Items can be donated through the internal campaign until July 1. Donations will benefit the Solidarity Fund of Guatapará. Workers should leave items at collection points
The time has come to open your closet and see what no longer fits, but is in good condition and can be donated. The 2016 Sweater Drive has already begun at the Luiz Antônio unit and the goal for this year is to raise the greatest number of items possible, especially blankets, to be donated to the families registered with the Social Solidarity Fund of Guatapará.
Luiz Antônio Formare students were responsible for organizing the entire campaign, under the coordination of International Paper Institute. Collection points are located at gates 1 and 2, and donations will be accepted until July 1. All of the clothing gathered will be sent to the Social Solidarity Fund of the Municipality of Guatapará, 50 km from Luiz Antônio.
What to donate
– Coats, shirts, sweaters, sweats, shirts, trousers and other clothing items for adults and kids, in addition to shoes and blankets that are in good condition.
– Choosing items for donation
When you open your closet, choose clothing that you no longer use or that you almost never use and think about whether it really makes sense to keep it in your closet or if these items would do more good if they were donated. If you have any items of clothing that have not been used over the last two winters, or that no longer fit you, it is time to help those in need.
Kids grow fast and lose a lot of clothes. Clean out your kids’ closets and remove all of the clothes that they have outgrown and that are like new from their drawers. The kids who will receive them thank you.
– Check seams
When separating clothing for donation, check to see if the seams are tight and if the item is not threadbare. Take a look at the finish on blankets.
Last year, the Sweater Drive raised over 230 items, benefitting low-income families registered with the Social Solidarity Fund of São Simão/SP. This time, the Social Solidarity Fund of Guatapará was chosen to receive donations. “Every year, Formare students are engaged in organizing the Sweater Drive, reinforcing how important volunteer work is not only for IP, but for society as a whole,” says Gláucia Faria, Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability Manager at International Paper Institute. “Through small actions, we can help those in need. ”