Donation Scheduling

DONATION RULES

The size of four banker boxes
  • Donations are by appointment only and scheduled using our online system (see below when available).
  • Please read our guidelines on Accepted and NOT Accepted items closely – if you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us for clarification.
  • Donations can be NO MORE than 4 Banker’s Boxes worth of material PER APPOINTMENT.  If you have more than 4 bankers boxes worth you would like to donate, please email us directly at store@sparepartssa.org to see if we can make special arrangements.
  • If you are a business and would like to make arrangements for large or regular donations, please contact us directly at store@sparepartssa.org

ITEMS WE DO NOT NEED AT THIS TIME

  • Three Ring Binders
  • Toilet paper and paper towel cardboard tubes (recycle me!)
  • Trophies
  • Hanging file folders (Metal bars can be recycled, folders can go in an Organics bin!)
  • Christmas Decorations (Trees, Ornaments, etc)

ITEMS WE CANNOT ACCEPT

  • Anything Water-damaged, Smelly (smoke, urine, etc), Rusty, Sticky, Moldy, Dirty, or Bug Infested!
  • Construction Debris
  • Appliances/Power tools with cord or batteries and Christmas Lights
  • Batteries
  • Generic Housewares (kitchen utensils, bakeware, plates, bowls, etc), Clothing, Bedding, Pillows, Linens, etc
  • Bullet Casings/Shells – NO WEAPONS
  • Cardboard
  • Flammable liquids and aerosols (Gas cans, Spray Paint, Turpentine, etc)
  • Furniture
  • Coat and Clothing Hangers
  • Materials with toxic solvents or other toxic chemicals
  • Packing Peanuts and Styrofoam
  • Prescription bottles or anything that held/contacted medications
  • Rusty Materials
  • Stuffed toys
  • Toiletries (shampoo, perfume, makeup, conditioner, soap, etc)
  • Candles (plain or in glass jars)
  • VHS or Cassette Tapes

ITEMS WE ACCEPT

Fiber and Fiber Arts

  • Yarn, Thread, String, Cord, etc.
  • Fabric – All types (Scraps over 2” square to Full Yardage/Bolts)
  • Sewing Machines/ Sergers/Industrial Machines (Working and Non-working)
  • Weaving, Knitting, Crochet, Tatting, Rug, Latch Hook, Lace making, and Felting tools and supplies 
  • Embroidery / Needlepoint supplies and tools
  • Buttons, Zippers, Tape Measures, Needles, Pins, Pincushions, Sewing Boxes, Scissors, Cutting Mats, Rotary cutters, sewing notions, etc
  • Quilting tools (Specialty/Small quilting irons – working, Grids, Rulers, Templates)
  • Batting and PolyFil (Clean!)
  • Fiber Dyes/Tie Dye Kits (Original Containers/labels, No Leaks)
  • Ribbon, Lace, Binding, etc
  • Vintage linens (Excellent shape)
  • Fiber Art Kits (Complete or Partial/Unfinished)
  • Patterns and Instruction Books

Books, Media, and PaperCrafts

  • Paperback and Hardback Books on: Art/Art History, Photography, Craft Instructions, Art Instruction, Architecture, etc (No Fiction, Novels, Children’s Story Books, etc Please)
  • Vinyl Records, Loose DVDs/CDs for crafts (no cases please)
  • Magazines: Nat Geo, Nature, Art/Artists, Patterns/Craft Instructions, Fine Art, etc
  • Photographs (Old and Slides), Film Negatives, Photo Frames and Mattes, Cameras, Slide Viewers, etc
  • Scrapbooking Paper and Supplies/Notions 
  • Cards, Stationary, Envelopes, Postcards, etc
  • Maps, Calendars, Blueprints
  • Prints, Art Posters, Lamination tools/laminating material
  • Origami paper and instructions
  • Rubber stamps and ink pads
  • Handmade paper/Papermaking supplies: Deckles, etc
  • Paper cutting tools / guillotine cutters (blades safely contained/removed please)

JEWELRY AND BEADS/BEADING

  • Beads – Glass, plastic, natural materials, etc
  • Jewelry findings, beading wire/thread,, etc
  • Wire making tools, bead looms, pliers, mandrels, Pick-up tools, forms/molds, etc
  • Jewelry displays and holders
  • Costume and Vintage jewelry and watches (intact or for upcycle)
  • Acrylic resin tools and medium (in original containers), 
  • Bead and jewelry making instruction books and magazines

Office Supplies

  • Pens, Markers, Sharpies, Highlighters, Pencils, Mechanical Pencils, etc
  • Erasers and White Out
  • Architecture and Drafting Supplies (Ink Pens, Ink Bottles, Compass/Drafting Sets, Slide and Scale Rules, Mylar, Graphite, Drafting lead, Drafting pencils, etc)
  • Scissors, Hole Punches, Rulers, Thumb Tacks, Paperclips, Staplers/Staples, Sticky Notes, Memo Pads, Index Cards, etc
  • Office and Desk Organizers
  • White Boards, Cork Boards, Wall Organizers
  • Printer Paper/Reams, Resume Paper, Envelopes, etc
  • Glue, Tape, Rubber Cement, etc
  • Notebooks and Notepads
  • School Folders, Subject dividers, Manilla Folders
  • Calculators

