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Celebrate Earth Day with Volunteers of America of Greater Ohio

Donate and thrift shop in Ohio this April.

As Earth Day approaches on April 22, it’s time to start rethinking our imprint on the planet—and how we “go green.” Volunteers of America of Greater Ohio makes it easy to reduce, reuse and recycle through donating to and shopping with our thrift stores as well as making automobile donations in Ohio. Giving to Volunteers of America makes a greater impact on the earth and your neighbors than you may realize.

Thrifting in Ohio.

The payback of thrift shopping is twofold: not only is 80% of the merchandise at a Volunteers of America thrift store priced at $1.99 or less, but you’re also greatly reducing your material consumption. Consider this, it takes 105 gallons of water to grow cotton fiber for just one cotton diaper and 987 gallons of water to produce one pair of jeans. By purchasing just one t-shirt secondhand, you are saving 256 gallons of water.

You can also contribute by donating your items to Volunteers of America. Your contribution helps keep items out of the landfills while promoting a healthier planet. All in all, donating your clothing and buying secondhand contributes to textile recycling­—an industry that prevents 20 billion pounds of post-consumer textile waste.

Donating your automobile in Columbus, Cincinnati and Cleveland.

Did you know that car recycling creates 46,000 new jobs? If you’re looking to make an enormous impact this Earth Day for both the planet and the less fortunate, consider donating your car, truck, motorcycle, boat or RV. It’s hassle-free and you could even receive a higher value for your vehicle as a charitable contribution than you would selling or trading it on the market. We make the process quick and easy with three simple ways to donate.

  1. Fill out this simple online form.
  2. Bring your clear title to 5640 West Broad St., Columbus, Ohio, 43228.
  3. Mail your clear title to 5640 West Broad St., Columbus, Ohio, 43228.

We’ll take just about anything with a motor even if it hasn’t run in years, and we offer free same-day towing. Every tax-deductible car donation to Volunteers of America helps us continue to support the families we serve in communities like Cleveland, Cincinnati and Columbus. If you have any questions or would like to arrange towing, please contact the Car Donation & Auction Office at 614-870-7511. It’s that simple to help your neighbors and the planet this Earth Day.