ATTENTION TAG SALE GOERS: Buying or selling second hand treasures? The New York State Consumer Protection Board recomends checking thye 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 Comission at http:// For other important recall and product safety information visit the Consumer Protection Board website at: http://
1. 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 about your outdated computers and other electronic devices...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:
2. 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
3. DONATE YOUR UNWANTED THINGS:
Sneakers Contact Nike Reuse-A-Shoe program at http://www.nikereuseashoe.com/)" 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.