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http://www.abbahouse.com/women-abuse-addiction-recovery/thrift-store/

Abba House Ministries not only provides help for women and their children with deep wounds of sexual and physical abuse, abandonment, rejection and other tragic life experiences, but they also provide free food, clothes and furniture to families in need.

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http://www.abilitiesunlimitedofvanburen.com/

Abilities Unlimited helps individuals with disabilities recognize their abilities, improve their quality of life and become productive members of their community. They help create jobs and encourage a strong and positive work ethic, a sense of one’s own personal responsibility and an individual’s commitment to contributing to their community. Abilities Unlimited also runs two resale stores that provide a training ground for the clients in their work programs.

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http://www.sheriffsranch.org/

Alabama Sheriffs’ Youth Ranches provide Christian, family-style residential homes for Alabama’s needy, neglected or abused, school-aged children in an atmosphere where they may grow spiritually and physically into productive, responsible and happy adults. Children live in family situations with house parents on working ranches where Christian principles, hard work, responsibility, manners and loving kindness are used to help children grow strong in body, mind and spirit.

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http://www.arapahoehouse.org/about

Over the past 35 years, Arapahoe House has been a champion for families and individuals with alcohol, drug and other behavioral health issues.  They have helped people in their community, their friends, neighbors, siblings, parents and children, find recovery.  They have helped more than 15,000 members of the community find help, hope and healing from addiction every year. 

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http://www.areawideaging.org/

Areawide Aging Agency works with partners in the community to develop and maintain programs serving the community which keep older adults active and independent.

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http://fortsillasymca.org/view.php?page=1

The Armed Services YMCA Lawton Fort Sill stands ready to respond to the needs of military service members and their families. In cooperation with post and community leadership, they offer programs and services which strengthen families and encourage individuals to achieve their fullest potential. Junior enlisted families are always in need of household items such as furniture, appliances, kitchen goods and especially things for babies.

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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://foundation.missoulacatholicschools.org

Bargain Corner is a thrift store with all proceeds going to Missoula catholic schools. Donations are always welcome.

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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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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://www.bethelstorehouse.org/

Bethel Community Store House assists the homeless and impoverished population of the Greater Estancia Valley through their food pantry, senior program, emergency shelter, clothing and housewares provisions.

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http://www.bbbsnn.org/site/c.aiINI5NMKeKYF/b.7529395/k.F024/Home_Page.htm

The Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northern Nevada provides children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported, one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.

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http://www.bigbrothersbigsistersnca.org

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Arkansas has operated under the belief that inherent in every child is the ability to succeed and thrive in life. They make meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers (“Bigs”) and children (“Littles”), ages 6 through 18, who develop positive relationships that have a direct and lasting effect on the lives of young people.

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http://www.bbbsok.org

Big Brothers Big Sisters targets the children who need them the most, including those living in single parent homes, growing up in poverty and coping with parental incarceration. They pair children, ages 6 through 18, with role models in one-to-one mentoring relationships.

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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://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.boystown.org/nevada/

Boys Town Nevada brings an innovative approach to child and family care to those in need. The site has five Family Homes in Las Vegas, where boys and girls learn valuable skills that give them a foundation for a brighter future. 

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http://www.bridging.org/documents/DonateFurniture-ChangeLives.pdf

Bridging was founded on the simple concept that community resources should be shared with those in need. Their purpose is to bridge the gap between the haves and the have nots. Their mission is to provide families and individuals transitioning out of homelessness and poverty with a one-time gift of quality furniture and household goods to stabilize and improve lives while effectively using community resources. 

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www.budswarehouse.org

BUD’S stands for Building Unity and Dignity through Service. Their mission is to rebuild lives through their career and life-skill development program for employees. BUD’s vision is to use recycled building materials in a combination home improvement thrift store and job training and employment program for the disadvantaged.

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http://caritasofaustin.org/index.php

Caritas of Austin helps Travis County individuals and families facing homelessness or a housing crisis to access housing or attain housing stability. Caritas has a range of services to offer from emergency rent and utilities assistance to long term housing provision. They provide lunches to anyone, no questions asked, and some groceries to their clients. They also provide educational programs and assist with locating employment.

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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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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.ccasfnm.org/

Catholic Charities in the Archdiocese of Santa Fe creates hope for those in need by promoting self-sufficiency, strengthening families, fighting poverty and building community.

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http://www.catholiccharitiesks.org/

Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas serves those who are challenged by poverty of mind, body and spirit by providing help, hospitality and hope. Their programs and services focus on family stabilization, strengthening and healthcare.

