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http://aba.org/

The American Birding Association inspires all people to enjoy and protect wild birds.They provide leadership to birders by increasing their knowledge, skills and enjoyment of birding. They also contribute to bird and bird habitat conservation through a variety of programs. Their Birder’s Exchange program provides gently used birding equipment and educational materials for local scientists, conservationists and educators throughout South America, Middle America, and the Caribbean.

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http://www.bibledonate.org/ 

Bible Donate provides Bibles to people who cannot afford them. Their waiting list currently exceeds 130,000 people!

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http://www.bookcrossing.com/

BookCrossing is the World’s Library. It’s a smart social networking site that aims to connect people through books. BookCrossing is the act of giving a book a unique identity so, as the book is passed from reader to reader, it can be tracked, thus connecting its readers. Breathe new life into books instead of letting your old favorites collect dust – pass them along to another reader. BookCrossing is free to join and free to play. So don’t be selfish with your books – read and release!

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https://www.booksforafrica.org/books-computers/donate-books.html

Books For Africa collects, sorts, ships, and distributes books to children in Africa. Their goal is to end the book famine in Africa. They are the world’s largest shipper of donated books to the African continent. Since 1988, Books For Africa has shipped over 24 million high-quality text and library books to children and adults in 46 African countries. Millions more are needed.

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http://booksforsoldiers.com/

Register for an account with Books for Soldiers to see the troop requests posted on their bulletin board. Once you are registered, you will be able to view the requests and send troops books, DVDs, games and relief supplies.

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http://bridesagainstbreastcancer.org/
 
Brides Against Breast Cancer provides support, education and hope to men and women affected by breast cancer. Their Nationwide Tour of Gowns sales provide brides-to-be with a unique opportunity to find the gown of their dreams at a remarkable price. The proceeds from these events contribute to programs for cancer patients and their families to ensure that no one has to face cancer alone.

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http://www.buymytronics.com/index.aspx

BuyMyTronics offers a fast, simple and eco-friendly way to get money for your gadgets. They’ll even pay for the shipping. They wipe your device of all personal data. Additionally, devices with hard drives are wiped to Department of Defense standards. Hundreds of thousands of used cell phones, mp3 players and other e-gadgets wind up in landfills every year. This is an easy way to help the planet (and your wallet)! 

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www.cash4books.net

Cash4Books is an online used book buying service that is committed to providing a simple, secure, and convenient way for anyone to sell their books with confidence and receive instant price quotes, fast payment, and exceptional customer service. A portion of the profits go to fund classroom projects on DonorsChoose.org. Cash4Books is passionate about helping classrooms get the books they need so that students can grow and learn. 

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http://www.childrensbookproject.org/

The Children’s Book Project helps build literacy by providing free, new and gently used books to children who need them. They have given away over 1.5 million books, helped thousands of children build home libraries and provided books for thousands of classroom and school libraries.

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http://www.cleantheworld.org/default.asp

Clean the World collects and recycles soap and shampoo products discarded by the hospitality industry every day, or collected through a soap drive. The distribution of these and other donated hygiene products to impoverished people, they prevent the millions of deaths caused by hygiene-related illnesses every day.

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http://www.cottonfrombluetogreen.org/

The Cotton. From Blue to Green gives your denim new life by converting it into Ultra Touch Denim Insulation. The insulation is then provided to communities in need to assist with building efforts.

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http://www.coupsfortroops.com/
 
Coups For Troops strives to make the lives of soldiers and their families a little easier by shipping coupons right to their door. Commissaries overseas accept manufacturer coupons up to six months past expiration. You can help by adopting a military family through their direct mail program or by sending your coupons to the satellite location closest to you.

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http://www.cvs.com

Purchase a take away envelope for the disposal of unused medication. Their return system is a secure, convenient, turnkey solution for proper disposal of unused medications – excluding controlled substances. Simply follow the instructions for use – fill it, seal it and return it for assured destruction.

