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Waste to Charity Inc

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Environment, Natural Resources Conservation & Protection, Pollution Abatement & Control

Mission: Waste to charity is an international,501C3 non-profit organization. Our mission is to find uses for the Millions of pounds of “obsolete” and “waste” products produced by manufacturers, importers wholesalers and retail companies to stop these items going to our landfills. We find that MOST of these products can be reused in some way by people in need. How many times have you seen a company throw something away that you wished could have just been given to someone who could use it? That exact idea was used to found Waste to Charity. We know companies don’t want to dispose of anything they don’t have to, but it’s a fact of doing business. Through our work, we help corporations find new, less expensive and charitable ways to rid themselves of unwanted and unneeded items. Through charitable giving, these items assist the company’s bottom line in the form of for tax benefits, as well as the knowledge and praise that comes with helping those in need. Manufacturers may have product that is close to expiration, does not meet specs for sale, or may be storing an ingredient or item is no longer being used due to changes in ingredients, color or product. We make donating these items easy, visit www.wastetocharity.org, fill out the donation form, and we’ll do the rest.

Direct beneficiaries per year: 50 Local Agencies

Geographic areas served: Worldwide

Programs: Offering management and processing services to other qualified charities to help convert their donated inventory into funds they can then use for their charitable purposes.

Community Stories

50 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

This is a fantastic company. They have helped us with many needs. Very pleasant to deal with and always answers their phones. They have also helped many rescues in our area. Thank you.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Waste to Charity has been so generous to my school. Seems like never enough ladders or push carts or barricade cones! Thank you all

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Waste to charity was awesome and helped load boats and small airplanes with supplies to head over to the Bahamas after the Hurricane ! Fans ladders gloves boots garbage bags etc !

Client Served

Rating: 5

This compAny makes us successful. Without their support we coukd not do the work that is so badly needed in our community

Donor

Rating: 5

Great charity! I love that my company didn't have to throw out all its old inventory! Kudos for keeping it out of a landfill.

Katie Agnew G.

Donor

Rating: 5

What they are doing for the community and the world is astounding. Quality people and the service is incredible. The concept is fantastic and really believe they’re doing excellent work as one of the leading environmental non-profits.

Anthony M.2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Worked with them over a summer and they did some great work. Got to see first hand how they helped those in need and the full spirit of the company.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Can't tell you what a relief it is to get GREAT customer service! Polite, responsible, and dare I say witty people work.here...and even more importantly, they are environmentally responsible!!

Vittorio M.

Client Served

Rating: 5

When i was stuck and unable to pay our taxes. they came in and helped us. caring people!

Ernesto P.

Donor

Rating: 5

Without getting into a lot of detail because we happen to be in a very sensitive industry where a lot of care, honesty and attention to detail are required, I want to thank Jack and his team for surpassing all our expectations. Thank you !!!

Steve D.2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Integrity, Honesty, Passion, ingenuity, and compassion! Waste to Charity allows companies to offload unwanted inventory, gain valuable tax relief and pass needed supplies on to those less fortunate. it's truly a win-win situation for all involved!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

i like helping the environment, i like helping people, being able to both at one time is an added plus-these guys make it all very easy. will work witht hem again in the future i am sure!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

We have witnessed this charity donate thousands and thousands of items to Haiti and our own country during devastating times. From mattresses to food, to blankets and footwear. Even industrial parts to assist in the national economic recovery. Hats off to you!!! Wow

Client Served

Rating: 5

Excellent people, wonderful cause. Very friendly, helpful and caring. Only dealt with them 3 different times, but A+ service and friendliness each time.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Waste to Charity has helped us change the lives of so many animals! They always help us find non-traditional ways of problem solving at our rescue! Fast, efficient, organized! Super helpful and friendly staff! We couldn’t do what we do without them!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Waste To Charity has been donating truckloads of tooling, tool cabinets , and other industrial supplies to our organization. If they did not save them they would be filling up local landfills since "BIG BUSINESS" just wants to throw away waste instead of finding a new life and use for it. I also spoke to jack and he donated another truckload of paper products to my sons youth football league. Toilet paper, paper towels, napkins, mops, mop buckets, brooms, and garbage cans. Thank You Waste To Charity and to your staff !

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Advisor

Rating: 5

Waste to Charity has been a a huge help to Charlotte County the past 8 months. Donating truckloads of paper towels, toilet paper , and many household items that were distibuted to many of the needy families here in our county. ANYTIME I have called them to see if they have anything they ALWAYS have items ready for me to pickup and get distributed !

4

General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

From Waste To Charity's Form 990 filings:

2009 - Total Revenues: $143,445; Compensation to Jon Fitzgerald: $118,620

2010 - Total Revenues: $108,831; Compensation to Jon Fitzgerald: $78,596

2011 - Total Revenues: $409,083; Compensation to Jon Fitzgerald: $345,914
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Not in any filings but good to know:

Sells majority of donated stock on eBay under the name: industryrecycles
Also sells through a private website with the same name as above
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Personal thoughts:

Majority of donations come from one company and most of the inventory would not end up in a landfill. Check the eBay account above to see their inventory. Most items are new overstock/discontinued with some customer returns that if they weren't donated would be sold to liquidators and other surplus inventory distributors. The only reason the items are donated is because the company, under current regulations, receives more from the tax right-off than they do from liquidating it.

Some things do get donated to other charities (and hopefully from there to people who actually need them) but only if they are deemed unsellable or otherwise not worth dealing with.

Take note of how many of the reviews here have very similar language and how many were posted soon after a bad review was given. Some could be real, but I would bet that most are shills.

Look at the 990's (you can see them on guidestar.org - login required), check out the eBay account, and do a search for Waste To Charity, then decide if this is the kind of charity you want to be associated with.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Waste to Charity is a huge benefit across the board. Their dedication to recyling for the good is just one example of their commitment to serving the communities/business where it's needed and paying it forward. Items that would typically be tossed into the garbage or wind up on some storage rack indefinately are sought out and being utilized. They are such a great organization, it goes beyond words to explain. Waste not, want not. Thnak you for all your hard work.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Waste to Charity brings so much to the community/city/state, proving once again, we can make a difference, you just need to follow through. Thank you again for doing such a great job.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Waste to Charity goes above and beyond helping others in need. Glad to see supplies not being wasted,keeping materials out of our landfills and in the hands of the people that need them.Glad to see somebody still cares