Having completed my 365 day challenge to post a tip, organisation, cause, issue or inspiration every day for 1 whole year (2012-2013) to help each of us to figure out how we can make a difference to the world we live in, I decided to continue posting!
I am now volunteering in Los Angeles and working with victims of human trafficking.
Stay tuned for more on that and I hope you will be inspired to start where you are and use what you have to bring on world change!
Sunday, 29 September 2013
Clothes4Souls, a division of Soles4Souls, is a global not-for-profit institution dedicated to fighting the devastating impact and perpetuation of poverty. The organization advances its anti-poverty mission by collecting new and used clothes from individuals, schools, faith based institutions, civic organizations and corporate partners, then distributing those clothes both via direct donations to people in need and by provisioning qualified micro-enterprise programs designed to create jobs in poor and disadvantaged communities. This might mean, for example, a single table selling used shoes in an open marketplace. Or a street vendor with an inventoy of used jeans spread out on a blanket. To learn more about microenterprise, go here.
Did You Know?
Over 85% of all clothing in the USA ends up in landfills instead of being recycled.
It takes over 1,500 gallons of water to grow the cotton required for just one pair of jeans.
Each American discards over 65 pounds of clothing per year.
Host a Clothing Drive: Our clothing drives operate just like a shoe drive! Register to host one here, and get ready to make a sustainable impact with your unwanted clothing. Get your friends, family, coworkers and neighbors involved as well!
Bring Your Clothing Donations to a Blue Bin: Use our blue bin locator to find the one nearest to you! These donations will go directly to our microenterprise program.