On Saturday the 26th November, the Eco Committee will be hosting the Great VIS Thrift Off in the High School gym from 10am – 1pm.
What is thrifting?
Thrifting is when you shop for gently used items, often in flea markets, charity shops or thrift stores.
Why is thrifting good for the environment?
Thrifting is an eco-friendly way of shopping which helps reduce energy consumption as well as reducing the amount of clothing that ends up in landfills or in our oceans.
It’s a great way to update your wardrobe while saving money and helping the environment at the same time!
What can you do to help?
Over the coming weeks, have a look through your wardrobes at home for any clothes you no longer need/want or that no longer fit. Pack them in reusable shopping bags or recycled boxes labeled #thriftoff. We are collecting clothes of all ages and sizes, both for children and adults.
During the week preceding the thrift off (21st – 25th November), you can send the bags into school with your children to give to your child’s homeroom teacher. The bags will be collected and sorted by the Eco Committee in preparation for the 26th of November.
Some important guidelines when donating clothes:
Clothes should be washed
Clothes should be folded
Clothes should not be torn beyond use
No items of underwear please!
After the Thrift Off, any unclaimed items will be donated to Happy Parenting Malta and Gozo.