Do You Know The Difference Between For-Profit and Non-Profit Clothing Bins?
Only non-profit bins offer tax deductions and contribute to the local community.
You have a choice when you donate to a clothing bin. If you are looking for a tax deduction, donate to a 100% non-profit clothing donation bin – look for your local Big Blue Bin™!
Other for-profit bins that are green & white or silver divert funding from Northwest Center and other local charities. Reduced donations means less funding for Northwest Center programs serving children, adults and families in our local community.
We want to keep your clothing donations local.
Help us spread the word!
• Look for our new media campaign on TV and radio. Visit nwcenter.org for more!
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A simple way to help adults and children with disabilities
Hosting a Clothing Bin is a great way to support your community, reduce landfill waste, and share your commitment to the neighborhood with customers and neighbors.
A Northwest Center Clothing Bin is an easily accessible drop off location for unwanted but reusable clothing and cloth items. As a destination, the bin attracts customers and prospects to your business. Win-win!
Northwest Center, established in 1965, is a reputable and registered 501(c)(3) non-profit. Unlike for-profit bins, donors who donate to Northwest Center—along with reducing waste and promoting reusing and recycling—are also able to claim a tax deduction for their donations. Tax receipts are available.
Benefits for Hosting a Clothing Donation Bin:
And remember, proceeds from participating in our Clothing Donation Bin program go to support programs and services that benefit children and adults with disabilities.
For more information, call us at (206) 691-2588 or e-mail us.
For a list of clothing donation bin locations, call (800) 992-2060.
"Thank you for the opportunity to be a Northwest Center Clothing Bin Hostess. By placing bins on my property, I helped my community help a worthy cause.
It’s a good thing."—Suzie Burke, Fremont Dock Company