If you're bringing an event to Southern California, click on www.charitydirect.com to see what they might be able to do for you — and vice versa. Launched in August, CharityDirect collects surplus goods from meetings and trade shows and distributes those items to local charities — anything from extra pens and T-shirts to unused banquet food.
The organization also coordinatesopportunities for groups that are coming to the area. The nonprofit corporation works with groups in San Diego, Anaheim, and Los Angeles, but hopes to expand.
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