Donations of your unwanted linens, bedding, clothing, rags, shoes, pocketbooks and other textiles can help adults with developmental disabilities find employment and, more importantly, a measure of independence.

East End Disability Associates has partnered with RewearAble to provide sustainable employment for adults with developmental disabilities. RewearAble is a program dedicated to helping adults with developmental disabilities by giving them jobs as collectors, sorters and packers of recyclable textiles.

Fred Spiegel a sorter at RewearAble says, “I am so happy to have a job working at RewearAble. I work with people who are kind to me. We all work together sorting, cleaning, folding and packing the clothes. I earn a paycheck. I can now save money for a summer vacation and for buying movies, which I love. I feel proud to go to work each day just as my two brothers also do.”

In addition to employing EEDA’s clients, RewearAble helps keep textile materials out of landfills. According to the Secondary Materials and Recycled Textiles Association, “85 percent of clothing material that could be recycled ends up in landfills across the nation.”

Donations of your unwanted textiles — in any condition — can be dropped off at any of four convenient locations: The EEDA main office at 107 Roanoke Avenue. in Riverhead, the Riverhead Day Hab Centers at 784 Harrison Avenue in Riverhead or 446 Edwards Avenue in Calverton or the Henry Pfeiffer Center at 4062 Grumman Boulevard in Calverton.

Your donations will earn a tax deduction, as well.

Click here to email for more information.

Source: Press release issued by East End Disabilities Association dated July 25, 2018.

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