Material donations

BEST OF THE BEST

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

  • canvases, good art paper

  • all the paint and paint brushes

  • mannequins

  • bead making and supplies

  • carving stones and tools

  • pencils, pencil crayons

  • working markers and pens

  • beeswax

  • candles

  • silk screen/printing materials

  • wool, roving, knitting/crochet needles, embroidery

  • interesting vintage and antique items

  • money

Temporary Pauses

  • fabric scraps & samples

  • binders

  • frames

  • trophies

  • seasonal/ festive materials

  • small miscellaneous wood

  • records

  • tiles

We are open for donations!

No Appointment necessary

As of Oct. 2021, you no longer need an appointment to make a donation. Just stop by during our regular business hours!

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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!​​​

Full List of Accepted Materials

Fabric & Notions

  • buttons

  • upholstery fabric

  • lace

  • trim

  • ribbon

  • seam binding

  • zippers

  • snaps

  • sequins

  • rick rack

  • needles and pins

  • fabric pieces (6"x6" min)

  • fabric bolts

  • fabric sample books

  • fur

  • felt

  • leather

  • burlap

  • yarn

  • crochet thread, hooks

  • knitting needles

  • vinyl

  • velvet

  • interfacing

  • unused pillows

  • stuffing

  • quilt batting

Film & Photography

  • projectors(slide/overhead)

  • film reels

  • slides

  • cameras, film

  • darkroom equipment

  • chemicals

Tools

  • hammers

  • power tools(drill, jigsaw, sander, rotary tool)

  • small lawn and garden

  • hardware: nails and screws

  • working sewing machines/ sergers

Art Supplies

  • drafting tools

  • markers

  • pencils

  • pens

  • pastels

  • ink

  • charcoal

  • crayons

  • chalk

  • fabric dyes

  • paint

  • brushes

  • canvas boards

  • sketch books

  • watercolours

  • easels

  • weaving and felting tools

  • cameras/darkroom equipment

  • silk screening supplies

  • typewriters

  • book binding equipment

  • ceramic glazes

Paper

  • cardstock

  • construction paper

  • graph paper

  • lined paper

  • origami paper

  • handmade paper

  • envelopes

  • note pads

  • greeting cards

  • postcards

  • art books/magazines

  • atlases/maps

  • calendars

  • sheet music

  • photographs

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

  • wall paper

  • gift wrap

Craft Materials

  • glitter

  • artificial/dried flowers

  • corks

  • baskets

  • marbles

  • cookie cutters

  • pine cones

  • shells

  • feathers

  • wooden dowels

  • old keys

  • copper

  • cardboard tubes

  • stained glass supplies

  • clay

  • wax and wicks

  • tile (4"x4" max)

  • mirrors

  • carving tools

  • glue guns

  • scissors

  • glue

  • tape

  • stamps/stamp pads

  • embroidery floss, hoops

  • jute

  • beads

  • costume jewelry pieces

  • polished rocks and stones

  • jewelry making tools

  • wire

  • sheet metal

  • office supplies

Framing Supplies

  • frames, framing hardware

  • canvas stretchers

  • mat board, cutters

  • plexiglass

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

  • household items: pillows, sheets, dishes, furniture 

  • auto parts/tires

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

Community Recycling Plants

For materials that we don't accept, these places may help!

Mother Earth Recycling

771 Main St.

Magnus Eliason Rec Centre

430 Langside Street

Emterra Environmental

Taylor Ave. at Poseidon Bay

Urbanmine Inc.

72 Rothwell Road

Pan Am Depot

Taylor Ave. at Poseidon Bay

Rakowski Recycling

454 Archibald Street

St. James Civic Centre

2055 Ness Avenue at Guildford Street

Winnipeg 4R Depots

Brady 4R Winnipeg Depot

Pacific 4R Winnipeg Depot

Panet 4R Winnipeg Depot