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http://www.ariseinc.org/programs/medical_equipment.html

ARISE’s Equipment Loan Closet loans wheelchairs, walkers, and a variety of other adaptive devices. Borrowing equipment on a short-term basis can help you select the best option before purchasing your own equipment. It also fills the gap during temporary periods of need.

The Medical Equipment Loan Closet is free of charge for people with a disability and there are no eligibility requirements. 

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http://www.bignyc.org/
 
Build It Green – NYC is New York City’s only non-profit retail outlet for salvaged and surplus building materials. Their warehouse has everything from panel doors to high end refrigerators and shutters to movie props. They are able to keep these materials out of the landfill, while offering deep discounts on their resale.

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http://www.careergear.org

Career Gear not only provides suits for job interviews, but they continue to work in partnership with job-training programs and community based organizations to provide low cost, high impact solutions that complement community based organizations. It is because of their mission that they have helped over 30,000 men who are low income move from poverty to self-sufficiency.

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http://earth911.com/

Earth 911’s focus is making every day earth day. Visit their website and simply type in your zip code to find a variety of recycle and reuse locations in your area.

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http://www.housingworks.org

Housing Works provides housing, medical, prevention and support services for those living in New York.  Their mission is to end the dual crises of homelessness and AIDS through relentless advocacy.

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www.intervol.org/rums

Intervol serves others through the recovery and redistribution of medical supplies and equipment. They connect local hospitals and medical professionals with other countries and care-giving organizations in areas of need.

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http://www.laceleadingladies.org/

L.A.C.E. collects dresses, shoes and accessories in order to give underprivileged young women an opportunity to be fabulous at their proms and graduations. 

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http://www.madre.org

MADRE’s Helping Hands program provides women around the world with first aid supplies, medical equipment, classroom materials and other necessities. With these resources women can strengthen their families and communities. You can take part by giving your reusable goods to families that would otherwise not have access to essential everyday supplies.

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http://www.mfta.org/

Materials for the Arts collects goods that are no longer needed and redistributes them to educators and arts organizations that do need them.

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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.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://promfairy.org/

The Prom Fairy Project was formed to grant the wishes of less fortunate high school girls by providing them with dresses so they can attend their proms.

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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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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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http://cinderellaproject.net/

The Cinderella Project of the Capital Region is a nonprofit organization that collects dresses and gives them to young girls in need of a dress for prom.

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http://www.thepencilbox.org/

The Pencil Box enhances the learning environment of students in New York City public schools. Anyone wishing to donate items can list them on the website where a deserving school can access the donations directly from the donor.

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