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
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
cooke center academy: internship 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.