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Use that Pile of Amazon Boxes to Donate to Charity

Get free shipping for your donations thanks to Amazon and GiveBackBox.com

If you're anything like us, there's probably a large pile of Amazon boxes that's quickly taking over the front foyer, and its growth isn't slowing down any time soon.

Instead of tripping over these unwieldy boxes for days on end or unenthusiastically breaking them down, go ahead and send them to someone else — not empty, of course, but filled with clothes and household items that you'd like to donate to charity.

Amazon has partnered with GiveBackBox.com so you can easily free up some room in your house while helping others that are less fortunate.

To start, go to GiveBackBox.com and enter your zip code and e-mail address. A free shipping label will be generated, and then all you have to do is fill the box with quality donations and drop it off at your local USPS or UPS office.

Easy, right? We think so.

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Thanks Andrew!
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How does this organization use the donated goods? Are they reselling for a profit then donating a percentage to charity or will the items actually go to people who have requested assistance?
By the way, that is exactly what I've been doing with my boxes. So now we have both empty and full boxes taking over the foyer laugh out loud
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How does this organization use the donated goods? Are they reselling for a profit then donating a percentage to charity or will the items actually go to people who have requested assistance?
By the way, that is exactly what I've been doing with my boxes. So now we have both empty and full boxes taking over the foyer
Good question, hadn't thought of looking into that before sending stuff out. This is what I found on their web page:

What happens to the items I donate?
Donated items are sorted and sold by the participating charity. The revenues are used to help fund community-based programs, including job training, employment placement services and support services such as financial education and transportation.

So it sounds like items are going to places like Goodwill.
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I could not find a list of participating charities.. there are some that I'd be reluctant to support.
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Nice article! The funny thing was I was putting things to donate in old Amazon boxes and driving them to my local Goodwill. This is awesome!
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Some good points here...was thinking of doing this but why not just drop it off to your local charity instead rather than sending to some company that is going to make money and sell them
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Nice article! The funny thing was I was putting things to donate in old Amazon boxes and driving them to my local Goodwill. This is awesome!
Yeah now you have to drive them to UPS instead and let some other company outside your area sell your items for their profit...Maybe prefer to give it to help your local community instead...Just a thought!
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Oh yeah, this article totally went the opposite of how I was headed with it. I'm considering building a summer home out of my box collection.

By the way, not trying to cause any box envy or anything but that little pile in the picture is pretty puny, I wouldn't even call that a collection.



That's not my collection, that's just what I opened before breakfast. I've got to get these...



.... opened by lunch and then I can add them all to the BOX COLLECTIVE, which is currently en route to the Alpha Quadrant to assimilate Species 5618 after encountering no resistance assimilating the Cardboardassian race on Amazon Prime.

Peace Thank you I'll be here all week! Don't forget to tip your carriers.
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