A New Purpose for Every Item
Hundreds of thousands of eyeglasses leave our facility and are given to people receiving eye care services from Lions Club International Foundation’s SightFirst program.
Broken wheelchairs are delivered to prisons where they are repaired and then distributed to disabled children and adults in need by Wheels for the World™, a mobility ministry of Joni & Friends.
Through partnerships with Samaritan’s Purse and other organizations, millions of medical supplies make their way to communities where they’re needed most all over the globe.
Millions of dollars in clothing is donated to organizations both around the world and in our backyard. For example, we supply clothes for The Neighborhood Thrift Shop, an initiative developed by Second Mile to create employment opportunities in Huntsville.
We take hard-sided suitcases to schools and charity, social, and business groups to be hand-painted for foster children moving to new foster homes. The personalized luggage often replaces the garbage bags many typically use to transport their belongings.
We partner with the Salvation Army to provide clothing, supplies, and financial resources for the organization’s Disaster Relief Services and Adult Rehabilitation Centers.
Operation Christmas Child
Every Christmas season, Unclaimed Baggage® serves as a resource and collection center for shoeboxes that are distributed throughout the world by Operation Christmas Child, an outreach program of Samaritan’s Purse.