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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://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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www.batteriesplus.com

Batteries Plus recycles batteries and many portable electronics. Recycling of batteries reduces waste in our landfills, stops harmful chemicals from contaminating soil and water, and preserves our environment by decreasing the need for new raw materials from the earth.

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http://bayarearecycle.com/

Bay Area Recycle is a recycling company that offers free pick up of your TVs, monitors and computers – whether they are working or not. Items picked up are handled according to strict environmental and social standards.

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http://www.littlesneedbigs.org/

Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Juan Co works to help children achieve their potential through positive adult relationships. A volunteer does not need any special skills to be a Big Brother or Big Sister. They only need to be interested in sharing special moments with a child by sharing experiences, celebrating accomplishments and listening to a child’s concerns. By these moments a Big Brother or Big Sister can make a difference to a child.

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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.bluestarco.com/

Blue Star Electronics is a full service asset management, reclamation and recycling company; providing resale, recycling and end of life programs for electronic equipment and components.

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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.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.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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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.dcalservices.com/

Dcal Services, LLC is a computer and electronic recycling center. They disassemble computers and electric components, salvage reusable parts for in-store sales and separate and sends other components to final processors instead of landfills. They also accept household appliances. Most items are free to recycle, though there is a nominal cost for some items such as monitors.

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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.familyconnection-inc.org/

Family Connection is a non-profit child and family services agency who provides a variety of crisis prevention and intervention programs. They are dedicated to building positive futures for the community’s most vulnerable children, teens and families.

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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.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.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://girlscoutsnca.org/

Girl Scouts of North Central Alabama builds girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place.

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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://www.globalmaterialrecycling.com/

Global Material Recycling recycles computers, electronics, medical equipment and more in Austin and the surrounding areas of central Texas. Their mission is to keep old computers and their parts out of landfills by recycling or refurbishing them.

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http://www.goodwill.org/

At Goodwill, the sales of your donations help fund job training programs, employment placement services and other community-based programs for people who have disabilities, lack education or job experience or face employment challenges.  Goodwill accepts your new or gently used items.

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http://www.goodwillnm.org/

Goodwill Industries of New Mexico provides skill development, work opportunities and career-building services to people with barriers to employment.

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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.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.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.jsi.org/computer-electronic-recycling

Jeffco Subcontracting Inc (JSI) has added a new electronic recycling service. What makes this so special is that the work is done by workers at a sheltered workshop for developmentally disabled children to work after high school.

Computers and other electronics are filled with metals and wires that can be recycled. The circuit boards, for example, can be sold by the pound. It just takes a little effort to separate the parts from the computer.

Computers and monitors are being accepted at no charge. They destroy hard drives and data. The workers take the computers apart and separate the recyclable items. The program gets to keep about 30 percent of the money made when the recyclable items are sold. They also recycle cardboard boxes.

Currently 120 disabled people, ranging in age from 21 to 68 years, work at the workshop. For many the workshop is more than a job, it’s also their social life.

For information about donating, or scheduling a collection event, call JSI at 636-296-6211.

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http://www.lashares.org/

LA Shares is a non-profit materials reuse program which takes donations of reusable goods and materials (both new and used) and redistributes these items free of charge to non-profits and schools throughout Los Angeles County. This is accomplished by using their interactive website where interested schools and non-profits create an online profile of their organization, including a “Wish List” and “Top 20 List” of needed items. This profile is then entered into their unique, relational database, which proactively identifies each organization’s needs and continuously seeks to match those needs with the donated items on record. When a need is matched, the recipient is notified, via e-mail, to come to one of our two area warehouses to retrieve their items or instructed to go directly to the donor for pick-up. Either way, this state-of-the-art system is designed to help schools and non-profits obtain needed items quickly.

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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://wish.org/about
 
Since 1980, the Make-A-Wish Foundation® has given hope, strength and joy to children with life-threatening medical conditions. The organization started with one boy’s wish to be a police officer and has evolved into an organization that grants a child’s wish in the U.S. every 40 minutes.

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http://www.nellieburge.org/

Mary Ellen’s Hearth offers hope, help and healing to homeless women and children throughout the River Region. Hope is offered by providing life skills training. Help is provided through transitional housing. And healing comes through Christian love and support.

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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.midwrc.net/

Midwest Recycling Center is one of only two recyclers in the state of Missouri that have achieved level 4 certification. They recycle a ton of stuff. If you can’t figure out where to recycle something, they’ll be glad to help you figure it out. 

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http://www.moblind.org/

Missouri Council of the Blind and its affiliates are active members of the American Council of the Blind. They work for causes that affect people who are visually impaired and strives to improve their quality of life. MCB assists people with several degrees of vision loss: Totally blind-no usable vision, legally blind-visual acuity of 20/200 or less with corrective lens, or field of vision limited to 20 degrees or less, or progressive eye disease which will lead to severe vision loss.

MCB offers educational scholarships, health benefits, summer camps, special services program, public awareness programs, adaptive technology information and advocacies employment and legislation issues.

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http://www.mda.org/
 
The Muscular Dystrophy Association provides help, hope & knowledge about Muscular Dystrophy through a varierty of educational resources, clinics, training programs, camps, etc.

