Luggage Company Kicks Off Charity Program to Put Old Bags to Good Use

PHOTO: Briggs & Riley will put your old rolling bag to good use. Getty Images
Briggs & Riley will put your old rolling bag to good use.

A leading luggage company is going to make your old bags do good.

Starting Feb. 13, Briggs & Riley will accept your gently used rolling bag at 200 locations around the nation and make sure it gets to someone in need in local communities.

Called "A Case for Giving," the company's new program works with more than 100 charitable organizations, including Ronald McDonald House in New York, Atlanta and Denver.

“Luggage is very much needed by many organizations such as foster homes, battered women’s shelters, and organizations like local Ronald McDonald House chapters," said Richard Krulik, CEO of Briggs & Riley.

The idea for the program, Krulik said, came out of conversations with foster care leaders. The bags could help a child who needs a bag to leave foster care or a family traveling to care for a loved one who is sick.

Bring your used bag to one of these locations between Feb. 13 and March 1 and get a $100 credit on a new Briggs & Riley bag if you donate a used Briggs & Riley bag and a $50 credit on a new Briggs & Riley bag if you donate a used bag from another brand.