Top Places to Donate School Supplies

Annalee Sawiak, Chief Sustainability Officer at Furniture Bank, driving sustainability and expansion.

Guest Blog Post by Samantha Bernardo, Furniture Bank Inbound Sales Associate

Many people find ways to donate furniture and clothing throughout the Greater Toronto Area, but what about your leftover school supplies… From stationery, to children’s books, textbooks and electronics, where in the city can we donate our old items to people in need of them? 

Here are some of my favourite organizations where you can donate school supplies, and don’t forget to spread the word! Let’s try to stop these things from collecting dust, and give them a new home instead!

STATIONERY

Covenant House Toronto

Helping open doors to youth transitioning out of homelessness, Covenant House Toronto over the last 33 years has changed lives. Always accepting a variety of items, Covenant House Toronto is always looking for school supplies.  Items such as pens, paper, notebooks, backpacks, art supplies and more.

CHILDREN’S BOOKS

The Children’s Book Bank

They are looking for gently used children’s books that your kids have enjoyed for others to start new adventures with. The Children’s Book Bank of Regent Park area of Toronto offers a drop off location for books ages  0 – 12 years old.  

TEXTBOOKS

S.T.E.L.L.A.A

When donating to S.T.E.L.L.A.A you are helping change education in many schools and libraries throughout Sub-Saharan Africa., S.T.E.L.L.A.A  is looking for gently used primary through post secondary textbooks, encyclopedias, dictionaries, medical and law textbooks, academic journals and more. Drop off centers are located throughout the GTA.

ELECTRONICS

Free Geek Toronto

They offer both a drop off location in downtown Toronto, and a paid pickup service. Free Geek Toronto accepts your old computers, laptops, printers and more to reduce the environmental impact of electronic waste.

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Do you have old furniture that you no longer need or use? We can pick it up for you and transfer it to a family in need of furniture. Click here to learn more about our furniture removal and pick up service.

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