Most of your clothes will be shipped to Eastern Europe, where a wholesaler sorts and sells them to market traders at affordable prices. This process contributes to the circular economy by extending the life of clothing and reducing waste.
The sorted goods are sent to countries all over the world, including in Africa, Southeast Asia, Europe, and even here in the UK, where they can be found in vintage shops. Second-hand clothing industry provides jobs for thousands of people in these markets.
By using our fundraiser, not only are you raising money for our organization, but you're also helping to reduce waste in landfills. All clothing is reused, so you're making a positive impact on the environment while supporting our cause.
With the money raised through Bag2School, you can fund exciting school trips, engaging activities, or purchase new resources for the school. Our fundraising scheme is incredibly convenient, allowing schools to effortlessly raise funds without requiring extensive effort.
"Bag2school, thanks for collecting once again. Your lovely van driver was so full he had to comeback and collect the rest later that day! Received a cheque today for £880.00 = 2.2 Tonnes, our biggest collection ever! We can't wait for the next one."
"Last week we had our first collection uplift with B2S and it was fantastic. The parents and children dropped off 226kg which helped raise £113 and we received your cheque on the same day! We have already booked in two more collections for 2017 and cannot wait.
"The money shall be used to help fund a new computer suite in school. We shall definitely be interested in carrying out this event again next year."
"Once again, our Bag2School collection has been a great success, enabling us to take almost 60 children and 10 adults on a day trip to York and the Jorvik Museum."
"Just to say what a roaring success the recent Bag2School collection at our school was. Overall we are incredibly impressed by the ease of arranging Bag2School."
"Just wanted to say a massive thank you for the Bag2Schools collection we had yesterday. It's my first fundraising attempt since taking over the PTA at school and it couldn't have been easier!"
All collections and associated administration is FREE. Bag2School will provide you with clear bags and marketing material to promote your fundraiser.
We offer the best market price 40p per kilo which is £400 per tonne of clothing.
Bag2School's clothing is for reuse, i.e. someone will buy the clothing to wear. Recycle is where clothing will be shredded into raw material, that will then be used to make new products, like mattress fillings. Reduce is applicable when less material and energy is used to make the product.
The success of the collection depends on how motivated the pupils turn out to be. Therefore each child is given the responsibility by Bag2School to fill up their own bag and take it back to school.
Many schools do not have storage space to store bags of clothing for an extended period. All clothing can be brought to the school before 9am on the collection date. The collection will take place between 9am - 1pm circumventing any storage problems - the bags can be held outside, but the bags must be kept dry.
In the event of inclement weather please protect your B2S investment by covering with a plastic sheet or storing the bags undercover. Wet clothes cannot be re-used.
As far as Bag2School is concerned, as many times as this is opportune and feasible. Most schools benefit from a summer and winter collection. However, in larger schools we find once a term produces the best results. We find that the pupils and their parents anticipate by saving up for the following collections.
We do indeed – head over our promotion tips page for ideas on how to make the most from your collection, banners and flyers that you can print out.