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Portland Preschool turning OLD CLOTHES into CASH to fund their SCHOOL in honor of EARTH DAY
by Monica Stamper
  Wednesday April 8, 2015 - 10:58 AM
 
PORTLAND, Oregon – Kenilworth Community Preschool (KCP) is partnering with Clothes for the Cause, a fundraising company that collects clothes in exchange for cash, to raise money for classroom and program development. KCP is hosting the clothing and textile drive, accepting clothing and shoes of any kind, in any condition, from now until April 11th, 2015. Following the clothing drive, Clothes for the Cause will pick up the donations and provide KCP with the total of their fundraising effort, measured in dollars per pound.

Kenilworth Community Preschool is a play-based, parent-child cooperative preschool that welcomes young children into a creative, warm, and inviting environment. As a cooperative preschool, families work in partnership with the teacher and in connection with the community to extend the child's learning in a safe, healthy and developmentally appropriate setting. The money raised from this clothing and textile drive will go towards providing quality materials and classroom supplies to encourage the children's curiosity, desire to investigate, explore their capabilities, create friendships, and develop problem-solving skills.

"We are thrilled to be able to help Kenilworth Community Preschool raise money classroom and program development" said Sarah Leoni, Clothes for the Cause Event Planner. "Clothes for the Cause and KCP make it easy for everyone in our community to contribute by collecting things, free of charge, that our friends, family and neighbors already have in their houses."

Kenilworth Community Preschool will be collecting donations at Kenilworth Presbyterian Church 4028 SE 34th Ave, Portland, Oregon 97202, from now until April 11th, 2015 at 2pm. In addition to garments, Clothes for the Cause accepts pairs of shoes, hats, gloves, towels, sheets, blankets, quilts, drapery, purses, belts, rugs and stuffed animals.

Through events, Clothes for the Cause gives community groups – churches, sports teams, school bands, and others – the opportunity to turn their friends and families' unwanted clothes into cash, while promoting sustainability and charitable acts in their community.

Unlike the quintessential fundraiser that asks people to buy candy bars, flower bulbs or candles, Clothes for the Cause assists community groups and youth and makes a positive impact on the environment and in-need communities, without charging event participants a cent. Instead of decaying in landfills, donated items are re-worn, reused or ethically recycled both in the United States and abroad, based on best use.

Clothes for the Cause provides all necessary tools and materials to host a successful fundraiser, including informational brochures, letters and flyers to distribute to the community members, tired-and-true promotion tactics, and convenient pickup of donated items at the close of the fundraiser. Event organizers can structure their events to raise a wide range of funds to support a variety of community projects – from purchasing new soccer jerseys to rebuilding a community.

About Clothes for the Cause Clothes for the Cause is a family-run fundraising company that collects clothing and shoes of any kind, in any condition in exchange for funds dedicated to schools, teams, clubs, community organizations, disaster relief and others. The organization has offices in California, Idaho, Oregon and Washington. Clothes for the Cause is owned by Gemtext, a Northwest-based sustainability-focused company serving the textile recycling industry through regional partnerships. Gemtext collects unwanted textiles and recycles or repurposes the materials in domestic and international markets. For more information,contact an event planner Sarah Leoni at 971-409-9815 or online at www.clothesforthecausefundraising.com.