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Published: July 27, 2016 12:00 AM

Rejoice Lutheran hosts clothing shed

Rejoice Lutheran Church at 7855 Stow Road in Hudson is raising awareness for a clothing drop off shed they have hosted now for two years. Rejoice partners with St. Pauly Textile Inc., a used clothing collection company that was founded 20 years ago in Rochester, N.Y., and is an A+ rated member of the Better Business Bureau. The company works with non-profit organizations to set up used clothing drop off sheds designed to give community members a clean, attractive and well-monitored place to donate gently used textile items, which are then distributed both here in the U.S. and worldwide.

Accepted items include clothing, shoes, sneakers, belts, purses, blankets, sheets, drapes, linens, pillowcases and stuffed animals. Donors are asked to place items in a plastic bag to protect against dirt and the elements. There is a small box on the shed that contains receipts to help donors take a tax deduction.

St. Pauly collects more than 90,000 pounds of clothing every day and estimates that this clothing ends up in 44 different countries (including the U.S.) yearly. In 2015 St. Pauly was able to help keep more than 71 million articles of clothing out of landfills. For more information, visit St. Pauly's website at www.stpaulytextile.com.

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