Amazon Lets You Use Your Old Boxes to Ship Free Charitable Donations

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Amazon offers customers an ingenious way to reuse their boxes while giving back to the community at the same time.

Through Amazon’s Give Back Box platform, an old box can be used to ship donations to charitable organizations for free. To take advantage of the program simply empty a used Amazon box, refill it with clothing, shoes, appliances, or any other items you wish to donate, and slap a customized shipping label on the front. Donors can print out a sticker addressed to one of Amazon's nearby partner organizations by entering their zip code at From there, UPS or the United States Postal Service will take care of the rest—free of charge.

Amazon also gives you the option of receiving a tax deduction via email.