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Donate Old Glasses and Help Others Worldwide

ID-100190681Lenscrafters, Pearl Vision, and Sears Optical are a few companies that would be happy to take your old glasses off your hands. You can donate children’s, women’s, and men’s prescription or non prescription glasses to these places for people who can’t afford them.

Once received, the glasses are thoroughly cleaned, repaired, quality checked and then shipped to Global Clinics. At these clinics a client will get a free eye check and be fitted for the glasses.

Need a pair of glasses but can’t afford them? Know someone who does? OneSight has provided vision care access to 8.5 million people worldwide since 1988 and are sponsored by Luxottica the the world’s largest eye wear company and many more.
Check out for more information and see the incredible work they do.



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Make A Wish Come True with A Wedding Dress – Brides Against Breast Cancer Mission

ID-10068969There are so many great idea’s for raising money to fight breast cancer and your old wedding dress can be included.

Brides Against Breast Cancer is an organization that will sell your wedding dress to a new bride and the proceeds will help a cancer victim. They will give a terminally ill cancer patient a wish come true that is similar to the Make A Wish foundation only this one is for adults.

You can also donate Mother of the Bride and flower girl dresses or make a fully tax deductible donation.

Help fight in the battle against breast cancer go to: for more information.

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Donate Old Cell Phones – A Life Line for Domestic Violence Victims

ID-100104073Cell phone die out or want to upgrade? Don’t throw it out, instead donate it to someone who could really use it. Verizon is helping out victims of domestic violence with their Hopeline® program by refurbishing and donating cell phones to domestic violence agencies who give them to their clients.

All you will need to do is remove any personal information and your storage card. Include the battery and chargers or other accessories you have for that phone.
Click Here for more information, a free shipping label and you are on your way to helping out someone in need.

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Help Out A New Mom with These Extra Care Idea’s

newbornBeing a new Mom is a blessing beyond words. What many new moms have in common is focusing on the care for their newborn sometimes more then themselves. If you know a new mom and want to help out, here are some thoughtful ideas:

One thing new moms find out quick is how many diapers a baby can go through in a day. Making a gift of diapers not only at the baby shower but after the baby is born will come in handy and possibly save her an inconvenient trip to the store. Take an extra step and pull about 15 diapers from the package and write little notes on the back with a Sharpie marker. They could say things that are cute, meaningful or funny, and will be appreciated when Mom or Dad has the late night diaper duty…

** Put the writing high on the diaper so the ink does not go through.

Don’t worry, this is only temporary

I bet your thinking Potty Training

I’m a keeper

Appreciate it Mom (or Dad)

You know your new parents, so think of a few you could come up with to give them a chuckle.

Its Just Hormones

Some new moms experience skin irritation while their hormones are trying to balance out after pregnancy. Give a new mom some pampering with a jar of homemade skin scrub or a favorite from a store for sensitive skin.

For homemade mix:

1 Cup of fine sugar

1 Cup of Coconut or Almond Oil

2 Drops of her favorite fragrance like Lavender or Roses

Put scrub in a pretty jar or container with a lid that closes.

Time is Precious

Your time is valuable and even more so to a new mom who will appreciate you giving her 30 minutes an hour or more to baby sit when she is home or for a quick outing. Give a new mom a call and ask if she could use some time to herself, be it to go online, a much needed power nap, a run to the store, get a manicure or to simply cook up dinner, while you are watching the baby.

Speaking of Food

A new mom may not be up to cooking a homemade meal right away. Help her and Dad by making up a dinner ahead of time and taking it to them on this visit. If she is breastfeeding be sure to include foods with vitamin C. Moms who are breastfeeding need more vitamin C then when they were pregnant according to the Mayo Clinic. Include orange juice, or fresh oranges and lemons for lemonade or to cook with. Veggies also containing vitamin C are Broccoli, Red Bell Peppers, and Cauliflower.

A new mom will be celebrating Mothers Day for the first time. Mothers Day is on May 10th 2015, make her feel special with something just for her, a day at a spa, jewelry or include something she can use for the baby, like a new diaper bag, babies first year photo frame or a special photo session for her baby and daddy.

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New Girl Scout Cookies Coming to a Location Near You