Items Needed

Items We Need

NEW! Seeking LEGO donations

We are currently in need of new or used general brick (non-specialized part) LEGO donations for a new CPSC After-School Club and for use in the general elementary school classrooms.

If you have any questions, please contact Eli, (After School Director) at 919-682-1200 x 108; eli [at]

NEW! Pajama Donations Now through February 10th

Anna’s First Grade Class has been studying the Earth, Sun and Moon and the differences between daytime and nighttime. One of our favorite things about nighttime is wearing our pajamas. We want to partner with our school community and Mattress Firm to collect NEW children's pajamas in ANY SIZE for foster children in Durham County, our goal is 100 pajamas! Donation boxes are currently in the front lobbies of both schools.

Mobile Cooking Kits for Middle School:

Donated items may be new or used.

See our Mobile Cooking Kits Wishlist on Amazon

  • Mixing bowls (5 large & 5 small)
  • Pots (5 of each: skillet, large pot, small pot)

Project Work / Maker Supplies:

See our Maker Space Wishlist on Amazon

  • Tools (screw drivers, allen wrenches, pliers, adjustable wrenches, wire cutters, hammers, exacto knives, hot glue guns, etc.)
  • Hardware (boxed sets of: assorted nails, screws, nuts, bolts - loose parts can be donated to useful junk)
  • LEGO (new or used assorted legos, we especially need base plates) and LEGO Mindstorms
  • K'nex
  • Kapla Blocks
  • Marble Mazes
  • Rubik's Cubes and other puzzles
  • New or Gently Used Games
  • Magnets
  • Duct tape (regular and colored)
  • Electrical tape (black and colored)
  • Glue Sticks - hot glue sticks and "cool" hot glue sticks (small diameter)
  • Sandpaper
  • Beads

General Classroom and Office Supplies:

See our Elementary School General Supplies Wishlist on Amazon

See our Middle School General Supplies Wishlist on Amazon

  • Copy Paper (packaged reams or cases only, no loose paper)
  • Colored Paper
  • White Cardstock
  • Colored Cardstock
  • Post-It Notes
  • Ballpoint pens
  • File folders (manila or colored)
  • Clear page protector sheets
  • Scotch tape
  • Markers
  • Ticonderoga Pencils
  • Pencil cap erasers
  • Block erasers (for pencil)
  • Construction Paper
  • Glue bottles
  • Glue Sticks
  • Sharpie Markers (black & colored, thin and wide)
  • Pens (black, blue, colored)
  • Highlighters
  • Dry erase markers
  • Dry erase erasers
  • Masking Tape (regular and colored)
  • Scissors (child and adult)
  • Watercolor paint boxes
  • Acrylic paints
  • Tempera paints
  • Model Magic
  • Paint brushes

Please bring items to either school's front office and indicate that items are on the school-wide "In-Kind Item Wishlist." Remember to fill out the In-Kind Donation form whenever you make an item donation!


Books can go to either building's library, or to our giving shelf.

Useful Junk

Each of our buildings has a "Useful Junk Junction" where students can find all kinds of stuff for project work. From cardboard to thingamabobs, we need your junk!

What's Useful

  • egg cartons
  • clean plastic containers, including styrofoam meat trays and clear clamshells
  • small wood scraps, including dowels
  • beads, buttons, shiny things, bottle caps, corks
  • paper: scrapbook, colored, cardstock
  • fabric & trim scraps
  • yarn & string
  • boxes of all sizes
  • colorful child-appropriate magazines (we love animal pictures!)
  • newspaper WITHOUT glossy inserts
  • plastic or paper tubes
  • styrofoam blocks
  • foil or plastic wrap
  • heavy wire (dry cleaner hangers)
  • clothespins
  • screws, nails, nuts & bolts

What's NOT So Useful

  • glass
  • toys
  • anything we already have tons of

Donation Reporting

Please use our Item Donation Reporting Form (or this printable form) to document any items you have donated to the school. This helps us know what has been contributed each year and provides documentation necessary for you to report your donations on your federal income tax return.

This page (Items Needed) last updated February 2, 2017