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Recycle used items to help Nicaragua’s poor

If you’re like most Americans, your garage, cupboards and closets overflow with summer clothes, toys, tools, office equipment and home items.  Now you can contribute items that are in good condition and get a generous tax deduction—while you help some of the planet’s poorest people.


The Nicaraguan government has decided that all schools will now teach English. So we really need children's story books, picture dictionaries in Spanish and/or English dictionaries, dictionaries in Spanish and/or English, easy reading teen short stories and novels. 

Donate your gently used items to Connecticut Quest for Peace today. Call Bill Evans at (203) 216-2115.

Your throwaways are worth millions to needy people

Since 1985, CT Quest has collected donations from New York, New Jersey and Connecticut neighbors like you, packed dozens of cargo containers and trucked hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of humanitarian aid to Nicaragua. With each truckload of donated goods valued at over $150,000, your donations have provided needy Nicaraguans with more than $10 million worth of goods over the last 38 years.

  • Read Bill's Biography
    “I have not been the same since,” says Bill. “I was bit by the Nicaraguan bug and have grown to love the people, especially the children we met there. It has been a delight to work with CT Quest for Peace.” A native of Indianapolis, Bill lived in Northern Kentucky from age 2-10 years and has resided in Connecticut since 1965. He attended Catholic elementary schools, graduated from Fairfield Prep, and received a BS in Chemical Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute. For the last 36 years Bill has owned and operated the William Evans Painting Company in Bridgeport, Connecticut. The company manages a wide variety of residential, commercial and industrial painting projects. Seven years ago, “I volunteered,” recalls Bill, “to drive around Connecticut for a couple of days to pick up donated materials” to be sent to Nicaragua. Today Bill’s 8,000 square foot company warehouse serves as the storage center for CT Quest’s humanitarian aid cargo. It is perennially overflowing with donations earmarked for Nicaragua. “We give so much,” says Bill, adding, “But we get back much more.”
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