Drop boxes are
open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and are available in most areas.
To donate, place your items in the drop box and call 314-416-8282 for a tax receipt.
If there is an additional non profit organization you wish to support or to
locate the nearest drop box to you, please contact us.
Why choose a Charity Clothing Pickup (MPS) Box over other boxes?
There are 2 major differences between USAgain/Planet
Aid and CharityClothingPickup:
1. Charity Clothing Pickup makes a monetary
contribution to a local charity for every pound of clothing
Charity Clothing Pickup charitable drop box contributions are over $1,000,000 per year
2. We are
American owned and locally operated company. All clothing we collect is distributed
within the USA
and financially benefits a local charity.
We have been
collecting used clothing to support charities for over 30 years.
As a clothing donor or drop box host we would like to
ensure that you truly understand the mission and goals of USAgain/Planet Aid.
(see the article below)
By supporting Charity
Clothing Pickup through the local drop box program you help keep clothing from our
landfills WHILE supporting local charities.
BY DONATING WITH
CCP OR SPONSORING A DROP BOX YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE TO LOCAL CHARITIES
AND THE ENVIRONMENT.
The following article is
from USAgain/Planet Aid regarding their operations.
USAgain Responds to Questions on Clothing Bins
Though some may be confused, the bins state they
(Planet Aid) are collecting used
items for profit.
Those smelly flip flops that were too raunchy for might
be perfect for USAgain, a for-profit company at bins around town.
A PR representative for USAgain Jen Hirsch, of Group
SJR, said Thursday that many items Americans wouldn't consider worthy of charitable
donations would still be acceptable in the developing nations the discarded items
(Planet Aid)The bins state they are for profit,
said in promotional materials that
Planet Aid asks people to discard their items rather than donate.
“That helps people understand that we are
just taking things.
We are getting rid of (things) not taking donations,
per se,” Hirsch said.
For Profit COMPANIES that
host the bins are typically compensated
per pound collected,
but it depends on the contract, Hirsch said.
The bins are emptied weekly and the clothing and shoes
are then sold in huge bales to sorting companies.
(Planet Aid) Some of the second-hand clothing is sold domestically
and the rest is sold overseas.
“There is a huge demand for second hand clothing
and used shoes in developing countries,” Hirsch said.
Clothing that cannot be reworn is recycled into cloths,
insulation and furniture padding.
Hirsch said a lot of companies use the same drop off
box model but
Aid clearly states they are for profit on the box and on its website.