Get to know Thrift World

Big things have happened to Thrift World this year! We have launched our online store, Facebook Shop, new social media accounts and a blog. 

Join us every Wednesday for a blog that will give you an insight into things Thrift World is doing, cool thrifting facts and hacks. 

To start this blog, we want to give you an overview of who Thrift World is, our partners and where you can follow us. 

Who is Thrift World? 

Thrift World is a profit retail store business. We promote recycling and reusing unused clothing, accessories, and household items in partnership with nonprofit organizations. Plus, we collect donations at various bin locations and have a free at-home pick-up service.

Our business started its operations in 1996 in Omaha, Neb. Currently, we have four Omaha locations and one in Independence, Mo. Thrift World is working to increase awareness of our nonprofit partners and reduce waste. 

Omaha locations: 

Kansas City locations:

Thrift World’s partners 

As stated above, Thrift World is partnered with local nonprofit organizations. These nonprofits have bins around the community where people can drop-off donations. Thrift World pays a fee to nonprofit partners for donations collected. 

In Omaha, partners are Paralyzed Veterans of America Great Plains Chapter and Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Midlands. Paralyzed Veterans of America is a nonprofit organization that helps paralyzed veterans and individuals improve their quality of life. Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Midlands is a nonprofit organization that helps children in local communities realize their potential and build their futures. 

In Kansas City, our partner is the Community Service League. This is a nonprofit organization that provides social services in Eastern Jackson County, Mo, that includes food, clothing, shelter and employment services. 

Thrift World is always open to new partnerships with nonprofits. You can apply to become a partner here.

Thrift World’s Impact

The fashion industry has a massive impact on the planet. It produces 10 percent of carbon emissions in the world and is the second-largest consumer of water.  Not to mention, 85 percent of textiles end up at the dump each year. 

Thrift World helps combat textile pollution with its business model. Approximately every year, we divert 2.5 million pounds of this waste through the deployment of our business model. 

Here is a list of Thrift World’s donation bins and at-home pick-up information

Stay connected with Thrift World

Now that you know about our mission and services stay connected! Follow us on our Omaha and Kansas City social media accounts.

Thrift World Omaha

Thrift World Kansas City