Congratulations to charity Suits for Success who collected over 3,000kg of clothing and accessories from 100 locations, including over 50 corporations, using the time and energy of over 100 volunteers and half a dozen GogoVans.
The initiative was reported in the March issue of Expat Parent where the charity explained that the aim of the game was to cloth underprivileged students to enable them to attend interviews and start work. The charities supported include Project Share, Friends of the Earth and Hong Kong Federation of Business Students. Everything collected is re-homed with nothing ending up in landfill.
The initiative helped over 200 financially-challenged students obtain suitable clothing to enable them to move on with their lives.
Although this event is now closed, Friends of the Earth has 50+ permanent recycling locations across Hong Kong for unwanted clothing, see www.foe.org.hk/recycling.