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County of San Mateo RE-USE GUIDE Where to Donate Unwanted Items Tax Deductible Notes Electronics - Appliances- Appliances- Equipment Box Spring Equipment Household Purpose of Computer Mattress/ Furniture Organization Clothing Medical X* indicates Organization Pick Up Books Other Other Large “See Notes column.” Small Items Food Toys RecycleWorks Online www.RecycleWorks.org/ ReUse Center www.freecycle.org reuse_center.html offers www.recycleworks.org/reuse_ X X X X X X X X X X X X X www.communitywishlist.org information on reuse center.html www.craigslist.org resources in San Mateo See Notes County. Books for the Barrios Books: children’s books only. Educational collects educational BOOKS for the BARRIOS No library discards, no US materials, learning aids and devices 2350 Whitman Rd., Suite D history or foreign language art & school from schools, publishers Concord books. Accepts toys, games and X* X* X supplies, and school children in the X 925-687-7701 puzzles. soccer & United States and delivers www.booksforthebarrios.org Computer equipment: No baseball them to public schools Macs; Pentium III or better. equipment in remote areas of the Philippines. Boys & Girls Clubs of the Art & Computer Equipment: Peninsula To give the youth in our school Pentium III or better. Menlo Park community the attitudes X X* X supplies, Sports Equipment: small items, X X 650-646-6126 and life skills they need to sports basketballs, etc. www.bgcp.org thrive. equipment* Bridge to Asia Stanford University Bookstore (At Customer Service desk by Accepts only college-level books Bridge to Asia serves the entrance) and above. Put books in a box university libraries in Asia X X 519 Lasuen Mall and tightly tape shut. Call with and aids higher education Stanford questions. in developing countries. 415-678-2990 www.bridge.org/books.html CALL Primrose Center CALL Primrose Center 139 Primrose Rd. Food: accepts home-grown faithfully assists those in Burlingame X X* Toiletries produce, canned and packaged X need on a path towards 650-342-2255 food. self-sufficiency. www.callprimrose.org X* indicates “See Notes column.” 2 ALL DONATED ITEMS NEED TO BE IN GOOD CONDITION Tax Deductible Notes Electronics - Appliances- Appliances- Equipment Box Spring Equipment Household Purpose of Computer Mattress/ Furniture Organization Clothing Medical X* indicates Organization Pick Up Books Other Other Large “See Notes column.” Small Items Food Toys The Career Closet Career Closet empowers economically Shoes, 1163 Chess Dr., Suite A Women’s interview and disadvantaged women by costume Foster City X* career clothing only. Must be providing suitable clothing X jewelry, 650-572-1368 clean, pressed and on hangers. and other services to ensure bras, purses www.careercloset.org success in gaining and retaining employment. Center for the Independence of the CID aims to increase the Disabled Walkers, crutches, canes, social, educational, and 1515 S. El Camino Real electric scooters and power X economic participation of X San Mateo wheelchairs in working persons with disabilities in 650-645-1780 x 115 condition. San Mateo County. www.cidsanmateo.org Computer Recycling Center Electronics: working or not 370 West Caribbean Dr. except kitchen & bathroom The Computer Recycling Sunnyvale appliances. Center’s mission is to X X* X* X 1-888-8USEDPC See website for fees. “Reuse the best and recycle (1-888-887-3372) *Large quantity pick up the rest.” www.crc.org available for businesses. Large Appliances: less than 8 years old. Computer Ecumenical Hunger The Ecumenical Hunger equipment: less than 5 years Program Toys, Program works with old. Furniture: no tears, East Palo Alto X* X X X X* X X* X* X X X children & X* families to eliminate their X scratches, stains, or office 650-323-7781 infant items hunger and to break the furniture. Food: Fresh or www.ehpcares.org cycle of poverty. unopened. *Picks up from Sunnyvale to San Mateo. Family Connections is a free Family Connections preschool that helps low- Redwood City, Menlo Park Preschool children’s books income parents become and East Palo Alto Locations X* X* X and toys. involved in their children’s 650-556-9503 education and helps www.FamilyConnections.org prevent violence in families. Electronics: Computer and Goodwill Industries of San stereo equipment, TVs. Books: Goodwill Industries is an Francisco, San Mateo & No encyclopedias or magazines. autonomous not-for-profit Marin Counties X X* X X X* X X* Textbooks Household items: CDs, DVDs, social enterprise dedicated X Multiple locations- call & records; phones, including to creating solutions to 1-888-4-GOODWILL or see cell phones. Can drop off at poverty. www.sfgoodwill.org stores and