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http://www.cristina.org/welcome.html 

The National Cristina Foundation provides computer technology and solutions to give people with disabilities, students at risk and economically disadvantaged persons the opportunity, through training, to lead more independent and productive lives.

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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://www.oasisinternational.info/index.php

OASIS International helps refugees that arrive in St Louis with nothing.  They teach them English and provide them with furniture, household items and clothes.

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www.plazadelaraza.org

Plaza De La Raza has provided year round quality education in music, art, dance and theater for 32 years. They provide a safe and supportive environment where every student can give life to creative expression.

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http://radioshack.cexchange.com/online/home/index.rails

Radio Shack accepts eligible working electronics as trade-ins for gift cards. If your item doesn’t have any trade in value, they will recycle it free for you. Their website will determine the trade-in value of your item(s) and create a pre-paid shipping label for you.

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http://www.raft.net/

RAFT serves educators who teach in the classroom, in afterschool programs, camp programs, scouting and homeschooling. They provide creative ideas, affordable project materials, pre-packaged activity kits, one-on-one mentoring and professional development for educators who believe in the power of hands on teaching. By transforming the learning environment, RAFT helps close the achievement gap and helps students apply their knowledge to a real world environment.

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http://www.recyclecology.com/

Recyclecology.com offers collection, recycling, data destruction, auditing and reporting services for unwanted, end of life, obsolete, excess and defective electronic equipment.

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http://www.rnaworldwide.com/

RNA WorldWide is an electronics, appliances, and metals recycling company that provides a secure full service commercial and industrial pick-up and drop off recycling center.

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http://www.safepassagelives.org/

Safe Passage transforms abused women and their children to a new and better life by providing hope, opportunity and empowerment. Safe Passage clients have a 95% success rate in breaking the cycle of domestic violence and creating a new life for themselves. They provide counseling, physicals and workshops on self defense, finances, interviewing skills, job search and resume writing to name a few. 

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http://www.stlarc.org

The Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center affords men the opportunity to regain their self-respect and acquire the life skills needed to take their rightful place in life. The Adult Rehabilitation Center is dedicated to rebuilding lives. The residence accommodates 102 men. The program is designed for the mental, physical and spiritual rehabilitation of the person. The majority of men who come to this center for assistance are having problems in many areas of their lives, i.e., social, medical, spiritual, personal and employment. The common factor for most of them is that of addiction to drugs and/or alcohol. These services are provided at no cost. They accept donations to sell to the public in one of 8 thrift stores. The proceeds from those sales support this program.

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http://www.usc.salvationarmy.org/usc/www_usc_kan.nsf
 
The Salvation Army Thrift Store is a familiar sight throughout the community. These stores fill two significant needs: they allow people with limited means to purchase goods at reasonable costs, while maintaining the dignity of doing their own shopping; and they make it possible for people who have no funds to obtain a voucher at any Salvation Army social service center and receive items at no cost.

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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.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.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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www.secondchancesdenver.com

Second Chances is a children’s thrift store and commercial cleaning service. They are also a job training and faith-based life skills development program designed for single mothers and women in transition. The women are victims of domestic violence, drug abuse, sexual abuse, poverty, neglect and coming out of incarceration. Their goal is to work with women in all stages of recovery and tailor a plan for success.

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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://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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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.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.fixedbylinux.com/

There are over 5000 Austin students who cannot afford a computer or internet access. The HeliOS Project wants to reduce that number as much as they can. Since 2005 they have provided 1102 disadvantaged Austin-area kids and their families with a computer. These kids cannot grow and compete with their peers unless they have a computer and The HeliOS Project focuses on giving these kids the tools they need.

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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.theonitfoundation.org/
 
The On It Foundation (Opportunities Necessary to Increase Technology) is dedicated to providing free computers along with computer training and Internet access to low income families with students in grades K-12.

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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.techinc.org/new07/index.asp

Training and Evaluation Center of Hutchinson (TECH) is committed to assisting individuals with disabilities of all ages to live full and productive lives through advocacy, education and quality supports. Donate new and used computers and parts for use by adults with disabilities.

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http://www.wiregrasshabitat.org/

Wiregrass Habitat for Humanity is a Christian ministry dedicated to showing God’s love in action through partnering with their communities to improve the quality of lives by providing decent, affordable housing.

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http://www.witsinc.org/index.php

WITS recycles and refurbishes electronics, computers and surplus equipment from local or national businesses and residents by fixing or replacing what may be broken and putting it back into the community for educational use. This keeps the used equipment out of the landfills and provides those in need with the technology to accomplish their educational or career goals. WITS also offers training in many areas for students of all ages and capabilities for internships and resume experiences and the chance to teach their skills to other students with hands-on experiences.

Anything that WITS cannot reuse is recycled appropriately at our recycling facility. WITS has a 0% landfill policy which has been followed since they began recycling in 2002.

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http://www.worldcomputerexchange.org/
 
World Computer Exchange believes that exposing youth in developing countries to a 21st century education by bridging the digital divide makes for a better world. Being better educated means that these youth will be more equipped to fight poverty, disease, injustice and instability.

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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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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.