Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Re-Uniform UK

I just happened upon this video of a school uniform recycling program that appears to be run by the Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council in the United Kingdom. These folks are taking the local school uniform exchange idea to new levels.

Items are donated to the program at drop off points in the schools.  The items are them laundered and packaged by employees with learning disabilities "helping them live independently through employment".  They are returned to the school and offered for sale for around 5 pounds per item. The program mentions it is opening a storefront retail location and may expand to include additional items such as sports equipment and musical instruments.

You'll have to click to see this video (3:44 run time) because I can't embed it here (its not on YouTube), but it will make you feel good.  Recycling + opportunities to improve the well being of the disabled + and helping families save money on school uniform items. Warm fuzzies all over;)

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