DONATE USED CLOTHING
The Big Brothers Big Sisters of Puget Sound Donation Center partners with individuals like you and companies like yours to collect new and gently used clothing throughout the region.
You can donate clothing at any one of our 50-plus outdoor donation bins in the region – with locations throughout King and Pierce County, and in cities such as Seattle, Tacoma, Bellevue, and more. You can also donate clothing and household goods at Value Village store locations in Burien and Issaquah.
The donation center program works in partnership with Value Village (SAVERS) and turns these donations into much needed funds. All net proceeds directly support Big Brothers Big Sisters of Puget Sound and our one-to-one mentoring programs.
WE’RE A NON-PROFIT SO 100% OF YOUR DONATIONS SUPPORT IGNITING POTENTIAL IN YOUNG PEOPLE IN THE COMMUNITY.
WHAT'S THE IMPACT?
All donations help support mentoring relationships, save precious room in landfills, and protect the environment.
Research shows that the average person throws away 68 pounds of clothing every year. This equals over 250 million pounds of clothing per year in the Puget Sound region alone. About 95 percent of the clothes, shoes, and linens thrown in the garbage could have been reused or recycled.
Each week, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Puget Sound helps divert thousands of pounds of textiles from local landfills.
Value Village pays Big Brothers Big Sisters of Puget Sound per pound for these items, and 100 percent of proceeds help cover operating expenses that make one-to-one mentoring for young people in Puget Sound possible!
WHAT YOU CAN DONATE
We are currently accepting donations of clothing, bedding, and small household items.
NEW & USED CLOTHING
• All Clothes All Sizes & Types
• All Shoes All Sizes & Types
• Swim Trunks
• Undershirt/Under Short
• Evening Dress
• Foundation Garment
• Fur Coat/Hat
• Pants Suit
NEW & USED BEDDING/LINENS
• Chair/Sofa Cover
NEW UNOPENED ITEMS ONLY
• School Supplies
• Arts & Crafts Supplies
• Books for youth
FIND A DONATION BIN NEAR YOU
HOW IT WORKS
You donate clothing and household items in a local drop-off bin
Savers Value Village pays Big Brothers Big Sisters of Puget Sound per pound of clothing donated
Proceeds support connecting young people with caring adult mentors
Are you interested in partnering with us by placing a bin at your business, hosting a clothing donation drive, or simply donating your unwanted items to make a big impact?
Hosting a donation bin or drive are easy, no-cost ways for local businesses, schools, churches, and other organizations to make a meaningful impact in our community. Partners can expect Big Brothers Big Sisters to promote bin locations here on our website and on social media – generating foot traffic and visibility for businesses.
A partnership with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Puget Sound is an investment in our mission of igniting the power and promise of youth in the Puget Sound region. Financial support from clothing donations and drives provides critical funding to recruit, train, and match these mentors with youth in our community. Your partnership will help mentors build the best possible mentoring relationships with young people, helping these youth build resilience and the confidence necessary to achieve their dreams.
Whether your organization is a business, nonprofit, or another type of entity entirely, you can partner with us to do good in the community. Here are four examples of current partners:
Your company can have a positive impact in the lives of young people in our community by placing bins at locations that are convenient and easily accessible. Join the network of community-minded organizations like yours already hosting bins throughout the Puget Sound region.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Puget Sound will maintain bins in a professional manner by scheduling pick-ups as needed and ensuring bins are locked and their appearance remains clean and neat.