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http://amaraparenting.org/

Amara provides adoption, foster care and pregnancy counseling services. Donations of infant supplies help new birth parents who need extra support. They provide Pregnancy and Parenting Counseling Services at no charge to mothers and birth parents who are facing an unplanned pregnancy.

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https://www.ywcaworks.org/NetCommunity/Page.aspx?pid=389

Angeline’s Women’s Center offers a safe, welcoming place for homeless women living on the streets to spend the day. Daytime drop-in services include meals, laundry, showers, health access, mental health counseling, workshops and activities, storage of personal belongings and connections to other needed services.

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www.basketsforbabies.org

Baskets for Babies help provide the necessities for babies of families that are struggling with hardships. All help is provided on a loaner basis and so donated items are reused many times.

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http://bikeworks.org/

Bike Works builds sustainable communities by educating youth and promoting bicycling. They work to educate and empower youth, and make bicycling accessible and affordable to the Seattle community.

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http://www.breadoflifemission.org/

The Bread of Life Mission exists to overcome the cycle of homelessness in men’s and women’s lives through a Christ-centered complete recovery model.

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http://www.bridgemin.org/

Bridge Disability Ministries honors the God-given dignity and giftedness of people with disabilities by building relationships to alleviate isolation and enrich the community. They clean and recondition donated medical equipment and give it to people in need.

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http://www.chs-nw.org/default.aspx

The Center for Human Services (CHS) is strengthening the community through counseling, education and support to children, youth, adults, and families. They helps individuals and families develop skills and strengthen behaviors that allow them to become self-reliant and dependently stronger on natural supports. CHS encourages positive mental health, prevents and treats addictions, supports youth academic success, assists parents’ engagement in their children’s learning, and strengthens relationships and parenting skills to create an environment that values and respects diversity.

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http://www.chs-wa.org/

Children’s Home Society of Washington (CHSW) helps provide children with strong families, loving stable homes and their best chance for happiness and success. They provide a comprehensive network of care to 39,000 children and families each year in early learning, family support, out-of-home care, child and family counseling, adoption and advocacy.

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http://www.clothesforkids.org/

Clothes for Kids helps community members build confidence and self-sufficiency by providing quality wardrobes and resources to them. They outfit more than 6,000 students each year from head start through 12th grade.

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http://www.donatecsb.org/

Community Services for the Blind raises funds to support SightConnection programs and services for people who are blind or visually impaired. Your donation of clothing and household goods supports independent living services for people with vision loss.

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http://www.compasshousingalliance.org/

Compass Housing Alliance develops and provides essential services and affordable housing for homeless and low-income people in the greater Puget Sound region. They offer unique services and structured programs that promote the dignity of each person and lead individuals from homelessness to independence and healthy community life. Services include hygiene facilities (showers and laundry), banking and mailing, emergency shelters, transitional housing and permanent low-income housing.

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http://www.dvs-snoco.org/index

Domestic Violence Services of Snohomish County (DVS) is dedicated to ending domestic abuse by providing a wide range of services for victims, including their children and by facilitating social change. They are the only program in Snohomish County providing emergency shelter and comprehensive, confidential services to victims of domestic abuse.  They also work within the community to create an environment which is safe, responsive and supportive of domestic abuse victims and their children.

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https://ywcaworks.org/NetCommunity/Page.aspx?pid=394

Dress for Success is a clothing resource available to low-income women who are actively job-seeking and need interview-appropriate clothing. They also offer a network of support and the career development tools to help disadvantaged women thrive in work and in life.

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http://www.earthcorps.org/

EarthCorps’ programs bring together young people from the USA and around the world to work, learn and grow. Their efforts unite environmental restoration with a community-based approach to service, education and action. They restore key ecological sites around the Puget Sound region and around the world.

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http://www.babycorner.org

Eastside Baby Corner helps families struggling with job loss, homelessness, medical crisis and poverty. When you donate new or gently-used goods, you can be confident that they will be put into the hands of a local child at no cost to the family or to their qualified partner agencies almost immediately.

