Aparigraha is one of the five yamas in yoga philosophy. It can be interpreted to mean non-possessiveness, non-covetousness, non-hoarding, or non-attachment. One aspect of cultivating aparigraha includes recycling and reusing possessions. The resources listed on this page can aid you in that process.
Please note that this list is evolving. Please email your suggestions for additional links.
A grassroots and entirely non-profit movement of people who are giving (and getting) stuff for free in their own towns. It’s all about reuse and keeping good stuff out of landfills. Each local group is moderated by a local volunteer. Membership is free. freecycle.org
Listen Thrift Stores
Welcome clean, usable, and resalable items including women’s and men’s clothing, jewelry, accessories, shoes, house wares, books, and furniture. Tires, TVs, VCRs, faxes, printers, or computers are not accepted. Furniture donations pickups can be scheduled. Drop-off locations in Lebanon and Canaan, NH and White River Jct., VT. givetolisten.org
SEVCA “Good Buy” Thrift Stores
“Good Buy” Thrift Stores – provide clothing, furniture, and household goods at affordable prices or at no cost through the use of vouchers for those who are unable to pay, as referred by SEVCA’s Family Services Program and other programs and agencies. SEVCA Thrift Stores
The ReCover Store, White River Junction, VT
The ReCover Store is an environmentally friendly, socially responsible business that provides funding for a non-profit organization addressing the urgent home repair needs of low-income, disabled and elderly residents of the Upper Valley. The store offers bargain-priced, used building materials, appliances and furniture for sale to the public. New items come into the store on a daily basis. coverhomerepair.org
WinCycle, Windsor, VT
Accepts cell phones, computer equipment, copiers, DVD players, microwaves, printers, radios, speakers, telephones, televisions, and VCR players. www.wincycle.org
FREQUENT FLIER MILES
Your donated air miles help reduce the high cost of travel for Seva’s program staff and international program partners. Reducing travel costs allows Seva to put more money into the programs and services that you support. seva.org