‘Christmas Lights’ Options

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.recycleminnesota.org/programs/recycle-your-holidays.html 

Recycle Your Holidays is a one-of-a-kind statewide holiday light recycling program in Minnesota. Residents can drop-off their unwanted light strands at one of their 400+ participating locations during the holiday season starting November 15 and running through the end of January each year. This program employs over 200 individuals with developmental disabilities at vocational centers throughout the state of Minnesota. Every bulb of the light strand is dismantled by vocational center clients and then properly recycled.

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http://www.saranamabq.org/

Saranam is a 2-year housing and education program for homeless families. They offer a comprehensive range of services to assist families in transitioning beyond homelessness.

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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.stlouisgreen.com/Holiday-Light-Recycling-Drive

StLouisGreen.com and Operation Food Search will collect unwanted holiday lights for recycling from November 19, 2011 through January 31, 2012. The goal for the holiday light recycling drive is to collect 50,000 pounds of lights. A portion of the proceeds will go to Operation Food Search to feed the hungry. Materials from unwanted lights are recovered, reprocessed, and made into new products.

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