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http://www.ihaveadreamlasvegas.org/

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

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http://www.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://aedv.org/

Advocates to End Domestic Violence provide a safe, supportive environment where domestic violence victims can re-examine their view of themselves and work towards a violence free future. The program operates a 51-bed shelter and provides a wide variety of services designed to protect and support battered women and their children in the community.

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http://aim.4agoodcause.com/

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

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http://www.alphasglory.org/

Alpha’s Glory Pregnancy Resource Center’s primary ministry is providing encouragement and mentoring. They also help with clothing and baby items by matching available resources to the client’s need. All of their services and resources are provided free. Their desire is to provide temporary relief in a crisis situation.

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http://amaraparenting.org/

Amara provides adoption, foster care and pregnancy counseling services. Donations of infant supplies help new birth parents who need extra support. They provide Pregnancy and Parenting Counseling Services at no charge to mothers and birth parents who are facing an unplanned pregnancy.

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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.arkansasfoodbank.org/
 
The Arkansas Foodbank has been fighting hunger in Arkansas since 1984. In 2010, they distributed 13.2 million pounds of food to approximately 300 member agencies in central and southern Arkansas and to the state’s five other regional Feeding America food banks.

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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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www.austinhumanesociety.org

Austin Humane Society is dedicated to saving Austin’s homeless cats and dogs, educating their community about responsible pet ownership and reducing pet over-population.

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http://www.baby2baby.org/

Baby2Baby supplies Los Angeles families in need with essential baby gear and clothing for their children 0-4 years old. They distribute new and gently used items through a network of community based organizations.

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http://www.babyearth.com/renew

BabyEarth – RENEW is a hassle-free baby gear recycling program. If you’re no longer using your car seat, stroller or high chair, you can send it in and they will make sure everything is properly disassembled and all usable parts are sent to accredited recycling centers. For example, fabrics will be shipped to developing countries, and metal, plastic and foam will be used for construction projects. In the spirit of renewing, if the item is in excellent condition it will be donated to and enjoyed by another family who needs it.

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

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

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http://www.hsbgc.org/

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

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http://www.bgcwn.org

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

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http://www.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.bccarehouse.org/

CARE House provides services and resources for children who are victims of sexual abuse and severe physical abuse. Their services are provided in a home-like environment where children feel safe and comfortable.

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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://carlsbadshelter.com/

Carlsbad Battered Families Shelter wants to make sure that victims of domestic violence are aware of various services that may help them in their time of need. Domestic violence is a vicious cycle and there are services available to help break that cycle.

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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.ccfinorman.org/

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

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http://www.childhavennm.org

Childhaven serves children and youth who have suffered from abuse, neglect or other traumatic experiences. Their services are comprehensive, from 24-hour out of home care to the full spectrum of child advocacy services aimed at investigating the abuse, treating the child and family members, and lending support and advocacy so that they may recover from their trauma.

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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://www.chs-wa.org/

Children’s Home Society of Washington (CHSW) helps provide children with strong families, loving stable homes and their best chance for happiness and success. They provide a comprehensive network of care to 39,000 children and families each year in early learning, family support, out-of-home care, child and family counseling, adoption and advocacy.

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http://christmissions.org/

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

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www.cssil.org

Christian Social Services of Illinois provides direct services to persons of all backgrounds with social and emotional needs across the continuum of life. CSSIL provides comprehensive adoption services, foster care, the St. John Bosco Children’s Center, individual, family and school counseling, senior employment services and referral services throughout Southern Illinois.

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http://www.cjfsbham.org/

Collat Jewish Family Services is dedicated to meeting the financial, emotional and physical needs of the Birmingham Jewish and general communities by providing an array of services that strengthen individuals and families and enhance self-sufficiency.

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http://www.coloradocoalition.org/

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

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http://elkoharborhouse.com/

The Committee Against Domestic Violence is a community-based organization that works to prevent and eliminate domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking through direct services to victims, education and prevention. Recognizing the struggle of victims to end the violence in their lives and the lives of their children, the Committee Against Domestic Violence provides free and confidential services to not only victims of physical abuse but also to victims of emotional, verbal, economical, sexual abuse and stalking regardless of where they live in Northern Nevada.

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http://www.caspinc.org/

Community After School Program provides a safe, supervised after school environment for school-age children who would otherwise be left unsupervised while their parents begin or complete their workday.

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http://www.donatecsb.org/

Community Services for the Blind raises funds to support SightConnection programs and services for people who are blind or visually impaired. Your donation of clothing and household goods supports independent living services for people with vision loss.

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http://cradlecare.org

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

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http://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://cradlestocrayons.org/about

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

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

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http://www.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://clnkids.org/

Cuidando los Niños provides children experiencing homelessness access to accredited early childhood development in a setting that supports the development of individual and family strengths. They are also a community leader and advocate for social change necessary to break the cycle of homelessness.

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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://www.denum.org/

Denver Urban Ministries provides emergency and stabilization services for all people in need. They provides food, rent/utility assistance, infant items, and legal advice to enable those in crisis to reach a level of stabilization. Staff and volunteers also work with each family to offer internal and external referrals to meet all of a family’s needs.

