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Lighthouse World Charities Thrift Store
1727 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90403
Lighthouse World Charities Thrift Store raises funds for the African medical missions operated by the Lighthouse ChurchMore of Santa Monica on 20th Street. The church's mission teams travel to Africa at least twice a year, providing thousands of villagers with basic medical needs that are otherwise unavailable to them. This shop is mostly filled with clothing for men and women, including designer brands. Clothes are organized by type, with a particularly large selection of jeans. Furniture sets and various housewares, including tableware, vases, art, glass and bric-a-brac, can also be found here. Donations are always accepted.
Zouk
1311 Montana Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90403
Zouk is a home furnishings store. It sells a selection of rugs, furniture, pillows, art, candles, bath items, potteryMore and other small gifts. Three percent of all sales made will be given to a charity of the customer's choice.
Hostelling International
1434 2nd St, Santa Monica, CA 90401
Hostelling International is the federation of over 90 national youth hostel associations in more than 80 countries. ThisMore organization provides over 4,000 hostels worldwide. This parent organization has nonprofit/charity status although not all member organisations hold the same status. Popular destinations include Milan, Venice, Brussels, Geneva, Nice and Buenos Aires. Traveling as a member of Hostel International offers several reductions in travel services, including concessions on entertainment, retail outlets and cultural centres.
Stitching Is An Art
3316 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405
Stitching Is An Art is a non-profit knitting, crocheting, and quilting organization that sends handmade items thatMore include clothing, blankets, and  and other handmade items to premature babies all across the nation. This organization is also a senior center and gathering post for community minded Santa Monica residents who want to help. The organization asks that if you are able, please donate to the organization. Your generous donation helps to cover the cost of mailing the clothing to the hospitals and charities they help throughout the United States.
Echoes of Hope
1750 14th St, Santa Monica, CA 90404
Echoes of Hope was created in 1990 by Stacia and Luc Robitaille to help at-risk kids in the foster care system. TheMore mission is to "inspire and empower motivated youth through compassion, integrity, advocacy and individual holistic support."  Support is expressed through textbooks, housing, educational guidance, wellness and health services, transportation assistance and advocacy.  You can visit the Web site for more information and ways to contribute to this charity.
The Salvation Army: Santa Monica Corps
1533 4th St, Santa Monica, CA 90401

If you thought the Salvation Army was simply a chain of thrift stores, you haven't seen this large space off of 4thMore street and the many things that are done there. In addition to the outreach and mission work the SA is known for, the institution also has a choir, a huge amount of youth programs, a rehab center, summer and after-school camps and family services.

Begun in 1865 in England as The Christian Mission, the SA has two clear objectives: to help those in need of food and shelter and to accept all people into their ministries regardless of age, gender, race or creed. This location follows those objectives, with numerous charities being run out of it. The Southern California chapter of the Salvation Army has been around for 60 years.

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