I spoke with one of our elementary teachers and asked if the school was still providing craft needs for the students. She said that each teacher is allotted $100 dollars for the whole class for the entire year. It has to cover whatever is needed---pencils, paper, etc.---that the parents don't or won't provide. I asked her if I went through my craft stash and pulled out some things like ribbon, lace, google eyes, felt, yarn, plastic canvas, paint, etc. if they would be able to use it. I told her I'd sort it, bag it neatly, and label it before donating it and that it would be from a smoke-free, pet-free home. She said that they'd be tickled to death to get a box or more of goodies for the children to use. I'd like to encourage all of you crafters out there to check with your local schools and see if you can help them out. In Illinois, for sure, the schools need all the help they can get.