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http://www.catholiccharities.com/

Catholic Charities includes 24 diverse programs designed to help people from infants to seniors regardless of race, religion or creed.

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http://www.cssalabama.org/

Catholic Social Services of Montgomery expresses concern for social justice and the well-being of people in need through a variety of programs.

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http://www.cdsaok.org/

CDSA Community Solutions works with others to identify needs, secure resources and deliver services that improve lives in the community.

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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.childrensshelterhome.org/CESH/Welcome.html

The Children’s Emergency Shelter provides a safe, secure and loving environment to children removed from their homes through no fault of their own. Children are placed in the shelter with referrals from local law enforcement and foster groups.

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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://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.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.ccolife.org/

Cornerstone Community Outreach was created to raise the quality of life for low-income residents of the Chicago area through social, educational and economic development programs that include: development & preservation of decent & affordable housing for the poor, job training & creation, educational & social programs, as well as feeding and sheltering the homeless.

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http://www.couragepickup.org/gd.donations/main/acceptableDonations.aspx

Courage Center is a non-profit rehabilitation and resource center that empowers people with disabilities to realize their full potential in every aspect of life. They use a holistic approach that includes comprehensive rehabilitation therapies, independent living services, drivers services, a community reintegration program, accessible aquatics and fitness programs, camps, and adapted sports and recreation programs. 

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http://www.crossroadsabq.org/

Crossroads for Women is a transition program for homeless women with co-occurring addictive and mental health disorders. They help women create safe, secure and drug free lifestyles for themselves and their children. As well as futures of economic self-sufficiency. They also provide programming in the local jail and work closely with women reintegrating to the community after incarcerations.

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http://www.denverrescuemission.org/

The Denver Rescue Mission is changing lives in the name of Christ by meeting people at their physical and spiritual points of need, with the goal of returning them to society as productive, self-sufficient citizens. They provide people in need with transitional housing, long-term rehabilitation programs, food, furniture, clothing and much more!

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http://dismashousenewmexico.org/

Dismas House is a beacon of hope and safe passage for adults transitioning from jail or prison into society. They are dedicated to serving formerly incarcerated adults and seeing the hope and potential for good in each of their residents.

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http://www.dvic2.org/

Domestic Violence Intervention Center provides a 24-hour crisis line, confidential emergency shelter, counseling, legal advocacy, referrals to agencies and organizations that assist victims, support groups and a school based violence prevention program. They are the only organization of its kind in a five-county service area. They have gained the respect of victims, the public and law enforcement for providing quality care to victims of domestic violence. Both their shelter and thrift store provide clients with needed household items and clothing at no cost.

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http://www.doorwaysva.org/

Doorways for Women & Children create pathways out of domestic violence and homelessness toward safe and stable lives. Donations help meet the ongoing need of supplying food, personal care and household items to 35+ families in crisis that are served each day.

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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.baldwinemi.com/

Ecumenical Ministries is a comprehensive social service agency that has been providing services to low income families and individuals for over forty years. Donations help support their social service programs. They are either sold through their thrift store or made available to their clients free of charge as needed.

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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://familysunshine.org/

The Family Sunshine Center exists to end family violence and sexual assault and to foster hope and healing in seven Alabama counties. They offer services not only to victims with immediate crisis needs but also those ready to move out of emergency shelter and into self-sufficient lifestyles.

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http://www.nvfish.com/

FISH provides food, clothing, shelter and medical aid to the homeless and hungry within the community, as well as programs and referrals to families and individuals so they may become self-sufficient.

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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.goodwill-easterseals.org/

With your donations, Goodwill Easter Seals is helping over 8,600 people with disabilities along the Gulf Coast. Your donations make their programs and services possible. From early intervention services for kids with disabilities to day care and parent training, from literacy and education programs, to programs helping people get jobs, from senior citizen programs to sending people with disabilities to experience the outdoors at Camp ASCAA to medical assistance services for those who cannot afford it… all of this is made possible through your donated goods.

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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.sngoodwill.org/

Goodwill of Southern Nevada provides education, employment and training for people with disabilities and other special needs to maximize the quality of life for each individual served.

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http://www.habitatbirmingham.org/

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Birmingham provides affordable housing options. Volunteers work alongside the homeowners to help build homes, communities and hope.

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http://www.habitatnashville.org/restore

Habitat’s ReStores sell new and used home and office furnishings and building supplies at a fraction of retail prices and uses the proceeds to help Habitat for Humanity of Greater Nashville build new houses, deconstructs older homes and reconstructs homes in need of renewal and repair. Sales from the Nashville stores have provided homes for more than 16 local families. Your dollars make a difference with us!

