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We Need Your Help!

Donations in any amount greatly appreciated.

Here are just a few ways you can help us keep Teachers and Paws Project going....

    Shop at TAPPestry Thrift!

  • Employee Matching Gifts – Ask your employer if they have a matching gift policy.

  • Sponsor a Teacher -- Sponsor a teacher membership/purchase a gift certificate for $20.

  • Gift Certificates/Cards – e.g., gift cards from office supply stores and other stores.

  • Host a Third-Party event – Host an event to benefit Teachers and Paws Project​.

  • You can also help by Organizing a Collection Drive or donating items on our wish list. 

  • In-kind or donation of items – for our Thrift Store please find our wish list here​.

We are looking for clean, safe and interesting donations that will support our teachers and students while at the same time preserving our environment.
Art & Crafts/School Supplies

Art & Crafts/School Supplies

Art supplies (new and used) such as tempura paint, sponge brushes, etc.

Books (all kinds, not just teaching)

Craft kits and misc. crafting items

Stickers and classroom decorations including bulletin board items and streamers

Fabric (full pieces)

Jewelry beads and buttons

Paper of all kinds (including matte and foam board)

Sharpies, sharpies, and more sharpies!

School supplies (pencils, pens, markers, crayons, paper, paint, etc.)

Copy paper (full reams in any color greatly appreciated)


Plastic storage bins (any size)

Office supplies (file trays, binders, staplers, tape, clips, etc.)

Children’s clothes (shirts, pants, coats, hats, mittens, gloves, boots, shoes, etc.)

Cardboard fabric bolts


Packing material –square pieces of Styrofoam (not large unusable shaped sizes)

Promotional items

Rock and shell collections

Small furniture (chairs, tables, desks, file cabinets, easels, bulletin boards, book shelves, etc.)



Tennis balls and empty containers

Golf balls, tees, and pencils

Jigsaw puzzles (missing pieces are OK




35mm film containers

Baby food and Mason jars (clean, with lids only)

CDs and cases (new)

Shoe boxes (with lids only)

Ziploc-type bags (new)

Reusable bags (brown paper bags, canvas bags)

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Discontinued items, overruns, and surplus materials

Lab equipment (beakers, flasks, test tubes, etc.)

Household items

Cardboard tubes and plastic tubes – all sizes

Clothes pins

Corks (must be clean)

Cups, plates, and straws – new only (no glass)

Egg cartons (not flats)

Greeting cards (new)


Calendars with pictures (new and used)

Please note: All donations must be in good working order, readily usable without assembly or repair, free of dirt, mold, water damage or pet hair.
We do not accept dangerous items such as toxic chemicals, weapons or explosives.

Make a tax deductible donation‏.

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