Published on July 28th, 2015 |


Lenox Square, Livable Buckhead hosting tax holiday clothing, shoe drive

Back-to-school shopping will kick into high gear during Georgia’s sales tax holidays on this Friday, July 31 and Saturday, Aug. 1 and Lenox Square mall and Livable Buckhead Inc. are teaming up with Charity Recycling Service to help shoppers make room in their closets for new purchases.

The  Peachtree Road facade and entrance to Lenox Square.

The Peachtree Road facade and entrance to Lenox Square.

Shoppers can bring their old clothing to Lenox Square, where Simon Properties and Livable Buckhead are hosting a clothing and shoe drive. Collection tents will be located on the Peachtree Road side of Lenox Square from 10 a.m. until 9 p.m. on both days.

A wide range of clothing items will be accepted, including clothes, belts, purses, scarves, backpacks, book bags, textiles, T-shirts, socks, shoes, dress shoes, hats, caps, gloves, coats, jackets, suits, uniforms, etc.

Clothing is repurposed in places such as Africa and Mexico where access to quality clothing is greatly needed. Unusable items are repurposed into Charity-Recycling-paper or low-grade utility cloths.

“We are very pleased to work with Livable Buckhead by hosting this clothing drive,” said Robin Suggs, general manager for Lenox Square/Simon Properties.

“This initiative compliments both of our organizations, with Livable Buckhead furthering its goal of improving Buckhead’s environmental sustainability, and Lenox Square providing shoppers a convenient location to donate as they take advantage of the upcoming sales tax holiday,” Suggs added.

Repurposing clothing creates hundreds of jobs in the U.S. and developing nations, and keeps millions of pounds out of U.S. landfills.

Livable Buckhead logoCharity Recycling Service (CRS) is a 15-year old for-profit textile recycling company which partners with hundreds of local and national corporations, non-profit organizations, educational institutions/school districts, and community organizations through sustainable fund raising.

CRS recycles 20,000,000 pounds of clothing annually with the goal of diverting millions of pounds more of used clothing from the landfills.

Livable Buckhead, a nonprofit organization that works to improve Buckhead’s environmental sustainability and quality of life, is partnering with Charity Recycling Service for reuse and recycling of the donated clothing. Livable Buckhead will receive a portion of the proceeds from the drive. For more information about Livable Buckhead, visit www.livablebuckhead.org.

Recycling efforts are growing in America, but are still a fraction of their potential. In Georgia, CRS has been in operation for more than ten years, partners with more than four hundred corporate and non-profit companies, now collecting more than 200,000 pounds monthly – 2.4 million annually. For more information, visit www.charityrecyclingservice.com.

Founded in 1959, Lenox Square is one of the largest shopping malls in the Southeast offering shoppers more than 250 store choices, ranging from designer boutiques to casual staples such as and major department stores. For a map and store listings, visit simon.com or visit Lenox Square on facebook.com/LenoxSquareMall, twitter.com/LenoxSqMall and http://instagram.com/lenoxsqmal.

Livable Buckhead partners with nonprofit, local retailers
During the month of August, Livable Buckhead (LBI) also will kick-off back to school through partnerships with Eco-Sneaker, a nonprofit that collects used sneakers and redistributes them to PATH400 Ribbonneedy people in the community, and local area retailers.

Beginning Aug. 3, Eco-Sneaker will have a shoe collection bin at the Fleet Feet store in Sandy Springs. Eco-Sneaker donates funds to support LBI’s PATH400 trail project for every pair of shoes collected and distributes gently worn shoes to local charities.

Shoe donors will receive a discount coupon when they make a donation at the Fleet Feet Store. “Additionally, shoppers can feel good about helping others and supporting PATH400 – while shopping for back to school shoes for the family,” said LBI Executive Director Denise Starling.

New Balance Buckhead will feature PATH400 in a series of promotional events in August, to help families get ready for school. Beginning Aug. 1, the store will feature an in store display – showing the map for PATH400 and how it can be a part of exercise routines, or commutes to school or work.

Additionally, New Balance will host a PATH400 walk/run event on Saturday morning, Aug. 15. Visit New Balance Buckhead for more information on the PATH400 events and to sign up for Girls Night Out.

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    One Response to Lenox Square, Livable Buckhead hosting tax holiday clothing, shoe drive

    1. Natalia Duma says:

      It is always good to help out and share what you have with other people. I always like the purpose of these donation drives and support their causes. I hope that many people would support these things as well and give out whatever they can give to donate and be able to help out those who may need them most but doesn’t have the proper or enough means.

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