Resources

  • Best Buy Electronics/Appliances Recycling Program

  • Bloomerent  Make sure your wedding flowers don't go to waste

  • The Big Reuse “We will reuse that”

  • Bottomless Closet  They work to reduce the barriers NYC women face in the search for employment as well as providing on-going support & education so they gain the tools to succeed in their professional lives. They accept  new & gently worn women's professional clothing

  • The Bridal Garden  Since 1997 they have been making brides’ dreams come true

  • Bride and Blossom Donate wedding flowers for those in need

  • Bye Bye Mattress helps you find the closest recycling facility

  • Career Gear professional clothing, mentoring & life-skills to help men in poverty become stronger contributors to their families & communities

  • CraigsList Give away FREE stuff

  • Crazy Crayons National crayon recycling program

  • Donation Town Find a charity that will pick up your donations in your area for free

  • 1-800 JUNK  Goodbye Junk. Hello Relief

  • Earth911.com Find locations near you that accept/recycle more than 350 products/materials, using one of North America’s most extensive recycling databases

  • EPA.gov/recycle US Environmental Protection Agency Learn how reducing, reusing/recycling can help the environment by saving money, energy & natural resources.

  • Freecycle Org  All about reuse & keeping good stuff out of landfills

  • Furniture Banks Collects gently used furniture & household furnishings for families in need

  • Global Giving  Connects nonprofits, donors & companies in nearly every country around the world. They help local nonprofits access the funding, tools, training & support they need to become more effective

  • Goodwill  People who shop at Goodwill support communities and protect our environment. Our proceeds go to help people with disabilities and disadvantages do powerful things, like find work, gain independence, and build careers

  • Green Drop  They convert lightly used clothing & household items into critical funds for American charities

  • The Green Glass Company Repurposing, recycling—Sorting it out

  • Grow NYC  The sustainability resource for New Yorkers—providing free tools & services anyone can use in order to improve NYC

  • Habitat For Humanity Building/preserving NYC’s hard-working communities

  • Heifer International  Donate an animal; your gift will be matched to ensure children have enough to eat

  • Housing Works  Fights for funding for people living with HIV/Aids in NYC

  • Libraries call your local library first to find out their policy for taking gently used books  

  • Medic Mobile  Give your phone new life to help communities around the world

  • New York Cares clothing donation resources

  • One World Running Serving runners in need around the world

  • Operation Paperback Donates books to troops overseas

  • PaintCare Easy to recycle leftover, unwanted paint

  • Pajama Program Provides ordinary objects (pajamas & books) that transform bedtimes into comforting rituals of love, support & fun

  • Pick Up Please  Your donations of clothing, household goods, books, shoes, small appliances, electronics & more make a big difference in the lives of America’s Veterans and their families

  • Project Night Night Provides over 25,000 Night Night Packages each year to homeless children 12 & under who need childhood essentials 

  • Project Smile A federally tax exempt non-profit organization collecting new & previously owned stuffed animals for police officers to give to children

  • Recycle ink & toner cartridges At Best Buy/Office Depot/Staples near you

  • Recyclenation.org Search/find where to recycle anything

  • Recycling Paint

  • Repeat Roses  Transforming today's event flowers into tomorrow's social good

  • Second Chance Toys Rescue/recycle plastic toys for children in need in some metropolitan areas by donating them to community organizations

  • Society of St. Vincent de Paul  Favorite Catholic charity in US

  • Soles4Souls  Bring hope, health & happiness to children around the globe through the gift of new shoes

  • Stuffed Animals for Emergencies (SAFE) provides comfort to children in traumatic or emergency situations through donations of stuffed animals, blankets, books, children's clothes & baby items.

  • That Suits You they partner with NYC schools, colleges, job training centers & NYC homeless shelters to provide men with training & attire for their next level

  • Turtle Wings  Certified electronics recycling services

  • World Computer Exchange Drop-off locations around the country, or via mail