100 Reasons to Get Rid of It - Part Three

Part Three - Because Someone Else Needs It

Cell Phones
12. Verizon Wireless will put a refurbished phone of any brand into the hands of a domestic violence victim.
13. Donate the profits from your old cell phone to an environmental charity.
14. Send a phone to the field staff of a poverty-fighting mission.

Digital Cameras
15. Help keep service members in touch with their families.

16. Work with charities to find homes for consumer electronics.
17. Youth for Technology will put scanners, computers, and cameras in the hands of deserving, impoverished kids around the world.

Air Miles
18. Donate air miles to the Red Cross for staff and volunteers.
19. Donate air miles to Hero Miles so family members of wounded servicemen and women can get free plane tickets to visit their loved ones recovering at military hospitals across the country.
20. Donate air miles for transplant patients.
21. Donate air miles so a terminally ill child can travel to visit a dear family member or bring a distant loved one to the bedside of a dying child.

Furniture & Appliances
22. Match your household items with a local non-profit's wish list.
23. Help furnish homes for disaster victims.

24. Donate work clothing to disadvantaged women.
25. Donate a wedding gown to benefit breast-cancer patients.
26. Send formal wear to teenage girls who need help getting to the prom.
27. Help veterans get the clothing they need.
28. Give shoes and sportswear to struggling athletes around the world.

29. Supply children in foster care with luggage.
30. Unite for Sight and Give the Gift of Sight will send eye wear to men and women in underdeveloped countries.
31. Convert American Express credit card points to cash donations to help the Save the Children agency.
32. Donate a used vehicle to support your local public radio station.
33. Books for Africa will give everything from storybooks to encyclopedias to children in Africa.
34. Send towels, newspapers, and other items to the Humane Society.
35. Help fund job training programs and social services by donating household goods to Good Will Industries.
36. Post donations for your neighbors (and others) to claim.
37. Donate leftover building supplies to Habitat for Humanity.

38. Donate used computers and other technology to be matched to charities, schools, and public agencies around the world.
39. Donate used computers to nonprofit organizations, schools, and people with disabilities.
40. Donate used computers to schools, libraries, and orphanages in developing countries.

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