Don’t think we can make a difference from an idea? Did you know Toys for Tots began as a Los Angeles charitable effort in 1947 by Major Bill Hendricks was inspired by his wife Diane when she tried to donate a homemade Raggedy Ann doll to a needy child but couldn’t find any organization to do so?

Did you know about the #Hope feature, which allows any Verizon Wireless customer to connect to the National Domestic Violence Hotline simply by dialing #Hope on their mobile phone.


Established in 1977, Eastern Service Workers Association (ESWA) is a free and voluntary membership association run by and for Boston’s service workers, temporary, domestic and other low-income workers and their families. Through the self-help efforts of our association members and community volunteers, ESWA has organized a year-round, 11-point Membership Benefit Program to help meet the immediate needs to families of Pleasantville.

We’ve found this drop off  as the best direct to the community  repurpose and as such adds the best  value

The companies below didn’t hesitate to be involved when I asked, confirming my belief that big business will work with grassroots groups, though sadly I found that more often they will not help unless there is a tax right off.

Pay It ForwardLocal is just a conduit of ideas, in need of more Heroes

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