Someone has invented a new way of donating old clothes and shoes.
Meet Monika Wiela of Give Back Box.
“I’m an immigrant, I came to the United States about 12 years ago,” Wiela tells Now This. “And I do love fashion very much so very soon I started my business selling shoes online. I was looking for some way how I can help the planet and how I can simply change the world.”
“I said what I’m going to do, every time when I ship shoes, I will give inside the box a little message to put inside the box their old clothes, shoes, whatever they don’t need anymore,” she adds. “So in that moment I said, ok, if this works for my little online store, why like every online store don’t do the same thing?”
Give Back Box is a nonprofit company that partners with online retailers to turn your shipping boxes into donation boxes. All you have to do is fill your boxes up with items you don’t need. Print out the shipping label that’s already pre-paid and throw it in the mail.
“So my goal is to definitely help and speed up the process so the donation is not a hassle,” explains Wiela. “I want to have every single box shipped in the United States have the ability to be a Give Back Box and have the ability to help someone. So that’s my goal. It’s very simple.”
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