Clothing donation boxes can be an easy way to get rid of clothing or shoes you no longer need or want. Before dropping your bagged clothing into a collection box, be sure the organization is one you want to donate to. Some boxes belong to for-profit organizations and others have less than reputable practices. Only clothing and shoes should be donated (except for Red Cross boxes which accept blankets and small toys) as organizations may have to pay for other materials to be thrown out.
Clothing donations can sometimes be used as a tax deduction. Contact your tax adviser for more information. Check the box or the sponsor’s website for contact information to get a receipt for tax purposes.
This post is updated occasionally. As of July 7th, 2013, the listings for Holden and Rutland are up to date. If any are missing, feel free to post the organization and address of other collection boxes in the comments below. Thanks!
Clothing Donation Box Locations
Planet Aid clothing donation box: Claudette’s 1921 Diner (59 Shrewsbury Street – Route 140)
Planet Aid clothing donation boxes: Wong Dynasty Restaurant (176 Reservoir Street), AL Prime gas station (515 Main Street), Mexicali Restaurant (700 Main Street), Holden Hands Learning Center (760 Main Street)
St. Vincent dePaul clothing donation box: Blue Plate Lounge (661 Main Street), Mexicali Restaurant (700 Main Street)
Salvation Army clothing donation box: Holden Pizza plaza parking lot (597 Main Street), Mexicali Restaurant (700 Main Street), Howe’s Farm Stand (2443 Main Street)
Recycling Associates clothing donation box: AL Prime gas station (515 Main Street)
Friendly House collection box: Gordie’s Auto Repair (513 Main Street)
Mint Green Planet-Boys & Girls Club clothing donation box: Holden Jewelers (808 Main Street)
The Salvation Army and Mint Green Planet Inc have clothing collection boxes at the Paxton Market (Pleasant Street). Country Bank has a Salvation Army clothing collection box in its parking lot at the intersection of Pleasant Street (Rt 122) and West Street (Rt 56).
Red Cross donation boxes accept donations of clothing, shoes, sheets, blankets, and small children’s toys: Light Department, 168 Worcester Road and Wachusett Mountain ski area, 499 Mountain Road. Call 508-586-4445 to get a receipt for your donation for tax purposes.
A Planet Aid collection box is in the parking lot off the Princeton House of Pizza and Family Chiropractic, 25-29 Hubbardston Road.
Planet Aid clothing donation boxes: Rutland Commons plaza (24 Main Street)
St. Vincent dePaul clothing donation box: Blair’s Market Square (81 Main Street), Four Corners Village Center (Barre-Paxton Road/Pleasantdale Road intersection), Genesis Automotive (168 Maple Avenue)
Salvation Army clothing donation box: Martelli Construction (87 Main Street)
Planet Aid clothing donation box: Sterling Animal Shelter (17 Laurelwood Road)
Red Cross donation boxes accept donations of clothing, shoes, sheets, blankets, and small children’s toys: Appletown Market and the Department of Public Works, both on Route 12. Call 508-586-4445 to get a receipt for your donation for tax purposes.
Cream Crock, 50 Worcester Road, has a collection box in its parking lot.
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Planet Aid clothing donation box is located in the parking lot of Duncan M. Gillies Company, 666 Central Street.
A St Vincent DePaul clothing box is at the Shell station, 257 West Boylson Street.
Salvation Army clothing donation box: Wachusett Watershed Regional Recycling Center (131 Raymond Huntington Hwy)