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Citywide clothing drive to benefit Malden Public Schools

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  Ward 8 Councillor Jadeane Sica, in partnership with Mayor Gary Christenson’s Office, will be conducting a citywide Clothing Drive as part of the city’s celebration of Earth Day. The event will be on Saturday, April 23 from 9 a.m.–1 p.m. at the Linden School parking lot. Proceeds that come from the textiles collected go directly to the Malden Public Schools. Drive up and a member of the City of Malden’s textile recycling vendor, Helpsy, will be on hand to take your donations. They will be collecting clean, bagged and odor-free clothing and textiles:

  • Clothing and accessories
  • Footwear and outerwear
  • Linens, blankets and quilts
  • Stuffed toys
  • Handbags, canvas bags, etc.
  • Tablecloths and placemats

  According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, more than 84 percent of old clothes, shoes, belts, handbags and miscellaneous textile items end up in a landfill or an incinerator. On average, that works out to about 85 pounds of such items per person each year. As a result, textiles make up more than six percent of all the residential and municipal trash in the United States.

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