Many people have old (but totally usable) life jackets hanging in their garage or stashed away in the attic. Since 1997, the BoatUS Foundation has been working to collect lightly used life jackets and make them readily available to use for free at over 575 marinas and fuel docks around the country. The goal is to educate boaters -- many of whom are on the water for the first time -- that wearing and using a life jacket is a necessary part of going into the water. The program also helps families borrow life jackets when they don't have them or simply forgot to bring them from home. Learn more at boatus.org.