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http://bikesnotbombs.org/about

Bikes Not Bombs uses the bicycle as a vehicle for social change. They reclaim thousands of bicycles each year and ship most of  them overseas to economic development projects through their international programs in Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean. Bikes that don’t get shipped often land in their youth programs where teens learn bicycle safety and mechanics skills in the process of earning bikes to keep for themselves. Their retail bike shop also reconditions and sells some of the donated bikes that they receive, employing many graduates of their programs. The Shop’s profit from the bicycle sales, parts sales and repairs goes towards funding their youth and international work.

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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.couragepickup.org/gd.donations/main/acceptableDonations.aspx

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

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http://www.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.habitatlasvegas.org/

Habitat for Humanity Las Vegas works to make the community a better place to live for everyone by building single family homes. They revitalize and stabilize neighborhoods that cannot support private development. Sponsors, donors, volunteers and families work together to build homes, settle families and grow a community of neighbors.

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http://www.habitatbirmingham.org/

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

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http://www.morganhabitat.org/

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

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http://www.habitatswalabama.org/

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

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http://www.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.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.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.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.secondchanceinc.org/

Second Chance, Inc. creates “green collar jobs” by taking apart buildings that would otherwise be demolished and dumped in a landfill.  They then offer the reclaimed materials — and other donated items — to the public at a discount, which helps to fund their job training and workforce development programs.

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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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www.rebuildingcenter.org

The ReBuilding Center, a project of Our United Villages, is a vibrant resource working to strengthen the environmental, economic and social fabric of local communities. It carries the region’s largest volume of used building and remodeling materials and provides resources that make home repairs affordable to everyone. Stop by to browse the ever-changing inventory including sinks, tubs, tile, lumber, doors, windows, trim and much more.

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http://www.wiregrasshabitat.org/

Wiregrass Habitat for Humanity is a Christian ministry dedicated to showing God’s love in action through partnering with their communities to improve the quality of lives by providing decent, affordable housing.

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http://www.ywcabham.org/

The YWCA Central Alabama’s vision is to create a more caring community. They are a place of refuge. They respond to the needs of women and their families by providing hope and opportunities in a warm, family-like environment. Their programs and services focus on three major areas: child care, domestic violence services and affordable housing.

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