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Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Ideas on donations?

Two questions:

1) I have a computer monitor I'd like to donate to a worthy non-profit or school. Is there an easy way to do this?

2) Are there any groups that would come to my house and take my returnable bottles and cans? I'd gladly let them have the money if I knew I could call them when my garage is too full of returnables.

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  • At 8/21/2007 11:11 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Do the Can Can...
    Locally, Century HS Band does a can drive every 1st Sat. They consider it 1/2 fundraiser, 1/2 goodwill for those of us that can't stand "Can-don't" machines.
    Near you - the New Seasons Market takes your cans and donates all the funds to the Schools Foundation. For Hillsboro, that is around $700/month in cash. Must be loads more for Bvtn as they get the money from 3 stores and we get 1/2 of one. Just drop them off in the front of the store, bin labeled cans for kids, or something like that. Very easy.

    Don't know what to tell you about the monitor. Post ideas if you get them, ok?


  • At 8/21/2007 5:52 PM, Blogger MAX Redline said…

    The can thing's easy, if you don't mind taking them to New Seasons (as Aron suggests) or Thriftway.

    Monitors are a bit more difficult, but there are a few ways to do that. You can add it to your system as a second display. You can trundle it in to a local school and ask if they want it (often, they do). Or you can take it over to FreeGeek in SE Portland where, for a $10 charge, they'll take it off your hands.

  • At 8/22/2007 10:37 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    You can blame the Green Party and their democRat friends for requiring people to PAY to donate a monitor.

    Take it out to the country and use it for target practice. They are fun to watch asplode.

  • At 8/23/2007 9:18 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Another thought: Intel has a recycle day for computer parts. I'll find out when the next one is. It is FREE. When I sent my husband there last time with our 'cast-off's', he almost came home with more than he left with! It became a swap meet in line. Do they have a recovery group for this?


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