In-Kind Donations

What's an In-Kind Donation?

In-Kind donations are goods and services gifted to SEEDS, rather than dollars and cents. We track all donations, including in-kind. Pro bono services and volunteer hours are logged just as are donations of canoes, furniture, and the like. 

Below you'll find our current Wish List of desired goods and services. If you've got something we need, we would love for you to contact us. Likewise if you think you've got something we may want even though it is not on the following lists!

Things for the Headwaters Office

Things for After School Programs

Things for Farming at the Historic Barns

Things for Eco-Design

Volunteer opportunities


Wish List for SEEDS Headwaters Office:

  • 1000’ – 1500’ of beautiful office space in Traverse City
  • Adjustable sit-stand work desk (similar to this one or this one)
  • Color InkJet Printer
  • General office supplies
  • Houseplants
  • High-speed internet
  • Laptop computers for volunteers & interns to use
  • Portable shop vac 
  • Small bookshelf
  • Upright vacuum (preferably bagless and with good suction power)
  • USB flash or thumb drives

Other: Just ask us if we could use an item you’d like to donate.


Wish List for SEEDS After School Programs:

  • Area rugs
  • Art supplies
  • Atari switchbox
  • Badminton set
  • Benzie Bus passes
  • Books
  • Bows and arrows
  • Camera tripod
  • Cassette tapes
  • Clothes for screen printing (either organic cotton/hemp or re-used clothing)
  • Corn Grinder or Grist Mill (similar to this one)
  • Couches for the Teen Center at KMS and Manistee High School
  • Cross-country skis, boots & poles
  • Dedicated mentors and tutors who can give at least 2 hours every 2 weeks to a middle or high school student
  • Digital cameras & Digital video cameras
  • Extension cord
  • Fishing lures & poles
  • Flip cameras
  • Food for cooking classes (Winter CSA Box, gift certificate to Oryana, etc.)
  • French press
  • Furniture (bean bag chairs, bookshelves, couches, easy chairs, floor lamps, shelving, throw rugs)
  • Gifts & Gift certificates (from local businesses to reward students) 
  • Guitar instructor - Benzie County
  • Headphones
  • Hockey pucks & sticks
  • Houseplants
  • Hydroponics equipment 
  • Ice Fishing Gear (lanterns, lures, poles, snowpants, boots, screwdrivers, bait or $ for it)
  • Ice skates
  • Instruments
  • Karaoke machine
  • Kickballs
  • Laptop computers
  • Metal Detector 
  • Movie theater popcorn maker
  • Oven
  • Photo albums/Scrapbooks
  • Pontoon boat trailer
  • Popsicle sticks
  • Pots and pans
  • Push reel lawn mower
  • Record player and records
  • Refrigerator
  • Remote control cars
  • School bus
  • Skis & ski boots
  • Snow cone machine
  • Sports equipment (indoor or outdoor)
  • Sports passes
  • Spray paint
  • Transportation (reliable four-wheel drive for our AmeriCorps Members)
  • Wall mirrors
  • Winter clothing for students
  • Wooden sailboat steering wheel (old & preferably large)
  • Wooden foosball player (1) - Frankfort

Other: Just ask us if we could use an item you’d like to donate!

Wish List for SEEDS Farming at the Historic Barns Program

  • Broad Fork and Claw
Other: Just ask us if we could use an item you’d like to donate!


Wish List for SEEDS Eco-Design Program

  • Survey equipment: Transit, tripod, etc

Other: Just ask us if we could use an item you’d like to donate!


Volunteers are integral to SEEDS' success in the following tasks and programs:

  • Middle and High School Mentors in each of our school communities
  • Tutors
  • Fun After School programs
  • Data entry
  • Graphic Design
  • Guitar instructor
  • Professional development workshops
  • Robotics Club coaches
  • Set up and clean up for events

Other:  Just tell us about your favorite skills & interests you’d be willing to share.


Updated 5.24.2013