Monday, March 20, 2023
Choose to Reuse boosts Christmas shoebox campaign

Choose to Reuse boosts Christmas shoebox campaign

It’s all about putting something back: Tony and Tanya of Choose 2 Reuse

A Llanelli based community community interest company has provided toys for a shoe box collection, which is destined for families in need. Choose 2 Reuse takes items destined for landfill and distributes them across the world. They were able to take time out of their very busy schedule to sort teddy bears and toys for the shoe boxes. Tanya igic and Tony Holmes who are part of the company said that they were delighted to be supporting a local initiative, which helps families at Christmas time. Teh shoebox collection has been instigated by Owain Glennister at Y Lle and he has receives £300 of funding from the Llanelli Town Council. He has also created a JustGiving page, which is seeking to raise another £300. At present they are short of mens and ladies toilitry items. Many of the boxes will be going to Llanelli’s homeless community.

Council figures put that at zero but those on the ground claim it is in excess of 200 homeless and many more sofa surfing.

Choose to Reuse is also looking for a van driver for an immediate start.

You must have a clean driving licence and be prepared to deliver and pick up  locally and further afield. Training will be provided.

The salary meets the Minimum Wage of £7.50ph

You would be expected to work a minimum of 30 hrs per week.

Based at the company’s depot in Trostre the candidate must be be punctual and reliable and have good social skills..

References required.

If you would like a trial please contact 07868422188

Volunteers are also required to work any hours. Breaks, tea and  coffee provided.

Training is provided and it could lead to employment. Apply by email to

About the company: Choose2Reuse CIC, an Environmental Social Enterprise is a not for personal profit organisation set up to provide inclusive and caring work environments for people of all backgrounds and to support disadvantaged people to gain skills through volunteering, training and employment are saving hundreds of tonnes of unwanted clothing, shoes, bags, plastic/ soft toys, bedding, books, household goods and general bric-a-bac from going to the landfills.

The Enterprise set up in 2016 by founders Tanya Igic and Tony Holmes, recycles and upcycles clothing and bric-a-brac that charity shops and the general public no longer want and divert this unwanted waste from being disposed of in landfill sites. The unwanted items donated and collected at Choose 2 Reuse Enterprise centre in Parc Trostre are then used to generate funds to support the workers and to create other social opportunities within the community.

Tanya Igic, Co-founder and Chief Executive said “We work closely with organisations such as Women’s Aid, Wallich, Workways, Opportunity Teams Carmarthenshire Council, Carmarthenshire People First, Carmarthenshire Council West Child Care Team, CAVS and Family Housing Association, by providing placements and volunteering opportunities leading to job creation.

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