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Coat donation to the Boys & Girls Club of Syracuse

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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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About USAgain
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

Coat Donation to the Boys & Girls Club of Syracuse

USAgain’s Pennsylvania Division recently donated over 150 winter coats to the Boys & Girls Club of Syacuse, NY. The USAgain team was glad to be able to spread warmth to children and families in need this winter. We look forward to future events and engagements with the Club and other great local organizations in the Pennsylvania/Upstate New York area.

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USAgain supports the Boys & Girls Clubs of Northeastern Pennsylvania

Originally published July 6, 2012 at Timesleader.com

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USAgain 2000 LLC recently donated $2,000 to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Northeastern Pennsylvania. The grant will support the daily activities and programs offered at the club, which serves approximately 1,000 boys and girls ages 6-18 residing in Lackawanna and Luzerne Counties. Programs include after school homework help, drug and alcohol prevention, arts and crafts, sports, fitness and recreation, digital photography and computer education.

USAgain Applauds Jimmy Aton, Courageous Driver

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WILKES-BARRE, PA – USAgain is in the business of making a difference for people and planet, which we do by diverting clothing from landfills and reusing/recycling it instead. In July 2012, one USAgain driver made a positive difference in a much different way.

Jimmy Aton, a driver at USAgain’s Pennsylvania division, averted a highway catastrophe last summer in Lower Macungie Township, PA. While out driving around, Aton spotted a tanker truck rolling through traffic at about 4 mph. Outside the truck was a man banging on the door of the truck in an attempt to awaken the driver, who was unresponsive.

As he realized the truck was headed into heavy traffic, Aton climbed out of his truck and ran toward the tanker, where he hopped into the cab and safely brought the vehicle to a stop. The driver of the tanker had died at the wheel; without Aton’s swift response to the runaway truck, more lives could have been in jeopardy.

USAgain applauds Jimmy Aton’s actions to avert a highway crisis and appreciates his service as a driver service representative. Pictured below is the certificate awarded to Aton by the Pennsylvania State Police Department.

USAgain Lends a Hand at Local Clothing Drives

Giving back to communities is a vital part of USAgain’s mission to do good for people and planet. Recently, our Pennsylvania division was able to serve local communities by contributing to two clothing drives in the area.

USAgain aided Dallas High School PTSO committee’s rummage sale on March 9-10 of this year. The rummage sale benefits the “lock-in” event, held after the school’s prom. By collecting and recycling all clothes left unsold at the sale and cutting a check to the school, USAgain provided essential funding for the lock-in, which is meant to keep students safe and out of trouble after the conclusion of prom.

“It’s great to get help for our lock-in, because the entire event benefits the students,” says Donna Kon, co-chair of the Lock-in committee. “It’s also nice to raise money in an environmentally friendly way.”

We were also fortunate enough to lend a hand by collecting surplus clothing at Our Lady Mount Carmel Church’s annual clothing drive, in Doylestown, PA. Clothes collected at the event were recycled by USAgain, with part of the funds raised given directly to the church’s charity fund.

“It’s a win-win for both of us,” says Father Fox of the church. “The congregation and community enjoy donating because their items are put to good use, and it brings new people into the church.”

USAgain is proud to give back to great causes in Pennsylvania. By working with organizations like DHS and Our Lady Mount Carmel Church, we can make our communities cleaner—and greener—places to live.

Visit Dallas High School and Our Lady Mount Carmel Church on the web.