HUMANAPosted: July 28, 2011
ANNA SCOTT supports Humana in personal development of people worldwide.
Humana is supported again by ANNA SCOTT with several pallets of clothes. This way ANNA SCOTT wants to use her old collections for charity instead of destroying old collections like some other brands do.
The clothes are not directly donated to people in development countries, but used for the personal development of people. Humana and ANNA SCOTT both believe that sustainable improvement is only possible if these people are able to achieve it themselves. That’s why transfer of knowledge and skills is key in the projects supported by Humana. Education, training, courses, group activities and information campaigns give people more insight in the opportunities they have. This way Humana and ANNA SCOTT both work on a world in which everyone has a chance to develop themselves and each person is able to make his or her own choices.
Cooperation Humana & ANNA SCOTT
The pallets of clothes which are donated by ANNA SCOTT twice a year, are mostly sold by Humana to national and international textile and sorting companies. These companies sort and recycle used clothing through second-hand clothing stores or use it as raw material for other products. De opbrengst hiervan gaat naar onze lokale partnerorganisaties in Zuidelijk Afrika. The proceeds will go to the local partner organizations of Humana in Southern Africa. Ook kunnen we dankzij de kledingverkoop de organisatie draaiende houden, waardoor alle financiële donaties van particulieren of bedrijven voor 100% terecht komen bij de projecten waar ze voor bedoeld zijn. The sales of clothing also allows Humana to keep the organization running, so 100% of all financial donations from individuals or companies will fully reach the projects as they are intended.
Approximately 10% of the collected clothing is donated directly to the partners in Africa. They sell these clothes as a way of raising funds through used clothing stores in their country. This provides training opportunities for employees and a four weekly discount system ensures that even those who have little to spend, have the opportunity to buy good quality clothing. The money earned through these direct sales goes to the development projects. That way the local organizations provide their own source of income and the clothing becomes a part of the local economy. This way educational, health, environmental, community, economic, agricultural and rural development projects and programs are supported.
Got inspired and you want to donate clothes yourself?
You can donate clothing and shoes yourself at tens of thousands of clothes collection bins. They are conveniently placed in shopping centers, parking lots and residential areas in Europe and North America in collaboration with municipalities and private entities.
The Humana People to People second hand clothes collection addresses environment, economic development, and social development at the same time in Africa, Latin America, and Asia.
To find the box nearest to you, go to the website of a member organization in your country