MICHIGAN HUMANE SOCIETY PARTNERING WITH AMERICAN TEXTILE RECYCLING SERVICES TO HELP ANIMALS IN NEED
This Earth Day, your donations of used clothing and shoes will support homeless pets
DETROIT – With the arrival of Spring, many families are getting started on one of the season’s rites of passage: spring cleaning. But instead of throwing out those old clothes and shoes, why not donate them and help animals in need? The Michigan Humane Society (MHS) has partnered with American Textile Recycling Services (ATRS) to help make Michigan a little bit greener and make the future for homeless animals a little brighter. When you donate your old clothes or shoes in an ATRS/MHS recycling bin, ATRS will make a cash donation to MHS.
“The Michigan Humane Society is grateful for the opportunity to partner with ATRS to encourage recycling and reuse while furthering our mission to end pet homelessness,” said Marta Diffen, Vice President of Development for MHS. “The funds raised from this collection initiative will help support many MHS programs serving animals in our communities.”
ATRS currently has more than 20 collection bins at locations in Wayne, Livingston, Monroe and Jackson counties and plans to have locations in Oakland, Macomb and Lenawee counties within the next year. Donations of used clothing and shoes are taken at these convenient collection locations and redirected from landfills. Michigan Humane Society will receive monetary proceeds based on tonnage collected. To find the location of the closest ATRS collection bin, or for more information about ATRS, please call 1-866-900-9308.
For information on this clothing donation program or other ways you can support MHS, visit www.michiganhumane.org or call 1-866-MHUMANE (648-6263), weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Michigan Humane Society is a private, nonprofit organization which cares for more than 100,000 animals each year, while working to end companion animal homelessness, provide the highest quality service and compassion to the animals entrusted to our care, and to be a leader in promoting humane values.