How Your Donations Helps Local Charities
Your stuff is our hero
The impact your goods make touches lives in your community, reaches
developing nations abroad and keeps the planet healthy.
Helping the planet
We’re energized every day by the possibility of creating a better world through reuse. In fact, an entire division of our company is dedicated to recycling. We divert more than 700 million pounds of goods from landfills annually. That’s comparable to 3,000 Blue Whales’ worth of clothing and housewares!
- Selling the donated items we purchase from our nonprofit partners in our stores
- Partnering with recyclers who repurpose textiles as insulation and rags
- Selling metals found in clothing and electronics for their raw value
- Working with waste management companies to responsibly dispose of non-recyclable items
Helping local charitable organizations
Helping the world
Most of the goods we purchase from our nonprofit partners are sold, repurposed or recycled locally, but some of the unsold items are sent overseas so that small business owners can supply their local marketplaces. Providing items to developing nations also creates jobs, helping people earn a living wage and reinvest earnings into their local economy. We also employ a dedicated team to visit these marketplaces, so we can ensure we’re providing items they can really use. The map below shows exactly where our unsold merchandise goes. Learn more