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http://www.ihaveadreamlasvegas.org/

“I Have a Dream” Foundation Las Vegas helps at-risk children from low-income communities become productive citizens by providing a long-term program of tutoring, mentoring and enrichment, with the assured opportunity for higher education. Their goal is to have every Dreamer graduate from high school, be functionally literate and prepared to either fulfill employment or pursue the ultimate goal of an “I Have a Dream”® sponsored higher education.

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http://www.accessbooks.net/

Access Books provides quality, high-interest books to Southern California’s most impoverished school libraries. Many students at the schools they serve simply do not have anything to read. They are working to change that one library at a time.

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http://aim.4agoodcause.com/

Aid to Inmate Mothers (AIM) provides services to Alabama’s incarcerated women with emphasis on enhancing personal growth and strengthening the bonds between inmate mothers and their children. About 3,000 children in Alabama have a mother incarcerated. Your donations help support these children and reunite separated families.

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http://www.assistanceleaguesb.org/fundraising.html

Assistance League of Santa Barbara is a nonprofit all volunteer organization that develops and implements philanthropic programs to benefit children and adults in Santa Barbara County.

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http://www.baltimorereads.org/

Through portable classrooms, Baltimore Reads offers FREE English as a Second Language (ESL), reading and GED prep programs across Baltimore City. But they don’t stop there. Baltimore Reads operates the Baltimore Reads’ Book Bank, which provides free books to children, their families, and schools to encourage and improve literacy skills, and develop an intergenerational love for reading and lifelong learning. They believe that parents who can’t read raise children who don’t read.

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http://www.goadelante.org/bargain_square.html

Bargain Square is a thrift store that sells gently used furniture, clothing, appliances and household items at great prices. The money generated from Bargain Square supports Adelante programs for people with disabilities, but more importantly, the store provides retail training and employment for over 30 people with disabilities.

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http://www.bethesdaok.org/

Bethesda offers therapeutic services to sexually abused children and to their non-offending caregivers throughout the state of Oklahoma. Healing takes place one step at a time. With the support of trained therapists, these courageous and strong children make amazing progress. Bethesda is a healing place for broken hearts.

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http://www.betterworldbooks.com/

Better World Books supports world literacy by reselling used books. A portion of the profits go toward setting up reading programs in other countries. You can donate or sell your books to them.  Here is a list of what they will accept

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http://www.bbbsn.org/

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Nevada is a leader in youth mentoring services. They work to develop positive relationships that have a direct and lasting impact on the lives of youth in the community, ages 6 through 18.

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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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http://www.bookends.org/

BookEnds, a nonprofit organization recycles children’s books through student-run book drives and places them in schools and youth organizations in need of books. BookEnds’ diverse recipients include inner-city schools, youth centers, homeless shelters, family literacy centers, after-school enrichments programs, children’s group homes and juvenile detention facilities.

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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://www.booksforpeople.org/

The goal of Books for People is to benefit charities serving homeless children either by distributing books or by selling them on their behalf, to raise funds for local libraries, and to keep books, CD’S, and DVDs out of landfills!

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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://booksforthebarrios.org/home-book-donations-recycling.html

Books for the Barrios collects English reading books and educational learning aids in the United States and delivers them to remote barrio public schools throughout the Philippines.

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http://action.aac.org/site/PageServer?pagename=boomerangs_whatisboom

Boomerangs is owned and operated by AIDS Action Committee of MA, Inc., New England’s first and largest AIDS organization. All proceeds from Boomerangs support AIDS Action’s work to prevent new infections, support those affected and tackle the root causes of HIV/AIDS. 

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http://www.hsbgc.org/

Boys & Girls Clubs of Hot Springs provides 1,000 youth, a safe, structured and positive environment for after school, during holidays and summer vacation. They serve young people through life-enhancing programs and character development experiences, ongoing relationships with caring, adult professionals and hope and opportunity for all.

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http://www.bgcwn.org

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Western Nevada provide a variety of facility based programs that enable all youth to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring individuals.

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http://www.casaesperanzanm.org/

Casa Esperanza works with area hospitals to extend the best “human” care available. They provide appropriate housing and emotional support for patients and their families who reside temporarily in Albuquerque while the patient receives treatment. Casa Esperanza’s families come from all backgrounds and income levels, but they share one thing in common – each family is facing fear and emotional upheaval.

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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.catholiccharitiesusa.org/page.aspx?pid=292

Catholic Charities serves a wide range of disadvantaged populations: dependent, abused and neglected children; unemployed or homeless adults; parents and children requiring family counseling; people struggling as the result of drug abuse or alcoholism; senior citizens with special needs; and many more. They seek to break the cycle of poverty, abuse and neglect. They empower people to make permanent changes in their lives leading to self-sufficient, dignified lifestyles.

