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Inspiring People to Care for the Earth

 
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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

National Geographic Magazines

Pencil Sharpeners
Promotional Items
Overhead Projectors
VCR/DVD Players
Craft Supplies
Mat Board
Magnets
Award/Reward Items (no personalized items please)
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 or facebook to 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: we are in the Terracycle Writing Utensil brigade - we accept working and non-working markers & pens
* 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.
SCARCE Helps Keep Kids Out of Prison

These students are at-risk youth. They are on the cusp of being expelled and becoming a burden on society. SCARCE is helping our program to keep our students off the streets and out of prisons. This I assure you, will cost more tax money in the long run than keeping SCARCE open for teachers like me to make use of now.

Yes, I know my program is not in DuPage, so one might say who cares?
These students if not directed with a solid education, may become not just a burden on Cook County, or DuPage,
but the state and nation as a whole.

SCARCE does not just seek to help out the environment in a "green" "eco-friendly" way, but allows me to create a better environment for good kids who have made bad decisions.

Neil Gonzales- RISE Educator Worth