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Charities / Volunteer Organizations
Research philanthropical organizations
  • BBB Wise Giving Alliance | GuideStar | Charity Navigator |
  • Charities in Texas
  • IRS & Tax-Exempt Organizations
  • Search for Charities in good standing with the IRS
  • IRS Tax Information for Charitable Organizations (including 501(c)(3) organizations & corporations)
  • Form 990-N (electronic postcard) (for small non-profits who did not have to file annually in previous years)
  • Texas Sales and Use Tax Exemption Certification [Note: Adobe Acrobat .pdf file]
  • Texas Franchise Tax FAQ
  • Nonprofits in Texas | Nonprofit FAQs | (Both on Texas Secretary of State site)
  • Starting a Nonprofit Organization
  • Executive Service Corps of Houston (Educational seminars & pro bono management consulting services)
  • TechSoup (The Technology Place for Nonprofits)
  • Network For Good: Resources for Nonprofit Organizations | GiveForChange |
  • Foundation Basics (Council on Foundations)
  • Starting a Nonprofit (Foundation Center)
  • Give Spot | The Hunger Site |
  • Goodfellows (Houston Chronicle)[Christmas toys for needy Houston-area children]
  • Volunteer Houston | United Way of the Texas Gulf Coast | TX Serve |
  • Volunteer Match | Helping.org |
  • Northwest Assistance Ministries (NAM) | Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston | YMCA |
  • American Red Cross | Greater Houston Area Red Cross |
  • Habitat for Humanity (NW Harris Co.) | Habitat for Humanity (Greater Hou.) |
  • See Also Disaster Recovery Organizations / Agencies
    Unclaimed Property (i.e. money)
  • Unclaimed Property (Texas)[ClaimItTexas.org] (TX Comptroller)
  • Natl. Assn. of Unclaimed Property Administrators | MissingMoney.com (Unclaimed property site) |
    Recycling
    eWaste (Recycling old computers, monitors, printers, televisions, etc. etc.)
  • Best Buy (All stores nationwide take electronics & appliance recycling. See Web site for details.)
  • Greater Houston/The Woodlands/Spring area: CompuCycle.net | GreenHoustonTX.gov |
  • Before Giving Away Old PC, Wipe It Clean (Houston Chronicle Help Line column)
    Hazardous Waste
  • [Harris County] Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facility [6900 Hahl Road, Houston, TX 77040. 281-560-6200] [Note: no electronics]
  • Greater Houston area household hazardous waste facilities
  • Household Products Database (Learn more about what's in these products, about potential health effects, and about safety and handling.)
    Recycling in general
  • Houston-Galveston Regional Recycling Guide (also available in Spanish)
  • Residential Recycling in Harris County [specifically]
  • Green Initiatives / Environment
  • Recycling (By Zip Code)
  • PaperRetriever.com
    Christmas Tree recycling
  • Recycle Christmas Trees at Living Earth on Cutten
  • Living Earth, 12202 Cutten Road, Houston, TX 77066
    Open Monday to Friday 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 7 a.m. to noon. Closed January 2, 2017. Open January 3 to January 15, 2017 to recycle Christmas trees.
  • How to Recycle Your Christmas Tree in Houston [and in Harris County]
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