Most Wanted Items

Items must be clean, safe and 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, oven 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, arrows, ammunition, hunting knives, etc.)

  • Phthalates (soft plastics)

  • Food

 

We recycle! Three-ring binders and hanging file folders generally are not in demand, but we will accept and recycle them for a small additional fee.

 

Please email donations@creativechirx.org with questions.

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

  • Corkboard, matte board, foam core, poster-board

  • Whiteboards, Blackboards

  • Glue

  • Aprons

  • Fabric (rolls and large pieces)

  • Trim, sewing notions, yarn, buttons,  thread

  • Beads and jewelry

  • Musical instruments

  • Clear plastic containers

  • Lumber

  • 3-Ring Binders*

  • ​Hanging file folders*

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