{World Recycle Week} How To Save On Purchases By Donating Unwanted Clothes

“90% of textile waste is recyclable”

Yesterday after my outdoor yoga class, my friend Dana and I found our way into H&M where the window featured signage about World Recycle Week.  During the campaign period, April 18-24, H&M aims to collect 1,000 tons of unwanted or worn out garments from customers worldwide in its more than 3,600 stores. The initiative is part of H&M’s goal to close the loop in fashion, recycling unwanted garments to create recycled textile fibers for new products.

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The timing could not be more perfect because I have started a Purge, Edit, & Organize (post coming soon) overhaul for my closet.  My plan is to sell the clothes that I no longer wear or fit properly.  Whatever doesn’t sell will be split between the Goodwill and women’s shelters in Atlanta.  Everything else, that I would have normally tossed, will go to H&M for recycling.  I’m not sure if this is the case for all locations, but my local H&M is offering 30% off your entire purchase if you bring in items for recycling.  This could be a win-win situation if you are in the market for a trendy new piece to add to your wardrobe or home.

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{Monday Motivation} Refresh Your Priorities

Happy Monday!!! Today’s Monday Motivation goes out to my family.  This past Saturday, my eight year old cousin Kentric  Stubbs Robinson had a wish granted by Make-A-Wish Mississippi; hours later, he lost his battle to a rare blood cancer.  How lucky we all are to have someone that makes saying goodbye so hard.  He was a fun, curious, and kind child who had a talent for dancing and was not afraid to show off this skills.d139bf05ffd9df77232d7081b6371a1f

Today I motivate you to stop existing in this world and start living! Be like Kentric.  Do something that feeds your soul; that’s where true happiness lies.  If dancing is your passion, then dance.  If reading brings you peace, make time to read.  If your happiness is in the kitchen, cook. If helping others is your thing, go volunteer with an organization you admire.  Just don’t waste the time you have left doing things that don’t feed you mentally, spiritually, or physically.  Starting today, refresh your priorities.  You will be a more fulfilled person for it.  

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{Causes We Support} One Day Without Shoes

Put yourself in someone else’s shoes by taking off yours!

One Day Without Shoes is TOMS’ annual day to bring global awareness to children’s health and education by going without shoes. It’s amazing the conversations that can ignite when we come together to create positive change.  I can’t wait to see all the ways people are going without shoes around the world to generate conversations about children’s health and education. Let’s get people talking.  If you are social media, use hashtag #withoutshoes

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More info at www.onedaywithoutshoes.com

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Old Navy and Operation Care and Comfort (OCC)

Operation: Care & Comfort


In honor of military troops and their families and to celebrate the 2011 Independence Day, Old Navy announced that its entire U.S. fleet of about 1,000 stores will host Operation Troop Donation: a donation drive from July 1 – 4 to collect essential items needed by the men and women serving our country, away and at home. Shop in stores and donate suggested items like basic tees, underwear, socks and flip flops, or make a cash donation with Old Navy matching up to a total of $100,000. Items such as unused personal care items (e.g. hand sanitizer, lip balm, sun screen, soap) are also being collected by armed services volunteers at all Old Navy locations, which will then be sorted, packaged and shipped to troops by Operation: Care and Comfort.


You Can Help:

Most Requested Items:

Food:

Beef jerky, microwavable meals, soups (no pork please)

Hygiene:
Mach III Razor and cartridges, dental supplies

Entertainment:
DVDs, CDs

Miscellaneous:
AA and AAA Batteries, AT&T Phone Cards

Items may be shipped to, or dropped off at either of our two main locations below:

Operation: Care and Comfort
2392 Walden Square
San Jose, CA 95124

Hours: Any

American Red Cross
Operation: Care and Comfort
2731 North First Street
San Jose, CA 95134

Office Hours:
9am-5pm, Monday through Friday


You Can Help:
Donating Money

Our program accepts cash donations to cover the cost of shipping packages overseas.

All donations are tax deductible and will be used specifically for this program.

At over $1 a pound, donations to cover shipping costs is our greatest need.

Please make checks payable to:

Operation: Care and Comfort

Please mail checks to:

Operation: Care and Comfort
2392 Walden Square
San Jose, CA 95124

Credit card donations are accepted online.

 Old Navy customers who participate by making a donation whether in product or cash will receive a 10 percent discount off their entire purchase in-store that day. “Operation: Care and Comfort is thrilled to continue ‘Operation Troop Donation’ with Old Navy in 2011,” stated President and Co-founder Julie DeMaria. “The enthusiastic support by the public to our cause is humbling, and the outpouring of gratitude from our military personnel abroad and at home has been tremendous. We can’t wait to do it again, and thank Old Navy for their ongoing support of our service members, Veterans and their families.” Tom Wyatt, President of Old Navy adds, “Old Navy is proud to continue our support of the men and women who serve our country. Operation Troop Donation is a great way to allow our customers to show their support as well.”

For more information, visit the Operation: Care and Comfort website, or the Old Navy Facebook page. Also, find the Old Navy store nearest you at www.oldnavy.com.


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