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Liberate yourself from all that junk!

Looking to liberate yourself from all that junk and clutter. Find it all in your home and get rid of it:

Winter Coats
Donate them to One Warm Coat, which sponsors coat drives around the country.
GO TO: onewarmcoat.org

Musical Instruments
From piccolos to guitars, Operation Happy Note sends secondhand instruments to soldiers deployed overseas.
GO TO: operationhappynote.com

Computer Equipment
Computers with at least a Pentium III Processor can be donated to the On It Foundation, which provides computers and Internet access to low-income families.
GO TO: theonitfoundation.org

Books
The International Book Project will ship your old tomes abroad for use in schools, orphanages, and libraries.
GO TO: internationalbookproject.org

Sneakers
Old sneakers can go to the Nike-sponsored Reuse-a-Shoe (the used kicks don't have to be Nikes). The rubber is used to create play surfaces for kids around the world.
GO TO: letmeplay.com

Furniture
The National Furniture Bank Association will give your couch to anyone who needs it, including domestic violence victims.
GO TO: help1up.org

Cell Phones
At Collective Good, you choose the charity, such as the Center for Domestic Violence Prevention, that your donation of a used phone will support.
GO TO: collectivegood.com

Random Knickknacks
Got something you don't know what to do with, but you're sure someone would want? Excess Access matches your items with local nonprofit wish lists.
GO TO: excessaccess.com

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