Spring Cleaning? Recycle your old clothes and help your Amherst schools earn money

It’s Spring Cleaning Time!
Recycle your old clothes, linens and more, and the Amherst PGOs can earn money — at no cost to you.

Bay State Textiles collects used clothing and other textiles. They accept items in good condition, stained clothes, single socks and shoes, worn towels and linens, and more…just make sure they’re clean and dry. You can also recycle stuffed animals, backpacks, pillows…anything that’s soft.  Donations should be put in bags before being dropped off.

Look for the large white donation bins in the parking lot at each Amherst school. The bins are still accessible while the schools are closed, and they are emptied weekly. If a bin is full, please wait until the next week to donate or use the second bin at the high school. Please don’t leave your donations outside the bins.

About 45% of the clothing that’s collected is still wearable. The rest is recycled and turned into fiber products and rags.

The Amherst PGOs get paid by the pound so the more you donate, the more money we make!

Also, in case you haven’t heard, Stop & Shop is discontinuing their A+ Rewards program next year (noooo!) so it’s even more important we all raise money through Bay State Textiles and other effortless fundraisers.

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