfill and reducing greenhouse emissions. The EPA estimates the average person throws away 70 pounds of clothing per person a year. Adding up to 3.8 billion pounds of unnecessary waste to our landfills.
Over half the textiles that are discarded are donated to charitable organizations. Those charities donate them to the needy or resell them at a discount. Most of the reuse is within the United States and distributed in low income cities and items that can’t be donated are recycled into industrial rags/ bedding for animals.
The girls raised over $1000 to aid in spring lacrosse training.
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