Elkridge, MD (PRWEB) March 18, 2016
International nonprofit organization Planet Aid is pleased to announce that it has received a higher-than-expected amount of donations throughout the first quarter of 2016 at its new Thrift Center in Baltimore, Md. and in its numerous yellow bins located at convenient locations throughout the country. The charitable organization would like to thank everyone who chooses to donate their unwanted clothing to help Planet Aid continue its important mission of protecting the environment and helping the world’s poorest populations in Africa, Latin America and Southeast Asia.
“We work very hard to make donating used clothing and shoes as easy as possible. It is great to see that more and more people are donating their unwanted items to be recycled instead of sending them to landfills,” said Planet Aid CEO Ester Neltrup. “The increasing volume of donations will enable us to do even more charitable work.”
Planet Aid operates more than 20,000 of its iconic yellow bins nationwide, offering a convenient way for people to drop off their unwanted clothing, shoes and other textiles. Through the sale of the gathered material, Planet Aid funds its environmental and charitable initiatives around the globe.
Initiatives supported by Planet Aid include teacher training colleges in rural developing areas, farmers’ clubs that facilitate cooperative connections and provide training in the use of sustainable farming methods, and the HOPE project, which supports those who are suffering from AIDS. Through these programs, Planet Aid reaches out and lends aid to the most vulnerable members of society.
About Planet Aid
Planet Aid is a U.S. 501 (c)(3) nonprofit and is registered with USAID as a private voluntary organization. It collects and recycles used clothing and shoes as part of its environmental mission. The net proceeds from its 22-state recycling operation help to support projects aimed at eliminating poverty. Since its inception in 1997, Planet Aid has provided more than $100 million to support projects on three continents. It has managed Food for Progress programs in both Mozambique and Malawi totaling several million dollars. Planet Aid supports programs in education, teacher training, nutrition, and agriculture and economic development.