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http://www.aurorahealthcare.org/services/rehab/donations.asp

The physical medicine and rehabilitation department at Aurora Sinai Medical Center helps patients in need to obtain medical equipment before discharge, so they can return home independently and safely.  

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www.cssil.org

Christian Social Services of Illinois provides direct services to persons of all backgrounds with social and emotional needs across the continuum of life. CSSIL provides comprehensive adoption services, foster care, the St. John Bosco Children’s Center, individual, family and school counseling, senior employment services and referral services throughout Southern Illinois.

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http://www.ccolife.org/

Cornerstone Community Outreach was created to raise the quality of life for low-income residents of the Chicago area through social, educational and economic development programs that include: development & preservation of decent & affordable housing for the poor, job training & creation, educational & social programs, as well as feeding and sheltering the homeless.

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http://www.wcofe.org/

The Dreams Delivered Prom Boutique collects gently used dresses, shoes and accessories and provides them free to underprivileged girls who would otherwise not be able to afford to go to prom.

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http://www.glassslipperproject.org/

The Glass Slipper Project is a 100% volunteer based, non-profit organization that gives away free prom dresses and accessories to high school juniors and seniors in Chicago and surrounding areas. They collect new and almost-new formal dresses and accessories and provides them, free of charge, to students who are unable to purchase their own prom attire. 

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http://www.libertytire.com/Home.aspx
 
As the top tire recycling company in North America, Liberty Tire has a wide network of production facilities. The company collects and recycles about a third of the nation’s scrap tires, saving more than 130 million tires from the waste stream each year.

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http://www.mersgoodwill.org/

When you donate and recycle your unneeded items to Goodwill, they make them available to your neighbors at affordable prices. The revenue that their forty stores earn is then invested in your community through a variety of services including skills training courses and employment programs. You can be confident that your donation to Goodwill is making a difference to improve the life of someone in your community.

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http://www.paperretriever.com/form/search_us.asp?ID=267

The Paper Retriever program recycles newspapers, magazines, catalogs and mail, which reduces landfill use, saves water and energy. 

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http://www.princess-closet.org/

The Princess Closet collects donated dresses and accessories and gives them to deserving young girls for free, who otherwise would not be able to afford to go to prom.

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http://www.projectcure.org/
  
Project C.U.R.E. gathers new and overstocked medical supplies and working equipment from manufacturers, wholesale suppliers, hospitals, clinics and individuals and delivers that material to clinics and hospitals in developing countries.

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http://wgirls.org/

The WGIRLS created Project Glam to provide underprivileged girls with prom dresses and accompanying accessories so that they are able to enjoy the rite of passage of their high school prom.

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http://www.prompossible.com/

Prom Possible is an organization that gives girls free dresses and accessories so that they can attend prom. These girls would not be able to go otherwise due to financial constraints.

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http://purpleheart.org/

The Purple Heart Foundation raises funds to support the wide ranging programs and activities for the Purple Heart Military Order which is comprised of military men and women who received the Purple Heart Medal for wounds suffered in combat.

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http://www.surplusbooksforcharity.org/

Reading Tree is a non-profit organization that collects books from schools, libraries, and individuals who no longer want them, and sends them to schools and libraries which desperately need them. They care about less affluent people who do not have enough books to sustain educational and intellectual growth and are condemned to ignorance, illiteracy and poverty. Since their inception, they have provided more than five million books to needy areas ranging from Haiti, India, the Philippines, Ghana, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Malawi, South Africa, Kenya, the Gambia, and Tanzania, to the newly independent states of the former USSR (including Russia, Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia). They provide books to schools and libraries globally, on five continents, and to needy areas here in the U.S.

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http://www.stlarc.org

The Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center affords men the opportunity to regain their self-respect and acquire the life skills needed to take their rightful place in life. The Adult Rehabilitation Center is dedicated to rebuilding lives. The residence accommodates 102 men. The program is designed for the mental, physical and spiritual rehabilitation of the person. The majority of men who come to this center for assistance are having problems in many areas of their lives, i.e., social, medical, spiritual, personal and employment. The common factor for most of them is that of addiction to drugs and/or alcohol. These services are provided at no cost. They accept donations to sell to the public in one of 8 thrift stores. The proceeds from those sales support this program.

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http://www.scarceecoed.org/

SCARCE stands for School & Community Assistance for Recycling and Composting Education. They work to inspire people, through education, to preserve & care for the Earth’s natural resources, while working to build sustainable communities.

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www.shareyoursoles.org

Share Your Soles brings shoes to desperately impoverished people throughout Central America, Southeast Asia, The Caribbean, Appalachia, Africa, Eastern Europe, American Indian Reservations, India, Ecuador, Peru, Haiti, Sri Lanka, Uganda, Cameroon, Nicaragua, Tanzania and Ghana.

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http://teddybearbrigade.com/

The Teddy Bear Brigade’s mission is to bring comfort, security and love to children in need through the gift of a stuffed animal. They provide new and gently loved stuffed animals to children in need around the world. The gift of a stuffed animal is such a simple yet effective way to show a child that they are loved. 

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https://sites.google.com/site/ucprom/home

The Perfect Prom Project provides high school girls with free prom dresses and accessories.

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http://www.upxchange.com/

The Upcycle Exchange is a social enterprise that aims to benefit the St. Louis area’s creative community by offering post-consumer materials at pay-as-you-wish pricing and optional purchase credits for in-store material drop-offs. They collect the most frequently requested items from individual crafter wish-lists compiled over the course of the last 3 years.

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http://www.witsinc.org/index.php

WITS recycles and refurbishes electronics, computers and surplus equipment from local or national businesses and residents by fixing or replacing what may be broken and putting it back into the community for educational use. This keeps the used equipment out of the landfills and provides those in need with the technology to accomplish their educational or career goals. WITS also offers training in many areas for students of all ages and capabilities for internships and resume experiences and the chance to teach their skills to other students with hands-on experiences.

Anything that WITS cannot reuse is recycled appropriately at our recycling facility. WITS has a 0% landfill policy which has been followed since they began recycling in 2002.

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