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Frequently Asked Questions
World Wear Project–What kind of company is it?
World Wear Project is a professional clothing collection company based in Dallas, Texas. Our number one mission is to work well with others, and that means we want our partners and the community to know that good customer service is our mantra. We are a good company with a good mission to help those with whom we partner raise much needed funds, those in the community by providing easy access to repurposing shoes and clothing, keeping our bins in good condition and clear of any dumping, and we help our local environment. Though it often goes unacknowledged, our efforts to keep millions of pounds of textiles from our landfills every year help our cities and counties by lowering their landfill space needs.
We obtain permission from partners to place a bin on or within their property. Our bins are attractive and publicize the organizations with which we work.
We collect many and varied items.
Items We Accept
- Hard Toys
- Stuffed Animals
Items We Do Not Accept
- Furniture of any kind
- Kitchen appliances
- Appliances with cords
- Items made of glass
Of Special Note: Please do not leave items on the ground outside the bins. We want to maintain the integrity of the property of those with whom we are partnered.
Why should I donate gently worn clothing and shoes?
You can reduce the amount of shoes and clothing going into landfills. Shoes and clothing currently make up 5.2% of the waste stream. The used clothing industry provides lower income people around the world with affordable clothing.
• Reduces the need to create more landfill space
• Reduces pollution created by incinerators.
• Provides low cost clothing to low income households all over the world.
I’ve heard my donated clothing is actually sold instead of being given to poor people. Isn’t this deceptive and unethical?
Repurposing your shoes and clothing is not unethical. If you dropped off your clothing and other items at one of our bin locations, the organization indicated on the bin will receive payment from World Wear Project for the items collected. This helps them fund their projects and programs which help others in the community.
Won’t World Wear Project Be Competing with Charities that Collect Clothing?
Because consumers in the U.S. donate much more clothing than the charitable organizations can possibly sell in their retail shops, they in turn dispose of their massive overstock at bulk prices to professional textile recyclers. Members of the textile recycling industry such as World Wear Project are currently working to double the amount of post-consumer material that is being recovered by making it easy and convenient for the giving public to repurpose their gently used shoes and clothing. An attractive clothing bin located near where you work and live helps you be a part of the solution.
Are all the gently used shoes and clothing and other items able to be repurposed?
Almost half, 48%, of the donated gently worn shoes and clothing recovered is repurposed as secondhand clothing, which is typically sold to developing nations. It is through our industry’s efforts that the worlds poorest are clothed. Behind food and medicine, clothing is probably the most important item for a family in need.
Why should we host a World Wear Project bin at our school or church?
Most members of our community, no matter how well intentioned, don’t want to drive more than 10 minutes out of their way to donate their shoes and clothing. By providing a location for a shoes and clothing bin at your school or church you are making repurposing gently worn shoes and clothing available to the members of your community and making their good deed your good deed.
What is the maintenance schedule for the shoes and clothing collection containers?
We have routes that are run every week by professional and courteous truck drivers. Our goal is to service our bins efficiently. Our drivers will check for any damage or vandalism to the bin. Our bins also have a specially designed chute that will prevent theft.
World Wear Project prides itself on great looking, sturdy clothing collection bins. We also pride ourselves on our customer service. We vow to take great care of our bins, and to keep up their appearance in the case of accidents or damage. Our reputation as well as the reputation of the school or church with which we’ve partnered is on the line. Our aim is to maintain the integrity of both. We are fully insured and can provide you with a certificate of insurance. Likewise, we are devoted to keeping the bit of property you have allowed to host a bin clean and free of possible bin overflow. Should you have any issues with items dropped at or outside the bin, we will respond the same day. We’re just one phone call away. To report a problem with one of our bins, call (214) 352-5551 ext. 305.
Will you remove the bin if requested?
Please contact us should you desire the bin be removed. We will remove it promptly.
Do you provide tax receipts?
World Wear Project is not a non-profit and therefore cannot provide tax receipts. Please refer to IRS Form 8283 for information on noncash charitable contributions.