From the initial pick up, sorting, and packing of materials, people with intellectual and other developmental disabilities perform the tasks. In partnership with EEDA, RewearAble is fulfilling ACLD’s mission by providing people with special needs the opportunity to obtain steady, secure employment, where they can earn an income and live more independently.
RewearAble also helps the environment by keeping unwanted clothing and fabric material out of landfills and provides donors with a tax deduction. Roughly 85 percent of clothing material that could be recycled ends up in landfills across the nation.*
*According to the Secondary Materials and Recycled Textiles Association
The mission of RewearAble is to provide sustainable employment for adults with developmental disabilities. By providing opportunities for these individuals to increase their independence through sustainable employment, RewearAble directly supports the mission of East End Disability Associates (EEDA) and Adults and Children with Learning and Developmental Disabilities (ACLD).