Image Wear donates brand-new collection goods to the Kiwanis Club Küsnacht
A proud 724 kilograms of clothes and shoes have been collected by the Kiwanis Club Küsnacht as part of the international Kiwanis collection campaign in recent weeks. In order to transport the 724 kilograms of clothes and shoes, the driver in charge of the collection had to use all his logistical skills to fit all the (compostable) bags as well as the boxes of brand new collection goods donated by the textile company Image Wear (run by CEO and Kiwanian Patrice Weber) into his van. The van ended up literally full to the brim. With this beautiful collection success, the expectations of the president of KC Küsnacht, Corinne Wyer, were clearly exceeded. "I would like to thank all the Kiwanians as well as their relatives, friends and acquaintances who made this great result possible," she said at the closing event, which was rounded off by an aperitif offered by Patrice Weber at his business premises in Zurich.
In the entire Switzerland-Liechtenstein district, 3566 bags containing 23 tonnes of clothes have been collected so far. The proceeds of 50 centimes per kilo will flow 60 percent into the social fund of the organising club and 40 percent into the (Zewo-certified) Kiwanis Foundation District Switzerland-Liechtenstein and thus be used for charitable purposes at home and abroad. Even more important than the amount collected, however, is the fact that the collected goods are delivered in a controlled manner to second-hand shops in Eastern Europe, where they can be offered to less fortunate people at very reasonable prices and thus put to further useful use.