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http://www.morganhabitat.org/

Habitat for Humanity of Morgan County is dedicated to eliminating substandard housing. They provide opportunities for the community to show God’s love in action in partnership with people in need. Together they break the cycle of poverty by providing decent, affordable housing and improving the quality of life of partner families.

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http://www.habitatswalabama.org/

Habitat for Humanity of Southwest Alabama is a Christian housing ministry. They are dedicated to eliminating poverty housing as a matter of conscience and action. Habitat builds simple decent houses in partnership with people in need in the community. Through donations of time, materials and investment, Habitat houses are sold to families at no profit, financed with affordable no-interest loans.

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http://www.habitatwilliamson.org/restore

The Habitat ReStore carries items you would find at your local home improvement and furniture store at a fraction of the retail price. They provide an environmentally and socially responsible way to keep thousands of good, reusable materials out of land fills.Through its sales, the ReStore helps Habitat for Humanity of Williamson County to provide affordable, energy efficient homes for low income families.

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http://harfordfamilyhouse.org/

Harford Family House provides transitional housing, support and resources for homeless families with children in Harford County with the goal of being able to help them transition into stable/permanent housing in the end.

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http://www.heartsdesireinc.org/

The mission of Heart’s Desire is to provide Biblical solutions for individuals with life-controlling issues. Heart’s Desire endeavors to help individuals become mentally, emotionally, physically and spiritually whole through counseling, crisis help and residential programs.

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http://www.hgrm.org/

HGRM collects and redistributes furniture and household goods free of charge to individuals and families in need. 

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http://www.hopecloset.com/

Hope Closet is a non-profit organization working to provide young women with the opportunity to attend special high school events with a dress of their choice regardless of financial constraints or limitations.

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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.housingworks.org

Housing Works provides housing, medical, prevention and support services for those living in New York.  Their mission is to end the dual crises of homelessness and AIDS through relentless advocacy.

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http://jewishfamilyservice.org/

Jewish Family Service of Colorado (JFS) serves metro Denver and Boulder, helping seniors age in place, providing mental health counseling to individuals and families in distress, offering training and placement services to those with barriers to employment, and providing crisis intervention and food to people in need. JFS is committed to providing vital community resources to anyone facing a life challenge.

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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://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.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.lifeworksaustin.org/

Life Works supports youth and families in their strong determination to achieve self-sufficiency and to make generational changes. Life Works has identified four basic cornerstones necessary to this scale of success – counseling, housing, education/workforce and youth development.

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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://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.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://maneweb.org/

MANE is a non-profit organization that provides safe and effective therapeutic horseback riding opportunities to Montgomery and tri-county area children and adults with emotional, physical, cognitive and developmental disabilities.

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http://www.mmp.org/

The Mary Magdalene Project gives women who have been victimized by street prostitution the opportunity to turn their lives around. Through an intensive and comprehensive program, the women learn to face and cope with the many obstacles that life has dealt them. New relationships are formed, skills and strengths are discovered. The Mary Magdalene Project is a successful program that begins the transformation.

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http://www.maryssheltergulfcoast.org/

Mary’s Shelter Gulf Coast provides family-style living for homeless adult pregnant women who choose life for their unborn child, while educating them in the life skills needed to become independent and contributing members of their community.

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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.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://www.miriamfoundation.org/content/

The Miriam Foundation improves the quality of life for children with learning disabilities and their families through innovative and comprehensive programs.  The Miriam Switching Post accepts donations of gently used furniture and household items for re-sale (they are not a consignment shop). Proceeds from sales support the programs of the Miriam Foundation, The Miriam School and the Miriam Learning Center.

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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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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://www.ndnm.org/

New Day Youth & Family Services engages troubled youth and their families in charting a proactive life course that will help them become meaningful and productive members of the community.

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www.newvistacommunity.org

Proceeds of the New Vista Emporium Thrift Store go to support the New Vista Ranch that provides supportive living accommodations in a home-like environment for disabled adults to increase their ability to live independently.

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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.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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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.ourthriftstore.org/

Our Thrift Store is a very unique thrift store. They serve a very special purpose – creating ongoing jobs for young adults with disabilities. Not only does the community benefit from low-priced items, but 100% of their proceeds go back into the GEAR Foundation’s services allowing them to expand their programs and create more jobs as they grow in size and scope.

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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.pactfamily.org/

PACT is a community-based child abuse prevention program as well as a Family Resource Center that provides services to over 10,000 people each year.

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http://www.penelopehouse.org

The mission of Penelope House is to provide safety, protection and support to the victims of domestic violence and their children through the provision of shelter, advocacy and individual and community education. Donations to Penelope’s Closet are given to clients and/or sold to raise money for the programs at Penelope House.