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http://www.edlabgroup.org/

The EdLab Group serves students and teachers to provide them with learning opportunities in the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). 

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http://www.gambiahelp.org/

Gambia Health Education Liaison Project, also known as GambiaHELP, exists to enable communities in Gambia, Africa to protect, conserve and improve their own health, the health of their community, and their natural environment. They do this by providing communities in Gambia with books, educational opportunities, medical help, seed money and human resources.

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www.inlandnwbaby.org

Inland NW Baby is a nonprofit that was founded by a 15 year old boy. Their mission is to provide basic items to local children in need by collecting and distributing diapers, new and gently used clothing (up to size 12) and personal care items. In just over a year, they have gathered and distributed over 40,000 diapers to people in need. Their organization is run strictly by donations and volunteers.

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http://www.interconnection.org/

InterConnection makes information technology accessible to underserved communities around the world by providing high-quality refurbished computers to non-profit and non-governmental organizations. Donated computer equipment provides computer training for volunteers and helps organizations around the world get connected. InterConnection focuses on reuse instead of recycling and they are committed to the highest standards for clean, green computer recycling and disposing of parts and peripherals.

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http://www.jwcenter.org/

Jubilee Women’s Center provides homeless and low-income women a safe and supportive place to live, while at the same time becoming self-reliant in housing and employment. They believe in providing job training, education, affordable housing and supportive services so these women can achieve and maintain independence.

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http://justiceworks.info/default.aspx

Justice Works! aims to make communities safer by supporting the successful transitioning of individuals returning to the community from prison or jail and by campaigning for just laws and equal treatment of all people.

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http://www.lihi.org/

The Low Income Housing Institute develops, owns and operates housing for the benefit of low-income, homeless and formerly homeless people in Washington state. They advocate for just housing policies at the local and national levels; and administer a range of supportive service programs to help the homeless maintain stable housing and increase their self-sufficiency.

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http://motleyzoo.org/

Motley Zoo Animal Rescue saves pets and makes sure they are healthy. All animals are spayed or neutered, and they provide the training and instruction the animals need to become great pets for others!

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http://newbegin.org/

New Beginnings provides services to women and children whose lives have been affected by domestic violence – physical, emotional or sexual abuse.

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http://newfutures.org/

New Futures partners with families and educators in their communities to ensure that children succeed in school and in life. Their programs in low-income apartment complexes build skills, foster connectedness and promote strengths.

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http://www.nhmin.org/

New Horizons Ministries strives to build relationships with homeless youth, encouraging them to exit street life. Meeting the youth’s physical needs is vital to the development of these relationships and it serves as a spring board to meet their larger emotional and spiritual needs.

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http://www.nikkeiconcerns.org/

Nikkei Concerns provides health services in a traditional atmosphere to primarily elderly Nikkei (Japanese) in the Pacific Northwest. Their goal in all they do is to provide services that exemplify compassion, innovation and the highest quality of care to elder members of the community and their families.

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http://www.outdoorsforall.org/

Outdoors for All offers a variety of recreational activities for children and adults with physical, developmental and sensory disabilities. Activities are designed to include people with disabilities in typical Pacific Northwest outdoor activities and to promote education, independence, socialization, exposure to adaptive equipment and techniques. And, of course – to have lots of fun!

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http://www.paws.org/

PAWS is a champion for animals—rehabilitating injured and orphaned wildlife, sheltering and adopting homeless cats and dogs, and educating people to make a better world for animals and people.

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http://pikemarketseniorcenter.giving.officelive.com/default.aspx 

The Pike Market Senior Center serves people 55 and older, most of whom are living in poverty, by providing free hot meals, social services, employment opportunities and activities that promote wellness and engagement.

