The Wayland PTO Green Team has partnered with Bay State Textiles to promote textile recycling and generate rebates for the PTO by hosting donation boxes at every school and at the Wayland Transfer Station.
Over 520 million pounds of textiles are disposed of at incinerators or landfills each year in Massachusetts, of which 95% can be reused or recycled. Turn your unwanted clothing, backpacks, shoes and linens into revenue for the Wayland PTO.
Donated items are accepted in any condition as long as they are clean and dry. Bay State Textiles takes “the good, the bad and the ugly.” Visit www.baystatetextiles.com for a list of acceptable items. A good rule of thumb: if you can wear it, it’s an acceptable item.
The Wayland Schools PTO Green Team wants to thank Whole Foods in Wayland for granting us our second 5% day on March 3, and the shoppers at the store for supporting this PTO fundraiser. We received 5% of the net sales which came to $2950!
The Whole Foods 5% Day is the single largest fundraiser for the Wayland PTO Green Team and this year was no different.
The Green Team will use these funds to continue better recycling and composting in the schools and to ensure that every student has an opportunity to experience both the work and the bounty of a school garden. Happy Hollow now sports a rebuilt and much expanded garden near their playground – thanks to these new funds. Kids love to eat the fresh produce their gardens provide and learn to become better stewards of our planet.
In the picture: Green Teamers coming to help wit the bagging: Andrea Case with daughter, Amie Ghosh, and Happy Hollow teacher Deborah Niles.