Randolph High School becomes first school to host a Planet Aid Donation Center

Ribbon Cutting for Donation Center-Randolph High School in Randol

Randolph High School (RHS) is Planet Aid's first partner school to replace the signature yellow donation bins on campus with a high-tech, environmentally-friendly donation center. The donation center enables RHS to collect even more used clothes and generate more funding for its Student Activities Program.

The new donation center replaced four, yellow Planet Aid donation bins the school began hosting seven months ago. The school has collected 32,015 pounds of used clothes and shoes already, enabling Planet Aid to contribute $2,600 to the school's student activities program.

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This includes $1,000 that Randolph High School won through Planet Aid's National Earth Month Clothing Drive. During the 18-day contest, the school collected an impressive 6,415 pounds of clothing, more than any of the other 200 schools that competed.

"Becoming the first school to host a new Planet Aid donation center is a significant accomplishment and is a testament to RHS students, teachers and administrators who have engaged the school and the surrounding community to reduce waste and support student activities by donating used clothes," said Eric Newman, Planet Aid's director of School and Community Programs.

The 8' x 20' x 8' donation center efficiently handles large textile volumes. It features 24/7 camera surveillance, lighting and a dedicated Donation Center attendant who keeps the location clean. It is also solar powered and more efficient because less pick-ups are required. This makes the donation center more environmentally friendly.

On Friday, June 9, Principal William Conard and the school's National Honor Society participated in a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate their new and improved textile collection system. Planet Aid Territory Manager, Michael Barys, who presented the school with their $1,000 grand prize a week earlier, attended the special occasion. RHS National Honor Society Advisor/Social Studies teacher Emily Jette cut the ribbon at the event.