Your donation makes a sustainable difference.

With your support, we’re able to keep usable materials out of the landfill, teach thousands of people new skills, and continue to grow our impact in the St. Louis region and beyond.

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Have stuff to donate to Perennial?

We accept donations during our retail hours 11-5 Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. At this time we are only accepting donations from this list. Thank you for your understanding! Come help us clear room by shopping our retail stash!

Here’s a list of stuff we need:


  • 2 x 4 wood (longer than 3′)
  • 2 x 6 wood (longer than 3′)
  • any 1 x wood that is longer than 3′
  • cedar shingles
  • fence posts or fence picket panels
  • panel product (plywood, osb, chip board, mdf, etc) in 12”x12” or larger pieces!
  • walnut or cherry wood (any thickness but 12″ or more length)



  • any fabric (larger than 1 yard)
  • bed sheets
  • burlap
  • lace
  • leather
  • linen
  • monk’s cloth
  • silk
  • white 100% cotton fabric (larger than 1 yard)


Plant materials

  • acorns
  • black walnuts
  • logwood chips/sawdust
  • osage orange chips/sawdust


Used tools

  • crochet hooks
  • jewelry tools
  • knitting needles
  • needle nose pliers
  • screwdrivers
  • wrenches



  • hinges
  • drawer pulls/knobs


Kitchen Items

  • large Pyrex measuring cups
  • round metal cake pans
  • stainless steel measuring spoons



  • stained glass sheets or scraps (flat and colorful panes, no bottles)
  • tiny glass jars with secure lid (1 – 2oz)
  • wide mouth glass jars (bonus points for labels removed!)


  • watercolor paper
  • any heavy weight paper
  • magazines


  • rubber garden hoses (can be leaky)
  • Altoid tins
  • canvas
  • any size paper bags, paper grocery bags with or without handles
  • beads
  • buttons
  • embroidery hoops (12″ or smaller)
  • keys + key rings
  • large cutting mats (24 by 36)
  • large eyed sewing needles
  • leather belts
  • plastic storage tubs with lids
  • sewing tools + notions
  • terracotta pots
  • tin cans (labels removed)
  • t-shirts with NO side seams (the less printed text the better!)
  • wooden cigar boxes
  • wooden clothes pins (with springs)
  • wooden picture frames (no larger than 12″ x 16″)
  • yarn, embroidery floss, and sewing thread



  • beeswax
  • soy wax


Just looking for one!

  • folding table
  • hair dryer
  • kitchen scale
  • sewing machine thread tree
  • thermal printer for shipping labels


Due to lack of space there are a few things we can never take:

  • furniture
  • unfinished craft projects
  • plastic food containers
  • fabric scraps


If you have an item you think we’d be interested in, but it’s not on our current donation list. You can email a picture to to see if we can use it.

Got something to give away that we can’t use? Check to see if you have a local Buy Nothing Chapter.

Remember the number one way to keep things out of the landfill is to reduce our consumption. For tips, check out this great infographic How to Get Rid of Throwaway Culture