Who doesn’t need a little bit of decluttering in their house? The years fly by and we continue to collect and store items that we either don’t use, have forgotten about, don’t fit, or have become obsolete. Different reasons perpetuate this cycle of, let’s face it,  hoarding, and before we know it our closets, cupboards, drawers, basements, and garages are full of items we should have said goodbye to a long time ago.  Not only will you feel lighter, but cleaning will get easier and your home will look a whole lot better!

Time to commit yourself to let go, while doing something good. Your gently used clothes, appliances, and furniture can go toward helping those in need. Charities are always in need of support, and locally we have a few to recommend. 

Beaver Valley Outreach is a well-known and respected charitable organization in The Blue Mountains, touching the lives of many people in the community. Counting volunteers, program participants, and partners, it is estimated that 2 out of every 3 Town residents have some connection to BVO.

Today, more than 200 volunteers, working with a small staff and a hands-on Board of Directors, generously offer their time and talents to deliver twenty vital programs and services to families, children, youth and seniors in the community.

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My Friend's House a non-profit agency offering support for abused women and children living in the Georgian Triangle. Since inception, it has helped thousands of women get the safety and support they need to rebuild their lives. Serving approximately 600 women and their children every year. From Wasaga Beach and Collingwood to Creemore and Meaford, free, confidential services are available to all women and children in need.

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The Cat’s Meow, located in Meaford, is staffed by a group of dedicated volunteers with the sole focus on providing funding for the Blue Mountain Animal Shelter. 

All proceeds from sales go directly to the shelter, allowing the cats to live healthily and cared for and provide an opportunity for a forever home. 

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Friends of the Library at The net shed house thousands of gently-read books for the purpose of supporting the Meaford Library. With little to no overhead, all monies go directly to the library. Books are unpriced and payment is made through whatever donation you care to provide. 

Books are collected through donations. Recent novels in good condition and children's books are especially welcome. See website for what books are acceptable. 

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