Nordstrom Announces Clothing Donation Initiative

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Nordstrom through its partnership with Give Back Box will allow customers to donate used clothing and shoes (by mail at no cost) to be directed to local nonprofits and sold to fund community programs such as job training and education initiatives. It sure beats the alternative as every year billions of pounds of clothing end up in landfills.

“Our customers have told us they want to be able to clean out their closets in a more environmentally-friendly way,” states Erik Nordstrom, co-president. “By extending the life of their used items, and encouraging them to reuse the box from their recent Nordstrom order, we’re trying to make it easy and convenient to help reduce waste while also being able to support local nonprofit organizations.”

The new service enables customers to donate gently used clothing, shoes, jewelry or small household items. To get started, customers can visit Nordstrom.com/DonateClothes or follow these steps:

  1. Open Your Box: When you order from Nordstrom, save the box your order came in.
  2. Pack It Up: Fill the box with any gently used clothing, accessories or shoes you’d like to donate.
  3. Print and Ship: Print a prepaid shipping label from givebackbox.com/Nordstrom. Close up your box, attach the prepaid label, and drop it off at any UPS or U.S.P.S. location.

“We are thrilled to have Nordstrom as a partner to share our message with its customers,” says Monika Wiela, founder of Give Back Box. “We’re excited to work together to support organizations that are providing valuable resources to those in need in our communities.”

Later this week, the retailer will begin testing an in-store donation program in its six western Washington Nordstrom stores. Those items will be directed to Seattle Goodwill and Goodwill of Olympics and Rainier Region. Participating stores will have white, Goodwill-branded donation bins.

Participating stores include:

  • Bellevue Square, Bellevue, Wash.
  • Downtown Seattle, Seattle, Wash.
  • Northgate Mall, Seattle, Wash.
  • Alderwood Mall, Lynnwood, Wash.
  • Southcenter Square, Tukwila, Wash.
  • Tacoma Mall, Tacoma, Wash.

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