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Donate Materials

We could not exist without your donations

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Why donate to Resource Depot?

By donating to us, you help keep thousands of pounds of valuable resources out of landfills and make them accessible to the community for reuse.

Don't have items to donate, but still want to support our mission?

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What can you donate?

We collect a wide variety of clean, reusable materials that have the potential to be reused creatively for art, DIY, organization, education, decoration, and so much more. 

Already familiar with our donation process?

Stuff We Love

  • Craft and art supplies

  • Office supplies

  • Organizational supplies

  • Paper goods and scrapbooking materials

  • Educational tools and toys

  • Holiday/party supplies

  • Sewing supplies

Stuff we do not take

  • Any items that are unclean

  • Any items that are hazardous/dangerous

  • Mattresses

  • Used batteries

  • Unmarked powders/liquids

  • Medicines or medicine containers

  • Food

  • Tires

  • Baby or animal items

Broken bits by color

Broken bits by color

Wine Corks

Wine Corks

Using calendar images in a project

Using calendar images in a project

Reclaimed vintage piano hammers

Reclaimed vintage piano hammers

Finger Puppets

Finger Puppets

Little Boxes

Little Boxes

Art Supplies

Art Supplies

Box of markers

Box of markers

Sorted items to donate

Sorted items to donate

Using upcycled shoeboxes

Using upcycled shoeboxes

Using upcycled metal jugs

Using upcycled metal jugs

Although it is impossible to list absolutely every item we take, you can scan the page below for a general idea of items we take, or search for specific items you may have. 

If ever you are in doubt about an item you are donating, please contact us! Donating items we do not accept puts additional strain on our small non profit as we have to allocate resources and staff to properly disposing the item. 

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How to donate to Resource Depot?

Before donating to Resource Depot, we ask that you prepare your items by ensuring they are clean and tested, sorting like-items together, and bagging/sorting small items.

Each donation we receive must be weighed, inspected, sorted, and processed before it is made available to customers. As a small non-profit with limited staff members, preparing your donations helps manage the flow of materials we bring in, and allows us the time needed to maintain operations and reduce employee burnout.

Preparing Your Donation

Please organize your donation in a box or bag you can leave with us. We sort through every donation and reserve the right to accept a donation in part or not at all upon viewing it. If you want to keep your boxes, be prepared to wait for us finish processing your donation.

Dropping off your Donation

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Walk-In

Can you carry the donation in by yourself?

If you have 1-2 boxes/bags that you can carry in on your own in one trip, then you are welcome to park on the street, walk up the ramp with your donation and look for a staff member to assist you. From there, we will get your donation to our hard working materials associates to be sorted and allocated to the different sections of our organization. If you are choosing this option for donating, please be mindful of our operating hours!

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Appointment

Will you need staff assistance with your donation?

If you are unable to carry your donation in by yourself in one trip and require staff assistance, you will need to make a donation appointment. Appointments are available during business hours and secured through our online booking form. We strive to make your donation drop off as simple as possible. Our parking lot is specifically reserved for those with scheduled donation appointments. Simply pull up to the loading dock, ring the doorbell, and a member of our donation staff will assist you in unloading your items.

Please Note:  When booking a donation appointment, if you do not see any available times listed for your desired date, all appointments have been booked for that day. If the following message appears when trying to book an appointment: "This date is not available. Try another," it means that we are either closed or appointments for the selected date are already full.

  • When are field trip bookings available?
    Currently, field trips can be booked between 10am and 2pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. If those times do not work for you, please send an email to education@resourcedepot.org and we will see how we can accommodate your needs.
  • What if we have more than the maximum number of students per opportunity?
    Unfortunately, our maximums are set based on our space restrictions and we would encourage you to choose a different option that fits your class size. If you only have one or two children more than our maximums, we may be able to consider it for a small increase in fee, depending on the opportunity. As a reminder, although we do not offer on-site field trips for groups larger than 20 students, we offer a self-directed off-site service which includes a detailed lesson plan, materials and instructions for the related hands-on activity, and the related extension activity for up to and including 30 students. Check out our Class Outreach (coming soon!) for more information on this service!
  • How and when do I pay?
    You will pay at the time of booking through our online booking portal. You can pay with debit or credit card. If you require a different payment method, please send an email to education@resourcedepot.org prior to booking.
  • What if we need to cancel our booking?
    If you need to cancel the booking more than a week in advance, you will receive a full refund. If you cancel within a week of your booking, you will receive a 50% refund. If you cancel within 24 hours of a booking, no refund will be provided. For cancellations, please email education@resourcedepot.org.
  • What if we can't afford the fees for the opportunities?
    If you are a Title-1 school, you may be eligible to apply for a full or pro-rated scholarship through one of our outreach programs. If you think you are eligible, please email education@resourcedepot.org for the form.
  • How many adults can and should be present during the field trip?
    There must be a minimum of 2 adult chaperones who assist with classroom management and activities during the field trip. Due to space restrictions, we can allow up to 4 adults to assist during the field trips. Other adults are welcome to stay downstairs and shop independently during the field trip.
  • Can Resource Depot come to us instead?
    At this time, we do not offer the opportunity for offsite field trips, however we strongly encourage teachers to choose our class kit option to take the field trip back to their classroom. Our kits provide all the resources and materials for the activities, except for some standard consumables and tools like glue and scissors. Additionally, we have an active after school program which you can learn more about here.
  • How do we get to Resource depot and where do we park?
    Resource depot is located at 2508 Florida Avenue in West palm beach. Florida Ave. is located between Georgia Ave & Dixie Hwy, off Belvedere Rd. Coming from North or South – take I-95 to Belvedere Rd. and exit heading EAST. You’ll pass 3 stoplights, the last one being Georgia Ave. Make a left onto Florida Avenue just before the railroad tracks. Look for a bright pink and dark gray building called Industry Alley on the corner where you make the left turn. Across the street from Publix is another land mark to make the turn. Once on Florida Ave go straight to the third gray building on the right. Resource Depot’s front entrance is On Florida Avenue. Please Park on the street or aux parking lot across the street.
  • How can we prepare for our visit?
    Discuss behavioral expectations with your students. If you have selected "Tour and Collection", review the lesson plan and activity with your students to facilitate their shopping experience. Students are encouraged to bring reusable water bottles so they can stay hydrated during the visit. We have a water cooler on site students and teachers are welcome to use. Aim to arrive 5-10 minutes early if possible. Students and chaperones can enter the building through our main entrance on Florida Ave and a staff member will meet you on the main floor.
  • What is expected of students and teachers during the field trip?
    Students are expected to be good listeners and respectful to our program presenters. They are expected to be active participants and stay with the group at all times. If shopping is included, students can only shop in the designated spaces and are expected to be mindful of other customers while they are there. If shopping is not included, students are not allowed to take anything home without asking, and should not touch materials or tools without permission. Teachers and chaperones are responsible for maintaining the discipline of the group, especially during the shopping spree if shopping is included. If shopping is not included for the students, teachers/parents are permitted to shop in our TreasuRE Boutique or pay to fill a bin in the Materials Market Place during the student workshop at times specified by the workshop leader.
  • Do you have options for differently abled accessibility?
    Yes, we have a ramp on the North side of the building, and we have a lift to the activities space on the second floor.
  • What if we have students who require special accommodations?
    Please feel free to email us with any questions or concerns about special accommodations for your students before your scheduled field trip date so we can do our best to differentiate the experience to best meet the needs of all our diverse learners! education@resourcedepot.org
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