As new clothing comes into our lives, we also discard it at a shocking pace. The average American now generates 82 pounds of textile waste each year. That adds up to more than 11 million tons of textile waste from the U.S. alone. Recycling used clothing and products not only means that you are reducing the discards from landfills, which is great for the environment, it also passes them to someone who values its future use. To help the environment by reducing textile waste, Return Love Organization initiated the “Clothing and Household Goods Donations” with the Assistance League. Throughout the months of June and July, our team has collected bags of second-hand clothes and household goods from all the passionate and kind-hearted community members with a huge variety including t-shirts, jackets, sweaters, pants, accessories, books, shoes, and toys. We then categorized them into different boxes and donated them to the Bargain Box Thrift Shop of Assistance League, which is a store that provides a continuing source of income for the chapter’s philanthropic programs. Here, we would like to say thank you for all the generous donations we received from the community. We are thrilled to have your support. Through your donation, we have been able to help the Bargain Box Thrift Shop and continue working towards the goal of spreading positivity among our community. You truly make a difference for us, and we are extremely grateful!

– Xinmo Chen