Support vital green initiatives
As a partner of CRNS, you’ll be supporting important local and national initiatives that help the environment – and people. Our existing supporters range from individuals who share our passion for the environment, to companies and partners of all sizes who want to see us succeed in our campaigns and raise vital funds for our charity.
We really appreciate the funding that we receive from trusts and foundations. They have helped to fund projects and equipment as well as contributing to our core running costs, such as staff time to support the many people involved with our charity. Corporates support the work of our charity through encouraging payroll giving, buying tables at our fundraising events, offering sponsorship and making company donations. Church and community groups can fundraise for us by holding a can or bucket collection, holding a coffee morning or organising a bake sale.
Here’s an example of how you help: No waste – only resources
Washing machines, fridge freezers, cookers, beds, mattresses, sideboards, duvets, bikes, toys, games, books, prams, art materials, carpets, paint, wood, medical equipment, office furniture – almost anything that’s still in working order can be passed on for someone else to use.
CRNS community based reuse organisations help around 100,000 people every year by uplifting unwanted household items and passing them onto those in need. The reuse sector also provides 12,000 volunteering and 1,000 training placements each year.
Reusing prevents valuable resources from going to landfill and saves the raw materials and energy that would have gone into making a new item. This includes the energy and water used to extract materials like metal or timber, transporting them and turning them into a new product.
For example, making one kilo of new cotton uses on average 11,000 litres of water. This means that producing a new 250g shirt uses around 2,700 litres of water, and this isn’t factoring the energy and emissions associated with its production.
Research estimates that for every tonne of textiles reused, at least 19 tonnes of CO2 is saved and for every tonne of furniture reused, four tonnes of CO2 is saved.