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Guidelines for donated items

  • All materials must be clean and odor-free. No mold or mildew.

  • Fabric must be folded flat.

  • We prefer materials to be in clear plastic bags (trash-size is fine) or plastic bins.

  • Donations may be dropped off at SewGreen during specified donation days and hours.

  • Please check by phone before bringing large donations.

  • We accept donations by mail.

  • We reserve the right to accept only what we need.

  • We can accept donations of any items of value that can be resold to support SewGreen’s mission.

We CAN Accept    


Fabric (1/2 yard or larger)






Buttons & Beads     


Zippers & Fasteners    


Polyfill & Batting    




Quilting Tools     




Pins and Needles     




Knitting Needles     


Crochet Hooks    


Embroidery Floss     


Trim, Lace, Ribbon    


Needlecraft Kits     


Sewing Baskets     


Pillow Forms


Portable Sewing Machines    

 We CANNOT Accept   

Unfinished Projects



Throw Pillows


Bed or Table Linens

Old Stuffing



Foam Rubber

Cabinet sewing machines

Upholstery samples

Fabric under 1/2 yard

Visitors Since June 12, 2020

 $$$ Donations


Monetary donations help our organization to fund Internship, School and Education programs and we are grateful for your generosity.


SewGreen@Rochester. Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and your donations are tax-deductible.


Please use the button below to make a $$$ donation.



You can also drop or mail your $$$ donations at

SewGreen Rochester

438 West Main Street

Rochester, NY 14608

Fabric, Yarn and Machine Donations

Any day.

Every donation keeps these items out of landfills and is tax-deductible.


Donated materials (1/2 yard or larger) are used in our sewing, knitting, crochet and other classes, resold in our store to support learning programs for people of all ages, or used for charitable sewing projects.


We can only accept items that can be reused and our space is limited. At this time, we only accept portable machines and cannot accept more cabinets.


Please read the following information about bringing material donations to the shop.

If you have any questions call us at 585-328-2642 or send an email at:

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