photo via dallasisd.org

photo via dallasisd.org

You’ve most likely read or heard about Marie Kondo’s book “The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up”. It’s a New York Time’s bestseller and has been for months. But if you follow Kondo’s advice and get rid of anything in your home that doesn’t “spark joy” you’ll have bags full of clothes, shoes, toys and household items. Don’t let that deter you! There’s a recycling bin in the teachers’ parking lot of Nathan Adams Elementary ready to accept your gently used items.

For every pound of goods collected, the World Wear Project will donate 12 cents to the school’s PTA. Preston Hollow resident Eileen Birnbaum is a vice president at the World Wear Project. She says the organization sells the donated items to “customers in developing countries” like El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras. Those customers then sort through the goods and re-sell them to locals. This does two things — it creates jobs in places where jobs are scarce; and it makes high quality, necessary items affordable to impoverished individuals. Learn more about the “textile recycling” company by clicking here.


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