Interesting Links & Info To Help You Or A Friend

 

Attention Tag Sale Goers

Buying or selling second hand treasures? The New York State Consumer Protection Board recommends checking the following websites to help assure that the item has not been recalled or the subject of a safety warning: http://www.recalls.gov and the Consumer Product Safety Commission. For other important recall and product safety information visit the Consumer Protection Board.

 

 

NYC Parking

Moving to NYC and bringing your car? This is a great new way to reduce parking costs. 
Park with Valet Anywhere and get $100 off your 2nd month by using promo code cynthia8.
http://www.val8.me/
signup.html?r=cynthia8

 

Helping The Environment

I'm sure you think about the environment from time to time. But don't we all wonder how we can have any impact on such a big issue? This website will give you lots of info on where to begin...and in this case... about your outdated computers and other electronic devices... How to dispose of them properly:  http://www.epa.gov/epaoswer/hazwaste/recycle/ecycling/donate.htm#local

 

Women In Shelters

You probably never thought of this, but women's shelters in the U.S. go through thousands of tampons and pads monthly. Assistance agencies generally help with expenses of "everyday" necessities such as toilet paper, diapers, and clothing, but one of the most BASIC needs is overlooked — feminine hygiene products. Every month, necessities seem to have fallen through the....ahem — well, they've been overlooked.

Seventh Generation, a green paper products and cleaning products company, has a do-good attitude and will donate a box of sanitary products to a women's shelter in your chosen state — just for clicking the link. Talk about easy, and, yes, it is legitimate:  http://www.tampontification.com/donate.php

Also...take a moment to look at the Seventh Generation website as I did for info about the environment. I just read an interesting article there recently about the honey bee illness that is effecting millions of bees and could effect us as well... sign up for their newsletter www.seventhgeneration.com

 

Donate Your Unwanted Things

SNEAKERS
Contact Nike Reuse-A-Shoe program. They put your sneakers to a good use by grinding them up and using the different materials to resurface ball courts and athletic fields.  Log on to the Nike website to learn more and where you can find a place to drop of your old shoes.

COMPUTERS
Contact the National Cristina Foundation (NCF) at 203-863-9100 or http://www.cristina.org/.  For over 20 years, this non-profit Foundation has strived to collect old machines with the goal of furnishing organizations working with the disabled.

CELL PHONES
Contact Call to collect at http://www.calltoprotect.org/. The "CALL TO PROTECT," campaign collects wireless phones to benefit survivors of domestic violence.

SUITCASES
Contact Suitcases for Kids at http://www.suitcasesforkids.org/.  Suitcases for Kids have set out to use donated luggage and backpacks to provide every kid in foster care in America with some form of traveling gear.

 

 

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