ELECTRONICS: Do you have computers, cables, monitors, printers, fax machines and other electronics sitting around that you don’t know what to do with them? Take them to Virtual Scavengers. They will recycle or refurbish your electronic waste. To find out what they accept, where to donate and learn about their mission, check out the Virtual Scavengers Project at http://vscavengers.com/ or call 317-917-9111.

BUSINESS CLOTHING: Do you have business attire, accessories, shoes and jewelry that you don’t wear? Donate them to Dress for Success. This great charity promotes economic independence of disadvantages women by providing professional attire, a network of support and the career development tools to help women thrive in the workplace and in life. Learn more at www.dressforsuccess.org.

TOILETRIES & LINENS: Are you a bargain hunter with more toiletries and personal care items than you could possibly use up in the next several months? Consider clearing the bathroom clutter and donating your bounty to The Julian Center. The Julian Center is a nonprofit agency providing counseling, safe shelter, and education for survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and other life crises. Through outreach and consultation, we also seek to educate the community about the issue of domestic violence and its impact on all our lives. For a full list of items needed, go to www.juliancenter.org.

REMNANTS FROM REMODELING: Have you recently updated something in your home and still have the remnants lying around? Habitat for Humanity of Greater Indianapolis has a ReStore that sells new and gently used home and building supplies. The ReStore supplies funding for Habitat’s mission, and helps divert building products from the landfill. To learn more about the items they accept, go to http://www.indyhabitat.org/restore/index.php.

HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE: Does your garage contain everything from old paint to pesticides to old tires? Check out this website to learn how to properly dispose of these items and help Mother Earth. http://www.in.gov/recycle/5724.htm

Jonie Spetter
Mind Your Ps & Qs