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 company wide.
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 go to.
(Planet Aid)The bins state they are for profit,
and Hirsch 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.
(Planet Aid) 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
USAgain/Planet Aid clearly states they are for profit on the box and on its website.