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 fosters international development. Planet Aid supports projects that improve health, increase income, aid vulnerable children, train teachers, and enhance the overall quality of life for people across the globe. 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
As you load your bags of clothing into a yellow Planet Aid bin and release the chute handle with a loud clang, you may wonder, "what happens next?" Yes you saved your... Read more
Retailers have really been struggling lately. Even in the midst of a steadily rising economy, it seems that every day another major company has declared bankruptcy. The fa... Read more
Over 170 people in Malawi have been reported dead as a result of massive flooding that wreaked havoc on the country earlier in the week. On January 12, torrential rains fro... Read more
Experts agree that the science supporting climate change is overwhelming. Yet there is a significant disconnect between this empirical reality and lay perceptio... Read more