Send your old gently used cell phones to Cell Phones for Soldiers. The phones are sold to a company that recycles them and Cell Phones for Soldiers uses the money to buy calling cards for troops stationed abroad so they can phone home for free. To learn more visit cellphonesforsoldiers.com
The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence partners with Cellular Recycler to refurbish and sell used cell phones. A portion of the sales is given to the NCADV to support their programming that helps to stop violence in the home. To learn more visit http://www.ncadv.org/takeaction/DonateaPhone.php.
OneSight accepts prescription glasses, bifocals and nonprescription sunglasses in marked bins at LensCrafters, Pearle Vision, Sunglass Hut, Target Optical and Sears Optical stores nationwide. The organization provides the used specs, along with free eye exams to those who can't afford them at 20 clinics around the world. To learn more visit onesight.org
Music In Schools Today - Adopt an Instrument Program collects quality used instruments and donates them to schools and community centers in need. To learn more visit http://mustcreate.org/programs/adopt_an_instrument.html
Empty Vessel Music also accepts nearly new instruments and audio equipment. To learn more visit http://www.emptyvessel.org/donateinstruments.html
Books for Africa accepts texts of all kinds from picture books to encyclopedias to help fill libraries and classrooms throughout the continent. Except for dictionaries, reference books should have been published in the last ten years. To learn more visit booksforafrica.org
Friends of the San Francisco Library also collects used books. To learn more visit http://www.friendssfpl.org/?Book_Donations