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http://www.ccfinorman.org/

The Center for Children and Families offers strength-based programs and services to aide and educate families coping with abuse, neglect, divorce, separation, teenage pregnancy, a lack of quality out-of-school care and/or other adverse experiences.

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http://www.childrensaid.org/

Children’s Aid Society provides services to families in need or who are at risk. They help parents with the skills and resources they need to keep families together or, when children could not remain with their own families, other homes have been provided through foster care or adoption.

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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.chsmo.org/

Children’s Home Society is dedicated to improving the quality of life for children in need. Their adoption and pregnancy counseling services continue to build strong families. They also provide short and long term care for children with significant developmental disabilities. Click here to see their current list of needs.

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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://christmissions.org/

Christian Mission Centers provide physical, emotional and spiritual support for those in need. What started in one small building has grown to a network of hot meals service, homeless shelters, bargain stores, substance abuse treatment and ministries reaching across all ages, and from all backgrounds. The stores also serve as work training centers to help residents learn vital skills needed to become financially independent and return to the work force.

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http://www.coloradocoalition.org/

The Colorado Coalition for the Homeless provides a continuum of housing and a variety of services to improve the health, well-being and stability of at-risk families, children and individuals who are homeless throughout Colorado. They are recognized nationally as a leader in the integration of housing, healthcare, support services and child care for persons experiencing homelessness.

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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://cradlecare.org

Conway Cradle Care helps teens moms complete their education by supporting their academic and emotional needs as well as the developmental needs of their children.

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http://cradlestocrayons.org/about

Cradles to Crayons provides children ages 0 to 12 with some of the most important basics of life—free of charge. In other words, they provide all the physical goods that children need to be safe, protected from the elements and ready to learn. And by supplying them with high-quality used or new goods, they make children feel valued.

They partner with social-service organizations to connect communities that have surplus resources—new or used items in good condition—with communities that desperately need access to those resources. When you donate to Cradles to Crayons, you can be absolutely sure that your donation will go to a deserving local child, for whom the donation was specifically requested.

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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://esgw-nrm.easterseals.com

Easter Seals-Goodwill Northern Rocky Mountain currently operates Goodwill stores in Montana and Southern Idaho and Utah. The stores provide vocational training sites for individuals with developmental, physical or emotional disabilities, as well as people who are unemployed due to educational or vocational disadvantages. Participants develop and improve their work skills and gain work experience. Proceeds from the stores are used to pay the wages of these workers and to support additional Easter Seals-Goodwill programs and services.

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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.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://www.elcentroinc.com/

El Centro strives to strengthen communities and empower families through educational, social and economic opportunities. Their programs and services are aimed at strengthening family ties and, as a result, to make the community a better place to live and work.

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http://fightingcancerinc.org/

Fighting Cancer encourages and provides physical, emotional, and spiritual support to cancer patients, survivors, their caregivers and friends. They visit new chemotherapy patients at Presbyterian Hospital in Charlotte, North Carolina, on the first day of treatment and deliver a sunshine box to them. All volunteers who deliver the boxes have had experience with cancer, either as a survivor or caregiver.

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http://www.foyadc.org/

The Fountain of Youth Adult Day Center exists to serve as a safe haven and loving refuge for care giving families. They provide excellent care, fun and stimulating activities, nutritious meals and a “family feel” environment for the precious senior citizens and other dependent adults that spend their days with them. They also work hard to provide peace of mind and a much needed break from constant care giving to care giving family members.

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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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http://www.girlsincfortsmith.org/
 
Girls Inc of Fort Smith is committed to providing a safe environment with educational and recreational programs that encourage girls to take risks and master physical, intellectual and emotional challenges.

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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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www.goodwilldenver.org

Goodwill Industries of Denver works with both teens and adults to help them get the education and training they need to obtain and sustain meaningful employment and improve their lives. Goodwill’s retail division funds highly successful programs in workforce development and help people find the tools to succeed at work and in life.

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http://www.goodwillsocal.org/

Goodwill of Southern California (GSC) has enhanced the quality of life of people with disabilities or other disadvantages by providing education, training and job opportunities to assist them in becoming more self-sufficient and productive. Through the sales generated in their retail stores and donation centers, they are able to offer critical job-development services to thousands of local residents.

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http://www.gotbooks.com/

A for-profit fundraiser that collects used books, sponsors used book sales and gives half of the profits of these sales to their non-profit partners. Other books are sold or donated.

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http://www.hopeservices.org/

Hope Services helps people with developmental disabilities to be valued and participating members of their communities. They provide their clients with job training, job placement and independent living services.

