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We connect people through donated things that can be repurposed in our community

Text photos of your donations for quick evaluation to




We connect people through donated things that can be repurposed in our community

Text photos of your donations for quick evaluation to

(203) 701-8000 (opens in your messages app)

(203) 701-8000



As a nonprofit, we establish a cycle of giving that allows environmentally conscious donations to provide a sustainable future for our donors, employees, and mission-driven organizations

We Invite You To Learn More About Ways You Can Get Involved

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Our Core Values

We know that we’re stronger together: having a sense of belonging and connection to others is an important part of being a human. We come from different walks of life but we act as one team.
We value accountability, responsibility, trust and respect as foundational pillars of integrity that makes respectful relationships possible.
& Socially Conscious
Though our circular economy approach, we make it possible for things and household items to be used to their fullest extent as well as make the social impact possible.
We cultivate an environment where everyone can contribute. We provide the trust, support, and resources needed for people to succeed.

Our Community Involvement

We believe in giving back to our community and supporting a multitude of causes. Our mission is providing individuals with the opportunity to make a meaningful difference in someone's life and showing them how even the smallest act can make an extraordinary impact!
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Local Partnerships
& Healthy Communities

Creating a Network of people to make a social impact on our society
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Programs for Volunteers and Interns

Giving opportunities to gain experience as real-world problem solvers
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 Work Experience Program

Providing employment and training through our work program

Get To Know Us And What We Offer

Donation Management

Repurposing donations to give them new home they're needed most

Sustainable Future for People and Planet

Integrating the circular economy principles into everything we do

Sustainable Downsizing

Revolutionizing the way people downsize and donate

A you a Changemaker? Join to be in a good company!

The Changemakers Collective is a dynamic network of individuals and organizations dedicated to sparking positive change across social, environmental, and economic spheres of Fairfield County through creative and impactful initiatives. Things Matter serves as a catalyst, fostering meaningful connections among these visionary agents of change.

We Focus On Two Major Challenges In Our Communities 

Environmental Crisis

The world is currently facing a major environmental crisis, characterized by widespread pollution, climate change, and depletion of natural resources.
As a non-profit we:
Help individuals and families declutter their homes and identify items to donate.
Distribute reusable home items, such as furniture to individuals and families in need.
Offer free pick-up services for items that can be reused. 
Develop partnerships with local mission-driven organizations to donate things that need a new home.

Employment Opportunity

Our communities face social and economic inequality, as well as a lack of access to essential services and opportunities for personal and professional growth.
As a non-profit, we:
Work with local mission-driven organizations to create job opportunities and internships
Develop partnerships with community leaders and organizations to create networking opportunities
Work with local schools and universities to provide volunteer opportunities and internships to students
Help reduce inequality and promote economic opportunity for all

Our Initiatives to Empower Communities

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Promote conscious and sustainable downsizing as a new norm

We promote an approach that involves careful consideration of the impact of our possessions on the environment and on our communities and making deliberate choices about what to keep and what to let go of.
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Offer employment opportunities to bring people back to work

We partner with local businesses and mission-driven organizations to create job opportunities and internships.  We support skill development for individuals who are looking for work experience.

Give back to our community through service

By giving back to our community through service, we hope to foster a spirit of collaboration and compassion, and to create a brighter, more inclusive future for all.
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Develop donation and support programs for local organizations

By supporting mission-driven organizations, we hope to help them expand their reach and impact, and to make a positive difference in the lives of those they serve.

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