About Us

Bag2School was founded in 2001 and now works with over 20,000 schools in organising textile collections to raise money for school PTA's and clubs. The scheme is a free ‘off the shelf’ solution to fundraising and it encourages staff, pupils and parents to participate, producing maximum rewards with little effort. Every school has the same possibility to achieve excellent results.

Bag2School is a business (not a charity) and we specialise in collecting unwanted textiles in good condition which are then sold to export markets worldwide where they are sorted and then sold to the general public.

Bag2School Ireland is based in Co Donegal and will follow the same business model as Bag2School UK with the full support of the parent company. Since its formation in 2001, Bag2School UK has now paid over £19 million to participating schools, colleges, nurseries, pre-schools, playgroups. In addition, we also work with cubs, scouts, brownies, guides and a whole range of sports clubs ranging from football clubs to martial arts, dance groups, horseriding clubs - the list is endless. Now you have the opportunity to use the Bag2School unique textile collection fundraising model to raise funds in Ireland. In addition the same textile recycling scheme can also be used by churches, voluntary groups, parish councils and village halls. Charities can make use of the scheme either by working with us directly or by recommending their supporters (and this can include corporate bodies) to organise a textile collection to raise funds on their behalf.