Max Wallack at Puzzles to Remember in Massachusetts promotes puzzle donations to seniors, especially those living with Alzheimer’s and dementia. He founded the organization after seeing what a positive effect it had on those struggling with these conditions. If you email him he will recommend a donation site near you, along with a form about his organization to bring in with your donation. He is also happy to provide you a donation letter for your taxes. I emailed him and he got back to me within 24 hours!
Some libraries sponsor puzzle exchanges, like this one in Salem, Ohio, or this one in Tucson, Arizona. There is also a puzzle exchange board online at tribe.net. ‘No puzzle should be done just once!’ Excellent point.
If you have vintage puzzles made out of wood, there are many collectors out there who will purchase them, such as Bob Armstrong in Worcester, Massachusetts. The British Jigsaw Puzzle Library in Kent, England, would also love to receive donations of collectible old puzzles.
Arizona, Tucson: Joel D. Valdez Main Library
Missouri, Marshfield: Webster County Library
New York, Chittenango: Parks & Recreation Office
Oregon, Portland: Portland Puzzle Exchange. Meets frequently.
Do you have a puzzle with a missing piece or two? Some puzzle companies offer replacement pieces, so you may be able to salvage it yet!