For the most part, we are unable to accept donations of fiber, yarn, fabric or equipment because we don’t have the people or facilities to handle, store and distribute things. We do hold a fund-raising auction in December of every even-numbered year. As we get close to that date (September of that year), we may be able to include something in the auction, as long as it’s fiber-related and in good condition. The next auction is December 2020. Note that donors must pick up anything that doesn’t sell.
However, we are happy to accept fiber arts books throughout the year. Please contact our librarian if you would like to make a donation to the Guild library: firstname.lastname@example.org. No magazines or digital media, please.
We can also make some suggestions for your other items:
If you’re a guild member, feel free to post your items for sale on our member e-list. If not, you’re welcome to advertise large items, yard sales, etc., in our member newsletter. Please contact our newsletter editor for details and cost: email@example.com
Some other possibilities that may be helpful:
Sites where you can buy/sell/trade used looms, spinning wheels, skein winders and other weaving and hand spinning tools are listed on https://www.allfiberarts.com/
To sell locally through Craigslist, try the Arts and Crafts section: https://washingtondc.craigslist.org/doc/ (DC, VA and MD) or give things away on Craigslist’s free section.
Upcycle Creative Reuse Center in Alexandria also accepts some arts and crafts supplies: http://www.upcyclecrc.org/donate.html
Try Freecycle to give things away to people who will pick them up. Freecycle operates through Yahoo mailing lists and online postings. See https://www.freecycle.org/ for a group in your area. Bethesda/Chevy Chase is: https://groups.freecycle.org/group/Bethesda-ChevyChaseMD/
The thrift shop at Ft. Myer also takes arts and crafts supplies and sales benefit military families. For questions re: donations, call 703-527-0664.
Several groups have recently requested donations of yarn and equipment on Ravelry https://www.ravelry.com/ These have no affiliation to our guild, but the information listed here may be useful.