Northwest Center is a non-profit organization benefiting infants, children, and adults with disabilities. Northwest Center operates Big Blue Truck: distinctively colored trucks utilized for clothing donation drives and pickups within Washington state.
The first Big Blue Truck went into operation in 1967. In the same year, Northwest Center partnered with the for-profit thrift retailer Value Village, a Savers brand.
Value Village buys donated items from Northwest Center in bulk for recycling or selling at its outlets, and profits from each sale go to funding Northwest Center’s charitable activities. These include providing outsourcing solutions, supported employment, and learning programs. Northwest Center’s education initiatives include early intervention and after-school programs for children.
Drivers of the Big Blue Truck issue donation receipts during pickups. Alternatively, donors can download the receipt from the organization’s official website and fill it up themselves. Donors have sole responsibility of determining the value of the donated items.
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NorthwestCenter – Big Blue Truck accepts donations of clothing, fashion accessories, personal accessories, media, houseware, toys, books, small appliances, bedding and draperies, and electronics. Sporting goods, power and garden tools, and miscellaneous items such as holiday decorations and canning jars are also welcome.
This charity has attended drop-off stations. Donors can find the nearest station or bin to them by going to the organization’s official website and entering a zip code on the Drop Off Locations page. There are also self-service bins, called Big Blue Bins. Businesses are welcome to host Big Blue Bins at no cost to them.
Another company with many clothing donation locations in Washington is Goodwill. They are one of the largest organizations who accept used clothing, not only in the US, but across the world.
The Big Blue Truck offers home pickup services within Washington state. Pickup can be scheduled by phone or through an online contact form.
Northwest Center’s headquarters are in Seattle, WA. Donations are mostly collected in the Puget Sound region, but there are multiple drop-off stations and donation bins in Central and Eastern Washington.