Welcome to Planet Aid - Home of the Yellow Box!
Planet Aid is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that collects and recycles used clothes and shoes and supports international development projects. Our clothes collection boxes can be found across many major metropolitan areas of the United States, helping to save resources and lessen environmental impacts by reducing waste. Planet Aid supports community-based projects that improve health, increase income, aid vulnerable children, train teachers, and enhance the overall quality of life for people across the globe.
Donating your used clothes and shoes is a way to support those less fortunate than yourself. It helps capture the residual value in garments that had been cluttering your closet and transfers that value to someone who will embrace the items as prized possessions. When you donate with Planet Aid, your action makes a real difference to the Earth and to the poor. Read more.
Planet Aid makes it more convenient for Americans to recycle used clothing and shoes by placing collection boxes in nearby locations. Every year millions of tons of unwanted textiles end up in landfills and incinerators. We strive to save these precious resources from wasteful disposal and make them available for reuse. Read more.
By recycling with Planet Aid, you help fight global warming. The production of cloth fiber, such as cotton, and the manufacture of new clothing from it releases surprising quantities of carbon dioxide. At the other end of the spectrum, clothes that decay in a landfill release methane and other greenhouse gasses that enter the atmosphere. Recycling used clothes is thus doubly cool for the planet. Read more.
Planet Aid is committed to helping the poor and disadvantaged. Our development approach enables individuals and communities to lift themselves out of poverty and create a better life for their children and themselves. The programs and projects we support create the energy needed to build momentum toward long-term development. Read more.
Planet Aid Blog
For centuries, mariners considered a red dawn as an omen of bad weather. The well-known rhyme “Red sky at morning, sailor take warning” was their reminder to not be fooled by a rosy sunrise, and to expect a storm to strike before the d... Read more
A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to interview Alex Halale, a Project Leader for Farmers’ Clubs in Malawi. I am new to Planet Aid’s Manager in Training Program, and speaking with Alex offered me the opportunity to hear direct... Read more
The spirit of accomplishment is in the air. With degrees and diplomas in hand, graduates from high schools, trade schools, and universities turn their attention to the next stage of their lives. Planet Aid would like to take this oppor... Read more
That three-dollar T-shirt may sound like a bargain, but think again. Our demand for cheap clothes pushes retailers to cut production costs, and that unavoidably leads to tragedies like the recent Rana Plaza horror in Bangladesh that killed more th... Read more