SYRACUSE, NY (March 11, 2014) – USAgain, the textile recycling company locally based in Wilkes-Barre, PA, recently donated over 150 coats to the Boys & Girls Club of Syracuse.
The coats will help keep children and families warm. USAgain’s mission is to keep clothing in use and out of landfills, where it negatively impacts the environment. The coat donation to the Boys & Girls Club was an opportunity to reduce waste and give back to the community.
“We collect all kinds of clothing and other items at our textile recycling bins,” said Pete Palmiero, Division Manager of USAgain’s local branch. “It’s an easy decision to give back to our local communities by passing the winter items along to those who need it. We thank the Boys & Girls Club for giving us this opportunity.”
This isn’t the first time USAgain has partnered with Boys & Girls Clubs to reuse winter apparel and keep children warm. USAgain has been giving back to local Boys & Girls Clubs in cities where it operates since 2012. Since the inception of the program, thousands of pounds of coats have been donated.
“We’re surprised and pleased USAgain would travel such a distance to donate these coats,” said Tina Dee, Director of the Boys & Girls Club of Syracuse. “We’re very appreciative of the donation and the effort USAgain made.”.
USAgain looks forward to future donations and events with Boys & Girls Clubs across the country. Any time clothing can be diverted from landfills and given to those in need, it’s truly a win-win.
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USAgain – a leader in the textile recycling industry – is a for-profit company with a mission of diverting textiles from landfills. USAgain’s green and white recycling bins provide communities with a convenient way to dispose of surplus unwanted surplus clothing and give it a second life. In 2013, USAgain collected 55 million pounds of textiles for reuse and recycling. USAgain operates over 14,000 recycling bins in 19 states and has an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau. For more information, visit www.usagain.com