The Church of the Aspiring Angels
St. Paul's United Methodist Church
Tuesday, July 25, 2017

St. Pauly Textiles

 

St. Paul’s UMC places a clothing collection shed behind our church we will be working with St. Pauly Textiles to help with this project.

St. Pauly is a Western NY based, family owned company and a member of the Better Business Bureau.

Our goal is to get USEABLE clothing to people who can use it, here in the U.S. and in developing countries. We are the largest clothing collection organization in the region.

 

Why non-profits choose to work with us:

 1) This project is a service to communities. This builds a unique connection between community members and the organizations that host our sheds.

 2) Clothing donated to our sheds is then distributed to people all over the world who need it.

 3) We are able to provide anywhere from $50 – $300 on average per month to organizations that host our sheds.

 4) We can donate clothing locally if there is a need.

Also, organizations that host our sheds are free to use clothing from the shed for rummage sales, clothing give-aways, and any other circumstances where it is needed.

 

Why St. Pauly collects clothing:

 1) According to the EPA, 85% of clothing in the U.S. is thrown away instead of donated. This means that only about 15% of clothing that could potentially be donated is collected using existing methods.

 

2) There is an enormous global need for used clothing. We are able to distribute clothing to people all over the world who need it, and all of the clothing that we collect is worn by someone somewhere.

  

What to Donate:

Used Clothing, shoes, sneakers, belts, purses, linens, pillowcases, blankets, curtains, and stuffed animals.

 

What Not to Donate:

 Furniture, electronics, household items, books, toys, garbage, pillows, rags, and fabric scraps

               

    Example of a shed.