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http://www.plymouthhousing.org/                                                                   

Plymouth Housing Group works to eliminate homelessness and stabilize homeless and very low-income people in housing by preserving, developing and operating safe, decent, affordable housing, and by providing opportunities for them to improve their lives. They also service formerly homeless residents with their Essential Supply Center providing a place for them to get essential items they might not otherwise be able to afford.

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http://www.procession.org/

The Procession of the Species Celebration empowers communities to engage in cultural relationships with the natural world as a means of sustaining efforts of environmental protection and restoration. Their Community Art Studio relies on donations of usable items and supplies that can be magically transformed into art for the procession. 

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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.rtseattle.org/

Rebuilding Together Seattle (RTS) provides donated repair services for homeowners in need so they can continue to live independently in warmth and safety.

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http://www.retexnorthwest.com/ 

Retex Northwest works within the community to develop comprehensive and strategic environmental solutions for recycling unwanted clothes, shoes, backpacks and other textiles. Their greatest goal is providing recycled clothing to people in need, while reducing our solid waste landfills. In 2003, 10.6 million tons of textiles ended up in U.S. solid waste landfills.

The garments you recycle will benefit people all over the globe. Collected textiles and shoes are shipped to countries which are experiencing severe shortages of even the most basic clothing. Garments which are no longer wearable can be made into “rags” or pulled apart and reprocessed into fibers for paper, upholstery and insulation materials. 

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http://www.rootsinfo.org/

ROOTS delivers critical services to homeless young adults and other low income persons. They provide safe emergency overnight shelter 7 nights a week to young adults, ages 18-25, hot dinner and breakfast, opportunities for personal hygiene (including laundry and showers) and other services.

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http://www.ryther.org/

Ryther is a recognized leader in behavioral health services for children and their families facing complex challenges. They are dedicated to providing comprehensive services and innovative treatments. They guide, coach and teach so that every child and family they work with may experience new ways of thinking, develop positive relationships and realize a better life.

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http://www.seattlechildrenshome.org/

Seattle Children’s Home helps children and their families face situational, emotional and developmental challenges through a broad range of counseling, therapeutic and psychiatric services aimed at helping children create solid emotional foundations for successful futures.

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http://www.seattlechildrens.org/

Seattle Children’s is the pediatric and adolescent referral center for Washington, Alaska, Montana and Idaho. They deliver superior patient care and advance new treatments through pediatric research. They are also the primary teaching, clinical and research site for the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Washington School of Medicine.

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http://www.seattleeducationaccess.org/

Seattle Education Access provides higher education advocacy and opportunity to people struggling to overcome poverty and adversity. They specialize in helping low income and homeless students complete college degrees.

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http://www.seattlegirlsschool.org/

Seattle Girls School is a 5th through 8th grade middle school committed to empowering young women to be leaders in their communities through a challenging academic program focused on collaboration, integration and real-world problem solving.

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http://www.seattlemidwifery.org/

Seattle Midwifery School has been educating childbirth professionals for more than 30 years. Their well-known, rigorous midwifery training program is the oldest direct-entry midwifery program in the country .

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http://www.ugm.org/site/PageServer?pagename=default

Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission provides emergency care and long-term recovery services to hurting and homeless people in Seattle. They serve, rescue and transform those in need and strive to address the root causes of poverty and homelessness.

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http://www.sightconnection.org/

SightConnection specializes in helping people with low vision and blindness to develop skills and strategies designed to promote and enhance safety and independence despite vision loss. They focus on the individual and their particular needs, goals and capabilities.

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http://www.svdpseattle.org/

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul helps their neighbors in need to prevent homelessness, hunger, power-shut offs and more. In addition to material assistance, they bring compassion and hope.

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http://www.techaccess.org/

Technology Access Foundation (TAF) makes education a priority in underserved communities of color. Serving one child at a time, TAF enhances their educational and professional prospects through the delivery of tools for learning in the 21st century. Donations to TAF directly benefit the children they serve in after school programs.

