REDUCING WASTE

BENEFITTING COMMUNITIES

At ANN INC., we believe that we can help the planet by reducing waste while also benefiting our local communities. That is why we’ve partnered with Goodwill®, so you can donate your used clothing and accessories for free using Give Back Box®.

HOW IT WORKS

Give Back Box turns your box from any Ann Taylor, LOFT or Lou & Grey shipment into an opportunity to reduce waste and donate. The donations are shipped to Goodwill, where they are sorted and sold, and the revenue is used to help fund local programs and community-based services, including job training, employment placement services and more. Learn more at Goodwill.org.

NOW GIVING BACK IS AS SIMPLE AS 1-2-3

1. OPEN YOUR BOX

Unpack your merchandise and enjoy your new look!              

2. PACK YOUR BOX

Fill the box with clothing and household goods you no longer need.

3. LABEL AND SEND

Print the pre-paid shipping label here and attach it to the box and ship as usual.


CLOTHING THAT

KEEPS GIVING

According to the Council for Textile Recycling, the average person in the United States throws away 70 pounds of clothing or textiles each year, which adds up to more than 21 billion pounds of clothing annually! By donating your clothing to a good cause like Goodwill, they can live a second life while providing funds for job placement and training for people and families in the community.

FREQUENTLY ASKED

QUESTIONS


IS THERE A WEIGHT LIMIT?

There is no weight limit. Fill up your Ann Taylor or LOFT box and attach the prepaid shipping label to send to Goodwill.


WHAT DOES IT COST ME TO SHIP MY DONATION?

It’s free! Give Back Box has partnered with Goodwill and UPS to cover the cost of shipping.


WHAT CAN I SEND?

Goodwill accepts gently worn clothing and household items that are still in working condition.


WHERE IS MY DONATION GOING?

Your donation will be sent to a local Goodwill participating in Give Back Box. From there, the local Goodwill will sort your donations and sell the goods in one of the more than 3,100 retail stores operating in the U.S. and Canada to support programs that benefit local communities.


HOW DO I SHIP MY BOX?

Print your prepaid label online and attach it to the outside of your box, and drop off your package at any UPS location!


CAN I GET A RECEIPT FOR TAX DEDUCTION PURPOSES?

Yes! Sign up at GiveBackBox.com and follow the instructions to receive your tax receipt.


WHAT ELSE IS ANN INC. DOING TO REDUCE WASTE?

ANN INC. is committed to reducing our impact on the environment. Click here to learn more about what we are doing to reduce waste throughout our operations.


HOW ELSE IS ANN INC. COMMITTED TO GIVING BACK TO THE COMMUNITY?

ANN INC. has many programs in place to give back to the community. Visit ANNCares.com to learn more about what we are doing to give back.

 

GOODWILL FACTS:


In 2015, more than 312,000 people earned a job with Goodwill’s help.


In addition, more than 35 million people used computers and mobile devices to access Goodwill education, training, mentoring and online learning services to strengthen their skills.


Every 23 seconds of every business day, Goodwill assists in putting someone on a career pathway. Every 1 second, another person accesses Goodwill opportunities to build careers and strong families.

 

* MBSS d/b/a The Give Back Box does not plan, manage, advise, consult, or prepare materials for or with respect to any charitable solicitation. Give Back Box does not act in the capacity of a professional fundraiser and does not solicit donations for any charitable organization.