What to Do With All Your Shipping Boxes From Online Shopping

A program allows you to donate old items around your home and reuse shipping boxes at the same time.

(Published Monday, Jan. 1, 2018)

Chances are your home swelled with new holiday gifts, as they mixed in with all the old items. Not to mention all the boxes piling up from online shopping.

It's time to get rid of the old toys and clothes, and make room for all the new stuff you may have received recently.

Domino's Pizza is tweaking its home delivery service for those times you're not at home.
After years of delivery right to your doorstep, Domino's drivers will now deliver to outdoor locations.
That includes beaches, parks, landmarks, and other outdoor locations across the country.
Domino's says its drivers will deliver to 150-thousand locations from the Gateway Arch in St. Louis, to the "Welcome to Las Vegas" sign.
The locations are now active and show up in the company's app or website as "Domino's Hotspots."
Customers pre-pay for their orders, select a location, and your pizza is on the way.
Previously, Domino's delivered to offbeat locations, but, the new service sets up designated drop off points.
The service was tested last fall in Miami before being rolled out nationwide.

(Published Monday, April 16, 2018)

Amazon and the company GiveBackBox have teamed up to make donating easier, while reusing all those shipping boxes at the same time.

All you have to do is take one of your shipping boxes — it doesn't have to be from Amazon — and fill it up with stuff you've replaced, like clothing, household goods and anything you want to donate to charity.

Then, go to GiveBackBox.com and download a free shipping label.

UPS or the U.S. Postal Service will deliver the box.

Canadian lawmakers wore hockey jerseys on Monday to honor the victims and their families of that tragic bus crash in Canada that killed 16 people.
The bus was carrying the junior league Humboldt hockey team to a game when a tractor-trailer slammed into the bus.
Sixteen were killed and thirteen people were injured in the crash.
Today's remembrance was one of a number of events that honored the team and their families.
Earlier the lawmakers honored Rusty Staub, a major leaguer who played for the Montreal Expos and the New York Mets.

(Published Monday, April 16, 2018)

Amazon says the donations will go to the nearest participating charitable organization, and your effort will help those boxes get more use as well.

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