For-Profit Donation Center Comes to Newport Plaza Downtown

For-Profit Donation Center Comes to Newport Plaza Downtown

Earlier this month, a new option for donating clothing and household goods arrived in Jersey City.

GreenDrop®a for-profit company, is now accepting donations of household goods and clothing on behalf of their local nonprofit partners, in this case the American Red Crossin its first Jersey City at Newport Plaza Downtown.

Community members can bring their items for donation to a drive-up location during hours of operation. Attendants will assist with the donation process. The items are then sold at thrift stores, with proceeds benefiting the local programming of their nonprofit partners. Donations are tax deductible.

Jason Krieger, Director of GreenDrop® operations, said, “We are excited to bring our sustainable services to Newport Plaza and provide an easy, earth-friendly way for Hudson County residents to support the American Red Cross… We look forward to being a important part of the Jersey City community. ”

The company currently has over 50 drop off locations in eight states and the District of Columbia, including five other areas in New Jersey. They accept items such as books, kitchen utensils and gently worn clothing. They note on their website, “Whether you clean your closets or your entire home, our GreenDrop® donation center is an easy, convenient, and eco-friendly way to donate to our nonprofit partner…. If you need another reason to visit the donation center in Jersey City, you’re helping to keep usable items out of landfills. It’s a win-win.”

Those attending the ribbon-cutting ceremony included Andrew Fenwick, Jersey City Environmental Commission Secretary; Annette Chapparro, Hudson County District 33 Assemblywoman; Sara Huisking, Red Cross Executive Director, North Jersey Region; Yousef Saleh, Councilor of Ward D; Jonathan Gomez, Aide to Jersey City Mayor Fulop.

GreenDrop of Jersey City® The donation center is located in Newport Plaza at 125 Eighteenth St. It is open daily from 10 am to 5 pm