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http://www.bgchutch.com/

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Hutchinson have hundreds of members who attend one of four club locations. They serve low to moderate income youth with programming in character, leadership, education, life skills, the arts and sports. The impact on the lives of these youth ranges from a new sense of self-esteem and higher academic achievement to youth being directed away from gang involvement.

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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.girlsinccentral-al.org/

Girls Inc strives to inspire all girls to be strong, smart and bold. They help girls reach their fullest potential by providing gender-specific, age-appropriate programming that teach life skills and promote healthy life choices.

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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.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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www.themissionwear.org

Mission Wear is a non-profit sewing business that hires women with obstacles for employment. They work to create reusable products (laptop bags, totes and messenger bags among other great products) from upcycled materials that would otherwise end up in a landfill.

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http://newbornsinneed.com/

Newborns in Need takes care of  sick and needy babies. They provide care necessities to local agencies and hospitals serving premature, ill or impoverished newborns. They also distributes items free of charge regardless of race, religion or birth circumstances.

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http://www.offcenterarts.org/

OFFCenter is a community artspace where anyone in the community is welcome to come to make and buy art. They believe that shared creative expression leads to shared visions and the emergence of a compassionate collective life.

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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.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.sewrightinc.com/

Sew Right promotes creativity and entrepreneurship through the operation of a not-for-profit school for interior design fabrication.

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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.thepreemieproject.com/
 
The Preemie Project seeks to provide comfort and support to critically ill infants and their families in Newborn Intensive Care Units in Iowa.

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http://www.upxchange.com/

The Upcycle Exchange is a social enterprise that aims to benefit the St. Louis area’s creative community by offering post-consumer materials at pay-as-you-wish pricing and optional purchase credits for in-store material drop-offs. They collect the most frequently requested items from individual crafter wish-lists compiled over the course of the last 3 years.

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www.tsilasvegas.com

Transition Services provides meaningful work and activities to support people with disabilities each day. They are committed to creating employment that gives each individual more control over their own lives.

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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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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.