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Image by Sigmund, colorful beads in tray

DONATE MATERIALS

Teachers, students, artists, and creative types know how to take used and forgotten items and put them to good use! Check out our list of materials we accept and if it is clean, safe, and still usable then please visit when we are open or reach out to schedule a drop-off. If you have items to donate that are not on our list feel free to contact us about those items too.

Reach us at 847.250.7185 or info@greener-good.org

Crafts Supplies

ART SUPPLIES

  • Blenders and erasers

  • Chalk

  • Clay

  • Drawing and art utensils

  • Drawing compass

  • Easels

  • Paint, paintbrushes, related tools

  • Pastels

  • Sketchbooks and paper

  • Stretched canvases

  • Tissue paper

Image by Jas Min

BITS & BOBS

  • Bread tags

  • Crayons (broken or loose)

  • Dice

  • Film canisters (35mm)

  • Game pieces

  • Keys

  • Magnets

  • Paper grocery bags

  • Pill bottles (cleaned)

  • Printer cartridges (empty)

  • Spools

  • Tennis ball containers, preferably with lids

Happy Kids with Books

BOOKS

  • Picture books

  • Chapter books and novels (Elementary to High School)

  • Textbooks (K-College, 2008 or newer)

Crafts Supplies

CRAFT SUPPLIES

  • Beads

  • Beeswax

  • Buttons

  • Corks

  • Craft foam

  • Fabric and textiles (4"x6" or larger)

  • Googly eyes

  • Leather and vinyl scraps (4"x6" or larger)

  • Legos

  • Mason jars

  • Paper (scrapbook, tissue, construction, cardstock)

  • Perler beads, patterns, trays

  • Pipe cleaners

  • Popsicle sticks

  • Ribbon

  • Tissue paper

  • Velcro

  • Wine boxes

  • Wire

  • Craft supplies of all types!

Image by Darling Arias

FABRIC, FIBER ARTS, SEWING

  • Crochet hooks

  • Embroidery needles, thread, kits

  • Fabric and textiles (clean, 4"x6" or larger)

  • Felt

  • Knitting needles

  • Leather and vinyl scraps (clean, 4"x6" or larger)

  • Looms

  • Rope

  • Screen printing materials

  • String

  • Thread

  • Yarn

  • Zippers

School Supply

SCHOOL and OFFICE SUPPLIES

  • ​​Colored pencils

  • Crayons

  • Glue (school, craft, sticks, super)

  • Erasers

  • Highlighters

  • Markers (including "Sharpies" and dry erase)

  • Notebooks (spiral, bound, graph, lined, unlined)

  • Padded mailers

  • Paper (copy, lined, graph, construction, cardstock tissue)

  • Pocket folders

  • Rulers and protractors

  • Staples, staplers, staple removers

  • Tape ("Scotch", packing, washi) & tape dispensers

  • Writing utensils (pens, pencils)

  • If a teacher or student can use it, bring it in!

Image by Marc Newberry

SCRAPBOOKING & COLLAGE

  • Bone folder

  • Calendars (whole or pictures only)

  • "Cricut" and related materials

  • Dye cut stamps and machines

  • Embellishments

  • Greeting cards (unused or fronts only)

  • Maps

  • Postcards

  • Punches

  • Scrapbook paper

  • Stamps

  • Stickers

Image by Tuyen Vo

TOOLS

  • Cutting mats

  • Drying racks

  • Measuring tape

  • Leather punch

  • Paper cutter

  • Portfolio books

  • Sandpaper

  • Sewing machines

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