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http://www.ihaveadreamlasvegas.org/

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

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http://aba.org/

The American Birding Association inspires all people to enjoy and protect wild birds.They provide leadership to birders by increasing their knowledge, skills and enjoyment of birding. They also contribute to bird and bird habitat conservation through a variety of programs. Their Birder’s Exchange program provides gently used birding equipment and educational materials for local scientists, conservationists and educators throughout South America, Middle America, and the Caribbean.

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http://aysusa.org/

Associated Youth Services (AYS) serves Kansas youth in crisis situations. Programs offered include foster care, emergency shelter, drug and alcohol prevention and community health. Their mission is to advance the social, educational, health and overall success of youth and their families. They envision youth and families engaged in their community, recognizing life’s unlimited opportunities and reaching their full potential.

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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://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.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.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.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://www.colfaxcommunitynetwork.org/

Colfax Community Network advocates for, and works on behalf of, children and families residing in low-income, transient housing (primarily residential motels) along Colfax Avenue by providing information, services and programs to strengthen and improve family and community life.

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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://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://crazycrayons.com/index.html

This community service program employs people with developmental disabilities and has made it possible to stop more than 77,000 pounds of unwanted crayons from going into landfills. They recycle unwanted, rejected or broken crayons into new crayons! There are drop-off bins nationally. 

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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://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.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.doorwayshousing.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=35

Doorways is a non-profit organization that provides housing and related services to individuals and families living with or affected by HIV/AIDS. 

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http://www.emmasharvesthome.com/

Emma’s Harvest Home is a community-based organization providing residential treatment services for women struggling with addiction and mental illness. Their programs prepare women for sobriety by offering them opportunities that enhance their skills, knowledge and interest, and assist them in becoming self-sufficient, productive adults.

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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.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.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.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.medals4mettle.org/ 

Medals4Mettle (M4M) is a non-profit organization that facilitates the gifting of marathon medals. Runners from around the world give their hard earned medals to Medals4Mettle. Their worldwide network of physicians and volunteers then award these medals attached to a Medals4Mettle ribbon to children and adults fighting debilitating illnesses who might not be able to run a race, but are in a race of their own just to continue to live their life. It is in honor of this mettle and courage in bravely facing these challenges that they are awarded a medal.

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www.nevadahomelessyouth.org

The Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth is dedicated to eliminating homelessness among Nevada’s youth and is the only youth service provider in Nevada with a continuum of services extending from street outreach and 24-hour crisis intervention services to a full-time drop-in center and independent living program.

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http://newfutures.org/

New Futures partners with families and educators in their communities to ensure that children succeed in school and in life. Their programs in low-income apartment complexes build skills, foster connectedness and promote strengths.

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http://www.recycles.org/
 
Nonprofit Recycling and Reuse Network allows you to donate your used but useful equipment toward a worthy cause. They receive needs requests from nonprofit professionals around the world and their unique exchange process allows you to remain anonymous when giving to meet their needs.

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http://www.offcenterarts.org/

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

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http://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.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://www.procession.org/

The Procession of the Species Celebration empowers communities to engage in cultural relationships with the natural world as a means of sustaining efforts of environmental protection and restoration. Their Community Art Studio relies on donations of usable items and supplies that can be magically transformed into art for the procession. 

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http://www.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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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.retexnorthwest.com/ 

Retex Northwest works within the community to develop comprehensive and strategic environmental solutions for recycling unwanted clothes, shoes, backpacks and other textiles. Their greatest goal is providing recycled clothing to people in need, while reducing our solid waste landfills. In 2003, 10.6 million tons of textiles ended up in U.S. solid waste landfills.

The garments you recycle will benefit people all over the globe. Collected textiles and shoes are shipped to countries which are experiencing severe shortages of even the most basic clothing. Garments which are no longer wearable can be made into “rags” or pulled apart and reprocessed into fibers for paper, upholstery and insulation materials. 

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http://www.rootsinfo.org/

ROOTS delivers critical services to homeless young adults and other low income persons. They provide safe emergency overnight shelter 7 nights a week to young adults, ages 18-25, hot dinner and breakfast, opportunities for personal hygiene (including laundry and showers) and other services.

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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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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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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://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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http://www.scarceecoed.org/

SCARCE stands for School & Community Assistance for Recycling and Composting Education. They work to inspire people, through education, to preserve & care for the Earth’s natural resources, while working to build sustainable communities.

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http://www.seattlegirlsschool.org/

Seattle Girls School is a 5th through 8th grade middle school committed to empowering young women to be leaders in their communities through a challenging academic program focused on collaboration, integration and real-world problem solving.

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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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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.thespeciale.com/

Special E is a unique green business that “rescues” items that are left over from special events such as banquets, receptions, weddings, private parties, galas, fundraisers, meetings, conferences, trade shows and more. They re-purpose them in ways that benefit our planet and people in need. The rescued items are redirected to a wide range of charitable and non-profit organizations. Items not being donated are re-purposed into other useful products by a one-of-a-kind network of recycling artists.

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http://www.smhc-nm.org/

St. Martin’s Hospitality Center strives to create self-sufficiency and break the cycle of homelessness by providing shelter, food, mental health services, job assistance and other critical programs. The services provided by St. Martin’s stress flexibility, accessibility and comprehensive care, the qualities necessary to assist individuals and families out of homelessness.

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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.tahoeyouth.org/

Tahoe Youth & Family Services promotes the healthy development of children, youth and families in the community by providing counseling, education and support services. They serve families through professional and confidential individual and family counseling, community outreach, mentoring, Project Safe Place, Wraparound services, emergency youth shelter and a 24-hour crisis line.

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http://www.techaccess.org/

Technology Access Foundation (TAF) makes education a priority in underserved communities of color. Serving one child at a time, TAF enhances their educational and professional prospects through the delivery of tools for learning in the 21st century. Donations to TAF directly benefit the children they serve in after school programs.

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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://www.therootsofmusic.com/
 
The Roots of Music Program fills a void in music education programs in the New Orleans educational institutions. Marching bands were always an integral part of the New Orleans middle schools before Katrina drastically changed that. Now many schools don’t even offer music programs anymore. Today the program serves over 100 students, making up a full marching band that is successfully parading the city since Mardi Gras 2009. The program provides music education in history, theory, instrumental instruction and ensemble performance. Furthermore, academic tutoring is offered to ensure the students maintain at least a 2.5 GPA in school.

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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://trashedstudio.com/
 
Trashed offers a creative environment for all ages and experience levels to learn and enjoy the craft of repurposing while raising environmental awareness. They offer classes and workshops using materials intercepted from the landfill and up-cycled into new high quality products.

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http://www.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.urbanpeak.org/

Urban Peak works with homeless and runaway youth between the ages of 14 and 24 in Denver and between the ages of 15 to 21 in Colorado Springs. They provide a safe and caring place so that the youth can begin to work on getting off the streets. They provide counseling, temporary housing, job skill training, a mentoring program and more!

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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://www.youthnetnw.net/

Youthnet strives to provide caring and supportive educational and social services to children and families to help them attain a productive and successful life. Their programs include Emerson High School, Independent Living Skills, Foster Care Licensing & Case Management, and Family Preservation & Family Reconciliation Services. 

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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.