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Animal Food/Supplies Donation Programs

Programs that accept pet food, water and food dishes, leashes, crates and other pet-related supplies, and keep them for use in their own program or donate them to other nonprofit organizations for their own use or for distribution to the people they serve.

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Building Materials/Supplies Donation Programs

Programs that accept paint, siding, lighting fixtures, hardware, doors, windows and other construction materials and keep them for use in their own program or donate them to community-based organizations that will use them in housing renovation or other community revitalization projects.

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Clothing Donation Programs

Programs that accept new or secondhand clothing, repair the items if necessary, and keep the clothing for use in their own programs, donate it to shelters and other community-based organizations for distribution to the people they serve, or sell it to raise money for agency programs.

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Food Donation Programs

Programs that accept canned food and other food resources and keep the food for use in their own programs or donate it to food banks, food pantries, meal programs and other community-based food programs for distribution to the people they serve.

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Household Goods Donation Programs

Programs that accept new or secondhand furniture, appliances, kitchenware, linens, cleaning supplies and other consumer products for use in the household, refurbish them if necessary, and keep them for use in their own programs, donate them to other community-based organizations for distribution to the people they serve, or sell them to raise money for agency programs.

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Medical Equipment/Assistive Technology Donation Programs

Programs that accept assistive technology equipment (i.e., equipment, appliances and assistive aids for people with disabilities), sickroom equipment, medical bandages, respiratory aids and other medical supplies that are required by people who are convalescing following surgery or illness, refurbish them if necessary, and keep them for use in their own program or donate them to other community-based organizations for their own use or for distribution to the people they serve.

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Mobile Device Donation Programs

Programs that accept portable computing, communications or entertainment devices, refurbish them if necessary, adapt them for special uses, as desired, and keep them for use in their own program or donate them to other community-based organizations for their own use or for distribution to the people they serve. Mobile devices may include personal digital assistants (PDAs), handheld game consoles, digital cameras, portable media players, e-book readers, cell phones, pagers and personal navigation devices (PDNs).

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Personal/Grooming Supplies Donation Programs

Programs that accept cosmetics, shaving utensils, beard trimming equipment, hygienic supplies and other personal care items and keep them for use in their own program or donate them to shelters and other community-based organizations for distribution to the people they serve.

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School Supplies Donation Programs

Programs that accept notebooks, pens, pencils, calculators, book bags and other school supplies and keep them for use in their own programs or donate them to other community-based organizations for distribution to the people they serve.

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Vehicle Donation Programs

Nonprofit organizations that accept vehicles of any kind as donations from individuals who want a tax write-off. In most cases, donated vehicles are sold to raise funds for the organization, but some programs repair the vehicles, if necessary, and keep them for their own use, give them to individuals or families who have no means of private transportation or donate them to other nonprofit organizations for use in their program or for distribution to the people they serve.

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The above terms and definitions are part of the Taxonomy of Human Services, used here by permission of INFO LINE of Los Angeles.