February 24, 2011 – USAgain announces today its annual Earth Month Contest to benefit local schools. The contest is a fun and educational way to raise textile recycling awareness and earn cash for schools. USAgain, a company that helps divert millions of pounds of clothing and textiles from landfills each year, will reward participating schools with cash prizes for their recycling efforts.
From April 1 through May 1 schools can host a USAgain collection bin where students, parents, faculty and community can drop off gently used clothing and other textiles. At the end of the contest (May 1, 2011), the three schools which collect the most textiles and clothing per student will be ranked and awarded cash prizes. All participating schools will earn cash based on pounds of clothes and shoes collected. The contest will be taking place at schools in Illinois, Minnesota, Missouri, Wisconsin, Colorado, New York, Georgia, Pennsylvania, Washington, and Bay Area, CA.
To enroll your school or get more information up please visit: http://www.usagain.com/EarthMonth2011
USAgain (use-again) was founded in 1999, and now operates over 9,000 collection bins in 15 states. Our mission at USAgain is simple: to provide consumers with a convenient and eco-friendly option to rid themselves of excess clothing, which we divert from wasting in landfills for resale here in the US and abroad. In 2010 alone, the company collected 56 million pounds of discarded clothing. A profitable venture headquartered in Chicago, USAgain has 170 employees. For more information, visit http://www.usagain.com.
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