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.