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