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http://www.phoenixhousetuscaloosa.com/

The Phoenix House is a residential rehab facility, serving men and women in the west Alabama community. They assist individuals in their recovery from alcohol and drug addiction and help them return to society as productive members.

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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://potentialsresale.org/

Potentials is a non-profit upscale resale boutique whose revenues support services at Youth In Need.  Your donations are tax deductible and help provide housing, counseling and educational opportunities for thousands of children, teens and families throughout the six counties in eastern Missouri.

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http://www.providencenetwork.org/

Providence Network is a Denver faith-based, urban transformational housing organization that helps men, women and families heal from addictions, abuse and homelessness to become self-sufficient, productive members of the community. They do this by providing food and shelter, counseling, nurturing, life and skill training and much more!

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http://www.readwest.org/

ReadWest, Inc is a non-profit adult literacy agency providing one-to-one tutoring by trained certified volunteers, FREE OF CHARGE.

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http://www.davthriftstores.com/

Red Racks Thrift stores are owned and operated by the Disabled American Veterans, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of our nation’s veterans. When you shop or donate to Red Racks you’re helping provide education, housing, health and rehabilitation services at no cost to our military veterans. They also recycle just about everything under the sun, from old t-shirts to console televisions and everything in between.

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http://safehousenm.org/

S.A.F.E. House shelters and empowers survivors of intimate partner domestic violence and improves the way New Mexico responds to this violence. Donations are used both at the shelter and by participants to help them establish violence free lives. Items not needed by survivors are sold at the thrift store. All proceeds are used to support S.A.F.E. House programs.

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www.safehousenv.org

The S.A.F.E. House is committed to stopping abuse in the family environment by providing a domestic violence shelter, crisis hotline, advocacy, transitional housing, counseling and treatment services for the batterer.

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http://www.sacredhearthouse.org/index.asp

Sacred Heart House of Denver offers a continuum of services to homeless mothers with children and single women, who have the desire and commitment to become self-sufficient. They provide temporary, emergency housing, food and clothing. They also provide case management and referrals to resources within the community, so that the women can identify and begin solving problems that led to their homelessness. Through the Follow-Up Program and the Transitional Housing Program, former residents receive continued support in their struggle to live independently and successfully.

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www.safenest.org

Safe Nest operates the only 24-hour emergency shelters in Las Vegas with undisclosed locations for the safety of battered women and children. Their services include 24 hour hotlines, counseling, advocacy, prevention programs, training and education for the general public.

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http://www.safehouse-denver.org/

SafeHouse Denver serves victims of domestic violence and their children through both an emergency shelter and a non-residential Counseling and Advocacy Center. All of the women, children and youth who come to SafeHouse Denver have access to a full range of bilingual programming, including individual counseling, group sessions, advocacy and safety planning.

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www.sfcdenver.org

St. Francis Center is a refuge for men and women who are homeless in the metro Denver area. They provide shelter along with services that enable people to meet their basic needs for daily survival and to transition out of homelessness.

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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.tsaabq.org

The Albuquerque Salvation Army offers services & programs to assist those in need as well as a place of worship for those seeking spiritual direction. Proceeds from their four area thrift stores support the variety of programs that they offer.

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http://www.birminghamsalvationarmy.org/

The motivation of the Salvation Army Greater Birmingham Area is love of God and a practical concern for the needs of humanity. 100% of proceeds from sales at all area thrift stores fund the Adult Rehabilitation Center (ARC). The ARC has a 9 month, 6 phase program for men with substance abuse problems. It provides 109 beds, individual, group and work therapy to get them back on their feet.

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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.uss.salvationarmy.org/uss/www_uss_macal.nsf

For over 130 years, The Salvation Army has been providing HOPE to our neighbors. Donations of clean appliances, furniture, clothing, electronics, cars, bedding and usable household items help make a difference in the lives of so many. The sale of these items generates income for their client programs.

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http://www1.usw.salvationarmy.org/usw/www_usw.nsf

Salvation Army offers food and clothing in emergency situations. In addition to distributing holiday food and gift baskets, Salvation Army also operates Southeastern NM Food Bank and the Thrift Shop.

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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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www.sassback.org

Save a Survivor’s Smile helps women establish normal lives after leaving a life where they were trafficked and prostituted. They help connect survivors with dentists who donate restorations to damaged teeth and help them return to school or job training. In addition, they help them with everyday necessities, including needed household items.