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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.kidfoundation.org/

KID Foundation is a Colorado public charity which is the fundraising arm of the Sensory Processing Disorder Foundation. The mission of the SPD Foundation is to enhance the quality of life for children with SPD and their families. All proceeds donated by the KID Foundation to the SPD Foundation are used for SPD research, education and advocacy.

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http://www.lawrenceshelter.org/

The Lawrence Community Shelter provides safe shelter and comprehensive services and programs that provide a path to a positive future for people experiencing homelessness and those that are at risk for homelessness.

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http://leftoversetc.com/

Leftovers, etc. is a community-based educational and environmental resource and learning center that provides free and affordable, traditional and non-traditional, school supplies for use as learning tools to public and private school educators, home school educators, early childhood educators, and organizations working with low-income parents. They provide instruction in developmentally appropriate, educational, family-centered activities for low-income, at risk and special needs youth. They also support local and national artists seeking “found objects.”

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http://www.lssnv.org/

The Lutheran Social Services of Nevada expresses the love of Christ by serving and caring for people in need through nutrition services, supportive housing, rental/utility assistance, career assistance and in-home personal care programs.

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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://mtwyouth.org/

More Than Words (MTW) is a nonprofit social enterprise that empowers youth who are in the foster care system, court involved, homeless or out of school to take charge of their lives by taking charge of a business. By working as a team to manage their own retail and online used book business, café and community space, youth develop the employment skills, leadership and self-confidence they need to successfully transition to adulthood.

In addition to store-based job training, youth are engaged in personal transition planning and case management to support their progress towards employment and education. The MTW model is premised on the belief that when at-risk youth are challenged with authentic and increasing responsibilities in a business setting and have high expectations and a culture of support, they can and will address their personal barriers, create concrete action plans for their lives, and become thriving members of society.

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www.nwsn.org

Neighborhood Housing Services of Southern Nevada promotes affordable housing, homeownership and neighborhood revitalization in targeted areas throughout Southern Nevada. They own and manage 132 units of affordable rental housing grouped in three distinct locations and serving different income and family compositions. They strive to build better neighborhoods, block by block.

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http://occnet.org/

Ouachita Children’s Center provides quality services for abused, neglected and troubled youth that empowers them to achieve success in their home, community, school and vocation by teaching accountability, respect and trust. They provide both residential and non residential services to clients including a 24 hour emergency shelter, family needs assessments, case management and therapeutic interventions.

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http://www.outofthecloset.org/

Out of the Closet Thrift Stores generate income that helps fund the medical services Aids Healthcare Foundation provides. In addition to regular retail operations, three locations also offer free HIV testing and counseling in a private area of the store.

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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://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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Ready to Learn is dedicated to improving underprivleleged students’ educational opportunities by providing books to them for free because a child who can read is a student who will learn. Education provides a gateway for underprivileged children to overcome the cycle of poverty. 

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http://www.rcofa.org/

Recovery Centers of Arkansas is a community-based provider of services for substance abuse and related disorders. They enable individuals to live free from the abuse of alcohol and/or drugs by providing treatment programming and other professional services within an atmosphere of dignity and respect.

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http://www.rosiesplace.org/Page.aspx?pid=247

Since 1974 poor and homeless women, age 18-80, have found an oasis of hope and nourishment at Rosie’s Place. The mission of Rosie’s Place is to help women maintain their dignity, seek opportunity and find security in their lives. Many of the women they assist are working and in housing but simply can’t make ends meet. Some are newly homeless, while other women have been living on the streets for years. Approximately one-third of their guests have children. Some of their guests are living with HIV/AIDS or have hidden disabilities such as addiction or mental illnesses that prevent them from effectively integrating into society. 

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http://www.stuffedanimalsforemergencies.org/

SAFE (Stuffed Animals for Emergencies) collects various items such as stuffed animals, toys, books and baby blankets and donates them to fire, ambulance and police departments to benefit children during emergency situations such as fires, illness, accidents, neglect, abuse, homelessness and even weather emergencies such as tornadoes, floods and hurricanes.  They also donate the items they receive to other childrens organizations, military organizations, libraries and even nursing homes.

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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://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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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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Second Blessing Store

Second Blessing Store is a ministry of West Houston Assistance Ministries, Inc. – WHAM, which is a model of Christian service, utilizing the talents and resources of the community to minister love and support to those in need. WHAM provides assistance with basic needs and promotes independence.

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http://www.secondchanceinc.org/

Second Chance, Inc. creates “green collar jobs” by taking apart buildings that would otherwise be demolished and dumped in a landfill.  They then offer the reclaimed materials — and other donated items — to the public at a discount, which helps to fund their job training and workforce development programs.

