Material Matters Scheme

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Material Matters is a new initiative between Merseyside Waste Recycling Authority and Sefton CVS that aims to support the most vulnerable in our communities, whilst reducing textile waste and improving our environment.

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Material Matters aim is to support individuals at risk of social exclusion through a lack of access to material resources in the form of  coats, school uniforms of bedding. Through collection drives across Sefton, the project will work with partners to distribute donations throughout the borough. Strategically, this project supports the welfare reform anti poverty agenda, as well as the environmental sustainability agenda. The partners involved are Southport and South Sefton Foodbank, Sefton Council and Sefton CVS.

We will develop and promote Material Matters as an educational and practical response to reuse, repurpose, and recycle clothes as a means of addressing domestic waste management, by providing an alternative to disposing of clothes to landfill.

How Will It Work?

Donation Points

Currently donations of school uniforms can be made at any Sefton based Library, as part of Sefton Council’s annual school uniform bank.

Bootle Library – 220 Stanley Road, Bootle, L20 3EN

Netherton Library – Glover’s Lane, Netherton, L30 3TL

Crosby Library – Crosby Road North, Waterloo, L22 0LQ

Maghull (Meadows) Library – Hall Lane, Maghull, L31 7BB

Formby Library – Duke Street, Formby, L37 4AN

Southport Library – Lord Street, Southport, PR8 1DJ

To find out more information about the project or how to donate please call Jan Campbell on 01704 517810 (option 1)


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