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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://fightingcancerinc.org/

Fighting Cancer encourages and provides physical, emotional, and spiritual support to cancer patients, survivors, their caregivers and friends. They visit new chemotherapy patients at Presbyterian Hospital in Charlotte, North Carolina, on the first day of treatment and deliver a sunshine box to them. All volunteers who deliver the boxes have had experience with cancer, either as a survivor or caregiver.

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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://newbornsinneed.com/

Newborns in Need takes care of  sick and needy babies. They provide care necessities to local agencies and hospitals serving premature, ill or impoverished newborns. They also distributes items free of charge regardless of race, religion or birth circumstances.

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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.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.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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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.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.upxchange.com/

The Upcycle Exchange is a social enterprise that aims to benefit the St. Louis area’s creative community by offering post-consumer materials at pay-as-you-wish pricing and optional purchase credits for in-store material drop-offs. They collect the most frequently requested items from individual crafter wish-lists compiled over the course of the last 3 years.

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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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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.