About Us

clothes-pin, a Center City Philadelphia, 501(c)3 non-profit organization, donates clothing to people in need. Via major sporting venues, our volunteers collect, sort and distribute articles of clothing and sneakers to men’s, women’s and family shelters, local to each event. Since witnessing the discarding of clothing at a major marathon in 2007, clothes-pin has collected & donated in excess of 225,000 articles including hats, gloves, hoodies, sweatpants and shirts, along with thousands of pairs of sneakers. Our efforts are made possible by the generosity of the running community, partnering organizations, dedicated staff and our amazing volunteers, comprised of corporate groups, high schools students, collegiate sports teams, friends, family and neighbors. Won’t you join us?

Marathons & Expos


Why we started. Learn how you can help clothes-pin recycle throw-away clothing and running shoes at major marathons and running expos. 

Corporate Clothing Drives


clothes-pin loves to partner with all corporations (big or small) to establish clothing drives, right in the heart of your office. This is a great way for your company to have a direct impact on the immediate community.

Manufacturer Partnerships


Clothing retailers! Don't let you misprinted clothes go to waste. Talk with clothes-pin to find out how you can recycle faulty clothing to those in need. 

Some Statistics







Sneakers Collected


Clothing Collected


Total Collected