Change your Clothes, Change the World
Your used textiles and shoes enable important programs aimed at mobilizing and supporting communities to take up the fight against poverty and climate change. We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that collects and recycles used clothing and shoes to protect the environment and support sustainable development work across the globe.

HOW CHANGING YOUR CLOTHES CHANGES THE WORLD
 At Recycle for Change we believe that in order to secure a healthy and prosperous future for all people, we must protect and preserve our planet’s natural resources and foster cooperation across cultures.
SOCIAL IMPACT

Recycle for Change works to mobilize people and resources to support important sustainable development in the poorest parts of the world. We support organizations engaged in community-based sustainable development work in the US and abroad.
ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT

We have the power to preserve a significant amount of resources by reusing and recycling textiles and our collection boxes are a very simple way to do just that.​
ECONOMIC IMPACT

All the clothing collected by Recycle for Change is sold to second-hand clothing dealers and graders both in the USA and abroad. Along the way, many jobs are created in the used clothing business.
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WHAT ARE PEOPLE SAYING

“Recycle for Change has been a leader in serving our community. We are proud to support their efforts to remove textiles, reduce CO2 pollution and provide easy access for our communities to recycle their clothes. Environmental Justice is an issue we take seriously and Recycle for Change is a partner with us in leading this fight.”
- California NAACP President Alice Huffman

“Working with Recycle for Change educates our residents on the importance of recycling, and creates awareness about the significance of diverting textiles from landfills.” 
- Barbara Smith, Acting Executive Director San Francisco Housing Authority
“The work of the volunteers trained at Richmond Vale Academy has impacted hundreds of poor families and dozens of poor communities in Belize and Ecuador. Without the support from Recycle for Change their training, travel and work in those countries would never have been possible. Many of our volunteers have shifted their focus of life and are dedicated to a lifelong fight shoulder to shoulder with the Poor.”
- David Kerkhofs, Teacher at Richmond Vale Academy
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VIDEO GALLERY
  1. Meet Some of the Volunteers fighting Shoulder to Shoulder with the Poor
  2. The Recycle for Change program
 We do not just care. We experience a world of wars and
misery for The Poor, but we also find many promising signs of
 humanity on the move for the sake of a better future for all.