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LOF Adaptive Skiers Clothing Drive Planned



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LOF Adaptive Skiers, working with HELPSY, the largest clothing recycling collector in the Northeast, is hosting a clothing drive on Sunday, June 13, between 8 am and noon, at the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwestern Connecticut’s donation center in Newtown.

The clothes collected will be recycled and will raise funds for the organization’s programs for disabled children, adults, and veterans, as well as BBBS SWC. Unwanted clothing dropped off at the Donation Center, located at 129 South Main Street in Newtown, will be put toward the fundraiser.

Items accepted during the drive include clothing for women, men, and children, pet clothing, shoes, stuffed animals, bedding, towels, table linens, and curtains. All donations should be bagged, clean, and dry. Worn, torn, or stained items are okay.

LOF Adaptive Skiers, whose mission is to build lasting confidence and fulfillment through exposure and professional training in recreational and competitive water and snow skiing to children, adults, and veterans with disabilities, is celebrating its 30th anniversary.

According to the EPA, 81 pounds of clothing gets thrown away by the average person every year. Of that amount, 95% can be recycled.

HELPSY partners with organizations across ten states to collect unwanted clothing and other goods. Through a combination of clothing drives, collection bins, thrift store partners, and curbside pickups, HELPSY diverts 30 million pounds of textiles from landfills every year.

HELPSY is dedicated to changing the way people think about clothing recycling while adhering to the highest level of social and environmental performance, earning the company a Certified B Corporation designation, using business as a force of good.

For more information about this upcoming clothing drive, or to learn about hosting a fundraiser at the donation center, contact Shonda Hunter at shonda@helpsy.co.

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