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charities & partnerships

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

as of April of 2023, we have donated $275,800.00 through giving to charitable organizations, our clothing drop off program, BYOBag program, and supporting partnerships.


charitable organizations we support

 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 and retains up to 40% of the proceeds from these sales for storage and processing. 60% or more of this money is donated to one or more of the above listed organizations. 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. 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.

BYOBag - shopping bag program

in an effort to encourage our shoppers to bring their own bags, beacon's closet charges .30 for our brown paper bags, and donates .15 of that cost to one of the charities listed below. as an alternative, we offer adorable and durable reusable bags from baggu, and reusable beacon's closet bags made from recycled materials. 

our partnerships

cooke center academyinternship program

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 caresannual coat drive and winter wishes program:  
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 brooklynbelle & beau of the ball program:  
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.