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Campus California Together, we can make a difference one shirt at a time!


The Box That Benefits Many What does it mean to have a donation box at your school? It provides a simple way to help the environment. Only 15% of all discarded textiles in the US are currently being recycled. Please help us change that. It gives a convenient way for parents to donate unwanted clothing while dropping off or picking up their kids. It helps to build and maintain sustainability habits in children, reuse and recycling becomes the natural thing to do. It gives an opportunity to learn more about people in other parts of the world that will eventually wear some of the items dropped into the box.

America is experiencing an environmental awakening; our lifestyle needs to become more sustainable.


Our donation boxes offer a solution to the problem of what to do with clothes that are worn but not worn out. When parents come to drop off the kids at school, they can find a conveniently located Campus California box on their way, available 24/7 . They also know that their donation has environmental benefits and will be used to help those less fortunate than themselves.

Serving Our Local and Global Community Campus California is dedicated to empowering the poor and marginalized peoples of developing countries. We use the funds generated from selling the collected clothing to support training and placement of volunteers in development projects in Southern Africa and Central America. This program is a lifechanging experience for the ones participating as volunteers, as well as for the people directly benefitting from the work of the development projects overseas.


Campus California is providing donations of children’s books for school libraries. Please contact us if you are interested; regardless of your ability to host a clothing donation box.

We can help your school too! Besides other items, we receive a number of different kinds of books as donations. A portion of these books are children’s books and we try to donate most of these to local school libraries. If you are interested in receiving books for your school, please contact us. Hosting a Donation box at your school is not a condition for receiving these books.

"The Clothing Box is a part of the community that gives neighbors the opportunity to give back... We are glad to be a part of helping the community thrive. " Roma Groves, Principal Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary School


A Recognized Brand

Our Signature Green Boxes have become a hallmark for clothes recycling throughout the San Francisco Bay Area (and beyond), attracting and encouraging people to donate and recycle clothes at many convenient locations. Since 2003, we have been operating this community service program free of charge to participating companies, organizations, cities, colleges, schools and other entities. With more than 800 boxes in schools, parking lots and along storefronts across all the counties of the Greater Bay Area, we collected and recycled over 6 million pounds of clothing and shoes in 2009 alone.


There are many schools of all levels in the San Francisco Bay Area that are already participating in this program. We greatly appreciate this support and would like to especially thank the following schools and organizations:

Selby Lane School, Atherton Ross Valley Nursery School Foothill College, Los Altos Novato State Preschool Martin Luther King Elementary, Oakland Santa Fe School, Oakland Mission Neighborhood Centers, San Francisco Roy Cloud Elementary, Redwood City Kennedy Middle School, Redwood City El Sausal Middle School, Salinas William Brown College Prep., San Francisco African-American Comm. Center, San Jose Gallinas Early Childhood Center, San Rafael Kathryn Hughes Elementary, Santa Clara Bennett Valley Montessori, Santa Rosa And many more schools in San Francisco, Oakland, Redwood City, Salinas, Fremont and other school districts

Thank you very much!


Solid, Safe, Secure Our steel collection boxes are custom made and are designed for safe and easy use. They feature a large one-way security chute at the front, similar to the one used in a mailbox. Bags of clothing or loose items go into the chute but it is nearly impossible for others to reach in and remove them. We know that having a secure collection box is a key functional quality. Simple donation instructions are painted onto the front plate of the security chute. A pick-up is scheduled every time the box is expected to be filled at 2/3 of its capacity, ensuring the public is always able to deposit donations into the box. The boxes have a 4x4 feet footprint and stand 6’6� tall, roughly the size of a vending machine. Campus California carries a liability insurance. Our agent will issue a liability insurance certificate should you request it.

Getting your Box We will deliver a freshly painted and clearly marked collection box to your premises and assign a collection driver for regular service. The pick-ups will begin the same week. Our drivers are diligent and are given a strong incentive to pick up every piece from the collection box. If there is ever any overflow, please give us a call and we will respond, usually within a few hours. It is our promise to keep you satisfied with our service. If for any reason you choose to have the bin removed, we will do so within 7 to 10 business days.


Join Us Campus California is a private charitable organization as defined under section 501 (c)(3) and 509(a)(1) of the internal revenue code. Donations to Campus California are tax deductible. Tax ID # 94-337-1033 Since 2003 Campus California has been providing The Bay Area with clean and convenient way to recycle clothes and enjoys the support of a long list of satisfied customers and hosting businesses. With our 24–hour service guarantee, you can rest assured that every concern will be addressed promptly and to your satisfaction! Currently we service over 800 locations, our crew of diligent professionals is able to pick up from any number of locations in all counties of the Bay Area and beyond. Visit us at www.campus-california.org for more Campus California 15501 San Pablo Ave G323 Richmond CA 94806 510-932-3839 www.campus-california.org

2010 Infobrochure for schools  

Promotional brochure promoting the clohting recycling program for public schools

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