SCRgroup funds free national education and fundraising programs, Recycle with Mondo (for preschools and primary schools) and Sustainable Students (for secondary schools). The programs are designed to teach our future generations about the impact of fast fashion and the importance of clothing reuse and recycling.
Schools can select to run clothing drives or host clothing drop-off hubs, earning $0.10cents for every kilogram collected. Schools are ranked on SCRgroup’s school ladder based on the highest average collection per student (to make it fairer for smaller schools), and at the end of the year, the top 5 schools receive a bonus $1,000 each to go towards their sustainability projects.
SCRgroup offers access to online resources with educational activities that are curriculum-aligned and has an in-house educator that can extend the educational experience to half-day classroom incursions*. Mondo, the school program mascot, can also visit schools to present at assemblies and engage the students.
Since 2015, we have reached over 60,000 students, collected over 200,000 kilograms of clothing and raised over $35,000 for participating schools. In 2019, SCRgroup made the program available to schools in all metropolitan cities around Australia.
These programs can also be delivered as part of school holiday activities for SCRgroup’s shopping centre clients.
SCRgroup now offers a storybook called “Friends of Our World” that supports the program by telling the story of Mondo and is available for worldwide delivery. You can purchase the book at www.friendsofourworld.com.au
*Incursions are more intensive and cost $650 + GST for schools in Victoria, and $1,995 for schools in all other states.
“We love participating in the Recycle with Mondo Program! Our students thoroughly enjoy learning about the benefits of reusing and recycling and how they can make a positive impact on a global level. Thank you for building such a positive initiative and allowing schools to be a part of it all!”
Bundoora Primary School
“A great program to raise awareness of recycling/reusing versus landfill. Easy, convenient and wonderful communication and resources available from SCR. We will definitely keep using the bins and look forward to another successful year ahead.”
Sandringham East Primary School
“We have loved the program, we put our bins in locations easy access to parent drop off points allowing parents to come in and drop off their unwanted goods. The customer service is fantastic with well communicated individuals taking calls and organising pick-ups.”
“SCR have proven to be a reliable team who have provided a valuable resource for our school. We are decreasing our contribution to landfill whilst also raising funds for our school Eco Team. It’s a win, win situation.”
Frankston High School
“Recycle with Mondo is a fantastic program for all schools to get involved. It’s a super easy fundraiser requiring little effort but maximum reward. I would recommend this program to everyone.”
Carranballac College Parents and Friends Committee
“Our school loves the ethos behind the program, the ease of the collections, Mondo, the educational materials, the fundraising potential and of course Michelle and Alexis. We cannot recommend them and the program highly enough.”
Mount Waverley Primary School