I owe this one to my friend Susan. When she told me to check with the Atlanta Food Bank for information on donating school supplies, I thought it seemed like an odd connection. But here it is on the Food Bank’s website: Kids in Need, a free store for teachers in low-income schools to come to for school supplies.
That was at least a year ago, but I’ve been sorting out supplies as I unpack boxes, and over time I’ve amassed notebooks, folders, binders, binder clips, sticky notes, and other office supplies that I thought might be useful for classrooms. I even had extra dictionaries (remember those?) and books on English usage. Then, a couple of weeks ago — surprise — I found chemistry class supplies…
And then I found one with a date…
I called ahead to see if they wanted both the paper supplies and chem class supplies, then Sam drove me to the donation site last Saturday. These things have waited a long time to find a home. I can’t begin to say how good it felt to find a place for them. And who knows, maybe I’ll be able to donate there again before I’m finished.
How to use your downsizing-time wisely? Don’t discard — donate!
P.S. I kept the cigar boxes (for now) — wouldn’t you?
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