As a partner of Special Olympics we are not only able to support the athletes in their programs, we're also able to reduce waste and greenhouse gasses by keeping used clothing and household textiles out of our local landfills.
Cleveland, Ohio (PRWEB) February 28, 2014
Ohio Mills Corporation continues its support of Special Olympics Kentucky with its sponsorship of the Polar Plunge at Tumbleweed by the Big Four Bridge in Louisville, Kentucky, on Saturday, March 1st. In addition to its financial support of Special Olympics Kentucky, Ohio Mills is collecting used clothing and shoes at the event. The collected textiles will be recycled as part of a “green” initiative to help reduce the world’s carbon footprint.
Special Olympics Kentucky has been the exclusive charitable partner of the Ohio Mills Corporation for more than three years. The company has been an advocate of Special Olympics programs in other states for nearly 20 years.
“We’re proud to support a great organization like Special Olympics Kentucky,” says Nir Katz, Vice President of Ohio Mills. “As a partner of Special Olympics we are not only able to support the athletes in their programs, we’re also able to reduce waste and greenhouse gasses by keeping used clothing and household textiles out of our local landfills.”
During the Polar Plunge on Saturday, March 1st, Ohio Mills will have several of its familiar clothing collection bins at the event to accept clothing and shoes for recycling. For those who are unable to attend the Polar Plunge, you can still support Special Olympics Kentucky by placing your used clothing and household textiles in any of the white clothing collection bins with the Special Olympics logo in the greater Louisville area. To find the nearest Special Olympics/Ohio Mills clothing collection bin location, visit http://soky.org/ohiomills#.UxDDBfldWkY.
There is still time to register for the Polar Plunge. You can do so at http://www.KentuckyPlunge.com.
Ohio Mills Corporation annually reclaims millions of pounds of discarded textiles from the nation’s waste stream for re-use and re-purposing both domestically and abroad. Based in Cleveland and with recycling programs in nearly every county in Ohio and is now growing in Kentucky, Indiana and Virginia, Ohio Mills is still a family owned and operated company.
Ohio Mills is proud to have been recycling secondhand textiles in an exclusive partnership with Special Olympics state organizations for nearly 20 years. Every year we purchase and recycle millions of pounds of used clothing that is donated to Special Olympics in four states. Ohio Mills is a Registered Agent and Professional Solicitor for Special Olympics in Ohio, Kentucky, Virginia and Indiana. The company currently maintains and operates nearly 2,500 clothing collection boxes and that number is growing.