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http://www.donategames.org/

DonateGames is dedicated to supporting children with rare diseases through the collection and re-purposing of donated video games and gear. DonateGames was founded in 2008 by Jim Carol, two years after his 11-year old son was diagnosed with leukemia.  Jim created the charity to help inspire and support sick children and their families.  In 2010, DonateGames granted wishes for sick children and funded research at several leading institutions. They distributed more than $100,000 dollars to partnering foundations, research institutions, and families, and gifted more than 3,000 new video games to hospitalized children.

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http://www.ecoencore.org/

Eco Encore raises funds for environmental organizations in the Pacific Northwest through the online resale of books, CD’s, DVD’s and recent software donated by individuals and institutions across the country. They also increase awareness of reuse as a vital practice for resource conservation.

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http://eventleftovers.com/

Event Leftovers is an online marketplace to buy and sell new and gently used party supplies. Whether you are an event professional, or someone who throws parties for family and friends, this site is for you. Recycling your event leftovers through this website helps the environment, can make you some extra money and helps you find some great deals.  Registration is free and it is free to post. However, there is a service fee assessed to the seller once an item sells. They also donate a portion of their premium listing fees to breast cancer research.

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http://www.floppydisk.com/recycle.htm
 
Floppy Disk specializes in floppy disks, diskette drives, disc duplication and they recycle old floppy disks. Mail in your old diskettes and they will be reformatted and resold as recycled disks. Disks that fail reformatting are recycled as plastic.

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http://www.freerecycling.com/
 
Free Recycling has a history of leadership in the recycling industry. They offer businesses and consumers effective recycling solutions.

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http://www.gazelle.com/

Gazelle is a reCommerce service that helps you sell and recycle your used electronics. They believe electronics recycling begins with reuse. They extend the lives of used electronics by selling them through retail and wholesale outlets. Items without value are responsibly recycled. Whether you want to sell a cell phone, laptop, or any other of the more than 250,000 other products they accept, Gazelle can help. 

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http://glpinc.org/

Global Literacy Project donates books and literacy support materials as well as conducting educational programs aimed at improving knowledge, enhancing global awareness and developing skills in the US and abroad.

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http://www.recycledskis.com/

Green Mountain Ski Furniture recycles old skis and snowboards into ski furniture and usable ski art.  They specialize in ski Adirondack chairs, ski benches, ski tables, ski racks, outdoor furniture and custom designed and built products with your old gear or theirs. Each piece is a unique work of art, hand-crafted in Vermont.

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http://www.greendisk.com/

Now there is one place to responsibly and securely dispose of all your computer-related waste, spent supplies and obsolete accessories.  GreenDisk handles all your technotrash disposal needs from a CD to a PC and just about everything in between. You can stop worrying about what to do with all of that old technotrash piling up in your office, store room, attic, or garage.  Let GreenDisk safely and securely destroy your old data, recover reusable components, and recycle all of the rest of your accumulated technotrash – all at your convenience, at home or at work.

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http://www.intlbookproject.org/

The International Book Project promotes literacy, education and global friendships by sending over 150,000 books annually to schools, libraries, churches, community organizations and Peace Corps Volunteers throughout the developing world and in the United States.

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http://www.kazanjianbros.com/kf.htm

It’s time to gather up your old fine jewelry and put it to good use by donating it to charity. The Jewels for Charity program allows you to donate the jewelry you no longer use to a worthy cause and receive a generous tax deduction – often worth more than what the jewelry could obtain in an outright sale.

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http://www.kidflicks.org/

Kid Flicks donates movie libraries of 100 assorted DVDs to Children’s Hospitals and Pediatric Departments throughout the country. Through providing these movie libraries, Kid Flicks helps children cope with what may be a painful and scary experience.

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http://www.med-eq.org/
 
Med-Eq is a medical equipment donation and notification program developed by Remedy in cooperation with the Office of International Health of Yale University. Available donations of medical supplies and durable equipment are posted to this website where members can view and request items, as well as donate medical equipment and supplies.

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http://www.medals4mettle.org/ 

Medals4Mettle (M4M) is a non-profit organization that facilitates the gifting of marathon medals. Runners from around the world give their hard earned medals to Medals4Mettle. Their worldwide network of physicians and volunteers then award these medals attached to a Medals4Mettle ribbon to children and adults fighting debilitating illnesses who might not be able to run a race, but are in a race of their own just to continue to live their life. It is in honor of this mettle and courage in bravely facing these challenges that they are awarded a medal.

