About Planet Aid
Planet Aid is a U.S. nonprofit whose mission is to inform, mobilize, and inspire individuals and communities to work together to bring about worldwide environmental and social progress.Thanks to the generosity of people who donate to our textile recycling program and through additional financial support, Planet Aid supports programs that provide assistance to orphaned children, train primary school teachers, increase HIV/AIDS prevention, and educate small farmers in methods that help them increase crop yields and earn a better living. Planet Aid is a member of Humana People to People, Global Impact, InterAction, Global Campaign for Education-US, the Alliance for Global Food Security, and Aid for Africa.
Sectors • Agriculture: improved food security and increased income for small-scale farmers.
• Environment: recycling textiles, tree planting and habitat restoration.
• Education: vocational education and teacher training, adult literacy, and youth skills development.
• Health: HIV/AIDS, integrated community health services, water and sanitation, maternal/child health, and nutrition.
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• Community Development: integrated approaches to fighting poverty, combining maternal child health, reproductive health, nutrition, water and sanitation, education, and income generation.
Countries Angola Belize Botswana Brazil China DR Congo Ecuador Guinea-Bissau
India Laos Malawi Mozambique Namibia South Africa Zambia Zimbabwe
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For the Environment, For People
limate change is the defining crisis of our time, threatening to send millions into poverty, destabilize nations, and irrevocably alter the environment.
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We are helping to combat climate change through our Farmers’ Clubs and textile recycling programs.
To respond to the pressing problems we face today and the increasing challenges ahead, a new development paradigm must be put into action. This paradigm must reflect our fundamental humanity and common destiny. It must inspire a heightened level of cooperation and kinship that together is able to confront the enormous difficulties that lie ahead.
Farmers’ Clubs mobilize producers and provide relevant training to help increase yields and income through use of sustainable practices. The program emphasizes use of crop diversification, soil and water conservation, and expanded irrigation using low-tech methods. A key element is the formation of self-sustaining clubs, cooperatives, and associations at the community level. Such organization allows farmers to exchange information and pool resources to bolster marketing and financing.
Textile Recycling Our signature yellow bins have become a hallmark for clothes recycling in the United States, attracting and encouraging individuals to recycle clothes at convenient locations.
Planet Aid embraces this new development paradigm. A core principle that guides our effort is to make people the driving force of their own development. We believe that meaningful change is created through a genuinely collaborative process. Planet Aid is engaged in mobilizing the poor, and helping create greater equality worldwide. We work from the ground level up, providing a sustainable learning environment for new generations of leaders, who will remain active in their communities and thus provide a foundation for true country ownership.
With more than 20,000 donation bins in parking lots and along storefronts across the nation, we gather and recycle more than 100 million pounds of clothing and shoes annually. The savings in greenhouse gas emissions from our operations is equivalent to taking 30,000 vehicles off the road.
Farmers’ Clubs Farmers’ Clubs is a food security and income generating program that is working with smallholder farmers in sub-Saharan Africa and Asia.
Ten Million Trees Through its partnership with local organizations in Africa And Asia, Planet Aid is supporting the planting of one million trees to help sequester carbon, control erosion, and provide food.