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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://solutionsatwork.org/

Solutions at Work was founded by a group of homeless individuals in Cambridge in 1989. Their mission is to break the cycle of poverty and homelessness by providing individuals and families with opportunities to strengthen their self-confidence, professional skills and financial stability. They envision a Greater Boston in which homeless and poor people have the resources, opportunities and partners they need to achieve self-sufficiency.

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www.spreadthewordnevada.org

Spread the Word Nevada is dedicated to advancing early childhood literacy by placing books in the hands and homes of children from preschool through 5th grade within Southern Nevada’s at-risk, low income communities.

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http://www.sltrc.com/

St Louis Teachers Recycle Center gathers creative materials (see below) from local business and industry that are landfill-bound and makes them available to teachers, parents and youth groups.

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http://www.starlight-northwest.org/

Starlight Children’s Foundation is dedicated to improving the quality of life for children around the globe with chronic and life-threatening illnesses and life-altering injuries.  They provide entertainment, education and family activities that help children cope with the pain, fear and isolation of prolonged illness.

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http://www.temporaryemergencyservice.org/

Temporary Emergency Services (TES) assists individuals and families in crisis situations in order to allow them to survive the immediate crisis they are encountering. TES and the thrift store serve residents of Tuscaloosa County on an as needed basis.

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http://arcnm.org/

The Arc of New Mexico improves the quality of life for individuals with developmental disabilities of all ages by advocating for equal opportunities and choices in where and how they learn, live, work, play and socialize. Items donated to The Arc of New Mexico are sold to Thrift Town, a local for-profit thrift store. Thrift Town purchases its merchandise for its Albuquerque location exclusively from The Arc of New Mexico. This partnership provides annual unrestricted funds to The Arc of New Mexico and supports their efforts on behalf of individuals with developmental disabilities and their families.

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http://www.bookthing.org/

Their mission is to put unwanted books into the hands of those who want them. The books are totally free to anyone and there are no limits as to how many a person can have.

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http://www.empowermentprogram.org/

The mission of The Empowerment Program is to provide education, employment assistance, health, housing referrals and support services to women who are in disadvantaged positions due to incarceration, poverty, homelessness, HIV/AIDS infection or involvement in the criminal justice system. Their goal is to decrease rates of recidivism by providing care management, support services, basic skills education, housing and resource coordination that can offer viable alternatives to habits and choices that may lead to criminal behaviors.

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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://thelongbeachdepot.org/about-2/

The Long Beach Depot for Creative Reuse is a Non-Profit Public Benefit Organization and relies entirely on contributions from supporters and benefactors to accomplish their objectives of acquiring and disseminating information and materials to enhance a more “Green America” and to promote reuse of throwaway items by inspiring public participation in the reduction of items destined for our landfills. 

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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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http://www.thesabanfreeclinic.org/

The Saban Free Clinic, in collaboration with strategic partners, serves as a medical home for the underserved and those who are most vulnerable by providing comprehensive, dependable and affordable quality health care in a caring environment.

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http://www.settlementhome.org/

The Settlement Home for Children’s mission is to care for and promote the healing of troubled children and their families. They believe that healing and learning take place when a child’s deepest needs are met, both physically and mentally. They are dedicated to helping children who have been abused and neglected by resolving their emotional, behavioral and familial problems and providing quality residential care.

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http://www.topangawomenscircle.org/

Topanga Women’s Circle is an organization of volunteer women who are committed to making a difference to homeless familes as they move into transitional shelters. By enhancing their lives at a crucial time,  they are given a sense of dignity and self-worth. By providing new and like-new items, we help create an environment of comfort, warmth and dignity.

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http://trashedstudio.com/
 
Trashed offers a creative environment for all ages and experience levels to learn and enjoy the craft of repurposing while raising environmental awareness. They offer classes and workshops using materials intercepted from the landfill and up-cycled into new high quality products.

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http://www.ywcabham.org/

The YWCA Central Alabama’s vision is to create a more caring community. They are a place of refuge. They respond to the needs of women and their families by providing hope and opportunities in a warm, family-like environment. Their programs and services focus on three major areas: child care, domestic violence services and affordable housing.

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http://www.ywcaofmissoula.org/

YWCA Missoula believes that everyone has the right to a life free of violence and that every person is entitled to safe and decent housing. They are determined to create a community where all people, regardless of gender or race, have opportunities for growth, leadership and power.

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The provision of referrals for charities, ministries, donation sites and green companies is offered by The Stuff Stop as a referral service. We assume no responsibility for the actions or the services provided by any organization referred through this website.