I just treated myself to a gorgeous, not-so-little hall tree from Second Use in Seattle, one of my favorite salvage shops in the US. Went poking around their site to answer a question and learned something brand-new about them – they accept donations on behalf of Habitat for Humanity and split the sales income.
Goodwill accepts donations on behalf of Mary’s Place, when Mary’s Place has an overflow it can’t effectively process, and gives gift cards to Mary’s Place clients in exchange. MSHH Donor Closet accepts durable medical and mobility equipment, but also quietly, gratefully gathers personal items such as toiletries for distribution to various agencies.
I love learning about these networks of support, and I’m sure there are many more: simple, admirable mechanisms for non-profits to extend their influence. Well-done!