Summer of Giving: Pay It Forward by Giving Back

Posted at July 11, 2016 | By : | Categories : Green Living,Our Partners | 1 Comment

Here at ATRS Recycling, our employees and community recycling advocates aim to serve the neighborhoods where we live, work & play in a multitude of ways. We make donating your gently used, unwanted clothing, shoes and household textiles easy & convenient. Through your donations, we are able to create a circle of jobs locally, nationally and in emerging nations. Being able to give back to those in need is an important element for us, and by donating into one of our neighborhood Clothing & Shoe Donation Bins you too are directly supporting local charities in these neighborhoods! This summer, pledge to pay it forward simply by donating those things you no longer need. One of these much deserving charities and the recipients they serve, will thank you:

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Arizona

Catholic Charities Community Services: Catholic Charities creates miracles every day in the lives of more than 100,000 men, women & children providing services in foster care, adoption and pregnancy counseling. Over the years, they’ve grown to serve veterans, sex-trafficking survivors, victims of domestic abuse, refugees and the homeless. When you donate into a bin with Catholic Charities Community Services’ logo on it, your donation is directly supporting the many services they have to offer.

Homeless I.D. Project: Homeless I.D. Project is the only organization in Arizona with the sole mission to help men, women and children experiencing homelessness rebuild their lives by obtaining necessary identification. You can help these people regain self-sufficiency and restore self-esteem by donating your gently used clothing & shoes into an ATRS bin bearing the Homeless I.D. Project logo.

Mothers Against Drunk Driving – Tucson: If you live in the Tucson area, you may have seen the signature orange donation bins that bear the MADD logo. Every donation collected from these bins provides unrestricted funding to your local chapter of MADD, allowing them to reach and serve more drunk or drugged driving victims in your community.

Weldon House: The Weldon House in Phoenix serves as a sanctuary and new home to mothers and their children who have faced life challenges. The programs sets women up to learn life and professional skills, allowing them to rebuild and improve their families’ lives. Every pound of clothing, shoes & household textiles collected directly supports mothers and children in recovery.

Yavapai Humane Society: Yavapai Humane Society envisions the day when every pet has a good home and is well-cared for through all of its life. When you donate into an ATRS Clothing & Shoe Donation Bin featuring their logo, you’re helping Yavapai Humane fulfill this vision!

Atlanta

City of Refuge: This non-profit is literally an Atlanta refuge to those living in circumstances many of us could not even fathom. With this nonprofit providing everything from food, clothing and shelter to job training, housing, life skills and transportation, those in need get a second chance at life.

Central Texas

Center On Independent Living: COIL helps people with disabilities feel accepted in the San Antonio community by teaching them the necessary skills they need in order to live independently. You can help COIL assist the disabled without having to empty your wallet by simply donating your gently used, unwanted clothing & shoes.

Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals – Austin: When you donate your gently used clothing & shoes, you not only help the planet but you also touch the lives of many kids who seek medical treatment & assistance. Clothing donations in CMN bins throughout Austin directly support patient care at Dell Children’s Medical Center

Colorado

Colorado Adaptive Sports Foundation: CASF’s goal is to bolster independence, improve self-confidence, elevate social interaction and enhance quality of life through organized team sports like wheelchair basketball, softball and lacrosse; sled hockey; adaptive curling; and power soccer. CASF is for people of all ages who have physical disabilities including spinal cord injuries, spina-bifida, amputations and cerebral palsy. In Colorado, every clothing & shoe donation directly supports sporting equipment and practice sessions for these inspiring athletes!

Dallas/Ft. Worth

Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals – Dallas: When you donate your gently used clothing & shoes, you not only help the planet but you also touch the lives of many kids who seek medical treatment & assistance. Clothing donations in CMN bins throughout Greater Dallas directly support patient care at Cook Children’s Medical Center and Children’s Medical Center.

