Drop boxes are open
24 hours and available in most areas.
(CLICK TO SEE MAP)
To donate, place your items in the drop box and call 314-416-8282 for a tax receipt.
Why choose a Charity Clothing Pickup (MPS) Box over other boxes?
There are 2 major differences between USAgain/Planet Aid and CharityClothingPickup:
1. Charity Clothing Pickup makes a monetary contribution
to a local charity for every pound of clothing collected.
Charity Clothing Pickup charitable drop box contributions are over $1,000,000 per
year company wide.
2. We are American owned and a locally operated company. All clothing we collect
is distributed within the USA and financially benefits a local charity.
We have been collecting used clothing to support charities for over 30 years.
While we appreciate the efforts of our competitor’s role as a recycler, Charity
Clothing Pickup’s drop box program has the additional benefit of giving back
to the community.
As a clothing donor or drop box host we would like to ensure that you truly understand
the mission and goals of USAgain/Planet Aid. (see the article below)
By supporting Charity Clothing Pickup through the local drop box program you help
keep clothing from our landfills WHILE supporting local charities.
BY DONATING WITH CCP OR SPONSORING A DROP BOX YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE TO LOCAL
CHARITIES AND THE ENVIRONMENT.
The following article is from USAgain regarding their operations.
USAgain Responds to Questions on Clothing Bins. Though some may be confused, the
bins state they, (USAgain), are collecting
used items for profit
Those smelly flip flops that were too raunchy for might be perfect for USAgain,
a for-profit company at bins around town. A PR representative for USAgain Jen Hirsch,
of Group SJR, said Thursday that many items Americans wouldn't consider worthy of
charitable donations would still be acceptable in the developing nations the discarded
items go to.
UsAgain The green bins state
they are for profit,
and Hirsch said in promotional materials that
USAgain asks people to discard their items rather than donate. That helps
people understand that we are just taking things.
We are getting rid of (things) not taking donations, per se, Hirsch said.
(USAgain)) For Profit COMPANIES that hot the bins are typically
compensated per pound collected,
but it depends on the contract, Hirsch said. The bins are emptied weekly and the
clothing and shoes are then sold in huge bales to sorting companies.
Some of the second-hand clothing is sold domestically and the rest is sold overseas.
“There is a huge demand for second hand clothing and used shoes in developing
countries,” Hirsch said.
Clothing that cannot be reworn is recycled into cloths, insulation and furniture
padding. Hirsch said a lot of companies use the same drop off box model but
USAgain clearly states they are for profit on the box and on its website.
Posted by Jessica Miller , May 18, 2012 at 12:04 PM
PLEASE SHOP YOUR LOCAL ST LOUIS AREA DROP BOX HOSTS! They have participated
in providing over $400,000 to local St Louis metro area charities last year.
Their support is crucial to this program.
BP IS A PROUD SPONSOR OF THE AMERICAN
SAV-A-LOT HAS PROVIDED FUNDING
FOR NON PROFITS FOR OVER 10 YEARS THROUGH THE DROP BOX PROGRAM.
DIERBERGS HAS BEEN A SPONSOR OF
MANY LOCAL NON PROFITS THROUGH THE PROGRAM FOR OVER 10 YEARS.
Aldi's is a proud sponsor of Sunset
Amdocs supports Voices for Children.
Conoco supports Children's Home
Society of St Louis.
Dollar General has provided support
for various charities for over 8 years.
Schnuck's supports various local
We thank PIZZA HUT for their support
of the American Red Cross.