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GiveBack Box®

Today I’m happy to be talking with Monika Wiela, CEO and Founder of Give Back Box, which Norwex is now a proud partner of.

A self-described problem solver, Monika was inspired to start the Give Back Box program after encountering a homeless man in need of shoes. As on online shoe retailer with a warehouse full of cardboard boxes, she came up with a groundbreaking idea that turned her life in a whole new direction and which is now also helping to provide much-needed solutions to various challenges.

Thanks to the Give Back Box program, now not only are millions of people helping those in need but they’re also helping to keep landfill space free. And you can too. It’s easy and free! Here’s how:

  • 1. Fill any cardboard box with gently used items like clothing, shoes, small household items and accessories that you no longer need.
  • 2. Seal the box and print your free shipping label at one of these URLs:
  • 3. Affix the label to your box and take it to your nearest drop-off location.

  • • There are 300,000 items in the average home in the U.S.
  • • About 11 million tons of textiles annually goes into landfills.
  • • Global extreme poverty is on the rise, expected to impact as many as 150 million people in 2021.
  • • The Give Back Box program handles donations of 80,000 – 90,000 boxes a month and counting.
  • • It’s easy to be fashionably green. Start by selecting high-quality items that last longer instead of more trendy items that may be less expensive but wear out quickly.

The Give Back Box program is a win-win-win as it helps us clean out our closets, create some space and comfort someone else. Best of all it’s free! If you’d like to join us in helping those in need as well as the environment, click here to learn more and download your free shipping label today. Be sure to share your good deed on social media using the hashtag #NorwexGiveBackBox.

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Amy Hepfner
Amy Hepfner
1 month ago

I love this!! What a great idea!! I had just watched the video on this and was about to tell a friend of mine who is getting ready to move. But she had already donated her stuff before I was able to tell her, but if (and I’m sure she will) she has more she will definitely use this service.

Jacqueline Morris
Jacqueline Morris
1 month ago

I love this. I packed up a few boxes from Christmas with some things today. Excited to get them shipped.
The boxes are coloured on form our reduce / refuse Christmas wrapping this year.
Looks like Christmas can happen all year around with “the give back boxes”

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1 month ago

Jacqueline, thank you so much for sharing! Kudos to your artists too; we know those boxes will bring a smile all along the way. It’s true: Christmas can indeed happen all year round!

Chris Cvanciger
Chris Cvanciger
1 month ago

When you click on the link to print a label I enter my Zip Code, the label had an address not mine on it? How can I get my address on the shipping label? I live in Ohio and the box was shipping to Alabama. Does Give Back Box work with Chariable organizations in everystate? Can you pick the charity that you want your donation to be shipped too?

Thank you I am so glad that Norwex has partnered with Give Back Box!

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1 month ago

Thanks for your question, Chris. The address on your label is the Give Back Box company address as they collect the donations and disperse them according to where the greatest needs are. The donations are provided to either Goodwill or Salvation Army here in the US.

Zuraini Rahim
Zuraini Rahim
12 days ago

Hi, I am in Malaysia. I doubt this program is available where I am. But, our household has always been active in giving out stuff to our local charitable initiatives. I guess it works the same. Bottomline is, a win for us in giving n a win for those who needed them. Kudos to all!

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11 days ago
Reply to  Zuraini Rahim

Zuraini, thanks for your comment and your generous spirit. It’s definitely a win for all!

Christine Todd
Christine Todd
6 days ago

I am new to Norwex and just became a consultant because I love what Norwex does. I joined the Norwex movement today as well. I love this idea. I have been really working on decluttering and giving back to thrift shops great items in good condition but items that I just don’t use or wear. I am going to fill a box for sure. I am in BC, Northern Canada. This movement and the Give Back Box just is amazing. I am also a principal of a school. I tell my students it doesn’t matter that you are five, six, seven etc. One person can make a difference and when a whole bunch of people do small things they all add up. Thank you.