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!
CHaRM and TRS Hours
Tuesday 10 AM - 7 PM
Wednesday 10 AM - 7 PM
Saturday 8 AM - Noon
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.
Pull in through the gate and park to your immediate right.
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.
Creative Reuse Open House
Every other Wednesday, the Teacher Reuse Store is open to other community groups to shop for free supplies! We have a lot of materials that can be useful to non-teachers for creative and educational projects of all kinds.
Please note: the items we give away are not intended for resale in their original form.
Upcoming dates (2-6:30 PM): Coming soon
Members of the following groups are eligible:
- Students (with student ID)
- Small business owners
- Religious organizations
- Daycare facilities
- Camps and afterschool programs
- Social Workers
- Other - contact us if you think you might be eligible: firstname.lastname@example.org
Creative Reuse Project Ideas
Check out our creative reuse project guides below. We have many of the supplies you need to complete these projects (by yourself or with a group or your students) at the Reuse Store. No appointment necessary, just come by during our shopping hours!
We love our volunteers! We always need help sorting, organizing, and preparing materials in the store. We especially need help sorting the big influx of end-of-year donations.
Questions? Email us at email@example.com
Email us to arrange a time for you and/or your group to volunteer with us. Our staff are flexible and can usually arrange something for any time on a weekday, evening, or Sunday.