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Rex Putnam High School partners with Clothes for the Cause for clothing and textile drive

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Rex Putnam High School is partnering with Clothes for the Cause, a fundraising company that collects clothes in exchange for cash, to support the Class of 2015's Senior Party.

Rex Putnam is hosting the clothing and textile drive, accepting clothing and shoes of any kind, in any condition, from now until April 11. Following the clothing drive, Clothes for the Cause will pick up the donations and provide a total measured in dollars per pound.

“We believe that providing a drug-free party directly after graduation will ensure that graduation night will be a memorable but safe experience,” said Erika Vezzani, parent volunteer. “It will be, for many, the last time they are together and we hope they will create lasting memories. We have all read the stories or know someone that has been affected by teenage drinking and driving. Even if ours are not the kids doing it, the effect from another’s choice can be deadly.”

Support the cause with your donations on Saturday, April 11, at Rex Putnam High School, 4950 S.E. Roethe Road, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. If you need a pick up, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

“We are thrilled to be able to help Rex Putnam High School seniors raise money for their Senior Party,” said Sarah Leoni, Clothes for the Cause event planner. “Clothes for the Cause and Rex Putnam High School make it easy for everyone in our community to contribute by collecting things, free of charge, that our friends, family and neighbors already have in their houses.”

In addition to garments, Clothes for the Cause accepts pairs of shoes, hats, gloves, towels, sheets, blankets, quilts, drapery, purses, belts, rugs and stuffed animals. Through events, Clothes for the Cause gives community groups – churches, sports teams, school bands and others – the opportunity to turn their friends and families’ unwanted clothes into cash, while promoting sustainability and charitable acts in their community.

Unlike the quintessential fundraiser that asks people to buy candy bars, flower bulbs or candles, Clothes for the Cause assists community groups and youth and makes a positive impact on the environment and in-need communities, without charging event participants a cent. Instead of decaying in landfills, donated items are reworn, reused or recycled both in the United States and abroad.