She started recycling postal uniforms, matching unused uniforms to employees who are in need. It makes perfect sense, as uniformed employees often find their situations changing. They retire, get promoted, transfer or change crafts. They gain weight and they lose it. (I know, ahem, I changed sizes several times thanks to Mrs. Franklin's proficient baking prowess!)
When those changes happen, uniform items aren’t allowed to be discarded or given away unless all emblems, buttons, or other identifying insignia are removed (see ELM 934.6.)
Mikula's “Postal Clothing Closet” is now a raging success. But she has a problem. Not enough clothing. She needs postal clothing that's in good shape that's too small, too big or no
She'll take shoes, boots, hats, gloves, coats shirts and pants. The rules are few and simple. If you have an item that is clean and in good shape, send it. If you need an item, ask for it. The clothing items are available at no charge.
The list of available clothing is located here, accessible from any postal computer. Send your items directly to: Postmaster Mary Mikula, PO Box 9998, Sand Creek, WI, 54765-9998.
I know I have pants in size 34, 36, 38, 40, 42, and 44 that I'll be sending. How about you? What do you think about this idea? Tell me here.