Clothes for the Cause is collecting clothing at West Seattle Stadium on May 23 to help the fight against Crohns and Colitis.

Clothes for the Cause will help fight Crohns & Colitis on May 23 at West Seattle Stadium

information from the Crohns & Colitis Foundation of America

Team Challenge is partnering with Clothes for the Cause, a fundraising company that collects clothes in exchange for cash, for an event to raise money for Crohns & Colitis Foundation of America. Team Challenge is hosting the clothing and textile drive, accepting clothing and shoes of any kind, in any condition, from May 1, 2015 to May 23, 2015 Following the clothing drive, Clothes for the Cause will pick up the donations and provide Team Challenge with the total of their fundraising effort, measured in dollars per pound.

Team Challenge is fundraising to help find cures for Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis - two painful, debilitating, and seldom-discussed digestive diseases that affect 1 in 200 Americans, including 150,000 children nationwide.

“We are thrilled to be able to help Team Challenge in its time of need,” said Joyce Showalter. “Clothes for the Cause and Team Challenge make it easy for everyone in our community to contribute by collecting things, free of charge, that our friends, family and neighbors already have in their houses.”

West Seattle Stadium located at 4432 35th Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98126, is collecting donations between 8:30 a.m. and 10:30am on May 23.

In addition to garments, Clothes for the Cause also accepts pairs of shoes, hats, gloves, towels, sheets, blankets, quilts, drapery, purses, belts, rugs and stuffed animals.

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

Unlike the quintessential fundraiser that asks people to buy candy bars, flower bulbs or candles, Clothes for the Cause assists community groups and youth and makes a positive impact on the environment and in-need communities, without charging event participants a cent. Instead of decaying in landfills, donated items are re-worn, reused or ethically recycled both in the United States and abroad, based on best use.

Clothes for the Cause provides all necessary tools and materials to host a successful fundraiser, including informational brochures, letters and flyers to distribute to the community members, tired-and-true promotion tactics, and convenient pickup of donated items at the close of the fundraiser. Event organizers can structure their events to raise a wide range of funds to support a variety of community projects – from purchasing new soccer jerseys to rebuilding a community.

About Clothes for the Cause

Clothes for the Cause is a family-run fundraising company that collects clothing and shoes of any kind, in any condition in exchange for funds dedicated to schools, teams, clubs, community organizations, disaster relief and others. The organization has offices in California, Idaho, Oregon and Washington. Clothes for the Cause is owned by Gemtext, a Northwest-based sustainability-focused company serving the textile recycling industry through regional partnerships. Gemtext collects unwanted textiles and recycles or repurposes the materials in domestic and international markets. For more information, contact your local Event Planner, Joyce Showalter at 425-681-3946 or online at www.clothesforthecausefundraising.com.

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