These are dark days, my friends. Goodwills and other non-profits across America are closed, leaving the cars, garages, sheds, basements, attics and closets of Professional Organizers and their clients in maddening condition. There is hope. We’re all buying necessities online right now and having them shipped to us. Empty that box of its 50 cans…

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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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LifeWire. Quoted from its website: “Everyone needs a safe and healthy home to reach their highest potential and fully contribute to our community. At LifeWire, we help adults, children, and youth who have been impacted by domestic violence to build safer, healthier homes by offering support, resources, and professional services including survivor advocacy, mental health…

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Dawn Rising Quoted from its website: “DAWN saves lives. As the largest provider of comprehensive domestic abuse services in South King County, we offer an immediate refuge from violence, expert guidance so survivors can set goals and solve problems to find a permanent escape from danger, and hope for families to build a new future. In…

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SHARE/WHEEL – Seattle Housing and Resource Effort, and Women’s Housing and Equality League. This is quoted from their website: ” SHARE is Seattle Housing and Resource Effort (co-ed).WHEEL is the Women’s Housing, Equality and Enhancement League (women-only). We are partnered organizations of homeless and formerly homeless men and women. All of our efforts are self-managed;…

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Crisis Connections (formerly known as Crisis Clinic) has a simple tagline: “Support. Resources. Training.” It tries to meet the basic and extended needs of at-risk by maintaining helplines that point to resources for the homeless, teens, suicidal people, veterans, the elderly. And it understands that there can be crushing overlap in those populations.   It…

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