Clothes for the Cause

by Richard Rasmussen

Students at Beacon Christian School with the mounds of clothing collected.

LEWISTON, IDAHO, May 13, 2015  -  This year Beacon Christian School in Lewiston, Idaho partnered with Clothes for the Cause, a fundraising company that collects used clothes in exchange for cash.  The fundraising event raised money this year to help the Beacon Budget Boost fund.

Our school was the host location for our school, Lewiston High School, and Clarkston High School for Clothes for the Cause to send their large semi-truck in March and load up the thousands of pounds of used clothes, belts, and old shoes collected.

Through this fundraising event, Clothes for the Cause gives community groups – churches, schools, sports teams, and others the opportunity to turn their friends and families’ unwanted clothes into cash, while promoting sustainability and charitable acts in their community.

This year’s event raised $2,364 for the Beacon. 11,230 pounds of used clothing was collected! Due to the success of this event, our parent organizers are planning on hosting the same fundraiser next school year.