Sacramento Marketing Inc had their first ever clothing drive this Wednesday, October 24th. We here at Sacramento Marketing Inc believe giving back to the community is very important and we are glad we could do our part to help the community and the environment!
The fact of the matter is clothing consumption has nearly doubled in the past 15 years, and at the same time people are only using the clothing they buy for only half as long. This trend is resulting in a growing mountain of unwanted clothing that is being needlessly wasted. According to Planet Aid, the sad reality is that Americans still choose to throw away most of their old clothes, since it is the easier option and because they believe no one would want their old clothes. On average, people get rid of about 70 pounds of textiles each year, with 85 percent of these old or unwanted items ending up in garbage. That means we are collectively generating 16 million tons of clothing waste annually.
Here at Sacramento Marketing Inc we wanted to do our part to combat these statistics which is why we held a clothing drive between our employees, friends, and family. Dany My, our office admin shared how “it is important we do stuff like this as a company because it builds our relationships within the office while also helping our communities”!
We decided to partner with Savers for this project because their organization keeps more than 700 million pounds of used goods from landfills each year. Savers also helps more than 100 nonprofit organizations by purchasing donated goods from them, which provides a source of revenue to help supports their vital community programs and services. Savers also sells their unsold clothing to developing countries to help with their uplifting. We were able to gather over 100 pounds in clothing and we can’t wait to do it again next year!