LOS ANGELES, California (PRWEB) February 28, 2015
The owner of a textile recycling warehouse, Murtaza Haji, envisioned a solution for school fundraising. Haji’s Los Angeles business, Samiyatex, had been purchasing unwanted clothing and shoes from thrift shops for over 20 years: Why not offer the same to schools? In 2012 Angel Bins, was established as the company’s philanthropic branch, and began offering no cost recycling fundraisers.
Angel Bins (http://angelbins.com) currently facilitates clothes drive fundraisers, shoe drive fundraisers, and community donation bins. While programs and pricing vary, they offer options in 48 states. With nothing to buy, and nothing to sell, non profit partners simply ask their supporters to clean out their closet and donate items they no longer want in support of their cause. Angel Bins issues a check, paying the non profit per pound.
Programs that Angel Bins has worked with include schools, sports teams, churches, adoption fundraisers, medical fundraisers, walk teams, scouts, temples, family reunions, dance teams, bands, animal rescues, outreach programs, corporate charitable fundraisers, and national charities.
“Reaching 1 million dollars is an incredible milestone,” said Tamara Brown, Angel Bins Program Manager. “We are passionate about making a difference.” Funds raised are just the first ripple of benefits: Items in good condition are exported to developing nations meeting the demand for quality clothing and shoes at a low cost; textile waste is deferred from landfills; un-useable clothing can be recycled to make wiping rags, yarn, or insulation; and numerous employment opportunities are created both here, and abroad.
Angel Bins team is very proud of this achievement, but they know it’s only the beginning. There are countless organizations that can benefit from Angel Bins free and eco friendly fundraising solution.
“We could not have reached this success without the efforts of each and every one of the amazing programs and people we have worked with,” Brown expressed. “Thanks a million!”