Number One in Per Student Donations for National Clothing Drive Competition
LYNDON WINS NATIONAL CLOTHING DRIVE COMPETITION
June 6, 2013
Lyndon State College has placed first in one category of the oneShirt National Collegiate Clothing Challenge. In the annual competition, held during April’s Earth Week, thousands of college and university students compete to see which school can collect the most pounds of donated clothes. The competition also raises awareness about the benefits of textile recycling. LSC won the “most pounds collected per student” with a whopping 1.43 lbs. and now can be designated “Big Shirt on Campus.”
LSC students came in fourth for “overall collection” which measures the total pounds collected. LSC was competing against the much larger Florida State University, Creighton University, and the University of Akron.
Twenty six schools with a total enrollment of more than 290,000 students brought in nearly 29,000 pieces of clothing with an average of 1,100 per school. For each pound of clothing collected, the sponsors made a monetary donation to the nonprofit of choice. LSC chose the Lyndonville, Vermont, charity H.O.P.E. (Helping Other People Everyday) to receive the donation.