Donate Your Promo T-Shirts: Models Give Back
I was looking through my Facebook feed the other day, and noticed a post by one of our promotional models; Cassandra Elie. She was asking her friends and other models to pack up their promo t-shirts and donate them to help support the relief efforts in Haiti after hurricane Matthew. What a thoughtful and practical idea!
As an organization that works with thousands of promotional models across the United States, we as a company decided to compile a list of reputable organizations that accept and provide clothes to those in need. If you work as a promotional model, and are looking to donate your promo t-shirts, this list is for you.
We’ve structured the list below by city. Under each city you’ll find a list of organizations, a brief description of where your promo shirts will go, and steps on how you can donate.
Where to donate your promotional t-shirts
Who: The Atlanta Mission
What types of clothing: All types. Any donation greatly helps and is appreciated by this organization and the people in it.
Where to donate: You can donate at any of the 5 thrift stores through out the Atlanta area. For exact locations please visit: Atlanta Mission Store Locations.
Where the t-shirts go: These t-shirts provide a person facing homelessness and give them something new, clean, and fresh to wear, making a true and meaningful difference in their life.
Learn more about the Atlanta Mission.Baltimore
Who: St. Vincent De Paul
What types of clothing: The most common types of clothing are adult and children’s underwear and socks, children’s pajamas, adult sweat shirts, sweatpants, and promo t-shirts.
Where to donate: You can stop in right at St. Vincent De Paul which is located at 2305 N. Charles Street, Suite 300 Baltimore, MD 21218.
Where the t-shirts go: Your t-shirt goes to someone in desperate need for new clothes, who is facing poverty in the Baltimore, MD area.
Find out more about St. Vincent De Paul.Boston
Who: The Action for Boston Community Development
What types of clothing: Any type of clothing, including promotional t-shirts.
Where to donate: To donate you can stop by any one of ABCD’s 15 neighborhood service sites. Find which site is closest to you at: A.B.C.D. Service Centers.
Where the t-shirts go: When you donate your promotional t-shirts to A.B.C.D, you are providing someone who is in a tough financial situation in the Boston area with a gift they are in desperate need for. It may not seem like much but getting them into new, clean clothes, is everything to them.
To learn more visit: Bostonabcd.org.Dallas
Who: Dallas Life
What types of clothing: Dallas Life accepts all types of clothing including promo t-shirts.
Where to donate: To donate your t-shirt, you can stop in at 1100 Cadiz Street, Dallas TX, 75215 between the hours of 9-5 Monday-Saturday.
Where the t-shirts go: When you donate your t-shirt, you are providing a gift to someone facing homelessness or extreme poverty in the Dallas area.
Learn more at dallaslife.org.Houston
Who: Houston Area Women’s Center
What types of clothing: Items in desperate need include: Yoga pants, t-shirts, sports bras and socks of all sizes.
Where to donate: To donate your t-shirt, you can go directly to the Houston Area Women’s Center which is located at 1010 Waugh Drive Houston, TX, 77019.
Where the t-shirts go: Your t-shirt goes to women who are facing or have faced domestic and/or sexual violence. It’s these little gifts that can put the smile on their face that they desperately need.
Learn more at hawc.org.Las Vegas
Who: Big Brothers Big Sisters
What types of clothing: Any type of gently used clothing.
Where the t-shirts go: When you donate a t-shirt through Big Brothers Big Sisters, you are providing a child facing adversity with a gift that could put a smile on their face.
Learn more at: bbbsn.org.Los Angeles
Who: The Los Angeles Mission
What types of clothing: Socks, underwear, bras, t-shirts, pajamas tops and bottoms.
Where to donate: You can drop off your donation at 316 East Winston Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013.
Where the t-shirts go: When you donate your t-shirt, you are providing someone who is truly in need in the Los Angeles area.
To learn more, visit losangelesmission.org/clothingMiami
Who: Chapman Partnership
What types of clothing: Business attire- men/women, infant clothing, maternity clothing, plus-sized clothing, men/women, shoes, shorts, socks (new), t-shirts, and undergarments (new in packaging).
Where to donate: You can contact the Donations & Volunteers center directly at 1-305-447-2033 for more information on how to donate.
