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Recycle for Change

  • Richmond, CA
  • www.recycleforchange.org

Mission Statement

Recycle for Change’s mission is to fight worldwide poverty, to empower ordinary people to do the same, to reduce carbon emissions and create a sustainable future for all. Recycle for Change recognizes that the earth’s resources are finite and that preserving these resources is crucial to the well being of future generations.

Main Programs

  1. Clothes Collection
Service Areas

Self-reported

International

We believe that in order to run a successful reuse program and to achieve the goal of keeping clothing out of landfills we need to let people know why donating is better than throwing away and then give communities convenient ways to recycle. We utilize clothing collection as our main source of fundraising. From the funds raised via our clothes collection program, Campus California is able to provide grants to three other non-profit organizations with programs aimed at mobilizing and supporting communities to take up the fight against poverty.

ruling year

2002

Principal Officer

Self-reported

Annicken Groenvold

Keywords

Self-reported

Africa, Central America, latin america, volunteer work, development, education, AIDS, poverty, sustainability, cooperation, international, community, campus california

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Also Known As

Recycle for Change

EIN

94-3371033

 Number

5852338507

Physical Address

1081 Essex ave

Richmond, CA 94801

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Promotion of International Understanding (Q20)

International Development, Relief Services (Q30)

Recycling (C27)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

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Long term sustainable development in Africa and South America is still of crucial importance;
Recycle for Change uses proceeds from the sale of used clothing to support three other nonprofit
organizations running programs that enable young people to take part in sustainable
development work and take up the fight against poverty.
Our partners offer different programs for people who want to actively take part in the fight
against poverty. These programs are making a real difference in the lives of people living in
poverty worldwide.They are aimed at building cooperation across cultures, languages and
borders and are constantly challenging its volunteers to think and act outside the box in an
effort to create a more just and sustainable world for all.
Through our donations to One World Center and Richmond Vale Academy, Recycle for Change is standing by its commitment
to provide support to the important important work being done together with many
other government agencies and international NGO’s like Humana People to People. We recognize
the importance of continuing the efforts to create development in some of the poorest
regions of the world.
During 2013 we were able to raise and donate funds to support the training of 128 volunteers, who benefited an estimated 234,150 people in the United States and abroad.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Clothes Collection

We believe that in order to run a successful reuse program and to achieve the goal of keeping clothing out of landfills we need to let people know why donating is better than throwing away and then give communities convenient ways to recycle. Recycle for Change utilizes clothing collection as our main source of fundraising. As we say, not everyone can write a check in these tough times, but most of us can go through our closet! We sell our clothes on the open used clothes market, mostly to domestic customers and some to international clients that separate them out. We constantly strive to have a zero waste facility!

We are concerned with keeping our communities waste free and our dedicated staff of drivers work 24/7 to keep our boxes free of overflow while our graffiti abatement team works hard to assure the boxes are always looking their best. However, we still need your help! If you see one of our boxes is in need of attention please call us and we will have the issue resolved within 24 hours.

All items are brought to our facility in Richmond. Here our warehouse staff separates the clothing items from the food, toys and books. These non clothing items are boxed and distributed to small local non-profit organizations that can use them. If you know of a local non-profit that is in need of these items please give us a call. We always like new partners! The books are mostly donated back to schools in the Bay Area, some are used as holiday gifts for our non-profit partners. We also help with community cleanup events, school coat drives, art box projects, and many other programs that benefit our local community.

We thank everyone for your support and we look forward to finding new and innovative ways to keep textiles out of our landfills.

Category

Recycling

Population(s) Served

None

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None

Budget

Service Areas

Self-reported

International

We believe that in order to run a successful reuse program and to achieve the goal of keeping clothing out of landfills we need to let people know why donating is better than throwing away and then give communities convenient ways to recycle. We utilize clothing collection as our main source of fundraising. From the funds raised via our clothes collection program, Campus California is able to provide grants to three other non-profit organizations with programs aimed at mobilizing and supporting communities to take up the fight against poverty.

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Financials

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RECYCLE FOR CHANGE
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Recycle for Change

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Principal Officer

Annicken Groenvold

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Annicken Groenvold

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