Donation Guidelines

Note:  This list is not comprehensive. It is designed to give you an idea of the materials that we accept. All donations are subject to staff approval based on size and space limitations.

Paper

Standard Copy Paper (plain, colored, bond, cardstock, etc.), Old Letterhead, Watercolor Paper, Drawing Pads, Construction Paper (not cut up bits), Butcher Paper (rolls), Posterboard, Wrapping Paper, Paper Sample Books, Maps, Calendars (new and used), Magazines (National Geographic and others with many images), Tissue Paper, Postage Stamps, Stock Photography Books, Blueprints, Cardboard Tubes (minimum 12” long)

Fabric and Notions

Fabric samples and yardage, Zippers, Buttons, Beads, Thread, Needles, Pins, Trim, Lace, Ribbon, Velcro, Leather, String (no tangles), Yarn (no tangles), Knitting Needles, Crochet Hooks, Patterns

Artist’s Mediums

Paint – watercolor, acrylic, oil, tempera (not dried out), Paint Brushes, Pastels, Glitter, Glue, Chalk, Ink, Stamps and Pads, Squeegees, Rollers, Carving Tools, Stencils, Transfer Letters and Numbers

Mat Board, Framing, Sign Making

Mat Board (3” X 5” and larger, cut and uncut; no strips), Foam Core (12” X 12” and larger), Frames (with or without glass, no broken glass), Mat Board Corner Samples, Frame Corner Samples, Acrylic, Plexiglass, Corrugated Plastic, Sign Board, Adhesive Vinyl

Architecture/Design

Carpet Samples (NO CARPET BOOKS), Laminate Samples, Wallcovering books/samples, Tile/Stone, Paint Chip Samples, Fabric Books/fabric memo samples, Wood Samples, resin/acrylic samples, glass, etc.

Office Supplies

Pens (usable), Pencils, Erasers, Markers (usable), Crayons, Chalk, Rulers, Scissors, Hole Punches, Staplers, Staples (standard size only), Staple Removers, Tape Dispensers, Tape, File Folders (manila, pocket and hanging), File Tabs, Dividers, Transparencies (unused), Rubber Bands, Paperclips, Envelopes (new or w/logo, not from junk mail), Labels, Binders.

Media/Tech

CDs (new, used, AOL), CD cases (in usable condition – not broken), Film Canisters, Slide Carousels, Slides, Floppy Disks (5 ¼” only), Resistors (rolls only), Telephone Wire, Wire (not power cords)

Metal

Clean Bottle Caps, Altoids / AOL tins, other small miscellaneous metal

Wood

Small blocks and boards. No nails or staples. Accepted at staff’s discretion.

Miscellaneous

Wine Corks, Tennis Balls, Stickers, Bubble Wrap, Baby Food Jars with Lids, Fake Flowers, Trophies, Gift Bags, Ribbons and Bows, Lenses, Storage Bins. Others accepted at staff discretion.

Materials that The Re:Use Market DOES NOT accept:

  • Clothing of any kind – not even as fabric
  • Household Goods and Appliances
  • Nic-Nacs – figurines, ornaments, anything Goodwill-like
  • Food Containers – yogurt tubs, cookie containers, Tupperware or Storage Bins
  • Packing Peanuts – bring them to a shipping store
  • Plastic Packaging
  • Carpet books (unless in the Interface containers)