How your donations help kids in our community:
When you donate your used clothing, shoes, toys, and small household goods to our Blue Bins, we sell the donated items and are paid by the pound due to our partnership with Savers Thrift Stores. We receive a check monthly that helps fund our program. In other words, the stuff that is laying around your house that you have no use for, can help children in our community get a mentor! How cool is that? Contact us today at 816-671-4090 for a list of acceptable items to donate, or to get a Blue Bin placed at your business.
Locations of Blue Bins:
Big Brothers Big Sisters Office- 1322 N 36th St, St Joseph, MO 64506
Missouri Western State University – Blum Hall, Logan Hall, and Baker Fitness Center
BJ’s Auto Collision – 20261 US-169, St Joseph, MO 64505
“Declutter For Kids” Workplace Clothing Drive:
You can set up our indoor white bins at your place of employment for up to a month. With this campaign, you encourage your co-workers and customers to bring their used goods to the white bins at your business. BBBS staff will pick up the bin contents as they become full. We also handle drop off and pick up of the bins. We sell the items to Savers Thrift Stores and they pay us by the pound for the items we sell. Savers recycles the items that they cannot sell, which keeps extra stuff from filling the landfills. Your donation of your used possessions will help us match children in our community with a Big!
With a Big, Littles are 75% more likely to have a college degree