Reuse Fair at Earth Day

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Join us in promoting REUSE
at the 2018 Northwest Indiana Earth Day Celebration!
Saturday, April 21, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Porter County Expo Center

Donations brought to Earth Day: 

All items donated must be clean and in good condition. We reserve the right to inspect and refuse any item before you leave it. If you have items that you'd like to donate but cannot attend this event, please ask someone to bring your items. We do not have storage space to keep items in advance. 

Download the Wish List here or view below.

These items, and only these items, will be accepted from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Northwest Indiana Earth Day Celebration, Saturday, April 21, at the Porter County Expo Center, 215 E. Division Rd., Valparaiso. 


Download printable version here

  • Alligator clips
  • Aluminum foil (industrial size)
  • Animal books
  • Antibacterial/disinfectant wipes
  • Avian cages
  • Baby toys (infant such as rattles, hoops, crib toys, plastic balls)
  • Beads
  • Bikes, accessories & parts
  • Bird feeders & houses
  • Blankets
  • Bleach (liquid)
  • Blocks (craft)
  • Bras
  • Burlap sacks
  • Buttons
  • Cardboard (clean & flattened boxes OK)
  • Cardboard tubes (TP, paper towels, & wrapping paper)
  • Canvas (for painting stretched or mounted)
  • Catch nets (all shapes and sizes)
  • Ceramic glazes
  • Chains (plastic)
  • Clay (craft)
  • Clipboards
  • Clips (stainless steel)
  • Clothes pins
  • Computers (laptops or desktops, working or not, that have run Windows at any point in the past 20 years) and their power cords. No monitors, mice, keyboards, cables or other peripherals or software accepted. 
  • Craft supplies: beads, blocks, ceramic glazes, clay, construction paper, crayons, feathers, fabric and felt, glue (white, sticks & glue gun sticks), googly eyes, hole punches, jewels, markers (also dry erase), paint (acrylic, watercolor, and non-toxic & childproof paints), paint brushes, paint trays, pencils, poster board, ribbon, scissors, sewing materials, stampers, stencils, wire, wooden craft sticks
  • Crayons
  • Darkroom equipment
  • Decoy animals (plastic)
  • Easels (artist and presentation )
  • Fabric (sheets, bolts and scraps of fabric and felt)
  • Feathers (craft)
  • Felt
  • Film (camera)
  • Film cameras
  • Film photo/darkroom equipment
  • Flashlights
  • Flower pots (round undamaged small and medium sized of any type)
  • Food dehydrator
  • Garbage bags (any size)
  • Glazes (ceramic)
  • Glue (white, sticks, craft, and hot gun sticks)
  • Googly eyes (craft)
  • Hole punches
  • Hooks (stainless steel)
  • Horse care items
  • Jars (empty w/wo lid)
  • Jewels (craft)
  • Jewelry (broken OK)
  • Keys
  • Knex building pieces
  • Laundry detergent (liquid or powder)
  • LED bulbs
  • Legos (all sizes)
  • Magnets
  • Magnifying glasses
  • Manilla folders (new)
  • Markers (any also dry/wet erase)
  • Mirrors (stainless steel)
  • Newspapers
  • Paint (acrylic, watercolor, non-toxic watercolor, non-toxic & childproof paints)
  • Paint brushes 
  • Paint trays (artist)
  • Paper (white copy, construction, artist drawing pads & shredded w/o staples)
  • Parrot toys
  • Pencils (all colors and sketching)
  • Pencil erasers
  • Pens
  • Perfumes
  • Pet bowls
  • Pet crates
  • Pet toys
  • Phone books
  • Picture frames (wooden 16” x 20” or larger)
  • Pillow cases
  • Piñatas
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Plastic bags (single use store)
  • Plastic buckets (one gallon white plain)
  • Poster board
  • Post-it Notes
  • Pots/planters (small and medium sized of any type)
  • Puppy pads
  • Puppy play pens
  • Reptile supplies
  • Ribbon
  • Rope
  • Rubbermaid totes with lids
  • Saran wrap (industrial size)
  • Scales (human, kitchen, vet)
  • Scissors
  • Sewing materials (thread, needles, etc.)
  • Shoes
  • Shredded paper (no staples)
  • Soccer net
  • Stampers
  • Stencils (painting and drawing)
  • Styrofoam cups & plates
  • Sweatshirts
  • Sweaters (100% wool only)
  • T-shirts
  • Tape (duct & masking)
  • Thumb drives
  • Tile--any color/size
  • Tools (hand, yard, garden)
  • Towels
  • Water jugs (5 gallon)
  • White out
  • Wire
  • Wooden craft sticks
  • Wool sweaters (100%)
  • Wrapping paper
  • Yard decorations (outdoor)
  • Zip ties



Your items will benefit: 

  1. First Christian Church (DOC)
  2. Green Research
  3. Lakeshore PAWS Dog Rescue
  4. Martin T. Krueger Middle School
  5. Michigan City High School
  6. Opportunity Enterprises
  7. Portage Township Schools
  8. Westville Middle/High School
  9. Washington Park Zoo
  10. Working Bikes

Any questions, please contact Donna, 219-465-3819.