William Penn School is proud to support a Horsham based charity Bags of Support which offer schools a fundraising scheme that enables people to recycle unwanted textiles. This raises money for extra curricular activities or support at the school for children and it helps the environment by recycling textiles rather than them going to landfill.
Bags of Support are passionate about supporting local community and doing what they can to save and improve the environment. By collecting and recycling unwanted clothes, shoes and bedding William Penn can earn money and help to reduce waste destined for landfill. With 1.2 million tonnes of household textile waste going to landfill each year, what better way to inspire and encourage our children to lead the way and reduce our global footprint.
The founder of Bags of Support, Karrie pledges to donate 50% of the profits to the Glodeni Orphanage in central Romania. This orphanage supports 40 children who are either orphans or have been abandoned by their families who are simply unable to cope.
Twice a year in the spring and autumn, each William Penn pupil will be given a bin liner to take home, in which they are asked to collect unwanted items, then on a set date these are bought into the school for Bags of Support to collect. Teachers, school staff, the pupils, their parents, grandparents, wider family and friends are encouraged to participate too.
Through this scheme you can recycle:
- Clothes, belts, bags, shoes (tied in pairs), soft toys and bedding (sheets, blankets but not duvets or pillows). Everything needs to be good, clean and in reusable condition... Please do not include items of general bric a brac or wet clothes.
When selecting materials you need to ask yourself if this item is something someone else might want to wear or use?