30+ Places to Donate Your Surplus Craft Supplies

November 10, 2021

Anyone else have an abundance of craft supplies? What about unfinished or abandoned projects?

Sometimes when craft supplies are collected, they may be incorrect for the task at hand or part of an old hobby that no longer serves us.

So… What to do with all the excess craft supplies and tools you're decluttering?

We asked our community to give suggestions on the best places to donate surplus craft supplies and tools. They responded in a big way!

Types of Craft Supplies You Can Donate

It really depends on where you're donating as to what you might like to give away. Think about extra yarn, knitting needles, paints, paintbrushes, cardstock, beads, glue, scissors, etc.

If you're donating to a school or classroom, you could even get creative and put together individual craft packs for the students. But... that's something that does take time.

If you're in the throes of decluttering, don't make it that difficult 😉

As with anything you're donating, make sure it is actually in usable condition. Things that are close to being scraps or damaged should not be donated.

The receivers on the other end may be volunteers who simply don't have the time to sort through "junk".

How to Donate Your Excess Craft Stock

We recommend calling ahead to any of these groups before dropping off your extra craft supplies. Make sure they are actually open to donations as well as what exactly they're interested in.

They may not need or want what you're offering at the moment, so it would be a waste of time to arrive and have to leave immediately with your supplies still in hand!

It's also important to find out the procedure for donating.

30+ Places to Donate Your Surplus Craft Supplies

1 -Libraries for after-school clubs

2 - Group homes for developmentally delayed adults

3 - Boys & Girls clubs

4 - Freecycle.org

5 - Local Teachers

6 - Domestic Violence Shelters

7 - Public or private schools

8 - Churches

9 - Sunday School Groups

10 - Preschools

11 - Daycares

12 - Girl Scouts & Boy Scouts

13 - Community Centers

14 - Nursing Homes

15 - Assisted Living Centers

16 - Crayola Color Cycle for dried up markers

17 - Local Art Councils

18 - Thrift Stores

19 - Buy Nothing Groups on Facebook

20 - Community Theater Groups

21 - Habitat Restore

22 - NextDoor.com

23 - YMCA’s

24 - Art Museums

25 - Prison Systems

26 - Homeschooling families

27 - Local Council on Aging

28 - Summer Camps

29 - Pickupplease.org

30 - Recreation Centers

31 - Givebackbox.com

32 - Children’s Hospitals

33 - Facebook Marketplace

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Sarah Mueller

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