Posted: 30 November 2016

Waste not, want not

Each year, two million tonnes of clothes are bought in shops, whilst a phenomenal 500,000 tonnes  end up in landfill.

As a nation, we buy more clothes than we need and dispose of them despite them still having value.

If, like me, you have clothes that go untouched in your wardrobe, why not take action and try out our ‘turn around your hangers’ idea. Whenever you wear an item return it to your wardrobe but make sure the hanger is facing the other way round from the rest of your clothes. Then in – say - a year’s time, give away what you haven’t worn.

We rely on donations from the public and our shops would love to receive your clothes! Or, if you’re up for the challenge and want to go that extra mile, why not raise money by organising a clothes swap with your friends or family.

Well-being and mental health

When you donate your items to The Children's Society the money you raise will help support young people’s well-being and mental health.

Donate your clothes

Give: ‘Do something nice for a friend, or a stranger. Thank someone. Smile. Volunteer your time. Join a community group. Look out, as well as in. Seeing yourself, and your happiness, linked to the wider community can be incredibly rewarding and creates connections with the people around you.’

By Ben Palmer - Church team
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