Savers is a chain of for-profit thrift stores accepting and reselling donated items from non-profit organizations. Among its partner charities are certain chapters of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, the Epilepsy Foundation, and The Arc – all of which are prominent collectors of used clothing as well.
Non-profits sell donated items in bulk to Savers and affiliated shops (Unique and Value Village). Items that are not sold are turned over to the company’s recycling partners. Savers also works with waste management companies for responsible disposal of items that cannot be recycled.
Unsold textiles are repurposed into rags and insulation. Metals found in clothing and electronics are sold for their raw value. Savers claims to divert more than 700 million pounds of items from landfills each year, as part of its Rethink Reuse advocacy.
This company accepts garments, accessories, shoes, sports equipment, textiles, appliances, toys, games, houseware, jewelry, media, small furniture, and more.
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Posted by Savers on Wednesday, March 4, 2020
Donors are encouraged to contact the thrift shop outlets nearest to them to find out which items are preferred donations. If you’re unable to find a thrift store near you, why not see if there’s a Salvation Army close by instead? They have thousands of clothing boxes and thrift stores that accept a wide variety of donations.
Donations may be dropped off at Savers thrift store outlets. Savers also operates several “Donation Drop Spot” bins. To find the closest Savers near you, simply enter your address above and let the map do the work.
Unfortunately, Savers does not offer a pickup service for your donations.
The Savers family of thrift shops operates within the United States, Canada and Australia. In the USA, most shops can be found in the states of California, Illinois, Washington, Massachusetts, and Maryland.
Want to find all the clothing bins in California? See a list of them all right here.