Published on February 1, 2017 — Leave a comment

Pay Your Fashion Forward: Turn Clothes Into Cash For Charities

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UP the feel-good factor when you Clean Out with thredUP!

Donate your Clean Out Bag to a charity supporting families and education. Instead of a payout, you’ll get a tax receipt and warm feelings that only come from helping others. It’s a karmic win-win.

How It Works:

  1. Request a Clean Out Kit and simply select “Support Charity.” 
  2. We’ll send you a free Clean Out Kit with a pre-paid shipping label. Fill it with the same high-quality, on-trend items you would normally send to us. Note: Don’t forget to keep an itemized list of what you send in. You’ll need this information to fill out your tax donation receipt.
  3. We contract with the charity to handle your bag and purchase your clothing from the charity. All purchase proceeds go to the charity. Within one week of your bag being received, you will receive a tax-deductible donation receipt via email from thredUP or the designated charity.  Note: Neither thredUP or the Charity partner can assign value to your donations. Please refer to IRS regulations pertaining tax deductibility for your donations.

thredUP’s Charity Partners include:


Big Brother Big Sister Foundation

BBBS turns gently used goods into treasure to provide great programming and care for children. And what greater treasure exists than the future of a child? By participating in BBBS programs, a child is 46% less likely to begin using illegal drugs; 27% less likely to begin using alcohol; and 52% less likely to skip school. Donate. Recycle. Change Lives! Learn more at


Feeding America

Feeding America’s network of 200 food banks, provides food to 46 million people through 60,000 food pantries and meal programs across America. Feeding America also supports programs that improve food security; educates the public about the problem of hunger; and advocates for legislation that protects people from going hungry. Together we can solve hunger. Learn more at


National Head Start Association

NHSA believes that every child, regardless of circumstances at birth, has the ability to succeed in life. NHSA is the voice for more than 1 million children, 200,000 staff and 1,600 Head Start grantee schools in the United States, and has served over 32 million children in its history. Funds from this partnership will pay for new books for Head Start classrooms. Learn more at


Girls, Inc.

Girls Inc. inspires all girls to be strong, smart, and bold through direct service and advocacy. Last year Girls Inc. served over 140,000 girls to navigate gender, economic, and social barriers through lasting, mentoring relationships; a girls-only, physically and emotionally safe environment; and research-based, age-appropriate programming. While only 62% of U.S. college women graduate, 97% of Girls Inc. national scholars graduate. Learn more at


Help a Mother Out

Help a Mother Out increases access to diapers for families in need, distributing diapers to families in need through a network of voluntary home visiting programs, facilitated parent support groups, family resource centers, and public health departments. Help a Mother has provided over 4 million diapers to families in need. Learn more at for Opportunity

Wardrobe for Opportunity (WFO) assists low-income individuals in their efforts to Find a Job, Keep a Job, and Build a Career. Founded in 1995 to address often overlooked, yet critical barriers to finding and retaining employment, WFO has served over 30,000 low-income individuals in the San Francisco Bay Area. With over 200,000 living in poverty in the Bay Area, WFO is determined to help low-income individuals with transformative workforce development programs. Learn more at

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* Each charity is solely responsible for the attributed content above.  Please also note that although the proceeds from your donation will go to Charity Partner you select, we cannot guarantee that any particular local chapter or affiliate of the Charity Partner will directly receive a portion of the proceeds.


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