Planet Aid

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.

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Planet Aid on Fox News

Just because your clothes have holes or stains doesn’t mean they belong in the trash. Planet Aid employee Gena Carruthers made an appearance on local Baltimore station Fox45 to talk about the different ways unwanted clothing and shoes can be... Read more

Planet Aid Blog

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Cities Going Green for Earth Day 2014

This year’s Earth Day theme is Green Cities, an extension of the Green Cities Campaign launched in the fall of 2013 by the Earth Day Network.  As of 2010, just over 50 percent of all people live in cities, and this number is expected t... Read more

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Sustainability Superstars and Agents of Change

“Sustainability Superstars and Agents of Change” is Planet Aid’s new recurring blog feature that highlights remarkable people and organizations that share our mission of fostering environmental sustainability and/or supporting in... Read more

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Earth Day – How it all Began

Forty-four years ago, a remarkable confluence of events spawned a movement that we continue to celebrate today. In 1970 the first Earth Day took place and served as a catalyst for environmental activism among individuals, groups, corporations and ... Read more

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What We Do and Why We Do It

As the name implies, "Planet Aid" is a charity whose mission is global.  Our philosophy is one that seeks to give people a hand up rather than a hand out.  We believe that individuals and communities can be mobilized to lift themselves f... Read more