Important Information

What: The Spare Parts 2024 Open Donation Day
When: June 1st from 11am – 4pm
Where: The San Antonio Garden Center (3310 N New Braunfels Ave, San Antonio, TX 78209)

Donors, please stick to the donation time-slot you signed up for in SimpleTix. We anticipate for the first two hours will be pretty packed. Please enter Parking Lot C and form a line with your vehicle as seen in the diagram below. There will be a curved drop off point where you pull up and our team of volunteers will take your donations from your car for you. Donation receipts are available upon request.

Do not block the entrance to any of the parking lots. The San Antonio Botanical Gardens will be hosting a couple of family events so those lots will need to be accessible. Please also be on the lookout for pedestrians.

Questions and Answers

Q: Do I need to show my SimpleTix ticket?
A: No, we will have a list of those who registered to donate and will verify by name.

Q: Can I carry in my donation after I arrive?
A: If you would like to park and carry your donation to our team rather than waiting in line you may do so. Just be cautious of other vehicles and pedestrians in the parking lot.

Q: If I can’t arrive during my scheduled time, can I come later?
A: Yes, as long as you arrive before 4pm you should be okay.

Q: Can I arrive early?
A: No, please arrive on or after your scheduled donation time. If you arrive too early, our team will not be prepared to receive donations.

Q: Can I take my donation to your Center for Creative Reuse instead of The Garden Center?
A: No, all Open Donation Day donations should be taken to the San Antonio Garden Center. The Center for Creative Reuse will not have the resources to receive donations.

Q: I’m not sure if you accept a specific item I am trying to donate, who can I check with?
A: Please email with specific item questions

Q: Can I buy items after I donate?
A: Not on June 1st. This is a donation drop off day only. On Sunday, June 2nd we will have all the donations sorted and ready for the public at 12:00pm. You are more than welcome to return for the MEGA Pay-What-You-Can sale.

Q: Can I get a receipt for my donation?
A: Yes, receipts will be available upon request during donation drop off. If you request a donation receipt our team may ask you to provide an estimated dollar value of your donation.

Thank You

The Spare Parts Team would like to express our deepest gratitude for signing up and donating material donations of arts and craft supplies. Your generosity will have a significant positive impact on our community.

Thanks to your contribution, the San Antonio community will have access to these creative supplies and materials that they might otherwise not be able to afford. You are helping families with limited budgets, seniors on fixed incomes, educators, students, crafters, artists, and more. Your materials will find a new home and a second life which moves us closer towards a circular economy that focuses on reuse and sustainability.

We are incredibly grateful for your belief in our mission and your willingness to support us with such thoughtful donations. It is through the kindness of community members like you that we can continue to make a difference.

We look forward to sharing stories about the impact of your donation in the future. In the meantime, please know that your generosity is deeply appreciated.

With sincere thanks,

Maggi Peachey,
Spare Parts Executive Director