In-Kind Donations

The Children’s Museum welcomes the donation of in-kind materials to help with our day-to-day operations, as well as special events. We also accept in-kind donations of time and talent, such as a musician hosting a special concert with us or an artist teaching a workshop free-of-charge. We do not accept in-kind gifts without a prior appointment, however, and must connect with you prior to your making an in-kind gift.

Art Supplies Needed

We’re always collecting the following recycled materials for the Art Room (please clean and sort all items donated):

  • Bubble wrap/Biodegradable packing peanuts (no Styrofoam please!) 
  • Cardboard Tubes (Toilet paper/Paper towel tubes)
  • Craft supplies (yarn, felt, pompoms, popsicle sticks, pipe cleaners, stickers, beads, etc.) 
  • Corks
  • Egg Cartons
  • Lids and Caps
  • Never used coffee stirrers/plasticware/straws/disposable cups and plates/chopsticks 
  • Paper Grocery Bags
  • Plastic Easter eggs 
  • Plastic netting (like fruit is sold in)
  • Plastic Yogurt Cups (washed well!)
  • Playing Cards
  • Puzzle Pieces
  • Shoeboxes, tissue boxes, and small cardboard boxes
  • Small balls (foam/Nerf/golf)
  • Small toy figurines (like army men) 

*One thing in great abundance helps tremendously*

(Please no sharp objects. We cannot use dirty items, or items that ever contained medicines (prescription or over-the-counter) or nuts (peanuts or tree nuts—including coconut).

Small donations can be brought to the front desk anytime we are open to the public! Have questions or want to arrange drop off of a large donation?  Email:

Current Needs

Currently, we are looking for:

  • Laptop and desktop computers (running Windows 7 or higher / OS 8 or higher)
  • iPads (second generation and above; iPad minis of all generations)
  • Rolling carts for transporting items
  • Medium fireproof safe
  • “Big Book”-sized picture books
  • Trailer for pulling large items to outreach events

Extra toys and children’s clothes lying around after the holidays?

Donate your gently used clothes and toys to Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry for our campers!

Drop clothes and toys off at the Front Desk during Museum hours.

We need clean clothes for 3-6 year-olds, about 2t-4t and sizes 4-6.

We need mechanical toys that can be taken apart during our Tiny Tinkerers Mighty Makers Camp. Toys that have screws or electronics (buttons, lights, and/or levers) are especially fun for campers to take apart! During Tiny Tinkerers, campers use real tools to take apart toys and equipment.  Campers then reuse the materials to build fun, inventive contraptions in this engineering camp.

By law, non-profit organizations cannot provide a donor with the dollar value of an in-kind gift. The value of an in-kind, relative to “fair market value”, needs to be professionally assessed and certified elsewhere – if they can be – and that is the responsibility of the donor.

Thank you for your support!