Binners' Project, a project on Makeway Charitable Society's Shared Platform, operates programs to help people improve their lives as waste-pickers. By helping improve the livelihoods and economic opportunities of those who need a hand up, the program also provides a community of social inclusion as the waste-pickers contribute to the environment with cleaning up trash from city streets and properties. With the support of $4,340 from the Rotary Club of Richmond Sunrise and a District Grant of $2,160.00 the Society was able to purchase uniforms for the Binners, imprinted with the Rotary logo, 60 long sleeve jackets, 60 Toques and 39 Binners kits for use over the following five years.
Six Richmond Sunrise Rotarians were involved with this uniform supply project.
Through the Binners’ Project marginalized people use their expertise to sort waste and help organizations and businesses achieve their sustainability goals, earn a reliable and fair income and feel connected to the wider community while building job skills, routine, and a sense of dignity.