Material donations

We LOVE getting good donations. We don’t love getting your household recycling.  Our garbage and recycling pickup costs time and money.  We want to spend our staff and volunteer energy organizing sure-to-leave-the-shelf-donations. Help us help YOU get the best arts and crafts supplies!  If you have any questions about what we accept, get in touch!

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BEST OF THE BEST

(These are the most beloved, fly-out-the-door supplies.  Keep up the good donating!)

canvases, good art paper, cardstock

all the paint and paint brushes

beads, glitter, jewelry

mannequins

carving stones and tools

glue guns, scissors, pencils, pencil crayons, pens

beeswax

silk screen/printing materials

scrapbooking supplies

leather

wool, roving, knitting/crochet needles, embroidery

buttons, ribbons, lace

interesting vintage items

money

time (spend an afternoon with us!)

Full List of Accepted Materials

Art Supplies

paint

brushes

canvas boards

sketch books

art paper (drawing/watercolour)

easels

weaving and felting tools

cameras/darkroom equipment

silk screening supplies

typewriters

book binding equipment

ceramic glazes

 

Craft Materials

stained glass supplies

clay

wax and wicks

tile (4"x4" max)

mirrors

broken china for mosaics

carving tools

glue guns

scissors

staplers,

hole punches

glue

tape

stamps/stamp pads

yarn

crochet thread, hooks

embroidery floss, hoops

jute

knitting needles

beads

buttons

costume jewelry pieces

polished rocks and stones

jewelry making tools

wire

sheet metal

 

Miscellaneous

vinyl record albums

film reels

slides

board games

trophies

bulletin boards

desk lamps

hand tools

photo albums

Framing Supplies

frames, framing hardware

canvas stretchers

mat board, cutters

plexiglass


 

projectors (slide/film/overhead)

sewing machines

drafting tools

markers

pencils

pens

pastels

ink

charcoal

crayons

chalk

fabric dyes

popsicle sticks

puzzle pieces

glitter

artificial flowers

corks

baskets

marbles

cookie cutters

paper clips

spools

pine cones

shells

feathers

fur

leather

driftwood

dried flowers

wooden dowels

wooden boxes

hardware: nails, screws, hinges

old keys

ornate metal pieces

copper

pipe cleaners

cardboard tubes

magnets

gift bags and bows

bubble wrap

rubber tubing

blenders (for paper-making)

music boxes

musical instruments 

doll parts 

cameras, film

 

glass cutters

foam core

sign board

 

Containers

metal/vintage tins

mason jars

gift boxes  

 

Fabric and Notions

fabric bolts

fabric sample books

fur

felt

burlap

vinyl

velvet

interfacing

unused pillows

stuffing

quilt batting

 


 

 

coffee canisters

egg cartons

film canisters 

 

upholstery fabric

lace

trim

ribbon

seam binding

zippers

snaps

sequins

rick rack

needles and pins

fabric pieces (2"x2" min)

Paper

cardstock

construction paper

graph paper

lined paper

origami paper

handmade paper

envelopes

note pads

greeting cards

postcards

UNACCEPTABLE MATERIALS

(We absolutely DO NOT want these items!)

general household recycling (ie. yogurt containers, tin cans, food containers, toilet paper rolls, etc)

toxic/hazardous wastes

large building materials

styrofoam

art projects that require disassembling

used medicine containers and medical equipment

personal care items (toothbrushes, combs, soap…)

computers/printers/cell phones

clothing

magazines

household items: pillows, sheets, dishes, furniture 

auto parts/tires

things with odour, stains, mildew, hair, dust, grime

 

 

art books/magazines

atlases/maps

calendars

posters

sheet music

photographs

printed ephemera (vintage advertising, prints, decals, stamps)

wall paper

gift wrap

312 William Ave

Winnipeg Mb,R3A 1P9

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First Fridays 5-9pm

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