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We’re so excited to help you or your company donate surplus materials to educators!

To help US out, please take a minute to read over our donation guidelines.

 

“What can I donate?”

Due to the impact of COVID-19 on classroom learning, and our limited storage space, we've had to temporarily change our donation guidelines. We are currently ONLY able to accept:

  • Arts & crafts supplies (paint, stamps, canvas, googly eyes)
  • Paper (old letterhead, scraps, stationary, scrapbook, mat board)
  • Office supplies (staplers, tape, desk organizers, clipboards)
  • Classroom items (games, books, prizes, school supplies)
  • Textiles (fabric, yarn, leather, scraps, notions, patterns)
  • Desk chairs
  • Vintage and funky finds!

If we can’t take your donation, we'll do our best to refer to you to an organization that can. We work with many great nonprofits in the area, so please contact us for suggestions!

Some items we can never accept:

  • Anything with mold or mildew
  • Containers that previously held food (except clean spice and coffee containers)
  • Breakable home goods (except picture frames and glass jars)
  • Textbooks (visit Books for Africa or Better World Books, or outdated/torn books can go in your recycling bin)
  • Used stuffed animals
  • Used clothing (except costumes and vintage)
  • CRT TVs, Console TVs, Projection TVs or CRT monitors
  • Mattresses and bedding
  • Toxic/hazardous materials
  • Matches, firecrackers, combustibles, or any type of flammable liquids
  • Materials containing lead
  • Medical waste

Please check the Fort Worth website HERE for information on proper disposal of these materials

 

“Got it. Now how do I donate?”

To ensure everyone's safety, donations are currently accepted by appointment only. Please fill out the form below to schedule a time for curbside drop-off. All donations will be received outside HQ by a stylishly masked Wellie team member.

- Please organize your materials, and bring them in containers you don't need back. So much of our limited staff and volunteer time goes into processing incoming donations. Your help with this is much appreciated, and enables us to spend more of our time serving teachers!

- We reserve the right to refuse donations even if they have been approved by phone or email. We cannot accept dirty or moldy materials.

Our building is located at 4201 Trail Lake Drive, 76109, but please enter Welman Project in your GPS, as typing in the address leads you to the wrong place. We’re at the back of the First Congregational Church parking lot, and the entrance is on Manderly Place.

If you can’t drop off your donation, we can pick up by appointment on a case-by-case basis.  Our primary pickup day is Thursdays.

- This service is free within ten miles of Welman headquarters for donations under 70 cubic feet (the amount we can fit in a standard mom car), but we greatly appreciate any monetary donation you can make to help keep us on the road!

- If you’re further away, have more than 70 cubic feet of material, or have items that require us to bring a second team member to lift, there will be a nominal fee to cover our costs.

- For large volumes of furniture, or especially big items, we appreciate as much advance notice as possible. Due to our limited storage space, we often work to match items with schools and nonprofits before pickup so they can be delivered directly to their new home.

To arrange a pickup or large drop-off, please fill out the form below and we'll be in touch shortly.

 

“Who receives my stuff?"

Your donation means teachers don't have to spend their own money on classroom materials, and students don't have to go without the tools they need to succeed. Donated items are made available for FREE to educators at accredited public and charter schools, as well as some qualified nonprofit private schools and other 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations. We don’t give materials to for-profit schools, in-home educators, or to anyone for personal use. Know a teacher who could use free stuff? Send them HERE to find out how to shop with us.

 

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Save the planet.

Improve a classroom.

Look at you, multitasking!

Save the planet. Improve a classroom.

Look at you, multitasking!