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About Collection Connection

Collection Connection is your go-to website when you are ready to unload something you’ve been collecting but just don’t know where to go with it. The concept is simple: connect organizations who are holding a collection drive with people who can do the collecting. Old cell phones, prom dresses, Christmas lights, pet supplies… the list goes on and on. Instead of adding your stuff to a landfill, check Collection Connection for a drop off location where your items can be recycled, repurposed or reused!

Gently Used School Supplies & Black Graduation Caps & Gowns

School is almost out for the summer! African Vision of Hope is collecting “gently” used school supplies and Black Graduation Caps & Gowns. Can’t Help – Please like African Vision of Hope on Facebook and learn about their Misson. Schools … Continue reading

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Clothing and Household Donations – MEHS

Is your basement overflowing with stuff you keep meaning to get rid of? Skip the hassle of a garage sale and bring your quality reusable clothing and household items to the parking lot of Madison Mutual Insurance. Metro East Humane … Continue reading

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Got Candy? Help the homeless

Are you looking to donate some of your excess Easter candy? Maybe you can’t pass up a 90% off deal at the store? Please contact Betsy Sawyer at She is a volunteer for several homeless outreach programs.  

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Purse and Bag Project – EHS Ends April 22

Edwardsville EHS EPIC students are collecting gently used purses and drawstring bags for the homeless. They also need items to fill the bags – Non perishable food (snack size cheese crackers, granola bars, bags of nuts, slim-jims, trail mix, raisins, … Continue reading

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Shoe Drive, Paper Shredding, & Goodwill Drop Off – Saturday March 12th

  Stop by the Home and Garden show this Saturday at MEHS – to drop off the following items to recycle / donate: MERS Goodwill accepting donations (no TVs, CRT Monitors, Mattresses, Box Springs, large appliances or chemicals) Scott Credit … Continue reading

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Prom Dresses and Accessories Needed

Please donate your old Prom dress to Junior Service Club – Every girl should feel like a princess on that special day…Prom! The JSC Boutique provides formal wear to girls who could not otherwise afford to attend their Prom. Through … Continue reading

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Teen Clothing Drive – Madison County Courthouse – Ends January 10th

Looking for something for your teens to do over the holidays? Have them clean out their closets! Help the Illinois JusticeCorps celebrate the 2016 MLK Day of Service by donating new and gently used clothing for children ages 12-17 in … Continue reading

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LMS Toy and Food Drive ends Dec 11

Both Liberty and Lincoln Middle Schools will be collecting new toys and non perishable food for the their annual drive. FIT and GO students have wrapped boxes in preparation for the annual toy and food drive. Please consider sending in … Continue reading

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Boy Scouts – Scouting for Food – Saturday November 21st

On November 14th, Scouts distributed bags in local communities to collect canned food for local food pantries. The Scouts are asking residents to fill these bags with canned food and place them by their front doors before 9 a.m. on … Continue reading

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Got Candy – Don’t throw it away – Pass it on

Instead of throwing away your children’s Halloween candy, find a way to pass on locally and help someone in the process. Maybe it will make it less painful to part with the candy? Betsy Sawyer collects candy for her outreach … Continue reading

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