Teacher Reuse Store

Teacher Reuse Store follows the same schedule as CHaRM and hours may change due to severe weather.

The Teacher Reuse Store provides a variety of school supplies, materials, and other items to local educators for FREE! The store provides an innovative approach to the recovery and reuse of business and industry discards and by-products, as well as community donations. We keep items out of landfills and put them in the hands of our communities’ education systems.

Who can use the store?

The Teacher Reuse Store is open to ANY teacher or educator! Public, private, college-level and homeschool teachers are welcome to "shop." All teachers must provide official documentation to verify teaching status- a school district photo I.D., a letter on school letterhead signed by the principal and/or letter of intent to homeschool will be accepted for entry.

NOTE: Only teachers will be admitted into the store -- No helpers or children of any age allowed in the Reuse Store!

Sign up to volunteer with us! We need help sorting the huge end-of-year influx of donations.

CHaRM and TRS Hours

Monday         Closed
Tuesday        10 AM - 7 PM
Wednesday  10 AM - 7 PM

Thursday       Closed
Friday           Closed
Saturday      8 AM - Noon

Sunday         Closed

No appointment needed.

NOTE: CHaRM and Teacher Reuse Store will close during extreme weather events such as extreme heat, tornados, or lightning. All closings will be announced here and through social media.

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1005 College Ave
Athens, GA 30601
706-613-3501 ext. 7878

Pull in through the gate and park to your immediate right.

  1. Donations
  2. Creative Reuse Open House
  3. Volunteer


Donations are accepted whenever the CHaRM is open: Tuesdays and Wednesdays 10 AM - 7 PM, Saturdays 8 AM - 12 PM. There is no CHaRM facility fee for items donated to the Teacher Reuse Store.

Please take the time and examine what your business or industry discards and you might discover that your trash is a teacher’s treasure! 

The list below reflects many of the items we currently accept, but is not comprehensive. Please contact us with any questions. 

  • General office & school supplies
    • Paper
    • Pencils, Pens, Rulers, Etc.
    • Tape & dispensers
    • Binder clips & other fasteners
    • Scissors
    • Notebooks
    • Labels & stickers
    • Clipboards
    • Organizational & storage supplies
    • Art supplies of all kinds
    • Paints & paint brushes
    • Yarn
    • Glue/glue sticks
    • Unused ink cartridges
    • White boards
    • Games
  • Science equipment
  • Unusual items that can be used for creative reuse projects (when collected in significant quantities), for example:
    • Bottle caps
    • Gift Cards 
    • Pieces of plastic
    • Containers
  • Furniture:
    • Shelving/Bookcases 
    • Desks
    • Chairs
    • File Cabinets
  • Verified working electronics
    • Computers/monitors
    • Printers

Art Supply Sets from the store
Graphic of suggestions of items to donate to the reuse store