Luce LeadershipWorks, ‘America’s High-End eThrift Shop,’ Launched

New York, N.Y. “We are delighted to announce the launch of LeadershipWorks, ‘America’s High-End eThrift Shop’ – a Green effort supporting Youth. This is the next step towards social entrepreneurship with the charities under the Luce umbrella,” says philanthropist Jim Luce.

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“We have created this eThrift Shop to help people ‘reuse’ last year’s high-end electronic devices – as well as to provide badly need resources to young global leaders around the world,” continues John Laing, director of LeadershipWorks.

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“This eThrift Shop allows tax-deductions for helping humanity,” states Chloe Hoang, Executive Director of the J. Luce Foundation.

Peter Pergolis of the New York Global Leader’s Lions Club, former Lions Club District Governor in District 20-R2 (NYC), says, “There are millions of dollars of tax-deductions in the U.S. each year, but this is the first time lightly-used electronics can be turned over so effortlessly – for good. Specifically to ‘reuse’ – to save the environment and to benefit young global leaders.”

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Items eligible for donation include cameras & lenses, cell phones, laptops, tablets, watches, wedding rings – and even antiques.

Acceptable antiques include oil paintings – portrait and landscape, as well as porcelain and silverware. All items contributed must be valued at least $100.

“To be Green, we must ‘Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle’,” states Jim Luce, New York City philanthropist and lecturer.

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Donations will be refurbished by volunteers and then either contributed directly to young global leaders around the world, or made available online at LeadershipWorks.org to generate funding for the same beneficiaries.

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LeadershipWorks benefits nonprofit organizations supporting young global leadership recognized by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service.

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Eligible organizations and projects currently include:

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These organizations are involved with raising, supporting, and educating young global leaders from over three dozen countries – in over one dozen countries, such as Bangladesh, China, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Jamaica, Pakistan, Tanzania – and the United States.

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Brands accepted by LeadershipWorks include Apple, Breitling, Canon, Cartier, Hasselblad, Hermès, IWC Schaffhausen, Lange & Söhne, Leica, Montblanc, Nikon, Olympus, Omega, Panasonic, Patek Philippe, Piaget, Rolex, Sony, and Tag Heuer.

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If you would like to donate, please go online here. All items are scanned for value and eligibility. A prepaid UPS label will be generated for you to print out and mail the item to LeadershipWorks if your item is accepted.

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laptops, tablets, watches, wedding rings – and even antiques.

LeadershipWorks is a social enterprise project of Orphans International Worldwide (www.orphansinternational.org), a New York State Charity registered as a non-profit, 501(c)3 organization with the International Revenue Service (IRS).

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Jim Luce states:

Twenty years ago, following the adoption of my son Mathew and the death of my mother, a child psychologist, we began ‘raising global leaders’ in Haiti, Indonesia, the Dominican Republic, Tanzania, India and Sri Lanka.

Then, ten years ago, we began ‘supporting young global leadership,’ after the passing of my father, a university professor. For two decades, we have inherited or solicited contributions.

Now, as we enter our third decade, we will begin to rely on social enterprise to create funding streams to continue building our global efforts to support young global leaders.

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LeadershipWorks is available to all states and territories of the United States of America accessed by UPS.

This fall, the J. Luce Foundation will unveil its online Family Collection of heirloom art and antiques.

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See: Luce Foundation Founder Looks to Social Enterprise in Third Decade

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The Stewardship Report on Connecting Goodness is the communications platform of The James Jay Dudley Luce Foundation (www.lucefoundation.org). There are now more than 100 contributors around the world to this publication.

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