Girls lacrosse project recycles, reuses and raises money
During the month of November, the Owen J. Roberts High School Girls Lacrosse with Coventry Girls Youth Lacrosse in the school district worked with the community to clean out their closets, attics and basements to recycle/ reuse clothing, shoes and textiles for those in need. They recently loaded up a truck with the donations to the tune of 6,766 pounds of clothing. This project was started by the girls to combine fundraising with community service. They raised over $1,000 to aid in spring lacrosse training.
The program aids in recycle/ reuse items thereby reducing volume of discarded textiles going into the landfill and reducing greenhouse emissions. Over half the textiles are donated to charitable organizations. Those charities donate them to the needy or resell them at a discount. Most of the reuse is within the U.S. and distributed within areas in need. Items that can’t be donated are recycled into industrial rags/bedding for animals.