Thank you for offering to give to Connections, Inc.!

You might find some of the items on our wishlist in your home right now.  We love to upcycle “trash” and give things a second life!  We are also requesting books, games, and other supplies that are typically sold in stores.  But, if you are ready to part with the ones you own or find them somewhere used, those are the ones we’re actually looking for!  We welcome, and would very much appreciate, these items in any condition other than brand new (to fit with our Guiding Policies).

Please check back soon if the current items aren’t what you had in mind.  We add, remove, and update things on our wishlist all the time!

We will happily accept any of these items at all of the events on our calendar.  Or, if you are in the Hampton Roads area, feel free to contact us when you have a donation that needs to be picked up.  Gifts from other parts of Virginia can be mailed to our organization’s address.  Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Healthy Living

Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease by Caldwell Esselstyn (ISBN-13: 978-1583333006)
The Engine 2 Diet by Rip Esselstyn (ISBN-13: 978-0446506694)
The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World by Desmond Tutu and the Dalai Lama (ISBN-13: 978-0399185045)

Dr. Neal Barnard’s Program for Reversing Diabetes by Neal Barnard (ISBN-13: 978-1635651270)
Veganist: Lose Weight, Get Healthy, Change the World by Kathy Freston (ISBN-13: 978-1602861336)
Have You Filled a Bucket Today? A Guide to Daily Happiness for Kids by Carol McCloud (ISBN-13: 978-0996099936)
Greeting Cards and Holiday Cards (even used!)–We have artists of all ages repurpose the covers as decorations on new notes during our kindness events. 🙂
21-Day Weight Loss Kickstart by Neal Barnard (ISBN-13: 978-0446583824)
The Starch Solution by John McDougall (ISBN-13: 978-1623360276)
The Engine 2 Kitchen Rescue with Rip Esselstyn DVD by Forks Over Knives
Pennies!–We invite kids to hide lucky pennies for others to find as part of our Kindness Challenge program.
The World Peace Diet: Eating for Spiritual Health and Social Harmony by Will Tuttle (ISBN-13: 978-1590560839)

Environmental Protection

One Well: The Story of Water On Earth by Rochelle Strauss (ISBN-13: 978-1553379546)
Plastic Free: How I Kicked the Plastic Habit and How You Can Too by Beth Terry (ISBN-13: 978-1632206657)
Wall-E by Disney/Pixar on DVD

Animal Rights

Vegan Is Love: Having Heart and Taking Action by Ruby Roth (ISBN-13: 978-1583943540)
What a Fish Knows: The Inner Lives of Our Underwater Cousins by Jonathan Balcombe (ISBN-13: 978-0374537098)
“Let’s Get a Pup!” Said Kate by Bob Graham (ISBN-13: 978-0763621933)
Before You Were Mine by Maribeth Boelts (ISBN-13: 978-0399245268)
Two Bobbies: A True Story of Hurricane Katrina, Friendship, and Survival by Kirby Larson and Mary Nethery ( ISBN-13: 978-0802797544)
Maggie’s Second Chance by Nancy Furstinger (ISBN-13: 978-0940719118)

Social Justice

Get Real: What Kind of World Are You Buying? by Mara Rockliff (ISBN-13: 978-0762437450)
Child Soldier: When Boys and Girls Are Used In War by Jessica Dee Humphreys and Michel Chikwanine (ISBN-13: 978-1771381260)

Gift Economy

Those Shoes by Maribeth Boelts (ISBN-13: 978-0763642846)
Used Household Items and Clothing for our Community Chest program (click photo for more information)

Humane Education

Outdated Wall Calendars–We reuse the photos for many different projects to save printer ink.
Little Helpers by Green Start/IKids (ISBN-13: 9781601690074))
I Am documentary by Tom Shadyac available on DVD
Used Sizzix Big Shot or BIGKick–We would love to use this to make paper activities and poster letters quickly. We were gifted a few Sizzix dies but cannot use them without the machine. We will wait until we find someone who is finished with theirs…please do not purchase a new plastic one!
Campaign Yard Signs–Once the election is over, we would love to collect these and reuse them to support our own poster messages.

Connections, Inc. is registered with the Commissioner as required by the Virginia Solicitation of Contributions Law. Registration does not imply endorsement of a public solicitation for contributions. We are only able to accept donations from Virginia residents at this time.