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Makerspace Donations

We have a give back program to others can help keep materials, equipment, and tools in the hands of EKU students.   There are different ways community members can pay it forward.


We love receiving donations of materials.  Some of our donors include:

Interested in making a donation? We love new items and upcycling (see list below)! 


Upcycling items* include materials that can be used for crafts, art projects, and prototyping, including:

Upcycling Items:

  • Legos, K'nex, Tinker Toys, and Lincoln Logs
  • Yarn, ribbon, gimp, embroidery thread, and string
  • Wool for felting
  • Cardboard egg cartons
  • Wrapping paper
  • Power towel and toilet paper rolls
  • Puzzles
  • Foam & poster board
  • CDs/DVDs
  • Wooden clothespins
  • Felt and pipe cleaners
  • Buttons and pom poms
  • Marbles
  • Bottle caps
  • Magnets (not decorative)
  • Styrofoam balls, pieces
  • Stick on gems or google eyes
  • Sewing material
  • Feathers
  • Game pieces (any board game pieces; playing cards; checkers; dominoes; plastic chips)
  • Hard plastic bottles* (Gatorade, Powerade, etc.)
  • Hardware/Small metal pieces (s hooks, small gears, washers, fasteners, nuts & bolts)
  • Plastic lids*: (liquid laundry detergent lids; milk & juice, etc.)
  • Wood pieces (dowels; balls; small & thin pieces; small decorative shapes)

*We just ask that you clean everything up first because we don't have facilities to wash and dry items properly!

New items only, please:

  • Popsicle sticks, tongue depressors, toothpicks, straws, stirrers
  • Duct tape, masking take (colored or regular)
  • Conductive Fabric
  • Conductive Thread
  • Rubber bands
  • Conductive Copper Tape
  • Mod Podge
  • Solo cups & Dixie cups
  • Glues (super glue, Gorilla glue, hot glue sticks)
  • Paper (Craft/Construction)

Time & Expertise

If you would like to help, teach, and volunteer, we would love to talk to you.  This could be as simple as spending a few extra minutes showing someone how to use a tool you just finished with, to leading an organized workshop on something you have a passion for.    Nothing is more valuable than your time and expertise.


We usually prefer in-kind donations but are open to funding in other forms.  Community members interested in this should contact the EKU Development office.

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