Nisa’s Making a Difference Locally charity has launched branded clothing banks in a new initiative to help retailers raise additional funds for local causes.
Unwanted clothes, reduce environmental impact and increase stores MADL funds have all been taken into consideration to help communities’ put their unwanted clothes to better use.
Its charity partner Nathan’s Wastesavers handles the maintenance of the clothing banks, including installing, servicing, and emptying them. They are also available free of charge to retailers. Once clothing banks have been weighed and emptied on-site, a certain amount is paid per tonne of material collected, which is credited to the Nisa store’s MADL fund.
This is then donated to a local good cause of the store’s choosing.
Nisa retailer Dike & Son in Stalbridge, Dorset, was one of the first stores to trial a MADL clothing bank. It launched a competition that offered customers the chance to win a £100 donation from its MADL fund to a good cause of the winner’s choice by guessing what clothing item was the first to be donated.