Make a Positive Impact Through Thrifting

Thrifting can be a chance to expand your wardrobe and express your personal style, while also making a positive impact on the world around you. When you visit a thrift shop, you never know what you will find. Clothing items in most thrift stores range in decades, so you have the opportunity to find a 1960's housewife dress or a 1980's inspired biker jacket. You can even find a suit or blouse for your next job interview.

The Planet Aid Thrift Center receives donations from a variety of sources including from walk-ins and our yellow bins. So, from the vast assortment of great clothing we receive, you will be able to find an outfit that aligns with your own style.

A Cornucopia of Deals

Thrift stores have more than clothing, so you can find furniture for your home or a toy for your child. Planet Aid Thrift Center receives a wide range of items, from large furniture pieces to books to handbags and even jewelry.

In addition to the vast selection of items, you can receive amazing deals each day you come into shop. The Planet Aid Thrift Center offers 50 percent off deals every week depending on the color of the price tag. So, one week all items with a red tag are 50 percent off and the next week all items with a blue tag are 50 percent off as well. So, a thrift store is the perfect place to shop for home décor items to spice up your living space and your life. You are sure to find a vintage piece or two to enhance the look and feel of your home.

Donate and Shop All at Once

One of the benefits of thrifting is that you can donate your clothing and shop all in one visit. Donating textiles is beneficial to the environment and limits the amount of clothing that ends up in a landfill. Planet Aid collects and recycles nearly 100 million pounds of clothes and shoes each year. Portions of those donations are selected for the Planet Aid Thrift Center.

Thrift stores also help combat the trend of fast fashion. The Planet Aid Thrift Center allows people to donate their used clothing items and help the environment. Clothing that ends up and decays in a landfill releases methane and other gases that contribute to global warming.

By shopping at the Planet Aid Thrift Center you help support development projects abroad. You can also contribute to overseas development projects by donating to one of our many yellow bins.

So, getting rid of that old sweater you haven't worn in ages and donating it has more of an impact that you might have thought.