Where to Donate Your Used Office Supplies

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Is that time of year again? Are you finally faced with the daunting task of cleaning out your office? No matter how exhausting it can be to clean up, clear up, and replace the equipment in your office space, it is a necessary feat that optimizes your workflow and productivity at work. 

If you have been thinking about revamping your workplace with new state of the art printers, copiers, scanners, tables, chairs, desks, and other office equipment, then you naturally need to make pace for them. This means that you will be needing to move the old equipment elsewhere. It would be a shame to just toss them out, especially if they are just outdated but not damaged. 

In cases like these, there are multiple organizations that you can donate your used office supplies to. When donating used office supplies, it can give you a sense of fulfillment as well, as you will be contributing to underprivileged families, the homeless community, and veterans.
There is a certain rewarding essence in the process of donating items you no longer need to people who need them. This act creates a never-ending cycle of both kindness and environment-friendliness towards the planet that we all live on. Instead of disposing of your preloved electronic equipment, office supplies, or furniture, you can give them a new home to help the less fortunate individuals. 

You help others while clearing out your office at the same time; it’s a win-win situation. 

In this comprehensive guide, we have compiled a list of organizations that would happily accept your preloved office supplies. 

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1. Habitat for Humanity 

Habitat for Humanity has organized a project called Habitat for Humanity ReStores. They accept donations of office supplies, such as chairs, desks, tables, and any other used office furniture that needs a new home. With this organization, you won’t even have to worry about the transportation of your items, as you can arrange for free pickup services from your home or office by simply filling out the form on Habitat for Humanity’s website. As an alternative, you can also donate your items by dropping them off directly at one of their ReStores establishments. By donating to this foundation, your items are sold to raise money to help build more homes for less fortunate families. 

2. Green Standards

This Toronto-based environmental foundation that focuses on redistributing office equipment, supplies, and furniture to locations across North America. They accept used chairs, bookshelves, desks, and other types of office paraphernalia. By donating to Green Standards, you can rest assured that your preloved office items will be given to community foundations and charity organizations. 

3. Goodwill

Goodwill is a charity foundation that accepts donations in literally any form. If you have used office equipment, such as laptops, cellphones, CPUs, network servers, scanners, copiers, or printers, this is one of the most ideal places to donate them to. 

4. Furniture Bank Mississauga

This organization accepts donations of furniture, such as tables, chairs, and bookshelves. You can either get a quote for the expenses of having your items picked up or opt to bring them there by yourself via a personal drop off. 

5. iLoveSchools

iLoveSchools is a non-profit organization that aids in supplying students and teachers with essential classroom supplies. If you have any surplus of pencils, pens, paper, or folders lying around, you can donate them straight to educators and students by means of iLoveSchools. 

6. Freecycle

With this non-profit group, you will be able to experience a personalized donation process, as you get the opportunity to interact with the recipient. Its free trade network-style allows you to find a new home for all your preloved office equipment by just the mean of the internet. 

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7. Operation Give

Operation Give is a global charity program that supports U.S. troops and their families. Their helpful humanitarian projects supply all kinds of necessities to people in need all over the planet. If you donate your office supplies to Operation Give, they will be given to children to use in school. Additionally, the office furniture will most likely be placed in the homes of the troops’ families who need them. 

8. Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA)

Your used office supplies would also be put to good use if you donate them to the Muscular Dystrophy Association or MDA. The MDA is a group dedicated to researching and advocating for people who suffer from neuromuscular disorders, such as muscular dystrophy and ALS. The organization saves a lot of money by looking for donated office equipment, rather than spending to buy brand new ones. They accept slightly used office equipment like computers and furniture, among other essentials.  

9. National Cristina Foundation 

The purpose of the National Cristina Foundation is to promote the resume of electronic devices by connecting donors of preloved items with non-profit organizations or schools in need of office equipment.  

10. 360 Kids 

 Give kids the gift of electronic devices or furniture by donating your used items to 360 Kids. You can reach out to them via email to arrange for convenient pickup or dropoff services. Children are the next generation who have the power to change the world for the better. When equipped with the right tools, they can make the future brighter. 

 11.   Toronto Wildlife Center 

The Toronto Wildlife Center is looking for educational tools, such as laser printers, overhead storage cabinets, calculators, dry erase markers, pens, ink or toner cartridges, postage stamps, printers, and phones. 

12. SCARCE

SCARCE accepts a wide range of items for reuse and recycling as part of their goal to help people and the planet prosper. This amazing organization accepts donations in the form of the following:

  • Pens, pencils, markers
  • Scissors
  • Glue, Glue Sticks
  • Tape, Tape Dispensers
  • Notebooks – unused or like-new
  • Folders – unused/like-new (all kinds)
  • Art Supplies – like-new only
  • Binders – new only, no branding
  • Staplers/Staples
  • Paper Clips, Binder clips, Push Pins 
  • Posterboard – unused
  • Paper – unused, all kinds
  • Calculators (no adding machines)
  • Chalk
  • Rulers & Protractors
  • Crayons (new, used, broken)
  • New Stickers & Labels – whole sheets or rolls
  • Pencil Sharpeners
  • Unused Envelopes

13. Local Retail Stores  

Aside from going for great charitable foundations and nonprofit organizations, you can also opt to check out your local retail stores. Multiple supermarkets and department stores accept donations of used office supplies and equipment, including laptops, ink cartridges, toner cartridges, computers, printers, scanners, and copiers, that can either be recycled or reused. This method encourages people to dispose of electronic devices in a responsible manner that is healthy for the environment. 

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