Who Can Get Books & Supplies?
Serving Schools & Non-Profits
Books and supplies are available during regular business hours. All you need to qualify is proof of employment or affiliation at the time of your visit. There is no charge but we suggest a $5 donation per box of items. Our Book Rescue runs fully on donations – all proceeds help us to keep our doors open for you!
Who can visit?
- School Administrators
- Non-profit employees (park districts, after-school programs, churches, etc)
- Humanitarian Groups
Because all of our items are donated, specific availability varies day-to-day but our shelves are always full! Items are intended for use in the classroom or an organization’s programming and operations.
Please note: Children are not allowed except for scheduled programs.
What We Typically Have Available
- K-12 textbooks & reading books
- School supplies: writing utensils, notebooks, folders, binders, etc
- Office supplies: file folders, hanging files, staplers, paper clips, organizers
- Classroom posters & knick knacks
- Misc. crafting items
This is just a sampling of what we have – selection varies based on donations but we almost always have the above items.
Homeschoolers and educators from the community may purchase an annual membership. There is a $25 annual membership fee. Homeschoolers may only take textbooks, with a fee of $5 per textbook.
Are you traveling and know that our books or resources could have a positive impact along your way? SCARCE is happy to work with groups and individuals that want to have an impact when they travel. Here’s how it works:
- Meet with SCARCE to tell us about who you would like to donate items to
- If approved, you bring a suitcase to SCARCE and load up on books/supplies
- Provide a photo of your donation and recipients to share your impact
Back to School Fair
SCARCE participates in the annual Catholic Charities Back to School Fair. We provide thousands of books to underprivileged children to kick off the new school year. Read more here.
Do you have a cause that is in need of books or supplies? Contact us to see if we can help.