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Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation (RBRC)
Accepts common rechargeable batteries. Collection depots at Blacks Photography, Canadian Tire, Future Shop, London Drugs, Mountain Equipment Co-op. No Fee.
Through Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation (RBRC)
Vancouver depots at London Drugs, Mountain Equipment Co-op, The Source By Circuit City, The Bay, Staples Canada/Business Depot Outlets. No Fee.
The Computer for Schools (CFS) program is a national, federal government-led program that operates in cooperation with all provinces and territories. The program collects surplus computers from government and private sector sources and distributes them to schools, libraries and non-profits throughout Canada. Computer workshops are staffed by volunteers who clean, refurbish and prepare computers for delivery. CFS has provided more than 750,000 computers since it was founded in 1993.
They are seeking equipment donations of PIII-800MHz CPU or better, with hard drive/memory intact, and CD-Roms. Working SVGA or flat panel monitors. Working printers (toner too!) Peripherals such as scanners, speakers, projectors, servers, etc.
Consignment Canada’s mission is to find a home where life’s previously experienced furniture and accessories can be re-born, rejuvenated and help make new memories. They will provide you with excellent customer service, knowledge and passion by searching for the most unique, high-quality and everyday items that people covet for their homes and/or offices.
The Beer family has a passion for quality, craftsmanship and timeless design whether it be furniture, rugs, artwork, lighting or collectibles.
Convenant House mission is to provide shelter and services to children and youth who seek help, with a priority of concern and commitment to those for whom no other service is available.
You can donate food 24/hrs a day and they accept donations of clothing and some house-hold items (sheets, small appliances, kitchen ware).
Due to limited space, they can only take certain items for donation and would like to discuss your donation before you drop it off (saving you a trip if the items you wish to donate are not suitable for youth 16-24).
Is your garage full of stuffs that are no longer in use? Want to get rid of that old pair of skis or laptop? Try posting them for free on the Craig’s list. It’s an awesome place for locals to buy/sell/trade previously owned items.
Their mission is to empower women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and the development tools to help women thrive in work and in life. They welcome your gently used, nearly-new professional business clothing to give a woman a new start.
With the largest selections of discontinued dinnerware in Canada, Echo’s Discontinued China & Silver specializes in buying and selling your china and silver flatware. For over 30 years, they have earned a worldwide reputation for service excellence and top quality product.
To say that they carry an extensive variety of patterns from many well known manufacturers is an understatement. Echo has one of the largest collections of discontinued Denby in Canada.
Free Geek is a nonprofit community organization that reduces the environmental impact of waste electronics by reusing and recycling donated technology. Through community engagement they provide education, job skills training, Internet access and free or low cost computers to the public.
Ethical Computer Recycling for Vancouver, the first operation of its kind in Canada, and is entirely locally owned and operated. Free Geek accepts ALL computers and computer-related hardware, in ANY condition free of charge.
When you want to find a new home for something — whether it’s a chair, a fax machine, piano, or an old door — you simply send an e-mail offering it to members of the local Freecycle group.
Or, maybe you’re looking to acquire something yourself. Simply respond to a member’s offer, and you just might get it. After that, it’s up to the giver to decide who receives the gift and to set up a pickup time for passing on the treasure.
One main rule: Everything posted must be free, legal, and appropriate for all ages.
For an environmentally conscious alternative to disposing of your cherished possessions, call Thomas Goodall of Fresh Start Recycling & Disposal at 778.773.2297. He and his team will take the stress and responsibility out of sorting through all your unwanted items. Fresh Start will ensure that as little as possible will be left in the landfill – choosing recycling & charities first.
Habitat for Humanity ReStores are building supply stores that accept and resell quality new and used building materials. They generate funds to support Habitat’s building programs, while reducing the amount of used materials that are headed for overflowing landfills! They are an environmentally friendly store that makes sense!
Helping Families in Need Society is a small group of dedicated volunteers who take time to pickup and distribute used household items to women from transition houses, single moms on income assistance, new immigrant families and needy families in our community.
By donating your used household goods you can make a difference to families in need and help give them a new start.
HomeStart Foundation is a non-profit Christian humanitarian organization helping people re-establish a home. Working in partnership with over 70 member agencies, they give donated home furnishings to people in need.
They pick up furniture, store it in their warehouse, and then deliver the furnishings and household effects to those with specific needs to enable them to establish a comfortable home environment. They provide an opportunity for the people of Greater Vancouver to achieve the double objectives of generosity and stewardship (reduce, reuse and recycle), by making available surplus household effects, in good condition, to those in need.
The LivingRoom Drop-In was opened in 1993 to provide a welcoming and safe hang-out for the local mentally ill.
They accept all kinds of donations. Personal items and furniture. We have enclosed a couple of PDF’s for your easy reference.
The Living Room guests need personal items such as warm clothing, blankets and socks for the winter months. Here’s a copy of the winter donations wish list
In case you are looking to donate furniture, whenever one of their guest moves from a shelter to a home, they require everything from pots and pans to chairs and lamps. Here’s a useful list of shelter to home items
that can be donated.