donation centers. X* indicates “See Notes column.” ALL DONATED ITEMS NEED TO BE IN GOOD CONDITION 3 Tax Deductible Notes Electronics - Appliances- Appliances- Equipment Box Spring Equipment Household Purpose of Computer Mattress/ Furniture Organization Clothing Medical X* indicates Organization Pick Up Books Other Other Large “See Notes column.” Small Items Food Toys Home & Hope To engage the interfaith Burlingame Baby Call regarding donation community in helping X X X X 650-652-1103 Supplies arrangements. homeless families regain www.homeandhope.net and sustain independence. Computer equipment: 5 Human Services Agency of years old or less. Medical: San Mateo County Baby wheelchairs. For large size The Human Services Agency Children’s Fund equipment, donations, call first. *Large strives to promote self- Redwood City X X X X X* X X X X X X* X bikes, quantity pick-up available, X* sufficiency, increase family X 650-599-3808 strollers, & excluding appliances & strength and stability, and www.co.sanmateo.ca.us/ cribs. furniture. Prefers drop-off improve community health. childrensfund donations; locations at Belmont & Redwood City. InnVision Opportunity Services Center InnVision provides food, Clothing: includes coats, Clothes Closet Toiletries, shelter, clothing and gloves, hats, scarves & shoes. 33 Encina Ave. X* sleeping counseling to homeless and X Drop off at 33 Encina Avenue, Palo Alto bags at-risk people in the Mid- Palo Alto, M-F 8 am- 4 pm. 650-853-8672 x201 Peninsula. www.innvision.org InnVision Urban Ministry Food Closet Distributes bags of groceries 425 Hamilton Ave. X to qualified homeless and X Palo Alto low-income clients. 650-325-3663 www.innvision.org Appliances: washers, dryers, Latino Commission/Entre Nonprofit administering five refrigerators, freezers only; less Familia residential homes primarily than 5 years old. Furniture: South San Francisco X* X* X X* X for Latino men and women X couches, chairs, dressers, small 650-244-1444 with alcohol and drug pieces. No large furniture. www.thelatinocommission.org problems. Mattresses: twin size only. Organization provides a Our Common Ground Appliances: washers & dryers treatment program for Baby and Redwood City only. Food: sealed, dry or adolescents and adults X* X X* X children’s X X (650) 364-7988 canned. Furniture: chests of with substance abuse items www.ocgworks.org drawers & nightstands. addiction and mental health problems. Parca provides quality Parca Books: paperback only. Please programs, services and Burlingame call for pick up. Electronics: X X* X X* X X Bicycles X advocacy to people with X 1-877-997-2722 stereo equipment, TVs 13 in. & developmental disabilities www.parca.org smaller. and their families. X* indicates “See Notes column.” 4 ALL DONATED ITEMS NEED TO BE IN GOOD CONDITION Tax Deductible Notes Electronics - Appliances- Appliances- Equipment Box Spring Equipment Household Purpose of Computer Mattress/ Furniture Organization Clothing Medical X* indicates Organization Pick Up Books Other Other Large “See Notes column.” Small Items Food Toys Various The PHS/SPCA, a private Peninsula Humane Society household non-profit organization & SPCA goods, pet Newspapers, blankets and guided by the humane San Mateo X X X X X X X supplies, towels are accepted for pet X ethic, builds healthy 650-340-7022 x 389 and items care. relationships between www.peninsulahumanesociety.org for animal people and animals. care. Project 90 is a premier Clothing: men’s and women’s human services Project 90 only; no clothing with organization meeting San Mateo X X X* X* X* advertisements. Electronics: X the needs of individuals, X 650-333-8574 TVs & VCRs. Furniture: sofas & families, and the www.projectninety.org loveseats. community through alcohol and drug recovery services. The organization provides access for men, women, Small appliances: Small TVs, Puente de la Costa Sur and children on the Bikes, microwaves. Furniture: small Pescadero South Coast to safety X X* X* blankets. tables, cribs, strollers, cradles. X 650-879-1691 net services, health and Please call before donating or www.puentedelacostasur.org wellness services, leadership delivering. development, and community action. Reading Partners recruits Reading Partners Computers: must be Mac and trains community 570 El Camino Real #150-458 compatible. Books: Reading volunteers to provide Redwood City X* X* books only for kindergarten-4th X* one-on-one tutoring to X 510-444-9800 grade levels. *May be available struggling students in www.readingpartners.org for large book donations only. partnership with local schools. Accepts certain Rebuilding Together household Peninsula is a non- Rebuilding Together items in denominational Appliances: 3 years old or less. Peninsula like new organization that builds Call ahead to see if item is Redwood City X* condition, X* volunteer partnerships to X needed. 