Michigan Elementary School Awarded 2018-2019 Planet Aid State Recycling Championship

On November 7, Cromie Elementary (Warren Consolidated Schools) was awarded the second annual Planet Aid State of Michigan Recycling Championship for the 2018-19 school year. The Cromie Cougars collected 11,823 pounds of clothing and shoes during the school year. In addition to receiving a framed certificate acknowledging this achievement, the school was presented a check for $250.00 by Planet Aid Michigan Territory Manager Mr. Larry Griffin.

The certificate that was presented reads as follows:

“Awarded this day, November 7, 2019, in recognition of collecting 11,823 lbs. of clothing and shoes during the 2018-19 school year. The Cromie Cougars are true green school ambassadors by protecting the environment and supporting those in need in impoverished countries around the world through recycling."

Planet Aid Representative Larry Griffin (L) presents the 2018-2019 State Championship Award to Cromie Elementary Principal Mr. Jack Stanton.


Cromie Elementary hosts a Planet Aid donation bin in the rear parking lot next to the paper recycling bin.

By partnering with Planet Aid, schools can take part in their educational recycling program as well as receive a quarterly stipend, based on poundage collected, which can be used for a wide variety of functions such as assisting with school or community projects.

Planet Aid is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization that collects and recycles used clothing and shoes to protect the environment and support development projects in impoverished communities around the world. The projects we support improve health, increase income, aid vulnerable children, train teachers, and help strengthen communities. Planet Aid is the nation’s largest clothing and shoe donation bin provider with over 19,000 donation bins in 19 states and Washington, DC.

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