In July of 2009, Kiducation contracted Riverview Homes with the proposal to allow them to place their pick up bins at 7 of Riverview's retail locations. "For 3.5 years, local residences and RHI employees have been donating used clothing into the Kiducation pick up bins that are located at our sales centers," explains Robert Fanelli, President of Riverview Homes, Inc.
RHI's locations are in good areas, along well-traveled roads, which are perfect for Kiducation needs. Any unwanted, usable, clothing and shoes can be placed in the bins, and Kiducation empties the bins on a regular schedule. Kiducation then turns the donated clothes into funds, which are distributed to local schools and charities, including the American Cancer Society.
Since July 2009, Riverview's bins have collected over 55,000 pounds of donated clothing and shoes from the local community. These clothes are turned into cash donations for Kiducation and in Riverview's case, the American Cancer Society has received a total of $1,660 in donations from the funds. Mr. Fanelli states, "Riverview likes to be involved with the community, and we hope to continue working with Kiducation in the future, raising money for two great local causes."