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.

How to Recycle Your Things


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Teeth whitening treatments will typically last for about 6 to 12 months with proper care. It is recommended that you ask your dentist to “touch up” your smile with maintenance applications after 4 to 6 months.


The cost of teeth whitening can depend upon what method of whitening is used. For example, over the counter kits usually cost $10 – $100, but results can vary widely. OTC whiteners may not whiten all affected areas because the trays are not custom fitted to fit your teeth. Many dentists offer take-home teeth whitening kits that are custom fit to your teeth and range in price from $100 to $400 and provide noticeable results in 1 – 2 weeks. Finally, in-office teeth whitening procedures are the most effective option, but also the most expensive, costing about $650 per visit. Depending on how stubborn the stains are on your teeth, it may take several visits to achieve complete success.