Oxfam has launched a new initiative to collect donations of unwanted items from schools across the UK. Oxfam will pay schools £200 per tonne for their unwanted clothing, books, and bric-a-brac, sales of which will be used to fund Oxfams work across the developing world.
The scheme means that schools can generate income and promote recycling and reuse, at the same time as helping Oxfam raise money to tackle poverty.
It also provides an ideal platform to focus pupils on the benefits of sustainability and recycling.
Oxfam trading director David McCullough said: Like Oxfam shops, schools sit at the heart of the local community. By working together, we can make best use of their unwanted items to fight poverty, and the school can make money too. The benefits from this scheme to both local communities and to poor people around the world are clear.
The school collection scheme will accept donations of clothing, accessories, books, CDs, DVDs and general bric-a-brac.
For more information contact Oxfam on 01484 539 175