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From recycling clothes every day to holding charity sales, we love to

join up with our customers for a good cause.

Since 2015, Uptown Cheapskate has joined forces with Kid to Kid and buildOn across the nation to raise money to build schools in developing countries. With the support of tens of thousands of customers all across the nation, we’ve far surpassed our initial goal and have raised over $300,000 and funded 10 schools (and counting!). With your help, communities in Mali, Burkina Fason, Senegal, Haiti, Nepal, Malawi, and Nicaragua now have the facilities that they need to educate their children for years to come.
For a flat donation of $15 per bag, our savvy shoppers fill their bags with as many items as they can fit, and 100% of the donation goes to buildOn. These Charity Fill A Bag Events are held twice a year, so check your local store for details on the next sale.


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“Donating clothes is a very inefficient way to raise money for charity. Our Charity Fill A Bag Event converts clearance and donated merchandise directly into cash by selling a $15 bag that our customers stuff full of product,” explains Scott Sloan, Founder of Uptown Cheapskate. “We’ve then used those donations to fund the construction of 10 (and counting) schools in developing countries through buildOn. I couldn’t be more proud of the way our customers have responded to this event and what we’ve been able to do together”.

Donate today See the progress of our first school

 School in Bramba, Mali


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School built by buildOn team in Bromba, Mali.

School in Keur Djibril, Senegal


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School in Zerkoum, Burkina Faso




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