What People are Saying about us.
Thank you so much for your amazing generosity to donate and fully fund my project. This is my first project to get funded. My 5th grade students are super excited to read a new book and collaborate with their groups to create a book trailer. My schools focus is technology so this perfect. My students have been working on using Google docs, slides and Goggle classroom. Creating iMovies will be a fun new experience for them. Without your generosity this would not have been possible. I can’t thank you enough for generosity.
Mrs. Bolduc, Betsy Ross Elementary School
Thank you very much for your donation to my classroom. The amount of paper provided will help my students continue their education without having to worry about supplies!
I teach in a low-income area, with above a 95% of Free-Reduced Lunch. My students should not worry about finances, yet many do when asked to purchase supplies for the year. I try and consolidate and ask the bare minimum, for I don’t want any to feel that they can not contribute to the class.
Throughout the year, both grade levels (7th and 8th) will be writing at least 6 essays; that is a lot of paper! We as a school are pushing the limits of expectations so that our students will be prepared for not only high school, but for college. They are learning that in life, hard work does pay off.
We really appreciate your donation, and want you to know that your donation will help both in and out of the classroom. My students are now prepared for what is being asked of them, and knowing that it came from a donation, they are learning that there are good people in this world. Thank you for that life lesson.
Mrs. Argueta, Los Angeles Unified School District
The DAV (Disabled American Veterans) Department of Indiana is proud to announce a partnership with American Textile Recycling Service of Houston, Texas. This new partner will enable DAV in Indiana to further our goals of providing a lifetime of support for Hoosier veterans and their families. Through the partnership, DAV will benefit from donated clothing that will support local service initiatives.
DAV assists veterans by making sure they receive the benefits they’ve earned. In Indiana, DAV helps in the fight against veteran homelessness, operates a volunteer network that provides medical transportation to veterans and conducts community-based initiatives to improve the quality of life veterans, their families and survivors enjoy.
Your donation recognizes the service and sacrifices of our nation’s heroes. So, when you see our bins, please consider donating.
Terry Sanders, State Commander of the Department of Indiana
Words can not express how grateful I am for you to donate to this cause. Since starting the Harry Potter club on campus, I see students talking about reading, wanting to read, and sharing their enthusiasm with others. I currently have 40 kids who are in the Harry Potter book club, and still everyday I am having students come up and ask to join, so they can read!
None of this would have been possible without your generous donations. Because of you, my students can continue to love to read and hopefully this love will expand into other areas of their life. Also, with them having their very own copy of the book, students can share their new found love of reading with their siblings and other students. Students have a sense of pride taking out their very own book from their backpack and engaging in the novel.
I can’t say enough that this wouldn’t have been possible without you, and my students and I are very grateful for all you have done for us.
Ms. Borum, Animo Jefferson Charter Middle School
I just wanted to thank ATRS for all their support over the past 7 years. It’s no coincidence that the tremendous growth of Colorado Sled Hockey has coincided with our recycling partnership.
CSH has quadrupled in size and drastically expanded competitive opportunities for all our athletes. You have to travel to compete in sled hockey. Without the support of the clothing and shoe donations, there’s no way we could have won National Championships in two divisions this past April and had our third team playing in the finals.
A bag of clothes may not seem like a big deal to the kind people who donate in the orange bins throughout Colorado, but it makes all the difference to our athletes. I’d love if you could post this somewhere as a thank you to everyone who supports the bins.
Personally, my son has been involved with sled hockey since he was 6. He’s 22 now, and it’s made a huge difference in his life. He’s a confident young man working full time and attending online college. That just doesn’t happen without the lessons taught in team sports.
Our program wouldn’t be what it is today without our partnership with ATRS. Thank you as a parent and as the President of Colorado Sled Hockey.
Bruce Grandchamp, President of Colorado Sled Hockey
Thank all of you so much for providing my class with magnets to explore magnetism in our science unit. Science is so often overlooked in the lower elementary grades and we have so few physical items for the students to explore with. There also is no budget from the school district these days for us to buy science equipment so if we want them the money always has to come out of our pocket. My students are excited to explore magnetism with them when they arrive.
Mr. Savage, Monte Vista Elementary School
I would like to thank you once again for your partnership with our office to host our first Stuff the Bus event for the 65th Assembly District. Without the assistance and generosity of our amazing community partners like you, this effort would not have been possible. Together, we were able to raise over $11,000 worth of school supplies and handed out over 200 backpacks to needy students and their families during our distribution event last weekend. The parents were extremely grateful for this extra help and it was very rewarding to see the children open their new backpacks and smile. Again, I can not stress enough how thankful I am to you for helping to ensure the success of this event. I am looking forward to continuing to work with you to serve our community and hopefully working together again next year for our Second Annual Stuff the Bus. This year was a great start, and I am excited to see this effort grow and expand each year so we can reach more students and assist more families.
Assemblywoman Young Kim, California’s 65th Assembly District
Dear ATRS SoCal: Thank you so very much for the wonderful playhouse furniture donation. The students and parents are very excited. I really appreciate your support to help make my transitional kindergarten a great year. Love, Mrs. Linne.
Mrs. Linne, Eisenhower Elementary School
The Maurices stores in Southern Michigan are so excited to be a part of Shop&Recycle 2015! We love to participate in events that benefit our hometown and bring awareness to a good cause, like this textile recycling drive. Having multiple Maurices participating throughout our region makes it that much better; it always sparks some friendly competition in our stores!
Natalie Budd, Maurices (Jackson, MI)
I just happened upon your bin one day, never having heard of ATRS, at the Promenade Mall in Scottsdale, AZ. I had seen a television report from Europe about textile recycling a couple of years ago, but did not know of any services here in the USA. So it was a real stroke of luck when I saw your bin and then looked you up on the Internet. I am getting the word out with friends and family about your service. Thank you!
Scott M., Scottsdale resident