650-366-6597 including rehabilitate homes and *Prefers drop-off donations. www.rebuildingtogetherpeninsula.org carpeting community facilities of and low-income, elderly and/or electrical disabled neighbors. fixtures. X* indicates “See Notes column.” ALL DONATED ITEMS NEED TO BE IN GOOD CONDITION 5 Tax Deductible Notes Electronics - Appliances- Appliances- Equipment Box Spring Equipment Household Purpose of Computer Mattress/ Furniture Organization Clothing Medical X* indicates Organization Pick Up Books Other Other Large “See Notes column.” Small Items Food Toys Clothing: casual & barely used: Blankets, St. Francis Center includes baby & children’s sheets, St. Francis Center helps Redwood City clothing. Furniture: small X X* X X* X* X towels, needy families in the X 650-365-7829 pieces; Food: Non perishable child car Redwood City area. www.stfrancisrwc.org food within the expiration date seats and fresh produce. Appliances: frost-free St. Vincent de Paul provides St. Vincent de Paul Society refrigerators only; must be assistance to both families Sleeping Locations in Daly City, plugged in for 24 hours. and individuals in need bags, South San Francisco, X* X X X X* X X X Computers: computers & X in San Mateo County. X bicycles (all San Mateo & Redwood City computer components. Other Donated items provided sizes) 650-871-6844 items: no tears or stains, or without charge to needy items needing repairs. families. The Salvation Army The Salvation Army meets *Call 650-266-4591 for Food 1-800-958-7825 X X X X X X X* X X X X X human needs in providing a X only www.satruck.com hand to mankind. Baby Samaritan House provides supplies, Samaritan House a broad range of services toiletries, Clothing: infants-teens gently San Mateo dedicated to meeting X* X* blankets, used clothing. X 341-4081 the needs of low-income children’s Food: non-perishable food. www.samaritanhouse.com residents within San Mateo & adult County. bicycles Senior Coastsiders Furniture: non-upholstered, Next-to-New Thrift Store small pieces only. Call first. 515 Kelly Avenue Bicycles, Closed Tues & Wed. Open: All proceeds support seniors X X X* X X Half Moon Bay jewelry Mon, Th, Fri, Sat 10 am-4 pm, on the coastside. 650-726-6543 Sun 12-4 pm. www.SeniorCoastsiders.org Shelter Network Electronics: TVs: 24”-32,” less Toiletries, Shelter Network is a 1450 Chapin Ave., 2nd Floor than 5 years old. Computer linens, baby nonprofit organization Burlingame equipment: must be working supplies, which provides housing Other drop-off locations in X X X* X* X X* X X equipment 2 years old or less. X pots, pans, and services for homeless Daly City & San Mateo. No Macs, PCs only; must be dishware, families and individuals in 650-685-5880 x 114 able to use Windows 98. silverware San Mateo County. www.shelternetwork.org *Furniture only: picked up The Shop: A Junior League Books: current bestsellers and The Junior League of Palo of Palo Alto-Mid Peninsula cookbooks. Furniture: Please Alto-Mid Peninsula, Inc. is Accessories, Fund Raiser call for authorization. No an organization committed shoes, 785 Santa Cruz Ave. X* X X* X X office or melamine furniture. to developing the potential X jewelry, Menlo Park Donations accepted T-Sat, 10 of women, and improving CDs, DVDs 650-328-7467 am to 5 pm. Shop Hours: M-Sat communities through trained www.thejuniorleague.org 10 am - 5 pm. volunteers. X* indicates “See Notes column.” 6 ALL DONATED ITEMS NEED TO BE IN GOOD CONDITION Tax Deductible Notes Electronics - Appliances- Appliances- Equipment Box Spring Equipment Household Purpose of Computer Mattress/ Furniture Organization Clothing Medical X* indicates Organization Pick Up Books Other Other Large “See Notes column.” Small Items Food Toys South Coast Children’s Services Electronics: No TVs, fax To provide educational, Pescadero Thrift Shop machines, printers or recreational and cultural Jewelry 2041 Pescadero Creek Rd. X X* X X* X microwaves. Books: no opportunities for the young X Pescadero textbooks or outdated people of the south coast 650-879-9613 computer manuals. of San Mateo County. www.southcoastchildren.org The Shelter is part of The Mental Health Association Spring Street Shelter Clothing: adults only. of San Mateo County Redwood City Computer Equipment: (MHA), which works X X* X* X X X Toiletries X 365-5772 x2 5 years old or less. Please call to improve the quality www.mhasmc.org before donating. of life for people in our community who suffer from mental illness. Uhuru Furniture and Collectibles is a nonprofit Uhuru Furniture & Appliances: Please call for fundraising institution Collectibles