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Drop off during store hours at 322 N Cody. Parking in back as well.
Wednesday and Friday 3-6 PM, Saturday 10-5 or Sunday 12-4 or by appointment only! 563-289-3946
All items must be CLEAN, SAFE and NON-TOXIC Please do as much pre-sorting as possible.
Immediate needs: Small and medium size baskets, buttons, corks, crochet and knitting needles, working sewing machines, sewing threads and yarn. Volunteers to help sort items Art supplies -scissors, crayons (pieces OK), construction paper, paint brushes, paints, chalk, canvas, big paper to paint on, mat board, hole punchers, art tools, craft items
Plastic bin (with lids) – all sizes
Children’s books PAPER BAGS ALWAYS NEEDED! Art paints (watercolor, acrylic, oil, poster, gouache, or tempera) with labels (no house paint) Art Supplies (printing blocks, brayers, stencils, craft kits) Artificial Plants and Flowers Baggies - Balls - Beads - Bones - Brushes Bottle caps - Baby Food Jars Buttons - Cassettes - Cameras - Canvas - Candles - Ceramic Tiles CDs - CD cases - Chalk - Chip Board - Colored Paper Corks - Craft Supplies - Crayons - Currency - DVD cases Disks - Educational games and kits - Egg Cartons Envelopes - Fabric samples (no cut-up clothing, please) Fabric yardage - Feathers File Folders - Film canisters Foam Core - Frames - Games - Gift Wrap - Glitter Glue - Hobby Supplies Instruments Jewelry - Knitting/crochet Needles - Labels Lace - Leather - Mailing Tubes Magnets - Maps - Marbles - Matt board - MOUSE PADS (for computers) Office supplies (paper trays, paper clips, index cards, labels hole punchers, staplers) Notebooks and Pads - Paper of all types Party Supplies - Pens/Pencils - Pins/Needles - Photographs Plastic Utensils - Plexiglass - Popsicle sticks - Scissors Posters - Records - Ribbon - Rubber bands - Rubber stamps Rulers - Sewing Notions - Stamps - Staplers - Stamp Pads Stickers - Screenprinting supplies - String - Stuffing Tape - Teaching materials - Test Tubes and Lab Gear - Trimmings - Toys - Yarn - Wallpaper - Wire - Wood rounds & dowels Zippers ...and other unique brick-a-brack.
We currently DO NOT ACCEPT: 3-ring binders (we're overstocked), electronics, Christmas items, blank or home recorded VHS tapes, kitchen gear & utensils, encyclopedias, text books, computers and computer parts, electric typewriters, Plastic containers, plumbing, clothing, lumber & large wood, building materials (doors & windows), large tiles, styrofoam, styrofoam peanuts and packing chunks, food packaging, house paint, any toxic or hazardous materials, suitcases, appliances, bedding & sheets, pillows, drapes, blinds, curtains, anything moldy, anything smelly, anything that needs a lot of cleaning or fixing
From your Business: Drop it off, call 563-289-3946 or email to arrange a pick-up!
We can't accept sharp objects, materials containing lead or plastic that is harmful to children. We also take financial contributions to help keep the store up-to-date in this economic climate when low-cost educational supplies are needed more than ever.
- cuttings and punch-outs - washers or part covers used in shipping - fabric - vinyl or leather scraps - smooth wood and wood turnings - colored paper - surplus or outdated stock - unusual packing material (no Stryo worms, please) - sturdy cardboard tubes - samples and sample books - foam pieces - promotional materials—badges, magnets, misc.