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 250,000 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.
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.
– You can contribute to clothes-pin through Amazon Smile. Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to clothes-pin and is an easy way to help fund our work. Simply visit smile.amazon.com, set up your account and select Clothes-Pin (based in Philadelphia) for your charity.
Clothing & Sneakers
– Runners, you have a unique way of donating to clothes-pin. At your next race, check and see if clothes-pin is listed as a partner for the race. If so, bring an extra sweatshirt or pair of sweatpants to discard at the starting corral. clothes-pin also collects lightly worn sneakers. We typically collect at expos prior to races. Just as you would check for the clothing collection, see if clothes-pin is listed as a partner for the expo as well.
– We’re proud of our legacy, and the people we’re helping. But we need your help, too. clothes-pin is made possible through the help of hundreds of volunteers. 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. If you are interested in volunteering feel free to get in touch with Michael Resnic, Co-founder and Executive Director.
Direct: 215-873-4283. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.