Supporting Those Who Served: A New Partnership with Indiana Veterans

Posted at November 9, 2015 | By : | Categories : Our Partners | 1 Comment

Veterans Day is coming up and we couldn’t be more pleased to announce a new partnership with Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Indiana. ATRS acquired an existing clothing & shoe collection facility in October, joining Michigan as our second market in the Midwest. This means an expanded partnership with DAV to support more veterans throughout the State of Indiana.

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Disabled American Veterans is the longest-lasting veterans advocacy & assistance group. They help fulfill our country’s promises to the brave men & women who served. Their unwavering mission is dedicated to one single purpose: empowering veterans to lead high-quality lives with respect & dignity. DAV accomplishes this by ensuring that veterans & their families can access the full range of benefits available to them, fighting for the interests of America’s injured heroes on Capitol Hill and educating the public about the great sacrifices & needs of veterans transitioning back to civilian life.

All it takes is five square feet to change the life of a veteran: There are 147 existing Clothing & Shoe Recyclers located throughout the Indianapolis area – with many more to come! Each one is hosted by a retailer, school, church or property manager that has chosen to support DAV through clothing donations. These drop off sites make it easy & convenient for residents to donate gently used, out of season, unwanted clothing & shoes. It’s truly a unique way to give back to those who gave our country so much.

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If you live in the Indianapolis area and are involved with a shopping center, mall, property management company, school, church or other local business, consider hosting an ATRS Clothing & Shoe Recycler or creating a community donation drive to help raise funds for DAV Indiana each and every month. This stream of monthly revenue is critical to ensuring continued programs and services for those veterans in need. DAV Indiana is now one of 21 nonprofit organizations supported by ATRS across the country, many of which rely completely on these clothing & shoe recycling programs to fund their local programs and services.

This Veterans Day and all year round, consider dropping off your gently used, out of season, outgrown or unwanted clothing, shoes, toys and household textiles. Each and every pound of clothing, shoes and other textiles donated into our recyclers helps raise funds for DAV Indiana, making all the difference to veterans throughout the state.

Join us in serving our local disabled veterans in Indiana. Find your nearest ATRS donation bin by calling our 24-Hr Hotline at 866-900-9308 and start cleaning out those closets today!

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