Give Back Box Will Pay to Ship Your Donation to Goodwill

The perfect mix of recycling and charity


Donating to charity has never been easier than this. (TierneyMJ /

Donating to charity has never been easier than this. (TierneyMJ /

If you have ever ordered anything online, you know this situation. After unpacking your purchases, you're left with a bunch of empty cardboard boxes that you will most likely just toss in the trash. But what if each end every one of these boxes could help you donate your old things to charity? That is precicesly what The Give Back Box offers.

The company teamed up with some of America's most well known companies to utilize their collective resources in a most sustainable venture: 19 online retailes, including Amazon, the world's largest online marketplace, will cover the cost of sending items that you no longer need straight to Goodwill, a nonprofit organization and social service enterprise with thousands of thrift stores across the United States and Canada. Instead of packing up the back of your trunk with a car load of odds and ends that are no longer useful to you, now you literally don't have to leave your house or wait for spring cleaning to rid your rooms of the non-essentials.

The joint, free shipping service enables anyone to reuse any cardboard box (from a previous purchase or just any old box you have lying around), fill it with clothing, accessories, household goods and more, and then print a free shipping label from the Give Back Box's website. The postal service will deliver your box of donated goods straight to the nearest Goodwill in your area - free of charge. Not only do you get rid of those cumbersome boxes, you also purge yourself of things you no longer need that another person or family will take great use in.

Plus, Goodwill sells the donated goods, and the money generated helps support various community-based services and employment placement for those in need. The result is a winning, tri-fold cycle of a gift (in this case a box!) that keeps on giving.

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Goodnet was initiated by Shari Arison and is operated by The Ted Arison Family Foundation. Shari Arison is also the initiator of Good Deeds Day.