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Matter of Trust
San Francisco, CA

Matter of Trust is organizing hair and nylon stocking donations to help clean up oil spills, including the Gulf oil spill of April 2010. Hair absorbs oil! Donate to get more hair in the Gulf!

The mission of Matter of Trust is to Link ideas, spark action and materialize sustainable systems. We like to mimic how Mother Nature integrates enduring cycles and provides access to necessities in abundance. We concentrate on manmade surplus, natural surplus and eco-educational programs. The results are worthwhile, common sensical and often enchanting.

“When my husband and I planned for our kids, we were delighted to be given the responsibility for bringing them into the world; and we were eager to join in taking responsibility for the world we are passing on to everybody’s kids.” Happily, all of us here get to meet others daily who feel the same way.

Nonprofits would seem perfectly suited for networking, but often they are so busy with their specific missions they don’t have the time and staff to do the necessary research, outreach and follow up. “Great ideas only stay ideas unless they are presented to the right people at the right time. And, to really take off, they need to get matched with complimentary great ideas. That’s where we thought we could come in, so we started first by matching nonprofit needs with in-kind donations through our [Reuse Of Society’s Abundance] ROSA program and its online component Excess Access.” – Lisa Gautier

The ROSA/Excess Access system introduced us to thousands of grassroots organizations, recyclers, green businesses, and other exciting new projects. Naturally, the linking of ideas began to flow as easily as the linking of donations.

Our work requires constant research, maintenance, encouragement and knowledge from many different sources. We are comprised of our Board, contractors and volunteers. Our dedicated follow-up teams consist of loyal work-from-home moms, wise senior-citizen advisors and dynamic student interns.

We are continually evolving and welcome new ideas, contributions and emails. We hold a very optimistic view of the future, thanks to all of the ecological progress that we see. And we’re very fond of this lovely planet and respectfully consider her to be Matter Of Trust.

Matter of Trust is not verified as a 501(c)3 organization.