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
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
“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
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
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