How to put all those empty Amazon boxes to good use

Holiday shipping is at an all time high. Save the boxes and donate with

Empty your old shipping box.

Plenty of people have items they don't need anymore lying around the house, but it can be hard to find time to bring it to a Goodwill drop-off location.

Pack Your Box: Fill the box with clothing, accessories and household goods you no longer need and print your free shipping label from GiveBackBox.com. The postal service then delivers the donation to your nearest Goodwill location.

It's the season of giving, and even though the biggest gift opening day of the year is now in our rear view mirror, Amazon wants to help you give a little more.

Give Back Box allows you to save the environment and donate to a good cause
How to put all those empty Amazon boxes to good use

Amazon announced it's participating in a program called "Give Back Box" earlier this week. There is no limit to the number of boxes sent through the program (and no weight limit), but each box requires its own shipping label.

"Goodwill sells the donated goods, and the revenues help support employment placement, job training and other community-based services to create strong families and communities", the Amazon website said.

The program, Give Back Box, was founded by Monika Wiela, a Polish businesswoman who came to the USA and ran a shoe exporting business in Chicago, according to a 2014 Forbes profile.

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