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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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www.shareyoursoles.org

Share Your Soles brings shoes to desperately impoverished people throughout Central America, Southeast Asia, The Caribbean, Appalachia, Africa, Eastern Europe, American Indian Reservations, India, Ecuador, Peru, Haiti, Sri Lanka, Uganda, Cameroon, Nicaragua, Tanzania and Ghana.

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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.stvincentdepaul.net/

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul is an international non-profit organization dedicated to serving the poor and providing others with the opportunity to serve. The Phoenix Diocesan Council has been assisting central and northern Arizona families since 1946. Programs include services for the homeless, medical and dental care for the working poor, charity dining rooms, thrift stores, a transitional housing shelter and general assistance for individuals in need.

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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.stjosephctr.org/index.html

St. Joseph Center helps solve problems of needy families and individuals on the Westside of Los Angeles. They have a homeless service center that provides long-term case management aimed at permanent housing. They offer referrals for critical services such as substance abuse treatment.

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www.stjudesranch.org/

St. Jude’s Ranch for Children serves abused, abandoned and neglected children and families. They create new chances, new choices and new hope in a safe homelike environment. This is accomplished through an array of services to children and families.

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http://www.ccsnn.org/thrift.html

St. Vincent’s Thrift Shop contributes 100% of the profit from items they sell to purchase food that is given free to those in need through St. Vincent’s Food Pantry and St. Vincent’s Dining Room and all programs affiliated with Catholic Charities of Northern Nevada. Many of the clothes, coats, blankets and other household items donated are given directly to the poor in the community at no cost to them.

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http://step1inc.org/

Step 1 serves the community by providing transitional housing and supportive services to adult men who have been diagnosed with a substance abuse disorder and who seek to enter society as self-sufficient, responsible citizens.

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http://www.step2reno.org/

Step 2 is a comprehensive substance abuse treatment program that provides women and their children suffering from chemical addiction, poverty and domestic violence the opportunity to rebuild their lives. The result is self-sufficient healthy families.

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http://www.susanslegacy.org/

Susan’s Legacy helps women embark on a path from surviving to thriving, by serving the needs of women with co-occurring mental and addictive disorders. They do this by targeting 100% of their services at women with a focus on meeting the needs of homeless women.

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http://www.cciv.org/programs-services/thrift-store

Tahoe Family Solutions Thrift Store offers affordable adult and children’s clothing, household items, toys, high quality furniture and much, much more!
Store proceeds assist in funding the essential programs provided by Tahoe Family Solutions which offers an array of community-based services focused on education, mental health and youth development.

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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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www.thearc.org

The ARC is a community-based organization advocating for and serving people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. They encompass all ages and all spectrums from autism, Down syndrome, Fragile X and various other developmental disabilities.They are the premier provider of support and services.

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www.arcadams.org

The ARC is a community-based organization advocating for and serving people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. They encompass all ages and all spectrums from autism, Down syndrome, Fragile X and various other developmental disabilities.

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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.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.thebluebirdcircle.com/ResaleShop

The Blue Bird Circle Resale Shop offers a wide assortment of clean and reasonably priced furniture and clothing.  Both consignments and donations are gratefully accepted for sale. Consignors are paid 60% of the amounts received for the sale of the consigned items, and the remaining 40% is used to benefit The Blue Bird Circle Clinic for Pediatric Neurology at Texas Children’s Hospital and other philanthropic activities of the Circle.

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http://www.cinderellasarnia.org/

The Cinderella Story of Sarnia Lambton gives away donated dresses for free to girls who otherwise would not be able to attend prom due to financial reasons.

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http://www.theguildshop.org/

The Guild Shop’s mission is to serve the community as a resale shop and Christian ministry of outreach. They provide merchandise at reasonable prices and award annual support to St. James House and other community charities.

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http://www.abeacon.org/

The Lighthouse is committed to providing support, preventing violence and promoting justice for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. They recognize the impact of these crimes on all of our lives and work hard to increase community awareness and understanding of these problems.

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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://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.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.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.svdpusa.org

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul offers tangible assistance to those in need on a person-to-person basis. They accepts gently used furniture, household items and clothing. They cannot accept large appliances such as stoves, refrigerators or washers and dryers.

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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://www.tls-nm.org/

Transitional Living Services, Inc. offers numerous programs designed to improve the quality of life for those who are mentally ill. They provide support services and housing options that empower individuals to improve their lives and to build their own social network and be functional in the community at large.

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http://www.van-go.org/

Van Go Inc is an arts-based social service agency that provides year-round after-school and summer job-training programs to high-needs and under-served youth, ages 14-21. Using art as the vehicle, Van Go is devoted to delivering constructive activities to children at risk for drug and alcohol use, teen pregnancy, truancy or delinquency.

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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.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.