Living Fundraisers is an eco-friendly, activity-based fundraising initiative that offers many alternative fundraising through a clothing recycling service called Closet Cleanout. As a new concept in Australian fundraising, Closet Cleanout has been extremely well received across Melbourne and surrounds. Schools, kinders and childcare centres view the initiative as a way to educate children on the environment and global issues, as well as how to contribute to a greater cause.
Through its partnership with schools and other fundraising groups, the program has been able to ship almost 50 tonnes of unwanted clothes, accessories and soft toys that may otherwise have ended up in landfill, overseas to developing countries for those in need. In its inaugural year, more than 22,000 families across Melbourne contributed to a reduction in local waste.