Earth Day Clothing Collection
15th May 2023
In honour of Earth Day, 22nd April, Go Green held a clothing collection for The Clothing Bank, who collect clothing to give to those who are struggling with the rising cost of living.
The Clothing Bank was established in 2020, when Susan Bell and Sally Parkinson saw a gap in the support chain for people accessing aid. They set up volunteer clothing drop off points which eventually led to the renovation of an outbuilding secured with National Lottery funding. As of 2023, they have 116 drop off points across the UK where you can donate the clothing you no longer need.
Clothing collections are great to hold throughout the Spring period when we all start to do clear outs. Pulling out items that we no longer need and donating them to charities like The Clothing Bank is an excellent way to not only support our communities, but also reduces the amount of discarded clothing ending up in landfill.
Go Green ran the clothing collection from the 17th to 21st April and were blown away by how many items our own staff brought in to donate. With items ranging from children’s clothing, work wear, shoes and outdoor gear, Go Green successfully donated 513 items. Our Finance Director, and one of our Sales Executives delivered the donations to a local The Clothing Bank drop off points on 10th May.