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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://www.dumaswesley.org/

The Dumas Wesley Community Center educates, empowers and enriches the local community through collaborative programs of Christian service that provide for immediate human needs, strengthen family life, develop leadership and encourage personal responsibility.

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http://www.babycorner.org

Eastside Baby Corner helps families struggling with job loss, homelessness, medical crisis and poverty. When you donate new or gently-used goods, you can be confident that they will be put into the hands of a local child at no cost to the family or to their qualified partner agencies almost immediately.

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http://www.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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https://www.denvergov.org/DenverHumanServices

The Family Crisis Center provides a range of services and settings that offer hope and opportunity for children and their families. Their residential programs serve boys and girls from age 10 through age 18 by providing temporary shelter while they are awaiting a more permanent placement setting and therapeutic services to the child and family.

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http://www.familypromisebc.org/

Family Promise of Baldwin County is a community response to the issue of homelessness in Baldwin County, specifically homeless families with children.

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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://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://freecostumesforkids.org/

Free Costumes for Kids provides new and used Halloween costumes to needy kids in Palm Beach County, Florida. Free Costumes for Kids plans to expand nationally in years to come. 

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http://www.fromthepumpkinpatch.org/index.html

From the Pumpkin Patch is dedicated to providing Halloween costumes to children from low-income families. Just prior to Halloween, they host an event where children are invited to pick out a FREE costume to wear on Halloween – and any other day they feel like it! Over the last four years they have given away hundreds of costumes and have watched as children screamed in delight at finding the perfect costume, listened to parents describe how this is the first costume their children have ever had and marveled at the generosity of all the families who donated items.

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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.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.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://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.havenhouseinc.org/

Haven House helps domestic violence victims gain immediate safety and provides them with the knowledge, skills and resources to succeed in life, free of violence.

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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.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://hruth.org/

The House of Ruth Maryland provides women victims of violence, and their children, with services necessary to rebuild their lives safely and free of fear. They have an 84-bed shelter, 6 apartment transitional housing units and an on-site health clinic.

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www.inlandnwbaby.org

Inland NW Baby is a nonprofit that was founded by a 15 year old boy. Their mission is to provide basic items to local children in need by collecting and distributing diapers, new and gently used clothing (up to size 12) and personal care items. In just over a year, they have gathered and distributed over 40,000 diapers to people in need. Their organization is run strictly by donations and volunteers.

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http://www.interfaithhospitality.org/

The Interfaith Hospitality Network of Greater Denver along with over 50 congregations, assist homeless families by providing temporary shelter, meals, transportation and assistance finding work, housing, counseling and supportive services.

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http://www.jacksonhouse.org/

Jackson House is a community crisis center which provides short-term emergency assistance for the basic needs – food, clothing, shelter and medicine without regard to race, creed, sex or nationality.

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http://justiceworks.info/default.aspx

Justice Works! aims to make communities safer by supporting the successful transitioning of individuals returning to the community from prison or jail and by campaigning for just laws and equal treatment of all people.

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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.dawsonchurch.org/kidsconnection

Kids Connection is a ministry of the Dawson Family of Faith and its purpose is to show God’s love to the least of these by providing for the physical and spiritual needs of children from birth to age 16 whose parents or guardians do not have the resources to meet all of those needs.

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http://www.lawrenceshelter.org/

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

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http://www.liferootsnm.org/

Life ROOTS provides a caring and stimulating environment where disabled, developmentally delayed or behaviorally challenged children and adults will recognize and achieve their fullest potential.

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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.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://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://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.abbott-house.org/

Mary Abbott Children’s House serves child victims of sexual and severe physical abuse and neglect through coordinated interagency investigation, intervention, education and advocacy.

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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.mercyministries.org/splash.htm

Mercy Ministries provides group homes around the world that provide hope, healing and housing completely free-of-charge to young women, aged 13-28, who are seeking freedom from life-controlling problems such as drugs, abuse and self harm. 

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http://motleyzoo.org/

Motley Zoo Animal Rescue saves pets and makes sure they are healthy. All animals are spayed or neutered, and they provide the training and instruction the animals need to become great pets for others!

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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://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.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.ourladysinn.org/

Our Lady’s Inn is a life-affirming alternative to abortion. They are a pro-life emergency shelter/maternity home program for homeless, pregnant women and their children. More than 5,000 women, plus their children, have been sheltered and served by Our Lady’s Inn.

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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.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.projectbackpackstlouis.org/id4.html 

Project Backpack was created to help children in the St Louis area that are the silent victims of domestic violence. They provide backpacks to police departments, social service agencies, domestic violence shelters and Department of Family Services workers for children who are removed from their homes usually with nothing but the clothes on their backs. The backpacks make the transition from crisis situations to foster homes more tolerable. Often this is all the children will have with them for quite some time.

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

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http://www.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://www.ryther.org/

Ryther is a recognized leader in behavioral health services for children and their families facing complex challenges. They are dedicated to providing comprehensive services and innovative treatments. They guide, coach and teach so that every child and family they work with may experience new ways of thinking, develop positive relationships and realize a better life.

