Comal Independent School District Kicks Off ATRS Clothing & Shoe Recycling Drive for December

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22 Elementary and High Schools raise funds for COMALISD thru clothing and shoe recycling with American Textile Recycling Service.

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We believe in educating students and inspiring a new generation of environmental advocates to protect our earth in the years to come.

This month the Comal Independent School District kicks off a 22 school wide clothing and shoe recycling fundraiser with American Textile Recycling Service (ATRS). Students, teachers, friends and family from each school will bring gently used, outgrown, out of season and unwanted clothes, shoes, toys and household textiles for recycling to benefit charitable programs and services.

Comal ISD and ATRS have partnered to create a strong cross marketing campaign using technology to educate students about the importance of textile recycling. Public Service Announcements are playing on the hallway monitors at each school facility, reminders appear on the schools' online portals and social media posts highlight the types of items suitable for donation.

The Comal ISD Clothing and Shoe Recycling Drive will mark the largest onsite fundraising commitment to date through the ATRS Cares initiative geared at creating unique, easy and convenient funding opportunities for schools, churches and local groups to support charitable programs through textile recycling. Every pound collected from each of the 22 schools will be weighed and will generate revenue for CISD and local charity Center On Independent Living (COIL). The textiles will be graded and sorted by ATRS and categorized for reuse, redistribution or recycling.

"We're very proud to expand our community fundraising outreach through partnerships with CISD and other school districts in Central Texas," says Todd Norris ATRS Market Manager in San Antonio, "We are parents too and believe in educating students and inspiring a whole new generation of environmental advocates to protect our earth in the years to come."

Community members, neighbors and businesses are invited to support the ATRS Cares Comal ISD fundraising program by cleaning out their closets for the holidays, bagging up unwanted, gently used clothing, shoes and household textiles and dropping them off at these participating campus locations:

Bill Brown Elementary School
Clear Spring Elementary
Freiheit Elementary School
Garden Ridge Elementary School
Goodwin Frazier Elementary School
Hoffmann Lane Elementary School
Indian Springs Elementary School
Johnson Ranch Elementary School
Kinder Ranch Elementary School
Morningside Elementary School
Mountain Valley Elementary School
Oak Creek Elementary School
Rohe Bulverde Elementary School
Rebecca Creek Elementary School
Arlon Seay Elementary School
Specht Elementary School
Startzville Elementary School
Timberwood Park Elementary School
Canyon Middle School
Church Hill Middle School
Mountain Valley Middle School
Smithson Valley Middle School

American Textile Recycling Service (ATRS) is the nation’s fastest growing textile recycler and an official recycling partner of The Competitor Group. Its socially responsible business model provides free textile recycling solutions for the public, job stimulation worldwide and much-needed funding for worthy local charities. Easy, convenient ATRS Recyclers are available throughout San Antonio, Austin, Dallas, Houston, Galveston and Beaumont TX, Southern California, Atlanta, Orlando, Phoenix, Scottsdale, Tempe and Tucson AZ, Michigan, Oklahoma, Colorado and Tennessee. For press inquires contact pr(at)atrsonline(dot)com.

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