SEPC Starts Annual Thrift Fundraiser


The SEPC spent the week before the event sorting clothes for the fundraiser.

Olivia Moody, Newspaper Editor

The Students for Environmental Protection and Conservation (SEPC) is giving back to the community with their first annual thrift day fundraiser. The club hopes to use this platform to teach families about the effects of fast fashion and the importance of upcycling clothes. 

Co-president Kalven Owen described the point of the event,We wanted to create a fun event the community could participate in while creating opportunities to develop sustainable practices. Shopping second hand along with donating clothes that don’t fit or you don’t wear is a great way to eliminate waste.” 

The club has already dispersed bins throughout the school district buildings for the donations. Donations will be open until Wednesday Nov. 17. The actual event will be Thursday, Nov. 18 through Friday, Nov. 19, 7:45 a.m – 8:10 a.m and 3:15 p.m – 4:15 p.m.

Danyel Fahey, chairman of the fundraiser, also notes that, We also wanted to have two different time slots for people so that they can do it morning and night, thinking about students schedules and conflicts that people may have.”

The club will be using the money that they make to improve the community and its natural habitat, this could include purchasing native seed for wet areas around the schools. 

The clothes that are not purchased during the fundraiser will be donated to local homeless shelters or donated to the school.