Hot tubs, details on large appliances. of the African People’s Oakland pianos, X* X X X* X X No stoves. X Education and Defense X 510-763-3342 collectibles, Electronics: DVD players, stereo Fund, Inc. in support of www.apedf.org estates equipment & VCRs economic development, education and health in the black community. Vida-USA provides Vida-USA Hospital beds, crutches, assistance to health 6251 Hollis St. wheelchairs, medical supplies, institutions and Emeryville X* etc. Drop-off permitted; X X development projects that 510-655-8432 organization picks up large support people in need in www.vidausa.org amounts of materials. Latin America. The Women’s Recovery Art supplies, Women’s Recovery Association assists women, costume Association Furniture: Not stained or torn. girls and their families in X X X* X X jewelry X 650-348-6603 Call or e-mail before making recovering from chemical and office www.womensrecovery.org donations. dependency and its supplies secondary effects. X* indicates “See Notes column.” ALL DONATED ITEMS NEED TO BE IN GOOD CONDITION 7 Additional Resources Bikes Cars and other vehicles Eyeglasses Remodeling The following places fix up old bikes Accepts vehicles in any condition – Local Lions Clubs sponsor an Many building materials can be for resale or donation: may depend on year & make: eyeglass collection program, in donated to salvage yards for reuse. which the glasses are re-used. Many Whole House Building Supply The Bike Hut * Accepts other vehicles such as optometry stores contain collection 1000 S. Amphlett Blvd. San Francisco boats, RVs, etc. boxes for the eyeglasses. San Mateo 415-543-4335 www.lionsclubs.org *Abilities United, 1-877-525-4483 650 558-1400 www.thebikehut.com www.driftwoodsalvage.com *Boys and Girls Clubs of the Miscellaneous Supplies for Cardinal Bicycle Shop For additional options, visit the Palo Alto Peninsula, 650-322-8065 Art and School Projects RecycleWorks database and search 650-328-8900 *Goodwill Industries of San under the category “Green Building” www.cardinalbikes.com Francisco, San Mateo & Marin This organization accepts arts, and the subcategory “Salvage Yards.” Counties, 415-575-2116 crafts and unusual items for school Silicon Valley Bicycle Exchange education projects. Mountain View *Habitat for Humanity, Recycling and Reuse Accepts bikes on select Saturdays of 1-877-277-4344 RAFT - Resource Area for Teaching Information for Greater each month. Redwood City Bay Area PARCA, 1-877-997-2722 Call before donating bikesiliconvalley.org/programs/ bicycle-exchange *Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA, 650-802-5505 Alameda County: 1-877-786-7927; 408-255-3767 650-340-7022 X389 www.raft.net www.stopwaste.org firstname.lastname@example.org Contra Costa County: 1-800-750- St. Vincent De Paul Society, Packaging 1-800-937-7837 4096; www.co.contra-costa.ca.us/ Pedal Revolution depart/cd/recycle San Francisco, 415-641-1264 *The Salvation Army, 415-850-8313 Peanuts, Bubble Wrap, etc. www.pedalrevolution.com Palo Alto: 650-496-5910 or visit Accepts only vehicles in running Ask your local packaging or shipping www.cityofpaloalto.org/forms/ St. Vincent De Paul Society condition: store if they will accept various recyclopedia/index.lasso various locations in San Mateo packaging materials for reuse. *Auction City, 650-367-7788 Santa Clara County: 1-800-533-8414; County. Pack and Mail, 1017 El Camino Real www.recyclestuff.org 650-871-6844. Project 90, 650-333-8574 (located in Sequoia Station), Accepts working bikes only. City and County of San Francisco: Redwood City, 650-365-2892 *Uhuru Furniture & Collectibles, 415-554-7329; www.sfenvironment.org Senior Coastsiders 510-763-3342 Savvy Skirts, 270 Capistrano Rd. Half Moon Bay Suite 8, Half Moon Bay, 650-560-0142. 650-726-6543 Cell Phones Please bag peanuts, do not mix with Information www.seniorcoastsiders.org any other material. Call or e-mail Drop-off cell phones at these email@example.com before dropping For recycling locations and Books transfer stations: Recology San material off. information on other RecycleWorks Bruno, Blue Line (South San programs, please contact us at: Most public libraries will accept Strawflower Electronics, 160 San Francisco), and Recology of the books in good condition for sale to Mateo Rd., Suite E, Half Moon Bay, Coast (Pacifica). In addition, cell benefit the library. Please contact 650-726-8181 phone retailers are required by law your library to see what items they to take back phones for reuse or The UPS Store, local locations: accept before delivering materials. recycling. www.ups.com 1-888-442-2666 March 2011 Printed on recycled paper info@RecycleWorks.org www.RecycleWorks.org
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