Educators Material Drive


February 2013 Educators Material Drive Recap

On February 24, 2013, Austin Creative Reuse hosted a materials drive for Austin educators, including school teachers (public, private, charter), after school teachers, daycare providers, scout troop leaders and more. We collected over 7,400lbs of materials from the community and area businesses and invited educators to receive the materials to use for projects in their classrooms and programs. In one day, we supported over 3,200 kids with free materials.

About the Fall 2013 Educators Material Drive Event

What: Austin Creative Reuse is hosting a materials drive for Austin educators: school teachers (public, private, charter), after school teachers, day care providers, etc. will be welcome to receive materials for use in their classrooms and programs. We’ll be collecting materials from the community and local businesses to distribute to Austin area educators.

Note: We’ll be opening the event up to the public at 12pm. We highly encourage all Austin area educators to arrive before 12pm to receive first pick of the available materials. If you aren’t an educator, please do not arrive before noon.

When: October 13, 2013
Educators: 9-12pm
Open to the public: 12-2pm

Where: 4416 Lareina Drive (BECAUSE HARLEY IS A SAINT!), Austin, TX 78745

Who: Anyone who has a positive impact on kids in our community is invited to the event. The event will be open to the public at 12pm.

How can you help? Donate Materials!

Please only donate materials from the list below.

Please help us collect the following materials to have available for educators at a temporary reuse event. Thank you so much for your support to Austin educators and Austin Creative Reuse!

You can drop off your donation October 3-6 from 8am-8pm at 4416 Lareina Drive. This is a residence, so please leave items in the designated areas on the porch.

***We will NOT be able to accept materials on October 13th. This is a one day event and we will not be able to store left overs.***

  • Paper Products (gently used printer paper, banner sheets, pads of paper, notebooks/composition books, construction paper, scrapbooking paper, paper samples, etc.)
  • Foam Core
  • Egg Cartons
  • Mailing Tubes
  • Gift Wrap
  • Corks
  • Ceramic Tiles
  • Thin, Bendable Wire
  • Paper Towel/Toilet Paper Rolls
  • Scissors
  • File Folders
  • Fabric
  • Small Containers (i.e. film canisters, tea or Altoid metal tins or tiny boxes, like jewelry boxes)
  • Buttons
  • Paint (no oil-based paint, please)
  • Beads
  • Ribbon/Lace/Yarn


We need volunteers to run a successful event during donation collection times, the actual event, and clean up:

  • Compile a teacher email list
  • Research tent rentals
  • Visit/call businesses for material donations
  • Pick up materials from local businesses
  • Sort and weigh donated materials
  • Set up before the event
  • Man the check in table
  • Assist with materials during event
  • Photograph the event
  • Clean up after the event

If you have any questions, please email us read our FAQ at

Whole Foods Market


A huge thank you to Whole Foods Market for donating materials and money to Austin area teachers and educators. It’s a huge help that we know will go a long way to help! Thank you! Thank you!


2005 Wheless Lane, Austin, TX 78723
Tel: (512) 375-3041