About Gaia Movement, a registered charity.
The Gaia Movement USA is a registered 501(c)(3) environmental not-for-profit organization under the US IRS regulations. The full name is The Gaia Movement Living Earth Green World Action USA, Inc. We were approved and registered with the IRS in 1999 and have been in operation ever since.
Re-use and Recycling of Clothes, Shoes and Toys in USA
Gaia is collecting gently used clothes, shoes and other items thus diverting it from the landfills while saving on the resources, reducing greenhouse gasses and providing good clothes for hundreds of thousands of people. Through our green drop off bins we provide a convenient way for people in local communities to drop their unwanted clothes and other items. Our green bins constantly make people aware of the need to act environmentally conscious. Gaia Movement’s re-use and recycling program is our biggest program. Annually we are diverting 1.5 - 2 million pounds of used clothes, shoes and toys from the landfills.
Selling to Thrift Stores and Whole Sale Dealers.
Gaia Movement USA is selling gently used clothes-unsorted and per pound for a very affordable and fair price- to small and big second-hand wholesale dealers mostly in Central America, where many people get the opportunity to start a small business. Thus we are directly a part of creating hundreds of green jobs and businesses in Central America.
Gaia Movement Projects Abroad
As a not-for-profit organization Gaia Movement USA donates funds to environmental projects abroad. These projects are implemented and run by local Gaia leaders in collaboration with Humana People to People in the receiving countries.
Since 2000 we have donated more than $700,000 distributed on 35 different community and grass root projects in Africa, South America and Asia. Our funds serve as a tie breaker to bigger funds from foundations, governments or companies, which receive applications from grant writing offices in said regions and in collaboration with Gaia Movement USA.
Planet Protection. Global Warming and Climate Change
Gaia provides internships for newly graduated young people as part of job training and provides on the job training for unemployed people in corporation with other non-profit organization and the states of Illinois and Oregon.
The Gaia Movement USA is 100 % transparent. We have an outside audit done by a certified company each year with Financial Statement and 990. Gaia is living up to its 1023.