clothes-pin, a Center City Philadelphia, 501(c)3 non-profit organization, donates clothing to people in need. Via major sporting venues, our volunteers collect, sort and distribute articles of clothing and sneakers to men’s, women’s and family shelters, local to each event. Since witnessing the discarding of clothing at a major marathon in 2007, clothes-pin has collected & donated in excess of 140,000 articles including hats, gloves, hoodies, sweatpants and shirts, along with thousands of pairs of sneakers. Our efforts are made possible by the generosity of the running community, partnering organizations, dedicated staff and our amazing volunteers, comprised of corporate groups, high schools students, collegiate sports teams, friends, family and neighbors. Below please find our list of upcoming events… Won’t you join us?



Friday, July 25th and Saturday, July 26th

San Francisco Marathon

Second year!

Clothes-pin is going back out to the west coast, and collecting sneakers at the San Francisco Marathon, July 25th and 26th.






Scranton Half Marathon

April 4th & 5th

Scranton Half Marathon

1st Year!

Two day Expo-Sneaker Collection at the inaugural Scranton Half Marathon, April 4th and 5th. Facilitated via the Girl Scout Troop 50108 from North Pocono.

Sandy Sprint Superhero

April 24th

Sandy Sprint Superhero

1st Year!

clothes-pin is holding a Sneaker Collection at Packet Pickup at Philadelphia Runner, as a part of Sandy Sprint Superhero 5K/10K & Canine Sprint.

10% off Store Merchandise for those who donate a pair of sneakers during Packet Pick-Up!

Herman Miller fundraiser

May 1st

Herman Miller - Modern Classic

Our 1st Year!

Herman Miller will graciously donate proceeds from their Modern Classic design competition to clothes-pin!