What People are Saying about us.
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
American Textile Recycling Service (ATRS) has been extremely helpful in working with Michigan Humane Society. They have gone out of their way to make special trips for collections, attend our events and hand out snacks to our friends as well as their furry companions. ATRS believes in our mission and it shows.
As Michigan Humane Society partners with animal control agencies all over the state, it is of the utmost importance that programs like the ATRS community recycling program continue to contribute so that animals in Michigan can receive proper care.
This partnership definitely has been a great opportunity for both MHS and ATRS and will be for many of our local retailers like Walgreens, Petco and others. Your support is greatly appreciated!
Nicole Senczyszyn, Michigan Humane Society Event Manager
I can’t imagine how different my life would have been if I had these skills when I was younger!
Student from HERO, Homeless Empowerment Relationship Organization
Our family has more doctor and hospital visits, more time off of work and more medical bills and wheelchair and prosthetics to pay for than a family with “normal” kids. Fundraising is very important to keep the cost of sled hockey to $50.00/year. All the ice is paid for, all the coaches are volunteers; the equipment is loaned to the players. My son and his friend were able to travel to USA Disable Hockey Tournament with Colorado Sled Hockey because the funds were there thanks to ATRS Clothing & Shoe Recycling.
Teresa Lundquist, Colorado Sled Hockey Mom