We only scrap/recycle medals and their ribbons. If you're looking for another organization that would put the medals in the hands of someone, this is what we found:
Donating TrophiesCheck out the Nationwide Trophy Recycling Program: http://www.awardsmall.com/Trophy-Recycling-Services_c_147.html
Here is their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/NationwideTrophyRecyclingProgram/
As far as we know, there are no guidelines concerning earned/unearned trophies. It looks like they just ask for trophies that are in good shape and could be given to someone else.
Donating Earned Race MedalsIf you have an EARNED race medal from a half marathon, full marathon, or triathlon that you want sent to a child or adult dealing with serious health issues, we recommend sending them to Medals4Mettle. Check them out here: www.medals4mettle.org. Please note they do not take unearned or extra race medals, and they ask for medals from those race events/distances only.
We also found an organization called We Finish Together. Here is their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/wefinishtogether