Mothers Against Drunk Driving – Dallas: If you live in the Dallas area, you may have seen the signature orange donation bins that bear the MADD logo. Every donation collected from these bins provides unrestricted funding to your local chapter of MADD, allowing them to reach and serve more drunk or drugged driving victims in your community.

Houston

Houston Area Community Services: HACS operates year round to provide quality of life recovery services to meet the needs of families who have experienced hardships like loss of employment or natural disasters. HACS has been serving the Houston community for over 27 years, and they wouldn’t be able to keep their doors open so long without your generous Clothing & Shoe donations!

Katy YMCA: With clothing donations in the Katy area, you directly support local programs and services at Katy YMCA including school education on nutrition and fitness and memberships for kids and families in the community. ATRS also supports this nonprofit’s annual Turkey Dash each year.

The Arc of Greater Beaumont: The Arc strives to ensure that Americans with intellectual and development disabilities have the services and support they need to grow, develop and live in communities across the nation. The funding generated from your clothing & shoe donations goes to support services like early intervention, health care, free appropriate public education, preparation for employment, independent living skill training, recreation activities and more.

Indiana

Disabled American Veterans: DAV’s unwavering mission is dedicated to one single purpose: empowering veterans to lead high-quality lives with respect and dignity. DAV assists more than 1 million veterans who have served us and our country. By dropping off at one of our 147 Clothing & Shoe Donation Bins in Indiana, you can directly support services like the Transportation Network or Mobile Service Officers program provided to local veterans.

Michigan

Michigan Humane Society: As the oldest and largest animal welfare organization in the Mitten State, it’s Michigan Humane’s mission to end companion animal homelessness, to provide the highest quality service and compassion to the animals entrusted to their care and to be a leader in promoting humane values. By donating outgrown or out of season apparel, you’re helping these animals find their forever home!

Oklahoma

Mothers Against Drunk Driving – Oklahoma: If you live in the State of Oklahoma, you may have seen the signature orange donation bins that bear the MADD logo. Every donation collected from these bins provides unrestricted funding to your local chapter of MADD, allowing them to reach and serve more drunk or drugged driving victims in your community.

Orlando

Susan G. Komen Central Florida: In the Sunshine State, we wear our pink proudly! Every ATRS donation bin in Orlando supports the local chapter of Susan G. Komen, so every clothing & shoe donation made directly supports screenings and and treatment for breast cancer patients.

Tennessee

Mothers Against Drunk Driving – Tennessee: If you live in the Nashville area, you may have seen the signature orange donation bins that bear the MADD logo. Every donation collected from these bins provides unrestricted funding to your local chapter of MADD, allowing them to reach and serve more drunk or drugged driving victims in your community.

Southern California

DonorsChoose.org: DonorsChoose aims to connect the public to public schools. Visitors to their website can easily fund a school project of their choice. But if you don’t have room in your budget for monetary donations, you can also contribute by dropping off your unwanted textile items into signature ATRS School Bus Bins located throughout Southern California!

Giving Children Hope: Giving Children Hope does exactly what their name states: Through wellness programs and disaster relief response, this non-profit provides hope to families in both local and global communities. Every donation made in a Southern California ATRS bin featuring the GCHope logo directly supports their We’ve Got Your Back program, so you can rest assured knowing you contributed to 1,100 meals distributed to low-income families every week.

SummerOfGiving

Pay it forward by giving back: Use hashtag #SummerOfGiving to share how you’re donating gently used, out of season, unwanted clothing, shoes & household textiles this month. Every item dropped into an ATRS donation bin supports a local charity & helps someone in need!

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  • Lois Frasure

    We were doing bating a huge bag of very good used clothing in one of the Yavapai Human Society bins. A lady there servicing another clothing donation bin said if we donate in this bin the clothing is ground up and recycled that way as opposed to going to actual people to wear by being sold in a Thrift store or being donated directly to those in need. Is this true ? Very very upsetting. We wanted our donations to be reused and not ground up. Some were brand new with tags on. Please let us know. Thank you. Loisfrasure@gmail.com