Spring cleaning time! ThredUp is a great option for those looking recycle or donate their unwanted clothes. This unique thrift / consignment store is completely online, making it easier for women and children to sell and purchase secondhand fashion (apparel, accessories, shoes) and avoiding landfills. ThredUp has a cleaning kit which they send to your address, and you have the option of accepting cash for your items or donating the cash to the following charities: Big Brother Big Sister Foundation, Feeding America, National Head Start Association, Girls Inc, and Help a Mother Out.

If you do decide to keep the cash, ThredUp has another unique service for the clothes they decide are unacceptable to sell. You can either take the items back, or, ThredUp will donate the items that are no longer in wearable condition to textile recycling partners for up-cycling (to make things such as carpets and pillow stuffing).

Whatever option you decide on, feel great knowing you are helping the environment through up-cycling or fellow humans through philanthropy! Happy cleaning, everyone!

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