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Material Donations

Donation Guidelines

  1. Donations are accepted new or used unless otherwise noted.

  2. See below to learn what materials we accept what new and used materials we do and don't accept. We encourage you to contact us if you have unique items you think we might accept, even if they aren't listed below.

  3. Please sort your donations as much as possible before bringing them to us.
  4. Please contact us by phone or email if you have a large quantity of donations. It would be best to set up an appointment to drop it off at our storage facility (the store is very small at this time!)

Materials Accepted

Acrylic Paint

Atlases

Architecture & design samples

Art supplies

Artwork

Balloons

Baskets and basket-making supplies

Batting/fiber-fill

Beads

Blueprints

Board games piecesB

ooks (vintage, music, art)

Book-making supplies and tools

BowsBoxes (storage/decorative)

Bracelets

Brooches

Brushes (art)

Buttons

Calendar photos

Cameras

Candle-making supplies

Canvas

Cards (greeting, vintage)

Carving tools

Chains

Chalk

Cigar boxes

Circuit boards

Clay and clay tools

Clips/clamps

Clocks and clock parts

Clothes pins

Collage supplies

Comic books

Cones/spools

Containers

Cording

Cork

Craft kits

Craft supplies

Crayons

Crepe paper

Cutting mats

Decorative boxes/containers

Disposable plates/cups/straws (can be opened but unused)

Doll-making supplies

Dowels

Drafting supplies

Drawers

Drawings

Drawing boards

Dyes

Earrings

Easels

Elastic

Encyclopedias

Envelopes

Equipment (arts & crafts-related)

Erasers

Fabric

Feathers

Felt

Fiber art

Figurines

Film canisters

Flowers (artificial)

Foam

Frames and framing supplies

Gems

Gift bags, bows, boxes and wraps

Glass

Glitters

Globes

Glue and glue guns

Greeting cards

Handles

Hooks

Hot glue guns and sticks

Ink

Instruments

Jewelry

Keys

Kids arts and crafts supplies

Kilns

Kits (arts & crafts-related)

Knitting supplies

Lace

Leather

Looms

Macrame cord

Magazines

Magnets

Maps

Marbles

Mat board

Markers

Microscopes

Mosaic supplies

Music books

Musical Instruments

Necklaces

Negatives

Needles (sewing and knitting)

Needlework supplies

Oil paint

Organizers (for art/crafts supplies)

Paint

Palettes

Paper & paper pads

Paper cutters

Papercrafting

Party supplies & decorations

Patterns

Pebbles

Pencils

Photos (vintage)

Picture frames

PipePipe cleaners

Pom poms

Postcards

Posters

Potter's wheels

Prints

Punches

Puzzle pieces

Quilling supplies

Quilting supplies

Ribbon

Rocks

Rope

Rubber stamps

Rulers

Scapbooking supplies

Scissors

Seashells

Sequins

Sewing notions

Sewing machines

Sheet music

Shells

Silk flowers

Silicon molds

Sketchbooks

Slides

Soapmaking supplies

Spinning supplies

Spools

Stained glass supplies

Stamps & stamp pads

Stencils

StickersStencils

Storage containers for arts/crafts supplies

Studio equipment and tools

Tape

Thread

Tins

Tissue paper

Tools (arts and crafts-related)

Tote bags (clean)

Typewriters

Tubes

Twine

Velcro

Watches & parts

Watercolors

Wax

Weaving supplies

White boards

Wire

Wood crafting supplies

Wood pieces (less than 3 feet)

Wool

Wrapping paper

Xacto knives/blades

X-rays

Yarn

Zines

Ziplock-style plastic bags (clean)

Zippers

​​ZILLIONS OF OTHER ITEMS - thingamabobs, gizmos & whatnots; limited only by one’s imagination (and the space we have in our shop!)  Let us know what else you have!

Not-Accepted

  • Animal cages, fish tanks, feeders

  • Appliances Bedding, pillows, curtains, sheets, mattresses

  • Building materials – large or unless otherwise listed​

  • Carpet – large or used

  • Clothes/Shoes

  • Food Containers

  • Bottles/cans - beer, soda or water

  • Broken mirrors with sharp edges

  • Cleaning products

  • Cribs, playpens, bed frames

  • Encyclopedias or outdated textbooks (unless vintage)

  • Electronics – contemporary

  • Fabric – narrow strips, poor condition, dirty

  • Furniture

  • Glass – broken or larger than 11X14

  • Hazardous – containing mercury, fuel, paint (except art/craft paint and mostly-full latex paint 1 pint or less in good condition)

  • Healthcare items - used, contaminated or large

  • Household recyclables, cookware, dishes

  • Lawn equipment

  • Makeup and personal care items

  • Promotional items

  • Tile – large or used

NOT ACCEPTED IF....

  • It is toxic, leaking, unlabeled, rusty, or dangerous. 


  • It is dirty, moldy, smelly, smoke-damaged, insect-damaged, or in bad condition. 


  • It is something that has been exposed to the elements for most of its life or stored outside. 

  • It is more appropriate for a thrift store or other type of reuse outlet. (We focus on items for art projects, 
craft projects, re-purposing). 


  • It is a personal care item. Did it ever hold medication or hazardous material? Is it a used medical device? 
(crutches, walkers, intubators, braces...) 


  • It is hazardous/flammable (such as fuels, solvents, dead batteries).

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