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Donate Classroom Supplies/Equipment Print E-mail

WHAT TO DONATE

Most supplies used for running an office are also needed by schools. Items do not need to be new, but they do need to be in good, working used condition.  Imprinted material in good condition is accepted (letterhead, pens, stationary, etc.)  The list includes, but is not limited to:

Paper (all kinds)
Folders (all kinds)
Binders (3 ring)
Pencils
Pens
Rulers
Tape
Chalk
Stapler/Staples
Calculators

Pencil Sharpeners
Promotional Items
Overhead Projectors
VCR/DVD Players
Craft Supplies
Mat Board
Magnets
Award/Reward Items
Stickers
Envelopes

Yarn
Push Pins/Tacks
Cork Board
Desks
Chairs
Cabinets
File Cabinets
Shelves

Pianos

DROP OFF

Drop off your unwanted items to us in Glen Ellyn. Tools for Schools is open the same time as BookRescue - check the hours - (typically Monday through Friday, 9am to 4:30pm, Tue evening and some Saturdays during school year) Make sure all school supplies are clean, working, and new or gently used.

If you have have large items, please don't bring them without contacting us first. Our space is limited, but we may be able to advertise your items via email find someone that can pick up the items directly from  you.

Guidelines for Donations

* Spiral Notebooks: good wires – no ripped off covers – recycle used pages
* Markers, pens: make sure they still write
* Binders: no broken covers or broken rings
* Glue: Try to combine partially used bottles.
* Crayons: Its great if you can sort the good ones from the broken ones, which go to our Super Crayons program.  

 
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SCARCE is a 501(c)(3) and donations to SCARCE are tax deductable. Ask for a tax receipt when dropping off books or items at Tools for Schools.
Books to Keep At Home

"My district has a high poverty level; very few students can afford ordering from Scholastic Books. Before Spring Break, I asked the students if they wanted me to go to SCARCE and they overwhelming said "YES!". Just today, a girl was joyfully sharing facts with her classmates from a book called Dino Poop. This book was from SCARCE and needed a little repair so I taped it up and cleaned it up. I am a big believer in recycling and reusing especially books; I tell the students that they can bring back the books if they find they don't like them. Without SCARCE, my students would not have access to books of their own. Research shows that more books in the home means better reading levels which is why I give my students books to keep."

Kathy Watkiss - Cook County School District #104