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Finding Fleece Fabric Donations for a School Project?

I am an educator and we are looking for fleece fabric. Our elementary kids are participating in a STEAM day and we are planning on making dog toys for our local animal shelter. Is there anyone that can point me in a direction to get fabric donated for this event?

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I would go and talk with your local fabric stores in the area. If they know you are hosting this even they might donate the fabric to you. Also, send home notes with the kids at school. There are a lot of parents who sew or do crafts and they could also help in donating the fabric needed for this project. Put out some flyers in your local markets. People will be so happy to help out for a good cause like this.

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Where I am all of the big box stores have donation fatigue and will not help. Some will offer discounts if you are willing to pay something for the items. Most have 50% off coupons so they will go slightly more than that if you can help defray the costs yourself.

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Setting up a go fund me for the project is the best way to raise money for projects like this. You set your goal and ask your social media contacts to help (and share).

The other option is to put a notice on your local Freecycle or NextDoor.com or if you have Facebook market place groups that are local and ask for donations of the fabric...you may get something that way.

Post back with updates!! I wish you all the best!! Hope the pupsters can get lots of toys from your program!! Prayers and blessings!

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What I see as your biggest problem is the type of material that you plan to use. This will limit your fabric donations considerably.
Sometimes our local craft stores will allow someone involved in projects like this to post a flyer on their notice boards but you have to be very specific about what you need - type and especially the smallest size you can use.

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Flyer should have all information (brief) with contact numbers and a picture or two helps - either of people involved or pictures of items you will be making.
Google quilting shops in your area and see if they will allow a poster.

Our local Humane Society Thrift Store also allows this so check with them also.
Go Fund Me is a good idea if you still have time to get it set up.
Craigslist and Freecycle have wanted sites but be very specific about what you can use - not just 'fabric'.

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You can advertise on freecycle.com !

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You can check with a fabric store and ask if they have any fleece scraps for donation or if you could bundle for a low cost. I have had luck for this at home improvement stores wanting to get rid of inventory, this may work at fabric store too!

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