Give Back Box does just that

NEWS – This time of year, I spend a great deal of time breaking down boxes and hauling them to the Recycling Center. I also clean a lot of closets to make room for Christmas gifts and attempt to declutter, which means hauling unused clothing and household items to local charities.

Give Back Box knows we do this. And it can help save me, and others like me, a few trips. 

At the same time, they’re making it really easy and convenient to recycle and donate to charities.

The concept is simple: Fill an empty box with goods to donate. Print a free shipping label. Ship the box via UPS or USPS. Your box gets recycled, and your unwanted stuff goes to people in need.

If you’d like to dictate exactly which charity your items go to, it costs $15 for a shipping label and you can choose from 22 groups. The site lists which items those specific charities need. (But it’s free if you let them pick the charity.)

The maximum weight for each box is 70 pounds, and the combined length and width may not exceed 108 inches. They are seeking household items like toys, clothes, shoes and jewelry; There’s a separate link just for donating Lego bricks. They cannot accept large electronics, liquids, fragile, hazardous or volatile items.

By creating an account with Give Back Box, you can receive a tax-deductible receipt after your donation has been accepted and processed.

This program is available in the US, Canada and UK.

 

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