Donate a Bag for Earth Day | Thriftanista in the City


Donate a Bag for Earth Day

Thanks to Schoola for making this sponsored post possible by suppling me with a generous, earth friendly gift. Today is Earth Day and it's a good reminder to be kind to the earth. A great way to do that is to donate gently used clothes instead of throwing them away.

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Earth Day was established to raise awareness of the environmental movement. We can all pitch in by doing the best we can. I personally struggle with living a more green life when so many other causes and day to day life competing for my attention. The one thing that can be done that doesn’t take a lot of time or effort is to donate unused clothes. Americans send 10.5 million tons of clothing to landfills every year

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Instead of tossing your castoffs in the trash, here are a few options to keep in mind:

1. You can refashion or repurpose. If you like crafts and projects, this would be a good option for you.

2. You can sell them for profit but this option can be rather time consuming when you just want the clothes out of the house.

3. You can swap your clothes with friends. Also, can be time consuming but you’ll likely end up getting something back. A good thing unless your goal is to downsize.

4. Giving clothes away or donating is the quickest and easiest option. Your reward is the gift of giving and knowing you did something for the earth.
You can give your donation to a shelter or other charitable organizations. I recently discovered an online thrift store, Schoola, that sells clothing to benefit schools in the US and the Malala Fund internationally. 40% of all the proceeds go to benefit children’s education. 

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Schoola sends you a donation bag. You fill it with clothes and send it back. All of the postage is paid. So instead of driving your bag of donations around for a couple of weeks before hitting up a donation bin, you can easily schedule a USPS package pickup. Just like that. It is done.

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Unless you get to the Schoola site and see more fab pieces to add to your closet since you’ve made so much room from the donation. It’s been known to happen. I’m a total thrift shopping enabler so below are three special discount codes you can use now through next week. The more you buy the more you save. Plus, free shipping on orders over $25.

Spend $30 and save 30% off with code SAVE30
Spend $50 and save 50% off with code SAVE50
Spend $60 and save 60% off with code SAVE60

Disclaimer: Limited Time Only. New with tags items are not eligible for coupons or discounts. Limit one code per order.

What do you do with your old clothes?

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The Details
top - Zara (retail)
floral jeans - Talbot's (thrift store)
vintage loafers - Cole Haan (estate sale)

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