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http://www.sheriffsranch.org/

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

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http://www.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://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.bgchutch.com/

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

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http://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.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.chs-nw.org/default.aspx

The Center for Human Services (CHS) is strengthening the community through counseling, education and support to children, youth, adults, and families. They helps individuals and families develop skills and strengthen behaviors that allow them to become self-reliant and dependently stronger on natural supports. CHS encourages positive mental health, prevents and treats addictions, supports youth academic success, assists parents’ engagement in their children’s learning, and strengthens relationships and parenting skills to create an environment that values and respects diversity.

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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://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://esgw-nrm.easterseals.com

Easter Seals-Goodwill Northern Rocky Mountain currently operates Goodwill stores in Montana and Southern Idaho and Utah. The stores provide vocational training sites for individuals with developmental, physical or emotional disabilities, as well as people who are unemployed due to educational or vocational disadvantages. Participants develop and improve their work skills and gain work experience. Proceeds from the stores are used to pay the wages of these workers and to support additional Easter Seals-Goodwill programs and services.

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http://www.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.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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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://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.lashares.org/

LA Shares is a non-profit materials reuse program which takes donations of reusable goods and materials (both new and used) and redistributes these items free of charge to non-profits and schools throughout Los Angeles County. This is accomplished by using their interactive website where interested schools and non-profits create an online profile of their organization, including a “Wish List” and “Top 20 List” of needed items. This profile is then entered into their unique, relational database, which proactively identifies each organization’s needs and continuously seeks to match those needs with the donated items on record. When a need is matched, the recipient is notified, via e-mail, to come to one of our two area warehouses to retrieve their items or instructed to go directly to the donor for pick-up. Either way, this state-of-the-art system is designed to help schools and non-profits obtain needed items quickly.

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http://www.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://www.mersgoodwill.org/

When you donate and recycle your unneeded items to Goodwill, they make them available to your neighbors at affordable prices. The revenue that their forty stores earn is then invested in your community through a variety of services including skills training courses and employment programs. You can be confident that your donation to Goodwill is making a difference to improve the life of someone in your community.

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http://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.outofthecloset.org/

Out of the Closet Thrift Stores generate income that helps fund the medical services Aids Healthcare Foundation provides. In addition to regular retail operations, three locations also offer free HIV testing and counseling in a private area of the store.

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http://peacepassers.org/

Peace Passers supports team development and the funding of sustainable sports league play to empower youth & maximize hope for all participants locally and globally by collecting and distributing soccer supplies to people and communities throughout the world.

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http://www.playitagainsports.com/

Kids grow like weeds – and they outgrow sports equipment so fast it’s amazing.  Much of this gear is still in great condition and has lots of years left in it, which makes that cluttered garage or closet a potential source of income.  If your treadmill is collecting dust and you have a fancy to try something new like an elliptical machine, we can help you trade your quality used fitness equipment in for something new, used or for cash.  Instead of getting pennies on the dollar at a garage sale, simply bring your used sports and fitness gear in to a Play It Again Sports store where they will buy, sell and trade quality sports equipment. Play It Again Sports pays cash for all kinds of sports and fitness equipment, large and small.  

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http://www.rcofa.org/

Recovery Centers of Arkansas is a community-based provider of services for substance abuse and related disorders. They enable individuals to live free from the abuse of alcohol and/or drugs by providing treatment programming and other professional services within an atmosphere of dignity and respect.

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http://www.davthriftstores.com/

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

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http://safehousenm.org/

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

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www.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.tsaabq.org

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

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http://www.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://skichair.com/
 
SkiChair manufactures recycled sports furniture and blemished and used sports equipment. Their recycled products reflect the passion and lifestyle of outdoor enthusiasts.

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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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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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