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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://www.arcofkingcounty.org/

The ARC of King County advocates for children and adults with developmental disabilities and their families, to live, learn, work and play in the community, improving the quality of life for us all. They provide one-to-one assistance, support groups, legislative education, connecting families to other families and many other services.

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http://www.apisafetycenter.org/

The Asian & Pacific Islander Women & Family Safety Center strives to end domestic violence through community education and outreach. The mission of the Safety Center is to organize communities; to educate, train, and offer technical assistance; and to provide comprehensive culturally relevant services on domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking to Asian and Pacific Islander community members, service providers, survivors, and their families.

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http://www.healingcenterseattle.org/

The Healing Center is a grief-support community for adults, children and families.  They help people with a variety of losses, including the death of a partner, parent, sibling, child or infant. Their approach is long-term, multi-faceted grief support that combines structured therapy sessions with informal events and social networks. 

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http://mangroveactionproject.org/

The Mangrove Action Project is dedicated to reversing the degradation and loss of mangrove forest ecosystems worldwide. Its main goal is to promote the rights of traditional and indigenous coastal peoples, including fishers and farmers, to sustainably manage their coastal environs.

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http://www.rubyroomseattle.org/
 
The Ruby Room provides formal gowns to Seattle area high school girls who are unable to purchase their own dance attire. Dresses and accessories are collected throughout the year and made available at boutiques in the spring. Each girl is paired with a personal shopper volunteer who assists her in picking out the perfect gown.

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http://www1.usw.salvationarmy.org/usw/www_usw_northwest.nsf/
 
The Salvation Army Northwest Division offers a wide range of social services throughout Washington, Montana and northern Idaho. With heart to God and hand to man, The Salvation Army strives to meet the basic needs of all who come seeking help. Taking immediate care of the basic human needs of food, shelter, clothing and safety is an important first step in the development of a more positive and permanent change in the people they help.

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http://www.thesharehouse.org

The Sharehouse works to bring a sense of self-sufficiency and comfort to families and individuals moving from homelessness to permanent housing by providing them with useful household items that would otherwise be discarded.

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http://www.tinydiamondearrings.org/

Tiny Diamond Earrings is committed to helping Seattle area women during the time of transition from homelessness to self sufficiency. Their mentoring program provides women with someone that identifies with their struggles and has overcome them. The mentors serve as an encourager to stay the course and to impart a vision to excel in every aspect of their lives.

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http://www.treehouseforkids.org/

Treehouse is uniquely committed to improving the lives of our kids living in foster care. Treehouse distributes clothing, school supplies, and much more to local foster kids through their Wearhouse, a unique store where kids and caregivers shop for free – allowing foster parents to stretch the family budget just a little bit further.

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http://www.urbanartworks.org/

Urban ArtWorks empowers young people through professional opportunities in the arts. By providing subsidized employment, volunteer, and entrepreneurial experiences, they improve young lives as well as the surrounding community.

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http://www.warmcurrent.org/
 
Warm Current works with underserved communities through kids surfing programs and charitable donations of recycled wetsuits and surfboards. They provide access to the ocean and encourage the pure joy of ocean sports and an appreciation of the environment in the US and abroad.

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http://www.wellspringfs.org/

Wellspring Family Services takes on the root causes of homelessness and instability for children, adults and families in King County, Washington. Every day they help homeless families find and hold onto a place to live, teach abusive partners non-violent behaviors, provide counseling and empower parents to nurture their children’s emotional development.

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http://youthinfocus.org/

Youth in Focus is an afterschool program that uses intensive photography training as a tool to help disadvantaged teens develop personal voice, positive identity, social skills and artistic skills. They offer free, multi-level classes for teens ages 13-19 in both film and digital photography.

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http://www.youthnetnw.net/

Youthnet strives to provide caring and supportive educational and social services to children and families to help them attain a productive and successful life. Their programs include Emerson High School, Independent Living Skills, Foster Care Licensing & Case Management, and Family Preservation & Family Reconciliation Services. 

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