Angel Bins began as a unique fundraising idea when the owner of Samiyatex, a recycling warehouse, envisioned a better solution for school fundraising. The Los Angeles business, had been purchasing and recycling unwanted clothing and shoes from thrift shops for over 2 decades: Why not offer the same to schools? In 2012 Angel Bins, was established as the company’s philanthropic branch, and began offering no cost recycling fundraisers.
Clothing, shoes, and other textiles are sorted and processed at Samiyatex. Most items will be packed and sent abroad to developing nations, including Chile, Peru, Congo, Malawi, Zambia, Philippines, and more. There is need in many places for clothing and shoes as a low cost alternative to new. Samiyatex also sets aside vintage clothing for Hollywood productions. Other items in stained, or damaged condition can be recycled to make yarn, wiping rags, and insulation.
The Samiyatex warehouse processes over 12 million pounds of textiles and 3 million pounds of shoes annually.
Currently there is great demand for quality footwear, especially athletic shoes. For that reason, Angel Bins offers shoe drive fundraisers.
Once your fundraiser has been completed, the shoes are received at the Los Angeles warehouse, where they are sorted and processed for export to various countries in South America & Africa,. The received shoes create thousands of jobs for micro-entrepreneurs who resell them as a means of supporting their families. It’s an amazing way to help so many people become self-sufficient and get them out of the poverty trap and on to a brighter path.
With Angel Bins fundraising not only does your charity benefit by raising needed funds, but the ripple expands, to provide a source of quality shoes for others, re-use and recycling to reduce waste, and creating multiple jobs in the US and abroad.
Since 2012, Angel Bins fundraisers has generated over $1.8 million dollars for schools, and charitable causes.