BENSALEM, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today GreenDrop, the organization transforming the way consumers donate lightly used clothing, electronics, and household goods, has added the American Red Cross to its roster of partner charities.
GreenDrop offers clean, brightly lit, and safe donation centers where donors are greeted by a friendly, uniformed attendant who unloads their donations and provides a tax-deductible receipt. Donors have the opportunity to choose which of GreenDrop’s partner charities their giving benefits: the Military Order of the Purple Heart, the National Federation of the Blind, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul of Philadelphia, and now, the American Red Cross.
“When I envisioned the concept for GreenDrop, I drew a rough sketch of what I wanted our donation centers to be, which included the American Red Cross’ logo among our existing partner charities,” says GreenDrop Founder and Chairman Chris Stinnett. “Since inception, partnering with the American Red Cross has been a goal of our organization, and I am so proud that today it is a reality.”
Tony Peressini, chief executive officer of GreenDrop continues, “It is a great honor to work side-by-side with an organization that helps millions of people nationwide. We‘re looking forward to assisting the American Red Cross by helping fund its life-saving services through our donors’ generous giving.”
For over a century, the Red Cross has been one of the nation’s premier humanitarian organizations. Today, it provides critical services such as: disaster relief, support for military families, life-saving blood, health and safety services, and international services to help communities worldwide.
“The generosity of our volunteers and donors is at the heart of the American Red Cross mission. We are able to support the community daily in response to home fires and during disasters big and small because of the incredible generosity of our volunteers and donors,” says Judge Renée Hughes (Retired), CEO at the American Red Cross of Eastern Pennsylvania Region. “GreenDrop provides another vehicle for the community to support the Red Cross. By donating new and gently used items to GreenDrop, and choosing the Red Cross as your charity of choice, the proceeds will support Red Cross services in our community. We are excited for this new partnership with GreenDrop, which will provide another opportunity for the community to support our work to help those in need.”
Based in Bensalem, Pennsylvania, GreenDrop utilizes otherwise abandoned gas stations, convenience stores, and retail locations by converting them into convenient drop off centers where donated goods can be properly stored and protected from the elements. GreenDrop provides multiple avenues for donating goods that are converted into funding benefiting the American Red Cross. They include 30 locations throughout the Mid-Atlantic Region and a home pick up service to each of those areas, often servicing donors within 24-48 hours. Donors who wish to make a larger donation in excess of 50 bags can utilize GreenDrop’s free home clean-out concierge service, where donors simply call 1-888-575-7700 or email email@example.com to have a home clean out scheduled. All items collected through each of these avenues are converted into cash so each of GreenDrop’s benefiting charities can efficiently fund and further their programs.
With the help of GreenDrop, the Red Cross will be able to give its donors another option to help raise funds through donated items to assist those affected by disasters. For more information about GreenDrop, visit www.GoGreenDrop.com.
GreenDrop is transforming the way consumers support their favorite charities by donating lightly worn clothing, used electronics and household goods at conveniently-located, attended donation centers throughout the Mid-Atlantic Region.
By repurposing abandoned gas stations and other similar sites, GreenDrop offers consumers clean, brightly lit, safe drive-up locations where they are greeted at their car by trained uniformed GreenDrop attendants, who unload donations, provide tax-deductible receipts and allow consumers to direct their giving to partner charities. For more information about GreenDrop, visit the website at: www.GoGreenDrop.com.
About the American Red Cross
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or cruzrojaamericana.org, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.