SustainU Clothing Hopes This Year's College Wide Clothing Drive Will Be Bigger Than Ever

2011 oneShirt Challenge taken at West Virginia University. WVU collected 2 tons and was second in the challenge last year.

Last year nearly 100 schools participated in what was called the nation’s biggest collegiate clothing drive, SustainU Clothing's oneShirt Challenge. This year SustainU Clothing hopes that 200 schools in all 50 states will participate in the event.

The oneShirt Challenge asks campus groups and clubs from across the nation to collect used clothing donations while competing against other college campuses during Earth Week April 16-21. At the end of the challenge, schools will weigh donations and the school with the most total and the most per student donations will garner the title “Big Shirt on Campus.”

The winners will receive 50 free, 100 percent recycled, made in the U.S. t-shirts for their campus group. Last year nearly 16 tons of clothing were collected in all, and the winner, Concordia College in Seward, Nebraska took home the title with a donation of 3 tons of clothing.

The donation will go to each campus’s chosen non-profit. The event ensures that literally tons of clothing that was formerly destined for the landfill instead helps to provide proper clothing for job training programs. It’s a win-win and you can clean out your closet all in one stroke.

The event will take place Earth Week April 16-21. Learn more about SustainU’s oneShirt Challenge.

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