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Donating Craft Supplies?

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Hey all,

So about 4 years ago I decided that I would start making cards, I bought a whole bunch of crafty supplies and 4 years later I can't have made more than about 5 cards.

Most of my stuff is either not used or hardly used, it's far too much hassle for me to try and eBay it, but someone else could easily use it rather than binning it all

I've had a quick Google and I found Scrap Stores, has anyone ever donated to them? Or does anyone else have any ideas about where I could take my supplies?

Thanks! :D
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  • summerlady_2
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    I have donated to the local scrap store and have received items from them for my group.


    They are great and will ensure that your unwanted card-making materials are put to good use.
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    How about your local primary school?
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  • topaztiger
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    I work for a Pre- School and we are always so grateful for donations of craft supplies as we are a charity and to buy these items is really expensive. I would take them to a local one in your area. Maybe one that is run in a church hall, like the one that I work for and donate them for the children to make lovely things for their mum's and dad's x :)
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    Scrap Stores are brilliant.

    Other groups happy to receive such things direct would be Brownie Packs / Guide Companies or Scout groups, especially if some of the stuff is too fiddly for pre-schoolers.

    However I just googled 'therapeutic arts groups Swansea' and quite a few adult groups seemed to pop up. I say this because the charity I work for (not in Swansea) were very grateful recipients of a huge mass of craft supplies from someone who was moving house and no longer had room for a dedicated craft room.
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    Hey all,

    So about 4 years ago I decided that I would start making cards, I bought a whole bunch of crafty supplies and 4 years later I can't have made more than about 5 cards.

    Most of my stuff is either not used or hardly used, it's far too much hassle for me to try and eBay it, but someone else could easily use it rather than binning it all

    I've had a quick Google and I found Scrap Stores, has anyone ever donated to them? Or does anyone else have any ideas about where I could take my supplies?

    Thanks! :D
    Quite a few animal charity forums have members who make cards to raise money for the charity.


    If you want to help animals, you could search on www.Dogpages.org.uk for rescues (not just dogs) in your area, then join their forum and contact the craft person .
  • vikki_louise
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    Hi, I go into a small hospital twice a year. While there I do lots of crafting as they run craft sessions or bring craft things to your bed. It's non profit and has no funding, they would be very greatful for any craft materials. If you would like more details please PM me :)
    Also lots of sick kids at https://www.postpals.co.uk would love a crafty parcel in the post
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    I recently donated a bundle of craft stuff to the local children's hospice after phoning them to ask if they could make use of it.
    The bigger the bargain, the better I feel.

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