Jeffco Subcontracting Inc (JSI) in Arnold has added a new electronic recycling service. What makes this so special is that the work is done by workers at Jefferson County’s sheltered workshop. The workshop was started by a group of parents who wanted a place for their developmentally disabled children to work after high school. Computers and other electronics are filled with metals and wires that can be recycled. The circuit boards, for example, can be sold by the pound. It just takes a little effort to separate the parts from the computer. Computers and monitors are being accepted at no… read more »
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Did you know that you can send your expired coupons to U.S. military bases around the world? Military families can use your coupons up to six months after they have expired. This is a great way to give back to those who are giving so mch of themselves for us. Be sure to separate your coupons into two different sections, one that is FOOD and one that in NON FOOD. Please only send clipped coupons. Click here to find out more about the program and where to send the coupons.
Are you ready to let go of some of your stuff to be a blessing to someone else? Here’s a list of one of our favorite charites, OASIS Ministries most recent needs list: MISCELLANEOUS Pillows, blankets & sheets Towels (bath & kitchen) Heaters Dinner Plates Salad Plates Glasses Cups & saucers Knives, forks & spoons Steak knives Serving bowls Cooking utensils Coffee Pot Toaster Measuring cups Measuring spoons Pots & pans Mixing bowls FURNITURE Kitchen tables Kitchen chairs End tables Dressers TV tables Coffee tables
I’m learning that alot of what we throw away has value and can be recycled rather than ending up in a landfill. Christmas light strands can be recycled 100%. In this article from the KTVI-FOX 2 website, they say that “there is so much copper in a strand of lights, the plastic and the glass all gets recycled. It just gets shredded and they can re-use the whole thing. Since it’s 100% recyclable, it just doesn’t make sense to throw them in the trash.” At most area Walmart stores, big boxes sit in the garden center begging for bundles of… read more »
I often share the story of why I’m so passionate about people getting rid of the things they don’t need or want so that they can help someone else. I tell this story in the hopes that people will understand how much their unwanted stuff can help others. Normally after sharing this story, people feel motivated to purge their unwanted stuff so it seemed like a fitting story to share here. I have been a single mother since my daughters were 3 years old and 6 months old. Their father didn’t pay child support like he was supposed to and… read more »
St. Louis HELP has a program that receives donations of new and used medical equipment, refurbishes and cleans the equipment and then loans the equipment, at no cost, to community members both young and old from all walks of life enabling them to live as independently as possible and remain contributing members of the community. Do you have medical equipment that is not being used? Would you be willing to make a tax deductible donation? St Louis HELP has set up a collection date of October 9, 2010 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at various collection sites. Click here… read more »
So many times when I am working with clients, I will do whatever I can to find a new home for their unwanted stuff, rather than having it go into a landfill and be wasted. I’ve been doing some research on where I could donate 3 pairs of crutches that a client no longer needed. They are still in excellent condition. What I found was several places that will take your used wheelchairs, crutches, walkers and canes, and get them into the hands of people that really need those items. If you have medical type items that you would like… read more »
Is your home so filled with clutter that you don’t know where to start? You can begin by looking for things that you know you no longer want or need that you can give to someone else that desperately needs it. Why not start looking for the items that are needed by the following groups? The Shoeman – George “The Shoeman” Hutchings has collected approximately 500,000 pairs of shoes and has turned them into clean water for the people of Kenya. George and team are now working on bringing clean water to the people of Haiti. CURRENT NEEDS: Unwanted shoes.… read more »
How many old unused cell phones do you have just laying around? How many have you already just thrown away? Now you can put those unwanted phones to good use by donating them to ALIVE. Phones that can be refurbished are distributed to domestic violence victims so they have a safe way to call for help. Your unwanted stuff is really valuable to others!