Where the t-shirts go: When you donate your t-shirt you are giving it to one of the thousands of children or adults in the Dade County area who are in need of help.
Learn more about what happens to your promo shirts at the Chapman Partnerships Plan My Gift.New Orleans
Who: Covenant House
What types of clothing: Adult coats, sneakers, undergarments and socks (new), professional clothing for young men and women, jeans, promo shirts, sweaters, pajamas.
Where to donate: To donate, you can stop by 611 North Rampart Street in downtown New Orleans.
Where the t-shirts go: You are providing a homeless person in New Orleans with a t-shirt. These fresh new clothes mean the world to them.
To learn more visit: covenanthouse.orgNew York
Who: Greenmarket Clothing Collection
What types of clothing: Clean and dry clothing, paired shoes, linens, handbags, belts, and other reusable textiles. No fabric rolls or scraps of any size, rugs, carpeting, pillows, comforters, or luggage.
Where to donate: You can drop of your shirts at one of the 30 different greenmarkets in the NYC area. For a complete list, including addresses visit: Grown NYC.
Where the t-shirts go: With each donation, you are giving someone who’s facing homelessness or poverty to any extreme. You are giving this person a gift they are more in need of than you know.
To learn move visit: grownyc.org/clothingOrlando
Who: Bridges of America
What types of clothing: Shirts, (dress, button-down, polo, t-shirts), Pants (dress, khakis, jeans), suits (conservative styles appropriate for interviews), outerwear (sweaters, sweatshirts, and jackets without hoods), shoes (athletic, casual, dress, or work boots), and undergarments (boxers, undershirts, and socks, new only).
Where to donate: To donate your t-shirt, you can stop in at 2041 Mercy Drive, Orlando, FL 32808
Where the t-shirts go: Your t-shirt will be given to one of the participants in Bridges of America. You will be proud to say that you made a difference in someone’s life giving them a gift that they couldn’t have afforded on their own.
Learn more here: bridgesofamerica.comPhoenix
Who: Maggie’s Place
What types of clothing: You can donate any type of clothing.
Where to donate: To donate clothing, stop by Maggie’s Thrift, located at 1517 E McDowell Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85006. Maggie’s Thrift is open between 10:30-5:30 Monday-Friday.
Where the t-shirts go: When you donate your t-shirt, you are providing a pregnant or parenting woman in the Phoenix area who is in tough financial help. It’s the little things like your t-shirt that could make their day.
To learn more visit: maggiesplace.orgSan Diego
Who: San Diego Rescue Mission
What types of clothing: All gently used items, including promotional t-shirts.
Where to donate: You can drop your t-shirt off at any of San Diego Rescue Mission’s thrift store locations. For a complete listing please visit: sdrescue.org
Where the t-shirts go: When you donate a t-shirt, you are giving it to someone who is facing hunger and/or homelessness in the San Diego area.
To learn more visit: www.sdrescue.orgSan Francisco
Who: St. Athony’s Foundation
What types of clothing: To donate, you can stop by their new location 121 Golden Gate Ave on the corner of Jones St between the hours of 9-4 Monday-Sunday.
Where the t-shirts go: When you donate your t-shirt, you are providing someone facing poverty in the San Francisco area, giving them a gift that will truly put a smile on their face.
To learn more visit: www.stanthonysf.orgTampa
Who: Metropolitan Ministries
What types of clothing: All kinds as long as it’s new or gently used.
Where to donate: You can drop off your shirts at one of 8 locations in the Tampa area. For a complete list, including addresses please visit: www.metromin.org
Where the t-shirts go:With each donation, you are helping someone out of the nearly 100 families the Metropolitan Ministries organization takes in daily.
To learn more visit: www.metromin.orgWashington D.C.
Who: Martha’s Table
What types of clothing: Gently used clothing that is clean, pressed (if possible), and in excellent repair.
Where to donate: To donate, please visit one of Martha’s Table’s locations. You can see their locations and hours at: marthastable.org
Where the t-shirts go: Your t-shirt will go towards improving the quality of an undeserved children’s life. A fresh shirt can truly mean a fresh start for them.
To learn more visit: marthastable.org/