~ Submitted by the Rotary Club of Bedford
The Bedford Rotary Spring Cleaning Clothing Drive fundraiser on April 9 is a great way for families to make a non-monetary donation to two worthy causes—Rotary and Epilepsy Foundation New England— plus, spring clean your closets.
Clean out your closets, encourage your friends, family, and neighbors to do the same. Then bring your gently used items to the fundraiser. Decluttering, recycling, and doing good— all at once!
Please place items in clean trash bags and bring them to the Brown & Brown parking lot (110 Great Rd) on Saturday, April 9th between 10 am and 3 pm. If you need assistance or are unable to deliver them that Saturday, please contact [email protected]
What are we looking for?
First and foremost, all items must be clean and in good condition. They include the following:
- Footwear (shoes, boots, heels, etc.)
- Accessories (belts, socks ties, scarves, hats, etc.)
- Backpacks & handbags
- Costumes & dress-up clothes
- Household fabrics (bedding, sofa covers, tablecloths, towels, etc.)
All clothing collected during the Rotary club’s Clothing Drive will be donated to the Epilepsy Foundation Donation Center to aid their mission to stop seizures, find cures, and save lives.
Beneficiaries of the Spring Cleaning Clothing Drive
The Spring Cleaning Clothing Drive Fundraiser will support Epilepsy Foundation New England (EFNE) and also raise funds for the Bedford Rotary Foundation. The Epilepsy Foundation of New England is a 501(c)3 nonprofit and is an independent affiliate of the Epilepsy Foundation of America that supports those living with epilepsy in New England.
About Textile Waste
TextileWaste is a big problem. Not only has the amount of clothing thrown away doubled in the last 20 years (to 14 million tons!), it also could take over 200 years for those fabrics to decompose in landfills. That’s why it’s so important to recycle gently used clothing instead of trashing it! Donating textiles keeps them out of landfills and into the hands of people that could really use them.