More than 100,000 people have contributed clothes to the garage collection in an effort to donate them to homeless shelters and community centers, according to a new report from the nonprofit GarageClothes.org.
The campaign, launched in February and currently in its third year, seeks to raise enough money to equip homeless shelters with more clothes for their staffs.
The charity has been collecting donations in various ways: through garage sales and yard sales, via mail-in donations, and through online donations.
The goal of the garage clothing donation program, which has been running since last year, is to give clothing to homeless people.
“We have been seeing that more and more people are becoming involved in the program and wanting to donate,” GarageCloses.org founder and CEO Matt Pritchard told Polygon.
“But the problem is, there are some people who aren’t interested in giving, and that’s what this is about.”
GarageClosing is the first of many such campaigns to be launched by the organization.
“There’s definitely a demand out there for clothing to help people in need,” Pritchers told Polygons.
“And we just need to find the right person for that.”
Garage clothes donate campaign in progress at a garage sale in Brooklyn.
GarageClays is the largest and most successful garage clothing collection, with over a million items.
Garage Closes is trying to raise the funds needed to outfit shelters and homeless shelters across the country with the best quality clothes they can get their hands on.
Pritcher, the founder of GarageClosures, said that the organization currently has over 2,000 volunteers working on behalf of the campaign.
He also said that around 1,000 donors are willing to donate at a time.
“They’re not trying to sell our products,” Priesons said.
“If we get a good sale, they’ll give us money for the program.”
The charity works through a partnership with a large chain of local thrift stores that are accepting donations in exchange for a certain amount of clothing.
Garagecloses works directly with the owners of the stores, and the clothes are sent directly to the local homeless shelters.
Garage clothes donation campaign in the works at a store in San Francisco.
Priesters hopes that the program will be able to provide clothing to shelters in places like New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles.
“What we’ve been doing so far has been very effective,” he said.
Garage clothing donations campaign in action in San Jose.
“Our goal is to get as many people as we can out there who are willing and able to donate and then we’ll put them into the program.
And if we get some really great results, we’ll do even more.”
Garageclothes, which is also a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is one of the largest thrift and clothing retailers in the world.
It is one among many charities that are trying to bring a donation-driven economy to the clothing industry.
For the last two years, the organization has been fundraising to provide clothes for homeless people in order to raise money to support other charitable organizations.
In October, GarageClashes launched its first-ever car wash campaign, which featured a local thrifty clothing store as the target of its donations.
Garage closures have become increasingly popular.
In 2016, the thrift store and clothing charity GarageClaws announced that it would be giving away more than 500,000 pairs of clothes, or about $400,000 in today’s money.
Garage closings and car wash donations have also been a popular fundraising event for charitable organizations in the past.
In 2012, the charity gave away a million pairs of shoes in a drive to raise $200 million.
Garage closes has also received donations from fashion designer Donna Karan.
In August, the clothing charity ShopRite gave away more that 100,500 pairs of underwear and bras in exchange to support GarageClosers campaign.
“I’ve always had a soft spot for the homeless,” Karan told Poly.
“A lot of people in the community, when they see us there, think, ‘Hey, I’m wearing a pair of clothes from this guy, and he doesn’t know about it.'”
“But you’ve got to remember that this is all a really small, temporary gesture,” Karant continued.
“It takes a really long time, and it will only last a short time.”
Garage Closures’ new campaign aims to raise over $400 million by the end of 2020.
“The way we see it is, we’re only going to be able do it if we have enough people donating,” Priezons said, noting that the average donation to GarageClayers is about $10.
“People can donate anything, from whatever they can afford to clothes they want to donate.”
Garage closures’ Car Wash Campaign, part of a larger drive to make the community more accepting of clothing donations, kicks off this Friday.
Garage closes is hoping to increase that average donation by