Posted on Partners with The City Mission – Cleveland

April 1, 2014

Beginning April 1, The City Mission in Cleveland will be a new charity partner of Through an agreement with the parent company Lakes Management, Inc., The City Mission will receive financial support when an individual donates clothing and/or household items either by arranging a pickup of the items through or responding positively when called by a Lakes Management solicitor on behalf of the Mission.

The donation program accomplishes four important objectives simultaneously:
1. Provides needed support for The City Mission, a privately-funded crisis center/urban ministry which last year provided nearly 114,000 meals and 73,000 nights of lodging to 1,950 men, women and children in crisis in Northeast Ohio.
2. Provides access to gently used clothing and household items available at bargain prices through local thrift stores, in the Greater Cleveland area. Creates local job through the collection, processing and resale of materials that would otherwise create no value in the landfill.
3. Keeps clothing and household items out of landfill and positively impacts the environment. Americans throw away 20 billion pounds of clothing each year, and virtually all of it can be repurposed or recycled.

City Mission CEO, Rev. Rich Trickel stated “We’re delighted to partner with on the clothing/household item donation program. The partnership will help us meet basic human needs of food, clothing, and shelter for men, women and children in crisis as we stabilize this population and ultimately empower them to become self-sufficient.”

The new partnership with The City Mission by follows another community partnership with Discount Drug Mart that began last year. On July 1, 2013, Discount Drug Mart shopping bags began featuring the logo and clothing donation program information in an effort to bring greater exposure to their charitable and eco-friendly efforts in the community. “We are extremely appreciative of Discount Drug Mart’s partnership to let the Northern Ohio Community know about our free and easy clothing donation program. When people donate clothing on, they are helping charities in need, creating local jobs and benefiting the environment,” said Jason Burke, Manager at

To learn more or to arrange a pickup of donated items go to or call (216) 662-4483. For more information about The City Mission, visit or call 216-431-3510.