How our scheme
The Happy School Bag scheme is free, quick and easy
Simply fill in the online booking form or contact us by telephone.
We will arrange a suitable collection date and time.
Once a collection date has been confirmed we will send you our green collection bags along with advertising posters to help you to advertise collection around the school.
The children take the bags home and fill them up with unwanted clothes, paired shoes and accessories.
A courtesy call will be made a couple of days before your collection date to confirm that you are ready.
The children bring the bags to school on the collection day and our driver arrives on the arranged time.
The bags are weighed on our calibrated scales.
Once the collection has been weighed on our calibrated scales, a BACS payment is transferred directly to your designated Bank Account for a sum based on the total weight that was collected.
Your feedback is important to us as it helps us to identify areas where we need to improve and evaluate changes.
What we collect
At happy school bag we collect men’s, women’s and children’s reusable clothing which could have ended up in landfill.
What we pay
We ensure that we pay out the highest market prices. At the moment we pay £0.60 per Kg for reusable quality clothing.
• Reusable clean and dry clothes
• Reusable paired shoes and footwear
• Fashion accessories, Handbags, Belts, light jewellery, scarves, hats, etc...
• Console games, souvenirs (small decorative ornaments, unwanted gift boxsets)
What we don’t accept:
- Single shoes
- Mats, Carpets
- Duvets, Pillows, Blankets, Bedlinen
- Dirty-Damaged-Wet-Damp-Smelly items
- Old Fashioned Clothing
- No uniforms or toys (soft or hard)
- No Books - DVD's
Collections only include the items which we accept(as listed)
To book a collection the minimal weight requirement is no less than 200 Kg
We reserve the right to cancel/refuse future bookings (if any of the items we don't accept are included in the bags. We also reserve the right to deduct the weight of unsuitable items after the collection has taken place. We weigh the collections upfront and in good faith without prior inspection, so it is vital that the school ensures that no unsuitable items are included in the collection. Thank you for your cooperation and happy fundraising!
TIP: In wet weather, protect your Happy School Bag collection by covering the bags with a plastic sheet, ideally store them in a dry and sheltered area, because the clothes cannot be reused if they are wet or damp and we couldn't accept them, so it is important to keep the clothes fresh and dry before they are collected by us.