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Malden First Church of Nazarene to Host Clothing Drive

  The Malden First Church of the Nazarene, working with HELPSY– the largest clothing recycling collector in the Northeast – is hosting a fundraising clothing drive on Saturday, November 6. Items collected will be recycled, and funds raised will go toward church programs. Designed for contactless drop off, the clothing drive will be held from 8 a.m. to noon and is a “Pop the Trunk” parking lot event. The Church is located at 529 Eastern Ave. in Malden.

  According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, annually nearly 100 pounds of clothing gets thrown away by the average person. Of that amount, 95 percent can be recycled.

  HELPSY partners with organizations across 10 states to collect unwanted clothing and other goods. Through a combination of clothing drives, collection bins, thrift store partners and curbside pickups, HELPSY diverts 30 million pounds of textiles from landfills every year. HELPSY is dedicated to change the way people think about clothing recycling while adhering to the highest level of social and environmental performance, earning the company a Certified B Corporation designation … using business as a force of good.

  For more information about this clothing drive, please contact Pastor Gerald Whetstone at glwhetstone723@gmail.com.

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