From the initial pick up, sorting, sanitizing and packing of materials, people with intellectual or developmental disabilities perform the tasks. RewearAble is addressing all the components of ACLD’s mission by giving people with special needs who want the chance to work the ability to obtain steady, secure employment, which in turn provides them with income to help them live more independently.
In addition to providing sustainable employment for people with developmental disabilities, RewearAble also helps the environment by keeping unwanted clothing and fabric material out of landfills, and provides donors with a tax deduction. According to the Secondary Materials and Recycled Textiles Association, roughly 85 percent of clothing material that could be recycled ends up in landfills across the nation. RewearAble is in need of clothing, shoes, bedding, towels, toys, purses, non-breakable household goods, even rags, in any condition.
The mission of RewearAble is to provide sustainable employment for adults with developmental disabilities. By providing opportunities for these individuals to increase their independence through sustainable employment, RewearAble directly supports the mission of Adults and Children with Learning and Developmental Disabilities (ACLD).