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Places that take your used items

The cost of shipping is tax-deductible.

Backpacks -- 
                                     Call  (800) 850-2473  or  (719) 578-9703 

Carpet --       
                                     Call  (800) 434-9887  for more information
                                     call the Customer Care department at (866) 281-3567
Cars, trailers, jet skis, boats, RVs, motorcycles --  
Crayons --  
Crocs --                  The manufacturer recycles them into new shoes and donates them to underprivileged families.  
                                    Mail them to: 
                                             Crocs Recycling West
                                             3375 Enterprise Avenue
                                             Bloomington, CA 9231
Eyeglasses, hearing aids, jewelry --  
                                    New Eyes for the Needy
                                    549 Millburn Avenue
                                    PO Box 332
                                    Short Hills, NJ 07078
                                    Find a local drop location
Hearing aids --  Hear Now
                                    6700 Washington Avenue South
                                    Eden Prairie, MN 55344
                                    (800) 648-4327 
Holiday cards --
                                       more details to come later


iPODs --                 Bring an old iPOD to an Apple store and get 10% off a new one.  
                                    You must buy the new one that day for the discount to apply.
Get paid to recycle --  
                                    Juice bags, cookie wrappers, yogurt containers, soda bottles, etc...
Fashion ware -- 
                                     However, both are not accepting donations at the present time.  
                                     Bring items to a local thrift store.

Shoes (old) -- 
                                    Nike Recycling Center
                                    c/o Reuse-A-Shoe
                                    26755 SW 95th Ave.
                                    Wilsonville, OR 97070

Shoes (reasonable shape) --  
                                    One World Running
                                    P.O. Box 2223 
                                    Boulder, CO 80306
                                    (303) 473-1314

Prescription drugs  --
                                    The Starfish Project collects some unused medications (TB medicines, antifungals, antivirals) and gives them to clinics in Nigeria. They'll send you a prepaid FedEx label, too. 
Recreational equipment --

Don't send tennis rackets to your local recycling center because they will be discarded. "People may think we're going to give them to Goodwill," says Sadonna Cody, director of government affairs for the Northbay Corporation and Redwood Empire Disposal, in Santa Rosa, California, "but they'll just be trashed."

                                    Play It Again Sports (

                                    Sports Gift gives gently used equipment to needy kids around the world
                                    Mail to:
                                          Sports Gift
                                          32545 B Golden Lantern #478
                                          Dana Point,  CA 92629

                                    Skis can be turned into Adirondack-style beach chairs.
                                    Send skis to:

                                         4 Abbott Place
                                         Millbury, MA 01527
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