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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://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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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.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.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.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.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://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.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://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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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.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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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.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://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.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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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://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.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.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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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://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.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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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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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.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://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.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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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.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://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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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.