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http://www.mhopus.org

Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation donates musical instruments to under-funded music programs, giving children the benefits of music education, helping them to be better students and inspiring creativity through playing music. 

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http://neweyesfortheneedy.org/
 
New Eyes takes your used eyeglasses, hearing aids and jewelry and turns them into treasure. Eyeglasses in good condition are sent to medical missions and international charitable organizations for distribution to the poor in developing nations. Proceeds from the sale of scrap metal, hearing aids, jewelry and giftware are used to support the US eyeglass voucher program.

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http://newbornsinneed.com/

Newborns in Need takes care of  sick and needy babies. They provide care necessities to local agencies and hospitals serving premature, ill or impoverished newborns. They also distributes items free of charge regardless of race, religion or birth circumstances.

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http://www.nikereuseashoe.com/

Nike’s goal is to make recycling athletic shoes second nature. With Nike Reuse-A-Shoe bins available at more than 300 locations in the United States, Western Europe, Australia and New Zealand, it’s becoming easier than ever to find a shoe recycling facility near you. The shoes are sliced and ground up to be used in track surfaces, interlocking gym flooring tiles, playground surfaces, outdoor basketball and tennis courts and indoor courts.

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http://www.recycles.org/
 
Nonprofit Recycling and Reuse Network allows you to donate your used but useful equipment toward a worthy cause. They receive needs requests from nonprofit professionals around the world and their unique exchange process allows you to remain anonymous when giving to meet their needs.

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http://operationhappynote.com/
 
Operation Happy Note is a volunteer effort to send musical instruments to deployed service men and women throughout the world. With the help of thousands of great Americans, they have sent over 4000 instruments overseas.  Thousands of requests are still coming in; clearly these soldiers need the joy that music brings them.

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http://www.ocpnet.org/

Military families can use coupons up to six months after they have expired. The Overseas Coupon Program serves military families by assisting you in forwarding manufacturer’s coupons to overseas military bases.  These bundles of coupons are placed on tables, at the PX/ BX and Commissary, or handed out for use by military members and families on base.  This helps the family save valuable dollars and stretch their budget.  Be sure to send only clipped coupons. 

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http://www.paperbackswap.com/index.php 

Paperback Swap helps avid readers swap, trade and exchange books for free. It’s easy to list the books you’d like to swap with other club members. They’re even mailed to you free with no hidden charges.

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http://peacepassers.org/

Peace Passers supports team development and the funding of sustainable sports league play to empower youth & maximize hope for all participants locally and globally by collecting and distributing soccer supplies to people and communities throughout the world.

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http://www.recycle4charity.com/
 
Recycle for Charity applies the funds generated from donations to the donor’s charity of choice. Whether the beneficiary is a school, church or non-profit organization, donations are providing relief and necessary support. 

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http://www.recyclefree.com/
 
Recycle Free recycling positively impacts the environment. They offer a comprehensive recycling program at no cost to you.

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http://www.recycleyourmat.com/
 
Recycle Your Mat has two main objectives – recycle and upcycle yoga mats as new products and to reuse mats through donation. These objectives are met through yoga mat collection at yoga studios, fitness centers and through individual’s shipments of yoga mats. Yoga restores our body, soul and mind, and the materials that support the practice, if recycled or reused can save mountains, streams and other biodynamic places.

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http://www.obviously.com/recycle/guides/shortest.html

A quick reference list of what can or can’t be recycled.

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http://www.recyclingzychal.com/
 
Recycles Zachal specializes in the rescue and repurpose of broken umbrellas and makes functional and stylish products from them. The umbrellas used are all donated and rescued from landfills.

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http://www.safeneedledisposal.org/

The Coalition for Safe Community Needle Disposal is a collaboration of businesses, community groups, non-profit organizations and government that promotes public awareness and solutions for safe disposal of needles, syringes and other sharps in the community.

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http://www.samaritanspurse.org/

Samaritan’s Purse provices spiritual and physical aid to hurting people around the world. They have helped meet the needs of people who are victims of war, poverty, natural disasters, disease and famine with the purpose of sharing God’s love. They impact the lives of vulnerable children through educational, feeding, clothing and shelter programs that let them know they are not forgotten.

