Furniture Repair Bank

I LOVE learning about a-maz-ing donation-worthy recipients, especially ones with fabulous missions. The Furniture Repair Bank, right in Seattle, takes in furniture, lamps and some other household items in all sorts of states of repair, repairs the items and then distributes the refurbished goods to agencies which provide resettlement services. WOW!!!!! Thank you Happy Hauler for…

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Donating Stuff for Kids

Just today, a client asked for ways to donate stuff for kids to kids. I love a good challenge, so…. (these are just a few)   Child’s Play Charity supports children in hospitals by providing gaming opportunities to those pediatric patients in creative, generous ways. Hospitals, for example Seattle Children’s, might be able to take…

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The Cancer Cartel

The Cancer Cartel is NAPO Washington State’s first member under the professional society chapter’s new category, Community Partner. The chapter is proud to partner with this 501(c)(3) non-profit which (quoting from the Cartel’s “About Us” page) “provides financial resources and relief to cancer Warriors. We want anyone in the battle against cancer to be able…

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Magificent day

Today was a magnificent day. My colleague Val Green, Pivot Organizing, and I spent a few hours organizing a supply shed for the Seattle Animal Shelter. We had fun AND made a significant difference for the immensely compassionate and dedicated staff and volunteers. The shelter is a menagerie – dogs, cats, birds (one serenading us…

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Homeward Pet Adoption Center Oh frabjous day!

Cats in Casual Uncluttering work gear

Homeward Pet Adoption Center is open for drop-in donations! YIPPEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That’s probably been true for a long time again now but I’ve been sooooooo going in a 1,000 different directions for 1,000 different reasons I (1) kept forgetting to look; (2) was scared to look in case the answer was “still closed to walk-in donations.”…

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The Story of Stuff Project

The Story of Stuff Project is an awesome, stubborn, effective San Francisco USA-based non-profit which strives to open eyes and minds to the dangers of common consumable pollutants such as plastic bottles and junk mail. Launched in 2007 with an online documentary, The Story of Stuff, its product list now includes 12 more titles. And…

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Go Huskies! And Cougs! and WWU and CWU…

My son is a student at Western Washington University. Proud Mom of course signs up for the newsletter. And is stunned and delighted when there is a quiet mention of a career clothing bank. Intrigued, I took a look at University of Washington. DITTO. Washington State University -score! Central Washington University – wildcats roar with…

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Christmas in August sorta

In 2018, I posted about feeding Christmas trees to goats, which is now my favorite way EVER of disposing of Christmas trees. And now I get to urge people to dispose of landscape trimmings by bringing them to PAWS Wildlife Center, a rehabilitation agency currently in Lynnwood and moving to Snohomish as soon as construction…

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