Donate Supplies

Accepted donations:

  • awards (stickers, certificates, buttons)
  • backpacks
  • big books
  • big paper (large rolls, bulletin board)
  • bins and organizers (totes, baskets, desk caddies, desktop trays) *CURRENTLY NOT ACCEPTING DESKTOP TRAYS DUE TO EXCESS*
  • books (professional teacher resource – copyright date less than 10 years old, in good condition – NO textbooks, picture, or chapter)
  • CDs and DVDs (educational – NO music or non-educational)
  • chalk
  • classroom décor (bulletin board materials, posters – must be in good condition – NO handmade charts)
  • clipboards
  • clips (paper, binder, clothespins, miscellaneous)
  • copy paper
  • covers (book, report, sheet protectors)
  • craft supplies (foam pieces, craft sticks, pompoms, straws – NO recyclables)
  • crayons
  • dividers for binders
  • dry erase/cork boards
  • erasers
  • fabric


  • games (center activities, flash cards, content area games – NO worksheets)
  • glue (stick or bottle)
  • hole punches
  • index cards
  • manipulatives (counters, geoboards, money)
  • markers (dry erase, washable, permanent, highlighters)
  • note pads/Post It notes
  • notebooks (composition, spiral)
  • painting supplies (paint, brushes, canvases)
  • paper (lined, construction, graph)
  • pencil boxes (box, case)
  • pencil sharpeners pencils (regular, colored)
  • pens
  • rubber bands
  • scissors
  • staple removers
  • staplers
  • stuffed animals and puppets
  • tape (masking, scotch)
  • timers

The materials available to teachers are gently-used donations. Teachers, schools, individuals, and businesses who contribute supplies they no longer need can rest assured that they will go to someone who needs them.  Choose the donation option that is most convenient for you:

  • Deliver them during open hours (Thursdays 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. & Saturdays 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.) – no appointment necessary
  • Drop them off any time at our location, in the red donation shed in front of the warehouse
  • Schedule a pickup 
    • Fees apply to recover costs associated with picking up donations. The fee is $35 for Baltimore City, $50 for Baltimore County, and $75 for all other counties.
    • Payment can be made by credit card, check, or cash. If paying by check or cash, payment is due upon pickup.

Click the links below to download PDF documents:

Additional Information About Donating

  • We DO NOT accept the following materials:
    • Worksheets – VHS/cassette tapes or records – Recyclables – Furniture
    • Handmade charts or activities
    • Outdated materials
    • Supplies branded with company logos
  • Donation receipts will be provided upon request
  • PENCILS are the most requested supply from teachers

Below are some recommended organizations to donate supplies the Swap does not accept:

A $25 donation covers costs to keep the Swap open for a day!

Do you want to help local teachers with a financial donation? Even a small donation can make a huge difference for a teacher, and ultimately their students.

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