Donate Supplies

The materials available to teachers and families are donation-based, so we depend on the generosity of others to support our mission. Teachers, schools, individuals, and businesses who contribute unwanted supplies can rest assured that they will go to someone who needs them. To donate supplies, choose the option that is most convenient for you:

  • Deliver them during open hours (Thursdays 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. & Saturdays 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.) – no appointment necessary
  • Contact to arrange an alternate time to deliver donations
  • Contact us to schedule a pick-up
    • The following pickup fees apply to cover transportation costs:
      • Within 15 miles of zip code 21230: No fee
      • Within 16 – 25 miles of zip code 21230: $5
      • Within 26 – 35 miles of zip code 21230: $10

Examples of supplies:

  • School Supplies: notebooks, paper, folders, binders, clipboards, dry erase boards, scissors, glue, pencil cases, crayons, markers, pencils, and pens
  • Office Supplies: paper, staplers, sticky notes, desk organizers, and storage containers
  • Classroom Materials: pocket charts, name tags, stickers, student certificates, posters, charts, bulletin board decorations, and calendar materials
  • Arts and Crafts: paint, fabric, beads, plastic containers, yarn, egg cartons, toilet paper rolls, and construction paper
  • Curriculum Supplements: math manipulatives, interactive tools, science tools, curriculum kits, games, puzzles, and center activities
  • Early Childhood: imaginative play items, costumes, toys, stuffed animals, and floor puzzles
  • Books: workbooks, teacher resources, big books

If you have any questions about whether or not we will accept a specific donation, please contact us. Our programmatic costs are offset through individual contributions and through selling certain donations online.

A $25 donation can buy a teacher classroom supplies for one year from The Baltimore Teacher Supply Swap!

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.

Additional Information About Donating

  • Do not leave donations at the door or when the Swap closed.
  • Donation receipts will be provided.
  • PENCILS are our most requested supply from teachers. Please donate pencils if available.
  • Gently used supplies are accepted.
  • Supplies branded with company logos are accepted.
  • We DO NOT accept the following materials:
    • Novels, children’s books, or textbooks (please donate those to the Maryland Book Bank)
    • Worksheets or mimeographs
    • VHS/cassette tapes or records
    • Furniture
    • Homemade or hand-written charts
    • Outdated materials

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

Don't Have Supplies to Donate?

Volunteer with Us!

The Baltimore Teacher Supply Swap is a completely volunteer-run organization with no paid staff, so we rely on volunteers to keep it up and running. Volunteers are the backbone of the organization.

The Swap will re-open at its new location on May 5.Click here to learn more.