Feng Shui is the ancient Chinese art of harnessing Earth’s natural energy. Thereby, ensuring love, prosperity, wellness, and transformation.
By using feng shui tools with intelligent and practical design, Tien Wee’s interiors have a natural flow to them, always welcoming positive energy. Humans are energy so when a space is created to have natural flow, as we enter the space, we are received and guided appropriately.
Tien clients are his inspiration. His results are in creating spaces that have personality, energy and warmth.
For sellers, MaxSold handles all aspects of your downsizing sale, estate sale, relocation sale or business liquidation.
They believe contents shouldn’t cause you stress when downsizing, settling an estate or clearing excess business inventory.
MaxSold offers you the easiest, most efficient and proven way to sell goods through their online auction service.
For buyers, MaxSold is a great way to find unique items near you at great value.
MaxSold is a local antique auction with a chance to buy all things vintage and unique, including art, sterling, tools, vehicles, outdoor and even modern items.
New Beginnings has a furniture ministry that helps families/single people with free delivered furniture within Vancouver East side. Their purpose is to take off the pressure for those families that can’t afford it.
New Beginnings also has a moving ministry that helps low income people. Ministry moves, local moves, long distant moves, delivers, Island moves, emergency moves, no hidden fees.
The Recycling Council of BC (RCBC) is all about reducing waste.
Recycling Hotline 604.732.9253 or 1.800-667.4321
The RCBC Recycling Hotline is a comprehensive, toll-free service that provides information on waste reduction, recycling, disposal and pollution prevention throughout the entire province.
The RCBC Materials Exchange (MEX) program is a free province-wide service that facilitates the reuse and recycling of discarded products and materials through a network of free-to-use web sites, such as Vancouver.reuses.com and Surreyreuses.com, that offer items and list events, such as garage sales.
Salmon’s Transfer, an employee owned and operated company, has been a prominent Vancouver Household Moving Company for over 100 years. Their aim is to provide high quality, experienced packers and movers who are dedicated to making your local move smooth and efficient.
The also have a “Green” Refundable Material Program which is a nice added value service.
ShelfGenie is your source for custom designed, built and installed Glide-Out shelving solutions for any existing cabinet in the home. Their affordable, high impact shelves are designed to provide homeowners with easy access to their belongings in the kitchen, pantry, bathroom, garage or anywhere you have a cabinet or a shelf.
Designed to move in and out easily with just the touch of a finger, they are strong enough to hold items up to 100 pounds.
At ShelfGenie, they go beyond just installing slide out shelves for your cabinets; they will help you arrange storage solutions and accessories to optimize storage space.
Silver Bullet Shredding is a B.C. owned and operated document destruction company. They are dedicated to providing secure, cost-efficient, confidential document destruction services to small and mid-sized businesses in the Vancouver Lower Mainland area.
The Zanskar Ski School is a small non-profit organization in the Indian Himalaya. They provide ski equipment and ski instruction to the Zanskari people.
In demand are Telemark, Alpine Touring or Cross-Country equipment in reasonably good condition. They do NOT collect DOWNHILL ski equipment – as there are no lifts/cable-cars in Zanskar! Children’s sizes are most needed.
By donating your used skis, poles, boots, sunglasses, ski clothing, climbing equipment or ice-hockey skates, you will be supporting the mission of the ski school: To provide communication, transportation, rescue and job opportunities for the people of the Zanskar Himalaya through skiing.
The Cinderella Project provides underprivileged high school graduates – girls and boys (Cinderfellas) – from the Greater Vancouver area with formal attire so they can attend their graduation festivities with pride. School counsellors, teachers, principals or social services agencies throughout the Lower Mainland refer students to the organization. A Boutique Day is held each Spring where each grad selects a gown, suit or tuxedo, shoes, purse and accessories. Students also have their hair and makeup done
Call or email for drop-off locations.
With over 80 years of collective negotiating experience in the Vancouver real estate market, the Faith Wilson Group, led by award-winning REALTOR® Faith Wilson, has earned a reputation for delivering an outstanding, stress-free client experience, whether buying or selling a home. The Group is consistently in the “Top 1% of Greater Vancouver REALTORS®.”
Collaborating with a full service advertising agency, the Faith Wilson Group is always ahead of the curve, providing social media strategies to keep buyers informed of the latest opportunities in real time. Their highly advanced website effectively markets your property with fully featured listing presentations and offers market-leading MLS® search capabilities for buyers. You can rest assured that your home will be shown by an experienced Showing Specialist – never via a lockbox – guaranteeing that your property will always be represented in its best light. Whatever your schedule or preferred language (English, Mandarin, Cantonese, French or German), the Faith Wilson Group will make your experience the best and easiest it can be.
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The Third World Eye Care Society consists of eye care professionals and individuals who collect used eyeglasses from the public and travel to Third World countries providing free eye care and eyeglasses to the poor.
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Working Gear is a new non-profit organization based in Vancouver, Canada. They are dedicated to assisting unemployed men in their return to the workplace by providing them with appropriate interview and working attire. Their clients come from a wide range of industries and they provide them with everything from boots to suits.