Kid’s and All Purpose Crafts

  • White Glue, Glue Sticks, Duct Tape, Decorative Tape, Glitter Glue, Glue Guns/Sticks, etc
  • Glitter, Sequins, Rhinestones, Googly Eyes, Stickers, Feathers, etc
  • Crayons, Markers, Colored Pencils, Pastels
  • Cotton Balls, Q-Tips, Toothpicks (Unused)
  • Watercolors, Non-Toxic Paints, Brushes, Sponges, Other Painting tools
  • Wooden dowels, boxes, letters, spools, beads, general wood kit supplies
  • Construction paper, craft foam sheets, felt, etc
  • Musical Instruments of all types (working or for repair/parts)
  • Craft kits (all ages)
  • Stencils and Stamps, ink pads
  • Modeling clay, playdough (with labels/original containers), clay tools, stamps and forms
  • Dolls and doll making supplies
  • Small hard toys (Under 12”)
  • Board games and puzzles (complete or for parts)

Fine Art and Art Supplies

  • Fine Art and Art Supplies
  • Canvas, boards, and stretching equipment (new or used)
  • Sketch books, Watercolor Paper, specialty art paper, etc
  • Gesso and Primer (Excellent condition, original containers)
  • Chalk, Conte Crayons, Pastels, etc
  • Paint Pallets, Brushes, Sponges, Trays, Watercolors, etc
  • Painting and Fine Art Kits/Sets
  • Screen Printing Supplies, Ink, transfer machines (all sizes), etc
  • Glass-Plexiglass, Stained Glass pieces and tools/supplies
  • Stencils and Rubber Stamps
  • Hand Tools (non-electric)
  • Paints (Oil, Acrylic, etc in usable condition/original containers)
  • Smocks/Aprons (blank)
  • Charcoal and graphite
  • Ceramic and kiln molds, Glazes (in original containers)
  • Cameras and Photography Supplies

Party Supplies and Decorations

  • Wreath making supplies: tulle, wreath forms (all types), burlap
  • Flowers and floral supplies
  • Party hats, banners, table cloths, favors, wrapping paper, crepe paper, gift bags, etc
  • Teacher/Classroom Decorations: Poster Board backing, edging, classroom banners, classroom posters/calendars, etc
  • Speciality baking supplies: candy molds (plastic or silicone), cutting mats, and baking supplies (NO large pans, pots, or edible items)
  • All purpose holiday supplies/decorations – ornament blanks, blank egg forms, notions for themed wreaths, etc (NO Christmas trees, Christmas lights, premade/commercial decorations please)

Containers

  • Containers
  • Altoid tins, cookie tins, popcorn tins (CLEAN)
  • Coffee Cans (VERY CLEAN)
  • Plastic containers with Lids: Pencil boxes, jewelry boxes, organizers, shoe boxes,etc
  • Baskets: wicker, wood, plastic, etc
  • Reusable Grocery Bags
  • Fabric craft totes and bags
  • Cigar boxes (wood and cardboard)
  • Cardboard boxes with lids: jewelry boxes, shoe boxes, gift box sets, etc
  • Blank decoupage boxes (wood, cardboard)
  • Wooden boxes: Jewelry, Trinket, baskets, fruit, etc
  • Squirt bottles and applicator bottles
  • Glass Jars: Baby Food Jars with Lids, Mason jars (VERY CLEAN)

Raw Materials

  • Raw Materials
  • Corks, Pine Cones, Acorns, Shells, etc
  • Bottle caps (metal and plastic)
  • Dowels (all sizes/materials)
  • Clean Scrap and PVC Tubing 
  • (Under 3’)
  • Mosaic Supplies
  • Foam board/core, Poster Board, Art Frames, etc
  • Sample Books: Linoleum, Glass, Fabric, Acrylic, Wood, Tile, etc
  • Terracotta pottery and pottery blanks
  • Wood scraps under 2’
  • Wallpaper and newsprint
  • Rigid/Closed cell foam
  • Vinyl and acrylic scraps
  • Twine, Jute, Cording, Chain, Wire (clean/coated), Fasteners, etc
  • Wood stain, paint samples, etc (Pint or smaller, in original containers)
  • Duct tape, automotive tape, reflective tape, painters tape, etc
  • Parchment paper, film wrap, shrink wrap, etc
  • Buckets and containers (CLEAN)
  • Candle making supplies (wax bases, molds, thermometers)

Other Accepted Items

  • Specialty tools: i.e. glass cutters, industrial walking foot machines, corner round punches, etc
  • Business end cuts (fabric, vinyl, etc), Floor displays, etc
  • Don’t see it listed?  Email us and Ask!

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