2. Athletic Shoes
One World Running will send still wearable shoes to athletes in need in Africa, Latin America, and Haiti. www.oneworldrunning.com Also, Nike’s reuse a show program turns old shoes into playground flooring www.nikereuseashoe.com
Wearable clothes can be easily donated to almost any thrift shop… and shelter’s take most clothes, especially jackets. Check out sites like Dress for Success www.dressforsuccess.org And if you have unwearable clothes or blankets you can usually donate them to pet shelters for bedding.
5. Compact Fluorescent Bulbs (CFL)
You can take them to IKEA stores for recycling or go to Sylvania RecyclePak www.sylvania.com/recycle/recyclepak