The Chicago Green Theatre Alliance: E-Waste & Textile Drive

Chicago Theatre and Arts Community, the time has finally arrived! 

The 6th Annual CGTA E-Waste & Textile Drive begins THIS FRIDAY! Are you ready for fun, free costumes, fabulous friends, and freeing your household/theatre of clothing and e-waste?

October 22, 23 & 24 – 12pm-4pm (Friday through Sunday)

Hosted at Chicago Children’s Theatre – 100 S. Racine Ave.

All staff and patrons will be required to wear a mask during the event.

The textile/costume event will take place inside the theatre space. The e-waste collection will be outside in the parking lot.

The Chicago Green Theatre Alliance is excited to host three days of dropping and swapping! 

Textiles Accepted: Clothing, Costumes, Shoes, Hats, Accessories, Fabric Scraps and Household Textiles (towels, sheets, blankets, etc)

E-Waste Accepted: Electronics of all shapes and sizes, working or not. If it plugs in OR is battery operated we’ll take it, and maybe turn it into a prop. If it works – PLEASE LABEL it as such! (NOTE: CRT Monitors and CRT TVs NOT accepted)

Please help spread the word! 

  • Forward this email!
  • Download a sharable/printable flyer here
  • Share the CGTA Drive Facebook event. Have you RSVPed yet? Put the dates in your calendar!
  • Follow the CGTA on Instagram. Share the event from there! @ChiGreenTheatre
  • Remind your friends and colleagues that Halloween is around the corner and you know just the place to get awesome, free, and sustainable costumes.

We are also asking for volunteers in the days of and shortly after the drive. If you are interested in first dibs on the best items (and would like to be generally helpful) sign up for a volunteer slot in this form: CGTA Textile & E-Waste Drive Volunteer Sign Up. Mostly three hour shifts!

Thanks to our partners and sponsors: The League of Chicago Theatres, Chicago Children’s Theatre, Conscious Costumes, FUNDrive, and Garvey’s Office Products.

Please email with any questions and someone from the CGTA will get back to you.

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