Get Ready for Back2School: Shop&Recycle With ATRS!

Posted at July 25, 2014 | By : | Categories : Blog,Our Events | 0 Comment

Planning your family’s Back To School shopping schedule? Don’t leave ATRS off your list! Look for Shop&Recycle events in the neighborhoods where you live, work & play. Join the fun at a shopping center near you and share the importance of a sustainable lifestyle while cleaning out closet space for all the fall fashion trends. Your unwanted clothes, shoes, toys and dorm room or household textiles are so needed by someone else.

Scroll down to find a Shop&Recycle event during your city’s tax-free or promotional back-to-school shopping weekends! Event listings are in ascending date order:


7/17-8/10: Dallas, Sports Authority

Look for ATRS Clothing & Shoe Recyclers at selected Sports Authority stores throughout the Greater Dallas/Fort Worth area. Convenient in-store bins at locations in Frisco, Hulen, McKinney, East Plano and West Plano from 7/17 to 8/10. Drop off your unwanted and gently used items, and save big on back to school shopping with the coupon below! Additionally, Dr. Buchanan’s Orthodontic office in McKinney will host a collection bin. All textile donations will benefit Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Shoe donations go directly to school-aged youth at the Boys and Girls Club, Dallas.

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8/1-8/3: Orlando, Apopka Commons & Hunter’s Creek (Brixmor)

Look for an ATRS Clothing & Shoe Recycling truck in the parking lot of both Apopka Commons and Hunter’s Creek (Brixmor) in Orlando August 1-3. All textile donations directly benefit our charitable partner at Susan G. Komen, Central Florida.

8/2: Atlanta, Northlake Mall (Simon)

Look for an ATRS Clothing & Shoe Recycler outside the main mall entrance at Northlake Mall (Simon) in Atlanta. Come meet our green fairies in the mall on August 2. All clothing and shoe donations raise funds for mothers and children in residence at City of Refuge.

8/2-8/3: Arizona, Kohl’s

Look for a convenient ATRS Clothing & Shoe Recycler in the parking lot at Kohl’s (Spectrum at Val Vista) in Gilbert August 2-3. Our green recycling fairies will be passing out Kohl’s coupons to all donators. All clothing and shoe drop-offs directly benefit the Weldon House. A big thank you to Kohl’s for making an additional $500 cash donation to this nonprofit organization!

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Look for ATRS Clothing & Shoe Recyclers located at your neighborhood shopping center or retailer. Every item donated supports the listed nonprofit organization.

8/2-8/4: Tennessee, Rivergate Mall

Look for an ATRS Clothing & Shoe Recycler outside in the parking lot of RiverGate Mall in Goodlettsville. Additionally, our green fairies will also be collecting unwanted clothing and shoes inside the mall. All textile recycling directly supports local advocacy programs and services at MADD.

8/8, 8/15, 8/16: Dallas, Walgreens

Look for ATRS Clothing & Shoe Recyclers at select Walgreens stores in the Denver area. Recycling is available at these locations on 8/8, 8/15 and 8/16. All clothing donations directly benefit our charitable partners at Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

8/9: Central Texas, Ingram Park Mall (Simon)

Look for an ATRS Clothing & Shoe Recycler inside at Ingram Park Mall (Simon) in San Antonio. Our green fairies will host an informational display in the Dillard’s Court from 2-6 p.m. All gently worn, used and unwanted clothing and shoes directly benefit our charitable partners at Center on Independent Living (COIL).

8/26: Southern California, Anaheim Indoor Marketplace

Look for an ATRS Clothing & Shoe Recycler at the Anaheim Indoor Marketplace on August 26. Our green fairies are passing out ATRS swag to the first 200 students who visit our booth. All donations directly support local school nutrition programs at Giving Children Hope.

Even if there isn’t an ATRS Shop&Recycle event in your hometown, you can still work toward a greener tomorrow during Back to School shopping season. First, preview our Back2School Pinterest boards to catch up on all the latest trends. Then, clean out your closet and donate last season’s unwanted, gently worn or torn clothing & shoes in your neighborhood ATRS recycler. It’s that easy to shop sustainably and create cleaner communities where we all live, work and play!