TRUE. One pair of shoes weighs about a pound. But a pound of clothing is also 3 T-shirts, one dress, 9 articles of kid’s clothing, 3 towels, one backpack, or one sheet. It’s amazing how much can be bought by developing countries for just pennies.
FALSE. Charities can’t distribute all of the clothing they collect. They sell most of it to the same types of sellers that we do, and use the money they earn to fund the charities’ activities. Dropping off at a for-profit bin, like Charter’s, still benefits developing countries by offering good quality clothing for pennies.
“There is no power for change greater than a community discovering what it cares about.” — Margaret Wheatley, Community Building Author Schools, local government, churches, community centers, retail businesses and property managers all show their commitment to a community by how they integrate and respond to the needs of the community – landscaping, maintenance, design, and (more…)
How many t-shirts do you own? If you’re like most people, a lot. Your carbon footprint can be much smaller with just a little awareness about what it takes to make and maintain just one of these “throwaway” cotton garments. Take a look at this short video and you’ll never look at that seemingly innocent (more…)