Mon August 29, 2011
Boys & Girls Club of Northern Westchester Offers Alternative for Used Clothing
Mount Kisco, NY - (September 6, 2011) - Boys & Girls Club of Northern Westchester (BGCNW) has partnered with USAgain, a for-profit textile recycling company, to aid in conserving the amount of discarded used clothing. BGCNW now has three clothing drop bins in the facility's Mount Kisco parking lot.
The clothing drop bins are designed to provide an eco-friendly way to discard unwanted clothing, shoes and other textiles in addition to providing a new revenue stream to BGCNW. The bins will also provide an opportunity for the Club to educate community members about recycling and reuse.
"The Boys & Girls Club of Northern Westchester is committed to helping foster the community," said BGCNW Executive Director, Brian Skanes. "Part of that commitment involves conserving the environment. These bins will provide community members with an alternative to simply throwing away unwanted clothing."
"USAgain is proud to partner with the Boys & Girls Club of Northern Westchester," said Mattias Wallander CEO of USAgain. "We are proud to support their mission and provide a valuable service to the community."
According to the EPA, 12.7 million tons of textile waste is generated each year. Only 15% of this is collected for reuse and recycling, the remainder going into landfills. In 2010 alone, USAgain collected over 56 million pounds of discarded clothing that were resold in the US and abroad.
The Boys & Girls Club of Northern Westchester is located at 351 Main Street, Mt. Kisco, NY and can be reached at (914) 666-8069 or by visiting www.bgcnw.com. To contact the Club's Teen Center, located at 317 Main Street in Mt. Kisco, please call (914) 733-0033. Follow BGCNW on Facebook at (www.facebook.com/BGCNW) or on Twitter at (www.twitter.com/BGCNW).
(Pictured): Boys & Girls Club of Northern Westchester (BGCNW) has partnered with USAgain, a for-profit textile recycling company, to aid in conserving the amount of discarded used clothing. BGCNW now has three clothing drop bins in the facility's Mount Kisco parking lot.
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About the Boys & Girls Club of Northern Westchester
The Boys & Girls Club of Northern Westchester was established in 1939 as a place for "boys to get off the streets." It is a non-profit organization dedicated to inspiring and enabling young people, especially those who need it most, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible, and caring citizens. Located in Mt. Kisco, NY, the 36,000-square-foot facility features an eight-lane pool, Child Care Center, gymnasium, games room, and two computer labs, and an additional 1,600-foot Teen Center facility. The Boys & Girls Club of Northern Westchester serves 2,000 youths, boys and girls ages 6 months to 18 years, from more than 60 Northern Westchester communities. The Club has been ranked among the outstanding Clubs in the national network of Boys & Girls Clubs of America.
USAgain, a leader in the textile recycling industry, with corporate headquarters in Chicago, is a for-profit company that recycles and resells unwanted clothing and other textiles. In 2010 alone, the company collected 56 million pounds of discarded clothing. USAgain operates over 10,000 collection bins in fifteen states. Their mission is to provide consumers with a convenient and eco-friendly option to rid themselves of excess clothing, which are then diverted from landfills. For more information, visit www.usagain.com.