One of our mottos is, “Reuse, recycle, resell!”
Reuse – Due to the community partner relationships that NP Community has with other non-profits and agencies, we are able to help with funding and supplying of local emergency clothing pantries and other outreaches that help those in emergency or crisis situations.
Recycle – A certain amount of the items that we receive are not reusable, and therefore are recycled. This is why we are able to accept a certain portion of clothing donations of items that are torn or stained. For example, just as aluminum or cardboard are recyclable, so are fabric items. Currently, only 15-20% of these textiles are recycled. The rest just go into the landfill. Our partners help to ensure that we reduce the amount going into the landfill.
Resell – Due to huge surpluses of items donated, we could never give away or reuse it all locally. We have established relationships with buyers who purchase the excess from NP Community by the truckload.