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http://www.2ndchanceinc.org/

2nd Chance provides safe shelter and supportive services to victims of domestic violence who are escaping abusive situations. They offer educational outreach to the community to create awareness and strengthen the movement against domestic violence.

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www.batteriesplus.com

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

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http://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.bignyc.org/
 
Build It Green – NYC is New York City’s only non-profit retail outlet for salvaged and surplus building materials. Their warehouse has everything from panel doors to high end refrigerators and shutters to movie props. They are able to keep these materials out of the landfill, while offering deep discounts on their resale.

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http://www.buymytronics.com/index.aspx

BuyMyTronics offers a fast, simple and eco-friendly way to get money for your gadgets. They’ll even pay for the shipping. They wipe your device of all personal data. Additionally, devices with hard drives are wiped to Department of Defense standards. Hundreds of thousands of used cell phones, mp3 players and other e-gadgets wind up in landfills every year. This is an easy way to help the planet (and your wallet)! 

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http://www.call2recycle.org/

Call2Recycle is a program of the Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation (RBRC) promoting environmental sustainability by providing free battery and cell phone recycling in North America. RBRC is a 501(c)4 nonprofit public service organization. They invite you to join their efforts to advance green business practices and environmental sustainability.

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http://cellphonesforsoldiers.recellular.com/shippinglabel-generic.html 

It’s simple and free. Every phone you donate will increase the amount of talk time they can provide to our troops! Donated cell phones are sold to a company that recycles them. The money is then used to purchase calling cards that are sent to troops in need.

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http://www.dvs-snoco.org/index

Domestic Violence Services of Snohomish County (DVS) is dedicated to ending domestic abuse by providing a wide range of services for victims, including their children and by facilitating social change. They are the only program in Snohomish County providing emergency shelter and comprehensive, confidential services to victims of domestic abuse.  They also work within the community to create an environment which is safe, responsive and supportive of domestic abuse victims and their children.

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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.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://www.firststeparkansas.com/

First Step helps improve the quality of life in the community by helping those with developmental disabilities become more independent. First Step is a place where children and adults with developmental disabilities receive educational and therapeutic service in a community setting. Developmental delays range from minor setbacks to severe problems. They strive to help each person develop the skills and behavior necessary to take the critical first step toward a more fulfilling life style.

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http://www.freerecycling.com/
 
Free Recycling has a history of leadership in the recycling industry. They offer businesses and consumers effective recycling solutions.

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http://www.gazelle.com/

Gazelle is a reCommerce service that helps you sell and recycle your used electronics. They believe electronics recycling begins with reuse. They extend the lives of used electronics by selling them through retail and wholesale outlets. Items without value are responsibly recycled. Whether you want to sell a cell phone, laptop, or any other of the more than 250,000 other products they accept, Gazelle can help. 

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http://www.greendisk.com/

Now there is one place to responsibly and securely dispose of all your computer-related waste, spent supplies and obsolete accessories.  GreenDisk handles all your technotrash disposal needs from a CD to a PC and just about everything in between. You can stop worrying about what to do with all of that old technotrash piling up in your office, store room, attic, or garage.  Let GreenDisk safely and securely destroy your old data, recover reusable components, and recycle all of the rest of your accumulated technotrash – all at your convenience, at home or at work.

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http://www.interconnection.org/

InterConnection makes information technology accessible to underserved communities around the world by providing high-quality refurbished computers to non-profit and non-governmental organizations. Donated computer equipment provides computer training for volunteers and helps organizations around the world get connected. InterConnection focuses on reuse instead of recycling and they are committed to the highest standards for clean, green computer recycling and disposing of parts and peripherals.

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http://www.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://www.midwrc.net/

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

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http://www.miles-of-smiles.org/

Miles of Smiles Therapeutic Riding Program is a nonprofit organization that offers children and adults, with physical, mental, and emotional disabilities or injuries, the therapeutic benefits of horseback riding. 

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http://www.moblind.org/

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

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

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

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

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http://www.recycle4charity.com/
 
Recycle for Charity applies the funds generated from donations to the donor’s charity of choice. Whether the beneficiary is a school, church or non-profit organization, donations are providing relief and necessary support. 

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http://www.recyclefree.com/
 
Recycle Free recycling positively impacts the environment. They offer a comprehensive recycling program at no cost to you.

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http://www.recyclecology.com/

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

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http://www.recyclingforcharities.com/index.php

Recycling for Charities is a non-profit organization helping other charities. Donate your old cell phone, PDA, digital camera, ipod, and ink or toner cartridge to be recycled and benefit the charity of your choice.

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http://www.rnaworldwide.com/

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

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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.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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www.shoemanwater.org

Shoeman Water Projects collects old unwanted shoes and cell phones to save lives in Kenya by bringing fresh water to people that would otherwise have none. The shoes are sold and the money raised is used to buy equipment to drill for water in Kenya. Since starting this mission in 2008, they have provided fresh water for 120,000+ people.

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http://www.sprint.com/responsibility/communities_across/index.html?INTNAV=ATG:FT:

Sprint’s wireless recycling program helps to prevent thousands of tons of wireless equipment from entering the waste stream. More than 90% of the phones collected are reused. Any equipment not reused is recycled. Reuse and recycling helps to conserve resources, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and prevent air and water pollution.

Sprint offers a buyback program for new and existing Sprint customers. You can earn credit towards your bill for recycling hundreds of eligible wireless devices with them, even if they’re from other carriers. If you’re not a Sprint customer, you can still recycle wireless phones, batteries, accessories and data cards for free, regardless of carrier or condition.

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http://www.staples.com/sbd/cre/marketing/ecoeasy/recycling.html?cmSearchKeyword=recycle

Staples makes it easy for you to do your part by offering a variety of convenient technology recycling programs including empty ink and toner cartridges, office technology, rechargeable batteries and cell phone recycling. They also offer technology trade-in services.

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http://www.terracycle.com/en-US/

TerraCycle offers national programs (Brigades®) to collect previously non-recyclable or hard to recycle waste. While some programs have a cost, most of the Brigades offer free shipping as well as a donation for each piece of garbage that you collect.

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

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http://www.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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