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Resources are always helpful.  This suggested list of resources will be updated regularly.  Note:  This list is not exhaustive, nor are these resources necessarily endorsed.


Date-Specific Events:






American Kidney Services,, 314-332-2810; Free donation pickup

APA,, 314-645-4610; Accepts used tennis balls, blankets, towels, etc.

Clothing Donation boxes (To make sure donation bin serves a nonprofit, charitable organization and not a for-profit group, check for the following information on the bin:  a clear mission statement, contact information for questions and tax receipt, name of benefitting organization, and statement as to how donations are used and/or funds from sales are distributed.)

Dress for Success,

Epilepsy Foundation,, 1-855-336-0212; Free donation pickup


The Salvation Army, or, 1-800-SA-TRUCK (1-800-728-7825); Free donation pickup

Vietnam Veterans of America,, 1-800-459-8387; Free donation pickup


Recycling Information:


Batteries, City Hall or Centennial Commons in University City,; Batteries Plus,; Call2Recycle,

Household Hazardous Waste,, 314-615-8958

Light Bulbs, City Hall or Centennial Commons in University City,; Batteries Plus,

Multiple Items, Earth911,

Plastic Bags, most grocery stores


Purchasing New Products:



Bed Bath and Beyond,

Dollar Tree,



Lowe’s Home Improvement,


Sam’s Club,


The Container Store,

The Home Depot,



Purchasing/Selling Used Products:




Kangaroo Kids,

Once Upon a Child,