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Cell phones, televisions, computers, printers, and other electronics: Considering how fast technology has developed in the past 10 years, many of us have a junky old computer and a pile of antiquated beepers, MP3 players, and flip cell phones gathering dust in the attic. Put these items to good use — there are hundreds of organizations that donate computers and cell phones to those in need. The World Computer Exchange , the Make-A-Wish Foundation , the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence , Cell Phones for Soldiers , and eBay Giving Works are just a few national non-profits that refurbish and redistribute old technology. Also take a look into local charities — religious institutions, senior citizen homes, homeless and battered women’s shelters, and schools often sponsor electronics drives. If you’re gung-ho on recycling, many municipalities have special days where people can bring old gadgets and gizmos to the recycling center — check your town or city website for more information.