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http://skichair.com/
 
SkiChair manufactures recycled sports furniture and blemished and used sports equipment. Their recycled products reflect the passion and lifestyle of outdoor enthusiasts.

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http://www.soles4souls.org/
 
Soles4Souls is a shoe charity that collects gently worn shoes and provides them to those in need. Donating shoes to Soles4Souls is a great way to recycle shoes.  New shoes are used to bring relief to the victims of abject suffering and used shoes go to support micro-business efforts to eradicate poverty.

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http://www.thespeciale.com/

Special E is a unique green business that “rescues” items that are left over from special events such as banquets, receptions, weddings, private parties, galas, fundraisers, meetings, conferences, trade shows and more. They re-purpose them in ways that benefit our planet and people in need. The rescued items are redirected to a wide range of charitable and non-profit organizations. Items not being donated are re-purposed into other useful products by a one-of-a-kind network of recycling artists.

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http://www.sprint.com/responsibility/communities_across/index.html?INTNAV=ATG:FT:

Sprint’s wireless recycling program helps to prevent thousands of tons of wireless equipment from entering the waste stream. More than 90% of the phones collected are reused. Any equipment not reused is recycled. Reuse and recycling helps to conserve resources, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and prevent air and water pollution.

Sprint offers a buyback program for new and existing Sprint customers. You can earn credit towards your bill for recycling hundreds of eligible wireless devices with them, even if they’re from other carriers. If you’re not a Sprint customer, you can still recycle wireless phones, batteries, accessories and data cards for free, regardless of carrier or condition.

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http://www.stjudesranch.org/shop/recycled-card-program/

Send just the fronts of any used cards you have to St. Jude’s Ranch for Children at Recycled Card Program, 100 St Jude’s St, Boulder City, NV 89005.  They take all types of greeting cards except for Hallmark, Disney or American Greetings.

The Recycled Card Program is for the children at St. Jude’s Ranch for Children to learn entrepreneurship skills. The children participate in making the new cards by removing the front and attaching a new back. The result is a beautiful new card made by the children and volunteers. The benefits are two-fold: customers receive green holiday cards for use and the children receive payment for their work and learn the benefits and importance of going green.

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http://www.starkeyhearingfoundation.org/
 
Hear Now is committed to assisting those permanently residing in the U.S. who are deaf or hard of hearing and have no other resources to acquire hearing aids.

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http://www.swapacd.com/index.php

Swap a CD helps people swap, trade and exchange CD’s for free. It’s easy to list the CD’s you’d like to swap with other club members. They’re even mailed to you free with no hidden charges.

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http://www.swapadvd.com/index.php

Swap a DVD helps people swap, trade and exchange DVD’s for free. It’s easy to list the DVD’s you’d like to swap with other club members. They’re even mailed to you free with no hidden charges.

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http://www.terracycle.com/en-US/

TerraCycle offers national programs (Brigades®) to collect previously non-recyclable or hard to recycle waste. While some programs have a cost, most of the Brigades offer free shipping as well as a donation for each piece of garbage that you collect.

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http://www.brarecycling.com/network

The Bra Recyclers are a textile recycling company focused on doing their part to recycle and reuse bras (textiles) that unnecessarily end up in landfills. They buy and sell recycled bras, which are then re-distributed through exporters and organizations to developing countries around the world. They provide deserving women with used or unused bras as they transition back to self-sufficiency.

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https://www.liketwice.com/

They buy high quality clothes from a wide variety of top brands. Items must be clean and in good or like-new condition.

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http://www.uniteforsight.org/
 
Unite For Sight supports eye clinics worldwide by investing human and financial resources in their social ventures to eliminate patient barriers to eye care. Unite For Sight applies best practices in eye care, public health, volunteerism and social entrepreneurship to achieve their goal of high quality eye care for all.

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http://www.yemmhart.com/

Yemm & Hart’s mission is to bring building materials with recycled content into the main stream of our culture. Their focus is on converting recycled materials into something new. Wine corks are converted into wine cork tiles.

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