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 development projects in some of the poorest parts of the world. The projects empower people and create momentum to improve health, increase income, aid vulnerable children, train teachers, and enhance the overall quality of life. Our bright yellow boxes can be found across many major metropolitan areas of the United States.
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
Americans purchase five times more clothing today than we did in 1980, but we’re not proportionally spending as much as we did then. The percentage of disposable ... Read more
Today, the Vatican made public a letter from the Pope—called an encyclical—on the environment. The letter calls on rich countries to take action to stop climate... Read more
As the weather heats up and the days grow longer, our weekends are increasingly filled with summer trips, barbecues, and pool time. It all adds up to a lot of time ... Read more
Recycling pays large dividends for the Earth by saving resources, preventing pollution, and reducing carbon emissions, while helping municipalities save money by lowering d... Read more