Teacher Reuse Store
We are open for shopping on Tuesdays & Wednesdays from 2 - 6:30 PM! Location: 1005 College Ave, within the Center for Hard to Recycle Materials (CHaRM). Pull in through the gate and park to your immediate right.
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 the landfills and put them in the hands of our communities’ education systems.
Open for shopping on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 2 - 6:30 PM.
Donations accepted whenever the CHaRM is open: Tuesdays & Wednesdays 10 AM - 7 PM, Saturdays 8 AM - 12 PM. There is no CHaRM facility fee for items donated to the Teacher Reuse Store.
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!
Open House Days
In addition to our regular service, the Teacher Reuse Store is now open every other Wednesday to other groups from the community. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or for more information.
Upcoming dates: January 26th, February 9th, 23rd, March 9th, 23rd
Teachers may subscribe to the email list to receive updates on new items in the store by emailing the Teacher Reuse Store coordinator, Abigail West, at email@example.com.
(Note: teachers are automatically added to the list after they shop at the 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.
NEW! 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.
Upcoming dates (2-6:30 PM): January 26th, February 9th, 23rd, March 9th, 23rd
Members of the following groups are eligible:
- Students (with student ID)
- 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.
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.
Hours & Location
Open for shopping on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 2 - 6:30 PM (appointments no longer needed)
Donations accepted during CHaRM open hours, Tuesdays & Wednesdays 10 AM - 7 PM, Saturdays 8 AM - 12 PM. There is no CHaRM facility fee for items donated to the Teacher Reuse Store.
Questions? Contact email@example.com.
Center For Hard-To-Recycle Materials (CHaRM)
1005 College Avenue Athens, GA 30601
When you arrive
Pull in through the gate and park in the lot immediately to your right. You'll then walk over around the outside of the building down to the last 3 garage doors, where our coordinator Abigail will greet you.