Community Wish List

The Scrap Exchange hosts hundreds of classes, workshops, meet-ups, and community events every year and we rely on your donations to defer the cost of supplies and equipment. Starting in 2019, we are reaching out to neighbors and friends for help in purchasing crucial items for future events and classes. Please consider donating the purchase price of an item on our wish list, or better yet, donate the item listed so we may continue to provide creative reuse educational programming for kids and adults in the triangle area and beyond!

Monetary donations can be made online (see below) or in-store using the Round-Up for Reuse option at the cash register.

If you prefer to donate an item, please label and deliver to:
Outreach and Education Department
The Scrap Exchange
2050 Chapel Hill Rd., Durham, NC 27707

Thank you!


In January, our goal is to raise enough money to purchase a new portable PA system.
The estimated cost is $250. Of course, we would also gratefully accept the donation of a PA system in good working order!


Other items on our Wish List include:

  • 5 Pairs of Fabric Scissors ($30 each)
  • 5 Rotary Cutters ($10-$15 each)
  • 10 Pairs of Craft Scissors (Regular Adult Scissors) – ($5- 10 each)
  • 20 Pairs of Kid Scissors ($3-$5)
  • 10 Pairs of Work Gloves  ($5-10)
  • 10 packs of Hot Glue Sticks ($5-20)
  • 10 Hot Glue Guns ($5- $20 depending on size)
  • Gardening Items:
    – 15 bags of garden soil ($7 per bag)
    – 20 Perennial and pollinator plants ($10 each)
    – 3 large Shovels ($20 each)
    – 1 gas powered Leaf Blower ($150)
    – 3 garden Rakes ($20 each)
    – 6 Garden Trowels ($4 each)
  • 4 Working Sewing Machines ($100 +)
  • 4 Working Serger Machines ($150+)
  • 1 Leather Sewing Machine  ($250)
  • 6 Decorative Leather Tools ($15 each)
  • Sewing Needles
    – 5 packets Hand-sewing needles ($4 per set)
    – 5 packets Sewing Machine Needles ($4 per pack)
  • 2 Sewing Machine Oil ($15 each)
  • 10 containers of Mod Podge ($5-$15)
  • 24 Bungee Cords ($10)
  • 4 Picnic Tables ($250 each)
  • Outdoor Playground Equipment ($1500+)
  • 1 Small PA system ($200)
  • 2 Event Tents -10 X 10 ($100 each)
  • 1 Branded Outreach Tent ($1,000)
  • 4 Folding Tables ($40)
  • 3 Rolling Carts ($50-$100)
  • 5 Extension Cords -50’ ($25)
  • 1 Cargo Van – Used to collect materials and attend events ($35,000)

The Scrap Exchange is a 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Organization, Federal ID Number 56-1728718.
Donations are tax-deductible as allowed by law.

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