School fundraising

Bag2School - A fun, free and easy way to raise funds.

Bag2School is a free eco-friendly fundraising scheme that helps schools, businesses, community groups, local councils, and charities raise funds through textile recycling as well as spreading textile recycling awareness.

We offer the best market prices! Get 40c per kilo or €400 per tonne.

Bag2School class fundraiser

Choose us for your next fundraiser!

How does it work?

We all have clothing in our wardrobes that we haven’t worn in ages! In a world of fast fashion, we now have a lot of stuff – but when it comes to a clear out what do you do to make sure the environment comes off best?

Bag2School has the answer – we’ve been helping schools fundraise and in addition we’ve donated over €66,000 to LauraLynn – Ireland’s Children’s Hospice. We also work with clubs, groups and many other organisations.

Visit our how it works page to find out what happens to your clothes.

Register with Bag2School UK

1. Register through the website or call us to arrange the fundraising event.

Promote your fundraiser

2. Promote your collection day and collect as much clothing as possible.

Make money for your school with our fundraiser

3. Our driver will collect the bags and you will receive a payment.

Your clothes is exported around the world to create more jobs

4. Your clothes are exported to countries around the world creating more jobs.


Collections in Ireland.

€1 Million

Paid out since 2011.


Donated to LauraLynn

Find out more about our fundraising scheme

We are a free fundraising scheme for anyone wanting to raise funds using a resource EVERYONE has got in their wardrobe – unwanted clothes. We work in partnership with Schools, Clubs, Community Groups, Businesses and Charities to help them raise funds from your donations. We operate throughout the majority of Ireland; collecting and selling your unwanted textiles to importers and wholesalers in many countries of Eastern and Western Europe, Africa and Asia. All to benefit the Circular Economy.

How does it work? We will arrange a mutually agreed date for our van to arrive at your school or organisation to collect the bags. We also supply promotional material to advertise. Our driver will load the bags directly onto the van where they will be weighed and a receipt will be issued. All online payments are made the same day and cheques are process the following week. Simple!

Bag2School are a proud fundraising partner for The LauraLynn Children’s Hospice.

LauraLynn is Ireland’s only Children’s Hospice providing palliative and hospice care and support for children with life-limiting conditions and their families from all across Ireland. LauraLynn, provides a range of services including, symptom management for children, music and play therapy, psychological support, family and sibling camps, short breaks, Crisis Care and End of Life Care.

An additional 10% will be donated to them on top of what is paid to your School!

We Support LauraLynn Children's Hospice in Ireland

Why Choose Bag2School?

Boost the economy with our Bag2School free fundraiser

You're boosting the economy!

Most of your clothes will be shipped to Eastern Europe, where a wholesaler sorts and sells them to market traders at affordable prices. This process contributes to the circular economy by extending the life of clothing and reducing waste.

Create more jobs with our free fundraiser available for schools and organizations

You're creating new jobs!

The sorted goods are sent to countries all over the world, including in Africa, Southeast Asia, and Europe, where they can be found in vintage shops. Second-hand clothing industry provides jobs for thousands of people in these markets.

Eco-friendly fundraiser for schools and organizations

You're being eco-friendly!

By using our fundraiser, not only are you raising money for our organization, but you're also helping to reduce waste in landfills. All clothing is reused, so you're making a positive impact on the environment while supporting our cause.

Raise funds for your school or organization with Bag2School

You're raising money for your school/organization!

With the money raised through Bag2School, you can fund exciting school trips, engaging activities, or purchase new resources for the school. Our fundraising scheme is incredibly convenient, allowing schools to effortlessly raise funds without requiring extensive effort.

From clients

"With Bag2School we have found a great initiative that has not only raised significant funds for the school and for the Laura Lynn Foundation but has enabled us to do so without asking our school community for cash. It has been an absolute pleasure. All the team are so helpful, supportive & professional. I am certainly very happy to recommend Bag2School"

Marie Kilmartin, Oatlands College Parents Council, Dublin

"I have to say everything went brilliantly with the bag2school collection and we are hoping to hold another one towards the end of the year. You were always on hand to help with any queries we had and payment was prompt and delivered when expected"

Kerry Ann Donnelly, Parents Association Chairperson Our Lady of Mercy National School

"We have run a number of Bag2School collections for our local primary school. The whole process was very simple, made easier by the wonderful staff in the Bag2School offices and of course the amazing collection staff. We would highly recommend any school to try it."

Eimear Madden, Parents Association Ballyheda NS Co. Cork

"Ballycar NS chooses Bag2School because there is very little work involved from our end other than to make a booking.  The rest is done by Bag2School.  They send us the bags, posters and letters to circulate to the school community. The children love the idea that they have helped contribute to both school fundraising and a charity"

Carol Flannery – Ballycar NS, Co Clare

Frequently Asked Questions

We’ve compiled a series of frequently asked questions, if you still have further questions please feel free to get in touch.

What is Bag2School?

Bag2School is not a charity organisation. It is a business, which specialises in collecting and buying quality second-hand clothes in their original condition, which are then sold to wholesalers in emerging nations. Read more about who we are.

Which areas do you cover?

We operate across the majority of the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. If you are unsure, please contact one of Bag2School Co-Ordinators on (ROI) 07493 73330 or (NI) 0035374 9373330 or email

Where do the clothes go?

Mostly they are shipped to Eastern Europe where a wholesaler then sorts them and sells them to market traders and boutiques at affordable prices. Read more about what happens to your clothing.

How much does it cost to set up a collection?

All collections and associated administration is FREE. Bag2School will provide you with clear bags and marketing material to promote your fundraiser.

What are we able to collect?

Please check out our items we accept page for a full list of items that we can and can’t accept for recycling.

How much do you pay per kilo or tonne of clothing?

We offer the best market price 40c per kilo which is €400 per tonne of clothing.

What is the difference between Reuse, Recycle and Reduce?

Bag2School's clothing is for reuse, i.e. someone will buy the clothing to wear. Recycle is where clothing will be shredded into raw material, that will then be used to make new products, like mattress fillings. Reduce is applicable when less material and energy is used to make the product.

Why should we give each pupil a bag rather than one per family?

The success of the collection depends on how motivated the pupils turn out to be. Therefore each child is given the responsibility by Bag2School to fill up their own bag and take it back to school.

There is no storage at school, so how will it work for us?

If you do not have any indoor storage or outside shelter please request to be the first pick up of the day at the time of booking.

What if it rains?

In the event of inclement weather please protect your B2S investment by covering with a plastic sheet or storing the bags undercover. Wet clothes cannot be re-used.

How often may we organise a collection with Bag2School?

As far as Bag2School is concerned, as many times as this is opportune and feasible. Most schools benefit from a summer and winter collection. However, in larger schools we find once a term produces the best results. We find that the pupils and their parents anticipate by saving up for the following collections.

Do you have any tips or resources for promoting my collection?

We do indeed – head over our promotion tips page for ideas on how to make the most from your collection, banners and flyers that you can print out.

So what are you waiting for? Register now!

Raise funds for your school with Bag2School fundraiser