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charities & partnerships

beacon's closet is an advocate for progressive change and humanitarian causes.

as of march of 2024, 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

read more about our fundraising efforts below

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 liberty thrift  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.
    • feed the streets

      a community-based mutual aid organization that collects donated food, hygiene products, clothing, and educational items for hand to hand distribution.

    • liberty thrift
    • established in 1980 to serve the inmate populations of montgomery county correctional facility and the state correctional institution at graterford (PA). since that time, liberty thrift has positively impacted the lives of thousands of men and women inmates and ex-inmates. liberty maintains 3 dormitory style residences for persons recently released from incarceration. over 160 volunteers visit men and women in prison on a monthly basis teaching, training, mentoring, and preparing men and women for life outside of prison. their seven thrift stores offer an excellent value to  customers, while providing financial support for the residences.

our partnerships

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.  

ny cares (opens in new window) : annual coat drive  (opens in new window) and winter wishes program (opens in new window) :  
the ny cares coat drive has provided new yorkers in need with warm winter coats every year since 1988. each winter we collect coats from our customers, and pull from our own inventory, to donate to this cause. 
the winter wishes program provides gifts to children and teens in need each holiday season. we volunteer in this program by receiving and fulfilling gift requests.  both customers and employees can participate, taking the children's letters and personally shopping for each gift. 

junior league of brooklyn (opens in new window): belle & beau of the ball program (opens in new window):  
an annual dress drive that provides formal attire for teenagers preparing for senior prom, graduation and other formal events. the goal is to promote self-confidence while relieving the attendees of financial stress and promoting advancement by way of educational or professional independence. each year, since 2013, we donate a portion of our inventory for this cause.