Suggested Donations

About
About

This is a basic list of suggested items. Just because we do not list it does not mean it would not make a great learning tool! We are particularly interested in items to be reused such as packing peanuts, dowel rods, and foam pieces. However, new items are also appreciated.

Click here for the list in PDF​​

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Types of Materials Needed
Types of Materials Needed
  • non-traditional learning tools
  • interestingly shaped trims
  • factory seconds or rejects
  • packing products
  • production overruns
  • obsolete inventory/logo items
  • clean, colorful punch outs
False
Office Products
Office Products
  • staplers
  • hole punches
  • cassette tapes
  • vertical files
  • paper clips
  • rubber bands
  • tabbed dividers
  • note pads
  • sheet protectors
  • envelopes
  • labels
  • dry erase markers
  • fax paper
  • scissors
  • Bulletin/Dry-Erase boards
  • CD R's
  • software (old versions)
  • in/out trays
  • copy holders
  • envelopes
  • file folders
  • 2-pocket folders
  • glue
  • ink pads/stamps
  • markers
  • mouse pads
  • paper (all kinds)
  • pencils
  • pens
  • rulers
  • paste/glue sticks
False
Paper Supplies
Paper Supplies
  • copy paper
  • computer paper
  • note pads
  • art paper
  • matte board
  • contact paper
  • note cards
  • peel & stick vinyl
  • wrapping paper
  • rolls of newsprint
  • construction paper
  • end cuts
  • stationery
  • envelopes
False
Science and Math Materials
Science and Math Materials
  • magnifying lenses
  • plant seeds
  • small animal cages/aquariums
  • rock and mineral collections
  • shell collections
  • rulers
  • microscopes
  • small countable items
  • calculators
  • flasks/test tubes
  • geometric figures
  • science magazines
  • usable batteries
  • copper wire
  • magnets
False
Arts and Crafts
Arts and Crafts
  • bric-a-brac
  • chalk
  • clay
  • crayons
  • paint brushes
  • paste
  • plaster of paris
  • popsicle sticks
  • sand paper
  • string
  • tempra paint
  • yarn
  • straws
  • forks
  • spools
  • beads
  • frames
  • carpet squares
  • buttons
  • fabric scraps
  • mylar/contact paper
  • nails
  • pie tins
  • shoe strings
  • elastic
  • toothpicks
  • wallpaper
  • books
  • baskets
  • thread
  • self-sealing bags
False
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  • 1147 SE 7th Ave
  • Gainesville, FL 32641
  • Phone: 352-374-5213
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  • The Tools for Schools center is open on Wednesday & Thursday from 1:30pm-5:30pm during the school year.

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