Post by stampnscrap1128 on Dec 16, 2017 16:52:23 GMT
I've come to the decision that I am just not into stamping/scrapping as much as I used to be. I have tons of stamps (a lot of Stampin' Up sets) that I'd like to donate to someone or a group (like a nursing home who could use them for OT) who lost their supplies due to a disaster (thinking of the hurricane and/or wildfire victims). Does anyone have any ideas or hints?
I have the same problem. I have asked so many people and nobody can use them becuse they don't do crafts. I have we r memory albums, cardstock, punches, stamps, etc. I just don't have the time or energy to sell, trade or even mail out right now. Wish there was someone in my area that could use them.
I have given a TON of stuff to my daughter's high school art teacher. She is head of the art program and there are some classes that do a lot of multi media work so they can use just about anything. She's gotten probably 30lbs of paper, a coluzzle with a bunch of templates. lots of embellishments, stamps, stamp pads, punches, paints, glitter, ribbon, beads & jewelry making stuff, and I can't even remember what all else. She is always thrilled and thanks me profusely when I drop off a box. I always have an open box around in the craft room so that whenever I come across something, I just toss it in there and drop it off when it gets full.
Local teachers for all grades (including preschool) love to get stuff. My daughter has told me she wants first dibs on stuff I am getting rid of so she can have it for her classroom (when she gets one).
I second giving to the Boys and Girls Club. I tried giving some to an elementary teacher and she said they don't give them enough time to do art at school and the projects have to be very simple if they do them at all.
I usually donate to our local ( an hour away) Ronald McDonald House. The children that stay there for medical treatment love to make cards to send back to love ones and to scrapbook their journeys. I know first hand because my daughter spent about a month there in her late teens while she was having medical issues. I've also donated to our local women shelter.
When my youngest was born, she had to stay in the NICU for a while before we could bring her home. One of the nurses there used scrapbooking supplies to make ornaments with the baby's footprint. Apparently she did this for all the babies in the NICU so that's where a box of my stuff is destined.
Daycares/preschools Public school art departments After school art programs Church children's ministries Orphanages Children's hospitals Ronald McDonald Houses Juvenile detention centers Boy/Girl Scouts Big Brothers/Sisters Battered women's shelters Women's prisons Retirement centers/homes Goodwill Salvation Army ...& many more!
I hesitated to mention this in my last post since you may not have this option but decided it's worth a shot. For the last couple of years, I have donated excess scrapping/stamping supplies to the local Humane Society. They hold a rummage sale quarterly and raise in excess of $100,000 a year. They are very happy to get my lightly used/never used stuff.
Do you have any local churches or other groups that hold rummage sales that would accept your donation?
Locally we have two different charities that accept donations of art and craft materials and either sell them in their crafty thrift store or use them for projects. One specially benefits a nonprofit for intellectually disabled adults. It's a great way to rehome supplies, I just have to be careful not to bring home more stuff from the store!