Our New Partnership with thredUP

As the mother of son who wears shorts 365 days a year, thredUP is a lifesaver. It’s my go-to place to buy high-quality, affordable summer clothing in the middle of winter, when other online retailers are selling fleece lined pants and parkas. So you can imagine how excited I (Anu) was to learn about the new partnership between thredUP and Help a Mother Out!

thredUP is one of the largest online consignment stores for women and children and, like HAMO, has been around since 2009. I had the opportunity to chat with Diana Rothschild, thredUP’s Director of Strategic Partnerships to learn about the company and this great opportunity.

According to Diana, “Seventy percent of items in a typical closet haven’t been worn in a year. thredUP helps women make their lives easier by thinking secondhand first and now they make it easy for them to turn their closets into cash for organizations like Help a Mother Out.”


Here’s how it works:  Have high-quality, new or gently used clothes that are taking up extra space in your closet? Want to turn those clothes into cash for HAMO? thredUP will send you a Donation Clean Out Kit (with $0 Service Fee and Free Shipping) with a prepaid mailing label. Fill it up and either schedule a pickup at your doorstep or drop it off at a USPS or FedEx store. thredUP will buy your bag from HAMO (so cash goes to HAMO!), and then process the bag (either adding the items to sell on their website or recycling the items sustainably) to cover their expenses. Clean closet = Clean diapers for low-income moms.

Diana is excited about the donation program, because it is one of the most convenient ways to turn clothes into cash for non-profits like HAMO. Cash means buying power for HAMO to purchase diapers in the sizes our partners need most! Win-Win.

Doesn’t Diana have a cool job? “My daughters like that I work at thredUP since they believe I can buy them clothes all the time!” Diana told me. In addition to running the donation program Diana manages recycling items sent to thredUP that can’t be added to the website, getting great inventory, and enhancing the supplier experience. “As a parent, there are not enough hours in the day to do everything I want to do. So I need a job where I love what I do and the people I’m doing it with. At thredUP, I’ve found a company of people that celebrate the whole self, work hard, and sees doing good as good for business.” And we are excited to partner with a company that celebrates the nonprofit community as well!

This is how the program works.

Help a Mother Out and order your Donation Clean Out Kit today.