Most Wanted Items

CLEAN, SAFE + WORKING!
 
Items CCRx Cannot Accept
  

It's hard to say "no thank you" to a donation.  But some things are not safe, or not what our patrons can use.  Here are some other resources to try if we can't take your items..

Items we cannot accept include:

  • CRT and DLP TVs, or rear-projection flat screen HDTVs

  • Cribs or car seats

  • Walkers or other products that do not meet the current safety standards of the US Consumer Product Safety Commission, including recalled items

  • Household chemical products (pesticides, paint, paint thinner, drain cleaner, over cleaner, aerosols, and other environmentally-unfriendly waste products)

  • Automotive hazardous (tires, lead acid batteries, additives, gasoline, oils, antifreeze, etc.)

  • Large appliances (refrigerators, freezers, stoves/ovens, washers/dryers, air conditioners, dehumidifiers, furnaces, microwaves, trash compactors, water heaters, large console stereos, freon-based appliances, etc.)

  • Personal care items (shampoo, conditioner, nail polish remover, shaving cream, hairspray, shavers, curling irons, etc.)

  • Fragrance items

  • Clothing (except costumes

  • Mattresses/box springs, including waterbed mattresses and frames

  • Weapons (guns, bows and arrows, ammunition, hunting knives, etc.)

  • Phthalates (soft plastics)

  • Food

Items CCRx Accepts
We love to try and give any item a good home, but the materials on this list are in particular demand with the teachers and other groups we serve.

  • Paper of all sorts

  • Art books and magazines

  • Art supplies

  • Office supplies (scissors, binders, push pins, rulers, staplers, tape, envelopes, folders)

  • Power tools

  • Audio/visual equipment

  • Theatrical lighting and clip lamps

  • Digital cameras and tripods

  • Computers (working + less than 5 years old)

  • Overhead projectors

  • Calculators

  • Folding tables and other furniture

  • Ladders

  • Chairs (rolling office or folding)

  • Pens, pencils, pencil sharpeners

  • Paper (drawing pads, note pads, office paper)

  • Stickers

  • Markers and crayons

  • Picture frames, stretcher bars, canvas, easels

  • Cork board, matte board, foam core, posterboard

  • White boards, Black boards

  • Glue

  • Aprons

  • Fabric (rolls and large pieces)

  • Trim, sewing notions, yarn, buttons,  thread

  • Beads and jewelry

  • Musical instruments

  • Clear plastic containers

  • Lumber

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"Trash is just a failure of imagination"

CPS Vendor #19517

EIN #47-4679301

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