Free Things (In-Kind Donations)
Our schools are always in need of supplies and equipment. Often, companies and individuals give CPS material goods such as school supplies, office supplies, musical instruments, school furniture and computers (see the Guide for Donating Computers) and we distribute them to requesting CPS schools.
If you or your organization would like to make a donation, please call 773-553-1545.
Another component of the Free Things program is the reuse of materials that are currently a part of CPS. If you’re a retiring teacher, your school is closing or moving, or if your school no longer has use for these materials please contact the Free Things Coordinator and we can help facilitate a School to School Donation.
Schools have requested the following list of items in the past. This list is not exhaustive. If you have something to donate that you do not see here, we can assist you in finding a school that could use it. Please give us a call.
|Chairs-Beach||Congo Drums||Book binding machine|
|Chairs-Big Kids||Cymbals||Book binging spirals|
|Computer table||French Horn||Books with audio cassette|
|File Cabinets-Vertical||Metallophones||Chair Pocket Sacks|
|Folding Chairs||Mouthpiece||Cork board|
|Garbage cans||Piano/Keyboard||DVDs (Educational)|
|Lab tables||Rain Sticks||Easel|
|Oversize Pillows||Saxophone||Felt Board|
|Refrigerator||Sheet Music||File Folders|
|Small round table||Trumpet||Hole Puncher|
|Table (Conference)||Turntable||Index Cards|
|Table Classroom||Violin||Math Manipulative Kits
|Table-Round||Voice Monitor||Misc. school supplies|
|Vertical magazine rack||Xylophone||Mouse Pads|
|Technology||Science Equipment||Paint / Crayons|
|Audio Tape||Alcohol Burner||Paper (Construction)|
|AV Cart||Beakers||Paper (Copy)|
|Blank CDs||Chemicals||Paper (Grid)|
|CD Player-Individual||Magnifying Glass||Paper (Primary)|
|Computer speakers||Petri Dish||Pens/Pencils|
|Copier||Scope Camera||Post-it notes|
|Fax Machine||Job Shadowing||Transparencies|
|Flash Drive||Judges||White Board|
|Head phones||Library||White Board / Marker|
|Overhead Projector Screen||Football|
Michael Manning, Project Coordinator
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