FAMTAThe From a Mother to Another recycling charity initiative works to reduce the amount of clothing waste going to landfill whilst helping those in humanitarian need in a practical manner.
Facts & figuresNearly a third of the UK’s clothing ends up in landfill, that’s 350,000 tonnes a year! Extending the average life of clothes by just three months of active use would reduce carbon and water waste by up to 5-10% a year. We’re on a mission to try and prevent these outgrown or unused clothes from going to waste, while helping to support vulnerable families in the UK and Syrian refugees, who have been displaced by the war.
How FAMTA worksThe FAMTA campaign begins a few weeks before Mother’s Day when we ask our customers to bring their good quality outgrown baby and children’s clothes to a JoJo store. All the packages are sent to our warehouse in Newport where we pack them into lovely gift parcels and send them to the charities we are working with to distribute them to families in crisis in the UK and Lebanon.
Thank you to everyone who kindly donated to our 2017 collection, it was our biggest to date with over 65,000 pieces of clothing and 1000 pairs of shoes donated.
Total donations since we launched the From a Mother to Another in 2015..
· 125,000 pieces of clothing have been donated by our customers and distributed in the UK, Lebanon and Turkey.
· 21,000 pairs of shoes have been sent to refugee children in Lebanon.
· 5,679 From a Mother to Another emergency clothing packs have been sent to those in crisis in the UK via the Trussell Trust’s foodbanks.
Our Partner Charities in the UK, Ireland and abroad include:Not only have these clothes been saved from landfill they mean so much to the charities that receive them. Kezia M’Celland of Viva said “We have so appreciated the packs of baby clothes and shoes which we’ve been able to distribute through our local partner in Lebanon – they have made a real difference to children and families who are struggling to survive after six years of conflict.”
Patricia Hasbani of Offre Joie thanks everyone who has donated to the campaign “It is with great pleasure that we are able to thank you for giving the chance to Lebanese and Syrian children to feel warm, and make them feel they are not left alone to face their hardships."
Samantha Stapley, Corporate Partnerships Manager at The Trussell Trust, adds “We are delighted at the recent success of the From a Mother to Another campaign, which has supported foodbanks to offer additional help alongside emergency food to families referred to them. Over a third of the three-day emergency food supplies provided by Trussell Trust foodbanks go to children in crisis, the From a Mother to Another campaign means that Trussell Trust foodbanks can offer gift bags for children to struggling mums across the country.”
FAMTA 2017Our 2017 collection has now ended. Please visit the webpage in the lead up to Mother’s Day 2018 for details on how to get involved.
Thank you, with your help we can make a difference.