Hosts Clothing Drive, Provides Disabled With Jobs

Melville-based recently finished up a month-long and island-wide clothing drive, partnering with ACLD (Adults and Children with Learning and Developmental Disabilities).

The drive was connected with ACLD’s RewearAble program, an initiative that reuses and repurposes every  piece of donation they receive. The program provides employment for those with disabilities. They sort and wash the clothes, schedule pickups and help organize the drives.

“I think this initiative was really special because not only did we donate clothes to the less fortunate, but we provided jobs for adults with learning and developmental disabilities,” said Amanda Scialabba, who also assisted in organizing the event. “Working with the RewearAble program is a cycle of giving back to the community… It furthers our investment in our company’s core values.”

ACLD is a not-for-profit that provides opportunities that increase their independence and assist them with pursuing their passions. From February through the end of March, employees donated 112 bags of clothing, including bedding, clothes, rugs, purses, toys and more totally over 1,800 lbs.

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