We all know recycling is good for the environment, but have you ever thought about how recycling could help those who are less fortunate?

Old electronics: That dated computer or cellphone might be old to you, but chances are it would be new to someone else. Consider donating them to organizations that help provide job training for the unemployed.

Not just old clothes: Why stop at donating old clothes to a local charity? Kitchen items that aren’t being used can find a new home at the local soup kitchen; unused toiletries would be appreciated at a women’s shelter; and children’s toys are a welcome addition to any church.

Nickels in blue bin: You wouldn’t put a bin full of coins out for the garbage truck so why give away those cans? Aluminum cans can be traded in for money that you can use to support the charity of your choice.