St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 204 Genesee Street, Chittenango, has been chosen by St. Pauly Textile, Inc., as a repository for used clothing. St. Pauly’s mission is to provide wearable clothing to people who need it, both in the United States and Third World countries. Items that can be collected include clothing, shoes, sneakers, belts, purses, linens, blankets, curtains and stuffed toys. No rags or fabric scraps, pillows, toys or household goods are accepted. Donations
No rags or fabric scraps, pillows, toys or household goods are accepted. Donations are not cut up or shredded. Items should be placed in plastic bags (no larger than 13 gal. size) and placed in the chute of the shed located behind St. Paul’s. Donations are acceptable any time of the day or night. This mission has provided more than 30 million garments to people all over the world who are in need.
Why St. Pauly collects clothing? Not only to clothe those who need it, but to help keep clothing out of the landfills. According to the EPA, 85 percent of clothing in the U.S. is thrown away instead of donated. This means that only about 15 percent of clothing that could potentially be donated is collected using existing methods.