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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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http://www.stuffedanimalsforemergencies.org/

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

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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.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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www.safeplace.org

Safe Place provides safety for individuals and families affected by sexual and domestic violence. They help victims in their healing so they can move beyond being defined by the crimes committed against them and become survivors.

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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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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://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.samaritanspurse.org/

Samaritan’s Purse provices spiritual and physical aid to hurting people around the world. They have helped meet the needs of people who are victims of war, poverty, natural disasters, disease and famine with the purpose of sharing God’s love. They impact the lives of vulnerable children through educational, feeding, clothing and shelter programs that let them know they are not forgotten.

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http://sarc-maryland.org/

SARC works to aid victims of stalking, domestic violence and sexual violence with their 28-bed emergency shelter; community outreach and education services. They provide a safe haven which offers hope, empowerment, opportunities and tools for new beginnings.

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http://www.scrap-sf.org/

SCRAP is a non-profit creative reuse center, materials depot, and workshop space. They breathe new life into old objects and reduce waste by diverting over 200 tons of materials heading to landfill every year. Quality reusable materials are collected and then made available to teachers, parents, artists and other organizations.

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http://www.seattlechildrenshome.org/

Seattle Children’s Home helps children and their families face situational, emotional and developmental challenges through a broad range of counseling, therapeutic and psychiatric services aimed at helping children create solid emotional foundations for successful futures.

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http://www.seattlechildrens.org/

Seattle Children’s is the pediatric and adolescent referral center for Washington, Alaska, Montana and Idaho. They deliver superior patient care and advance new treatments through pediatric research. They are also the primary teaching, clinical and research site for the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Washington School of Medicine.

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http://www.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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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.svdpseattle.org/

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul helps their neighbors in need to prevent homelessness, hunger, power-shut offs and more. In addition to material assistance, they bring compassion and hope.

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http://solutionsatwork.org/

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

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www.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.sltrc.com/

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

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

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

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http://www.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://tabithashouse.wordpress.com/

The mission of Tabitha’s House is to serve the low income and at risk families in Harford County by providing them with basic needs such as food, clothing, household items, cleaning supplies, toiletries and school supplies.

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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://tahoesafealliance.org/

Tahoe SAFE Alliance believes that every person has the right to live a life free of violence. The agency works to empower victims in reclaiming those rights by providing safety, advocacy, education and support.

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http://teddybearbrigade.com/

The Teddy Bear Brigade’s mission is to bring comfort, security and love to children in need through the gift of a stuffed animal. They provide new and gently loved stuffed animals to children in need around the world. The gift of a stuffed animal is such a simple yet effective way to show a child that they are loved. 

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http://www.temporaryemergencyservice.org/

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

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http://arcnm.org/

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

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http://www.tgpdenver.org/index

The Gathering Place is Denver’s only daytime drop-in center for women and children who are experiencing homelessness and poverty. Since 1986, they’ve existed to support these individuals by providing a safe daytime refuge and resources for self-sufficiency.

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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.thesabanfreeclinic.org/

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

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http://www.settlementhome.org/

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

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http://www.wichitatreehouse.com/

The Treehouse offers mothers and babies a brighter future through sharing God’s love, basic necessities, education and genuine personal care. They teach moms that they are not alone in their struggles by showing them they have someone and somewhere to turn for hope.

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http://www.willowdvcenter.org/

The Willow Domestic Violence Center provides safe-shelter, peer counseling, advocacy and other services to survivors of domestic violence.

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www.therewithcare.org

There With Care’s mission is to provide a wide range of thoughtful and fundamental services to children and families during the critical phase of a medical crisis. They serve families referred by medical agencies, by building a network of services and people who ease the burden of life’s day-to-day obligations with compassion and care.

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http://www.tinydiamondearrings.org/

Tiny Diamond Earrings is committed to helping Seattle area women during the time of transition from homelessness to self sufficiency. Their mentoring program provides women with someone that identifies with their struggles and has overcome them. The mentors serve as an encourager to stay the course and to impart a vision to excel in every aspect of their lives.

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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.treehouseforkids.org/

Treehouse is uniquely committed to improving the lives of our kids living in foster care. Treehouse distributes clothing, school supplies, and much more to local foster kids through their Wearhouse, a unique store where kids and caregivers shop for free – allowing foster parents to stretch the family budget just a little bit further.

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http://www.wellspringfs.org/

Wellspring Family Services takes on the root causes of homelessness and instability for children, adults and families in King County, Washington. Every day they help homeless families find and hold onto a place to live, teach abusive partners non-violent behaviors, provide counseling and empower parents to nurture their children’s emotional development.

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http://wch.org/

The Wichita Children’s Home offers emergency, temporary residential shelter for children. The Home is open 24/7 and serves children from birth to 22 years of age. Last year over 2,500 children came through their front doors, many with only the clothes they were wearing. The Home works to meet the needs of each child to ensure their safety and well being.

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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.ywcaenid.com/Home

YWCA Enid is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.

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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.