i-Collect Partners with CANSA to Help Those Affected by Cancer
- For every kilogram of used textiles collected through the i-Collect drive, R1-00 will be donated to CANSA.
- Bins are available across Gauteng.
- Brian Hurley – email: firstname.lastname@example.org
About the i-Collect Concept:
i-Collect encourage schools and organisations to participate in the drive to raise funds by means of collecting used textiles. These textiles are weighed and an amount, per kilogram collected, is paid back to the school or organisation.
The used textiles, for example: clothes; bags; linen; shoe; belts, etc. are sorted, graded, baled and sold off to informal traders and small businesses nationally. This feeds the entrepreneurial spirit of South Africans, creating opportunities for all communities.
This process of recycling textiles also aids in keeping it out of landfills and channels it into markets where it can be put to good use.
How i-Collect Are Supporting CANSA:
When two parties filled with enthusiastic, warm hearted people decide to work together, it can only lead to great opportunities. This is just the beginning for the partnership between i-Collect and CANSA.
i-Collect decided to go one step further than just helping schools and organisations and to try and find an organisation within the community in need of help and support.
Because cancer affects most families in some way or another i-Collect knew that CANSA would be the best organisation to assist.
For every kilogram collected through the i-Collect drive, R1-00 will be donated to CANSA. On the 1st August 2014 i-Collect signed a contract with CANSA formalising their partnership.
- In 2015 they had the privilege of handing over a cheque to CANSA to the amount of R16 858-76.
- On 25 October 2016 another donation came from i-Collect to CANSA to the amount of R29441.
This new partnership is another positive step in the right direction of creating a sustainable future for all.