Used clothes have value.
Donate to nonprofit Planet Aid.

Help protect the environment and strengthen communities. Donate to nonprofit Planet Aid.

Over 25 years ago, Planet Aid helped launch used clothes collections in the U.S., helping people and the planet. As a nonprofit, we collect donated clothes and shoes and resell them—fueling a circular, second hand economy and raising funds to empower communities to reach their full potential.

When you donate used textiles at our yellow bins or donation centers, you are not just cleaning the closet, you are participating in a circular economy that makes a positive difference.


Across the U.S., landfills are running out of space. At the same time, U.S. residents throw out roughly 85% of their unwanted textiles. We can help! Partner with us to keep used clothes and shoes out of landfills. 


Planet Aid generates millions of dollars each year to support locally-led development programs tackling the most pressing humanitarian, social and environmental challenges in Africa, Asia and the Americas.


Textile reuse helps reduce the need to manufacture new clothes which requires finite resources, like water, and contributes to pesticide and C02 pollution. Donated clothes are given a second life in a circular economy that supports millions of people.


Donating clothes reduces waste in landfills and raises funds for community-led development. With 10,000+ bins in the Northeast, Mid Atlantic and Midwest, we make drop-offs easy. Donate to nonprofit Planet Aid today.

We accept the following clean items for reuse:

  • Clothing
  • Shoes
  • Bedding, towels and curtains
  • Sleeping bags
  • Socks, underwear and bras

Planet Aid is a nonprofit organization so your donations are tax deductible. Clean out your closet, help the environment and save on taxes – all with a simple donation to Planet Aid.

Planet Aid is a tax-exempt nonprofit under IRS code 501(c)3 (Tax number: 04-3348171). Get a receipt to claim your deduction.