beacon's closet is an advocate for progressive change and humanitarian causes.
as of November of 2023, we have donated $290,187.00 to charitable organizations through both our clothing drop off program and our promotional sales events.
beneficiaries include | past and present
clothing drop off program
unwanted clothing that customers drop off at beacon's closet provides cash for non-profits. here's how: beacon's sells these items to helpsy (opens in new window) and donates 30%-50% of this money to one or more of the above charities. our greenpoint and manhattan locations also donate a portion of unpurchased clothing directly to non-profit organizations listed below, which will sell the clothes to raise money for their missions.
- garage sales against violence (opens in new window) assists larger non-profits such as horizons, and women with cause, in bringing goods and much needed counseling services to their clients who have been displaced due to abuse. because of displacement, clients are in need of clothing and assistance. gsav maintains a storage closet that provides the ability to dress distressed people of all shapes and sizes on short notice. 501(c)(3) verified.
cooke center academy (opens in new window) : internship program (opens in new window)
a non-profit learning and development provider for special education services in new york city offering a school for students ages 5 through 21, and consulting and training services. the academy's mission is to educate people with special needs so that they can lead independent, purposeful lives. to that end, beacon's closet hosts cooke center interns, providing students with the opportunity to gain confidence and practical skills that they can apply within the broader workforce when they graduate.