Too much ‘stuff’?

| March 15, 2011 | 0 Comments

Website connects donors with nonprofits that can use what you no longer need

Want to help good causes while cleaning up the clutter in your life, spring cleaning your home or “right-sizing” your personal possessions?

Nonprofit organizations like the Catholic Youth Camp may be interested in what you no longer need, and now technology can connect you with charities to ease the donation process.

The Giving Effect ( is a new website that makes it easy to discover who needs what you don’t. Donors browse the site by needs, location or categories to find a cause, then complete a simple form to arrange a pickup, drop off or shipment.

Catholic Youth Camp, a service institution affiliated with the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, is listed as welcoming new and good condition sporting goods, music instruments and other camp related items.

There are three pages of nonprofits just from the Twin Cities area and some 1,300 charities nationwide that are in need of almost anything you can spare, from clothes, food and books to cleaning supplies and lumber.

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