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May 17, 2005 > Spring-cleaning


by Evelyn Phelps

Fremont residents can now visit a website to find out what to do with extra items during their spring clean up. Visit to find out how to recycle those unwanted items and donate them to various charities, schools and hospitals. Below is a partial list of donation centers and the items needed. Please be sure to call prior to bringing your items.

Donation Centers

Crisis Pregnancy Center
33523 Western Ave., Union City
(510) 487-4357
M-F 9:30 - 5:00
Baby clothes 1-12 months and maternity clothes.

BACS Adult Care Center
39600 Sundale Dr., Fremont
(510) 656-7742
M-F 8:30 - 3:00
Wheelchairs, walkers and canes.

Right to Read Literacy Program
Fremont Main Library Loading Dock
2400 Stevenson Blvd., Fremont
(510) 745-1400
M- TH 9:30-3:00
Children's books and magazines (ring bell for receipt).

43100 Isle Royal Dr., Fremont
(510) 656-3949 x201
Toys (for tots), 0-5yrs clothing, desks, paper for drawing (1 side used OK), working computer printers, PC's and paper for printers.

S.A.V.E. (Shelter Against Violent Environments)
39155 Liberty St., Fremont
(510) 574-2250
M-F 9:00 - 5:00
Diapers, formula and non-perishable food items.

American Cancer Society
Discovery Shop
40733A Chapel Way, Fremont
(510) 252-7540
M-F 10:00-7:00, Sat. 10:00 - 5:00, Sun. noon - 4:00
Clothing, linens, toys, books, dishes, bric-a-brac.

One Child
Call for pick-up
NEW ONLY (for use in Tri-City area)
Clothing for ages birth through high school, school supplies, pencils, dental supplies and back packs.

Tri City Volunteers
37350 Joseph St., Fremont
(510) 793-4583
M-F 8:30 - 3:30
Clothing and household goods.

Emergency Shelter Program
Drop off at A Special Place
27305 Huntwood Ave., Hayward
(510) 786-1181
M,W, F 1:00 - 3:00
Women's career clothing, blazers, suits, blouses, shoes, slacks.

Fremont Unified School District
4210 Technology Dr., Fremont
(510) 657-2350
M-F 7:30 - 4:30
Office chairs, desks, file cabinets, storage cabinets and general office supplies and computer equipment.

Fremont Education Foundation (To Support Band Program in FUSD)
District Office 4210 Technology Dr., Fremont
(510) 659-2561
M-F 7:30 - 4:30
Band Instruments - (no strings), percussion, brass, woodwind (do not have to be working) and music stands.
Pick-up available or drop off at Fremont Unified

Second Chance
37957 Fremont Blvd., Fremont
(510) 792-4357
M-F 1l:00-5:00
Living room furniture- clean and useable, sofas, chairs, coffee tables, end tables, lamps, towels, washcloths, personal toiletries (disposable razors, band aids, dental supplies, personal size soaps, shampoos, conditioners, sanitary supplies, diapers-all sizes,
shower caps.

Sunrise Village (transitional housing) Tri City Homeless Coalition
588 Brown Road, Fremont
(510) 252-0910
Cereal bowls (need 100), 3-5 oz. fruit dishes (need 100), zip-lock sandwich bags
zip-lock food storage bags (gallon size), food items, baby items, new/excellent condition vacuum, good condition lawn chairs, bike pump, laundry detergent, toilet paper, facial tissues, adult backpacks, bicycle locks, postage stamps, BART tickets, gift certificates for barber/hairdresser, children's items, craft items, office supplies.

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