Stewart House has been working in partnership with The Smith Family for more than 50 years.

The Smith Family’s Recycling Operation helps schools in NSW run clothing drives. Donations of new and/or good quality clean clothes, accessories and Manchester provide stock for The Smith Family’s retail stores and overseas partners.

The better quality the donation, the greater the impact. School clothing drives are an important source of good quality new and near-new clothing, helping to keep our stock levels high.

The Smith Family generously provides bags and undertakes the collection and pays Stewart House for each kilogram received. About $18,000 is raised each year from this collection.

Download Smith Family / Stewart House clothing appeal poster »

What’s involved for your school

Running a Smith Family clothing drive is easy with our five simple steps

Step 1: Nominate your school – Sign up today »

Step 2: Nominate your program – Choose an annual or periodic recycling event.

  • National Recycling Week
  • Clean Up Australia Day
  • World Environment Day
  • Allocation Collection Day

Step 3: Nominate your collection method – Collection bags, collection bin or both?

Step 4: Marketing the Program – Contact The Smith Family for resources to help you promote your event

Step 5: Collection and Reporting – We will provide you with recognition for your involvement.

For more information about organising collections in your area contact Leslie at The Smith Family on 1300 737 166

Schools who collected the most clothing in 2017

Westmead Public School

Castle Hill Public School

Cherrybrook Public School

Campsie Public School

Ferncourt Public School

Matthew Pearce Public School

Lane Cove Public School

Epping West Public School

Hurstville Public School

Padstow Heights Public School