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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)

National Geographic Magazines

Pencil Sharpeners
Promotional Items
Overhead Projectors
VCR/DVD Players
Craft Supplies
Mat Board
Award/Reward Items (no personalized items please)

Push Pins/Tacks
Cork Board
File Cabinets



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.  

If the form to make your gift does not appear, click here to make a gift to SCARCE.
July 3 Holiday Hours

SCARCE will be closing at noon on Friday, July 3rd.   We will resume regular summer hours starting Monday, July 6.  Happy Independence Day!

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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.
Thank you from St. Isidore Catholic Church


We would like to express our sincerest thanks for the 176 books you donated to the annual St. Isidore Thanksgiving Drive!  On Sunday November 21, we were able to provide full Thanksgiving meals to 310 families to take home and cook. 

Due to your generosity every child that walked through our doors that night, from infants to teenagers, was able to receive between five and seven almost new books.  All remaining books, board games and videos/dvd's that remained after the drive were sent to services to local residents.  Thank you for feeding the minds of those that hunger for it while others feed their stomachs!

On behalf of our Thanksgiving 2010 Coordnator, Michelle Peluso, and St. Isidore, I thank you for generously answering our request and making our 2010 Thanksgiving Drive so successful.

Ane Berg
Director Human Needs Ministries
St. Isadore Catholic Church