The Super Recyclers mobilize the community around an eco-socio-friendly movement to help fund a project for a school/child care centre or a social cause by collecting used clothing.
ONE SINGLE ACT, 3 HUGE IMPACTS
Young, social enterprise in expansion is looking for a person who is fully bilingual (French/English), dynamic and reliable to join its sales team and develop the Western Quebec and Ontario territories. We target schools, daycares and businesses with the goal of making philanthropy and recycling accessible to as many people as possible.
On Thursday, Septembre 15, the Super Recyclers gave a $2000 check to the first winning school for the Super Recyclers Grant. The Très-Saint-Sacrement School of Lachine of the Commission scolaire Marguerite-Bourgeoys (CSMB) will use the grant to finance an innovative composting project and to create a garden on the school’s roof! READ THE COMMUNIQUE IN FRENCH (PDF)
How Does it Work?
The community brings used clothing, shoes and linens to your location on a specific preselected date. The used linens must be washed first and must be in good enough condition to be used by disadvantaged families.
Our trucks will go to your location on the chosen day and hour to pick up the donated clothes, shoes, boots, sandals, and used linens (bed sheets and pillow, towels, dish towels, blankets, etc.)
The organization receives a sum of money based on the total weight of collected items that will be used to finance a specific project.
What is accepted?
Clothing for men, women, children and babies
Accessories for men and women
Shoes and boots in good condition
Fabrics, sheets and towels
Leather or leatherette accessories
Dishes, clothes hangers
Impact on the community
For the students, employees or volunteers
Participation in a unified movement through the implementation of an eco-friendly collective project.
Satisfaction of having supported your chosen social cause by helping to fund one of their projects.
Heightened awareness about the importance and benefits of recycling clothing and linens.
For the cause
A social and environmentally responsible group project that will challenge students employees or volunteers.
Minimum logistics: turnkey formula one day per event.
Funding for projects, programs or services.
For the organization
Amount given to the organization that will use it to invest in research, education, poverty, health, sport and recreation, etc.
Heightened awareness for the community about solidarity, philanthropy and the environment.
Why recycle clothing and linens?
number of people living in low income families*
weight in tonnes of textile that is thrown out every year by all Quebecers*
percentage of textile waste that can be recycled
number of shoes thrown out every year*
percentage of cotton which can be recycled
weight of textile that is thrown out every year by one Quebecer
*statistics for 2011
The Super Recyclers...
... is a novel, humanitarian project and a simple way for families to collect funds for the benefit of their children's school.
In addition to doing a good deed...
... we have a chance to win a grant for our school. It's rare to have this possibility!
It's not everyone who can participate in a fundraising activity. The Super Recyclers allow us to participate and to mobilize without taking money out of our pockets ... it's so easy.
Mobilizing all the way!
Thanks to the Super Recyclers, more employees informed themselves about the cause and came to meet us than we'd ever seen before.
We've had so much success...
...that the parents now ask us about doing a Super Recycler's clothing drive.
So simple for us!
During Crohn's & Colitis Awareness Month, the staff rallied to the cause supported by the company. Employees brought the clothes on site.