Monthly Archives: December 2010

Household items are easy to donate at Goodwill

GOODWILL INDUSTRIES Goodwill helps people earn a living, improve their lives, and strengthen their families and communities. With stores all over the U.S., it is easy to donate your household items at their drive up locations or drop boxes. http://www.goodwill.orgContinue reading

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Clothing donations picked up at your door serve Veterans

VIETNAM VETERANS ASSOCIATION The Vietnam Veterans Association will pick up your clothing (and most household goods) from your doorstep, sell it to privately owned retailers through a bidding process, and use the proceeds for serving the needs of Vietnam veterans … Continue reading

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Shoe donation project by Eagles Wings Ministries provides fresh water

SHOEMAN WATER PROJECTS One pair of donated shoes serves two! They help provide affordable footwear and clean, fresh water. Shoeman Water Projects is a project of Eagle Wings Ministries, working to alleviate as much human suffering as possible and, in … Continue reading

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Donate used glasses at area retailers

ONE SIGHT OneSight is a family of charitable programs dedicated to providing primary vision care and glasses to those in need around the world and here at home. Each year OneSight hand-delivers high-quality recycled glasses to tens of thousands of … Continue reading

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Recovery of unused medical supplies program

INTERVOL/RUMS  The Recovery of Unused Medical Supplies program (RUMS) by InterVol collects functioning medical equipment and distributes it to areas of need, while protecting the environment through waste reduction. The program began in 1989 in founder Dr. Ralph Pennino’s garage … Continue reading

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Donate professional clothing and help women dress for success

DRESS FOR SUCCESS Dress for Success is an international not-for-profit organization that promotes the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support and the career development tools to help women thrive in work and in … Continue reading

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Instructions for cleaning and fixing old dolls for good causes

SAVE THE DOLLS At Save the Dolls, a lady in California (who has been recycling dolls for over 40 years) shows how to find second hand dolls in good shape, and recycle them. There are instructions for cleaning and fixing … Continue reading

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Give old Bibles new life

BIBLE DONATE Ship old Bibles to Bible Donate (consider your own “Bible Drive” fundraiser?), and they deliver them to hospitals, missionaries and others around the globe.  Keep Bibles out of the landfill and share the “good news” instead! http://www.bibledonate.org/free_bibles_007.htm

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Donate musical instruments to Mr. Holland’s Opus

MR. HOLLAND’S OPUS FOUNDATION The Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation supports music education and its many benefits through the donation of new and refurbished musical instruments to underserved K-12 schools, community music programs and individual students nationwide. In 14 years, MHOF … Continue reading

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Wine bottle corks can be recycled

RECORK ReCork recycles corks, helps educate people on the importance of renewable resources and forests, and ultimately makes shoe soles. Check this link to see if they have a collection area near you.   http://www.recork.org

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