Margaret Cook and her organization Charlie's Boxes now sells them to help feed the hungry.
"Very tight, barely can get my car in," Cook says.
It's cramped quarters inside Cook's garage right now as piles of boxes almost reach the ceiling. But it's no problem for cook.
"If I have to put this Mustang out I will, to fill it out with boxes," Cook says.
They're stacks of cardboard on a mission doing more than packing up.
"We're selling the shipment boxes, saving the planet and feeding hungry people," Cook said.
It's a tri-fecta sprouting last August called Charlie's Boxes that recycles what's not sold.
"We have filled the garage probably maybe ten times with this amount. We've raised close to $1,000," Cook said.
The idea came from Cook's job at Chico's when she noticed unused boxes being thrown out. The group now boasts many more stores donating to the piles.
"Banana Republic, Gap, Eddie Bauer, Old Navy, White House Black Market; just people, they just want to help," Cook said.
One of the main beneficiaries of Charlie's Boxes so far is the Union Rescue Mission in Little Rock. The first donation came in with a $45 check. And while that may not seem like a lot, leaders here say it sure was.
"It could buy 80-plus pounds of meat for the homeless of Central Arkansas," Executive Director William Tollett said.
Tollett says it all helps feed 180 people a night at the Rescue Mission.
"I just celebrate her creativity in what she did," Cook said.
It's thinking out of the box for those in need while keeping these stacks from the dumpster.
Charlie's Boxes is named after Cook's 7-year old granddaughter who she says is interested in saving the environment.
Cook also says she's had lots of volunteers helping her out picking up and dropping off boxes. Landers Toyota will soon donate a vehicle for a dollar to help with the loads of boxes.
You can contact Cook to donate boxes or help her cause at (501) 350-4936.