I was planning on a gleeful, goofy post about donating a trash bag stuffed to ripping with child-sized Santa Claus hats to The NOAH Center, a no-kill animal shelter in Stanwood, today. Because I did. Blasted things had lived under my bed for a YEAR, creating dust bunnies, multiplying like them for all I knew,…

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I’m humbled by my clients. Clients on public assistance who, when we clear their spaces, are careful to remind me to bring their items to charity. Who volunteer their time in houses of worship, museums, their hospice communities. Clients who have helped indigent friends and family pay for my help. And today, I got a…

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I am particularly pleased to share a link to the June 2020 edition of Vancouver Family Magazine, pages 12 – 17, detailing the profoundly impactful volunteer efforts of several community groups, including Repair Clark County, to teach, feed and protect vulnerable members of their city. I’ve often highlighted Repair Clark County’s Repair Cafes. I’m in…

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And I was ready to give it my all for TWIF, The World is Fun, which pairs volunteers and service agencies. Kinda like online dating, with CLOUT – TWIF, in its 10 years, has generated $1.8M in hours to its partners. TWIF lists events which over 135 non-profits hold as fundraising or community opportunities, from…

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One of my greatest joys is learning something surprising about a colleague or friend. My colleague Maria Mafi of 123 Declutter offered me something unique. Maria’s given me the first chance to say “I’ve met the founder of an international non-profit.” Maria’s husband Cyrus is Chairman of Impact A Life, a Christian community-services agency providing…

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I almost didn’t go out on the Casual Uncluttering LLC donation run this morning. I was unequivocally unambitious. I’d spent the morning bored, finally ending a project I started in March – blog posts cataloging the RealChangeNews Emerald City Resource Guide non-profits which take gifts-in-kind. It’s the holidays and I wanted to goof off a…

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Northwest Family Life. Quoted from its website: “We are a network of counselors committed to our mission of assisting “individuals and families in finding hope and healing when facing the pain of domestic violence, trauma and related issues.” We are a 50(c)3 non-profit dedicated to providing education and therapy within Washington State. We provide services…

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New Beginnings. Quoted from its website: “Founded in 1976, New Beginnings’ mission is to empower survivors and mobilize community awareness and action to end domestic violence. We are the only full service agency in Seattle whose primary mission is to serve domestic violence survivors. With over 40 years of established history, New Beginnings has become…

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