Material donations

(Effective 9/1/14)
We are very grateful to all of our donors. Because of continuing lack of space and storage for donations, we are asking ALL of our donors to please follow our new donation policy.

1. All donations are now by appointment only. Please call 651-698-2787 to speak with an ArtScraps retail person to schedule your donation.

2. Donations days are Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday between 10 am-5 pm.

3. Donations should be multiples of an item, clean, and useable by youth or artists.

4. Please check the lists below before donating. The things we are looking for reflect the items that artists, educators, and youth most frequently want to make art and craft projects.

5. Staff reserve the right to accept a donation in part or not at all upon viewing it.

Thank you for your continued support of ArtStart’s ArtScraps.
ArtStart’s ArtScraps Staff

In general our customers are not looking for:
Books
Clothing cut into fabric samples
Envelopes with logos on them
Furniture or rugs of any kind
Glassware or ceramic dishes
House paint
Magazines except National Geographic
Mixed papers
Mixed plastic or Pringles or Nestle containers
Styrofoam packaging of any kind
Used gift wrapping papers
Used pencils, pens or markers, Sculpy
Used toys
Wood scraps from construction sites
X-tra large floor tiles
Our customers are looking for:
Artificial flowers
Baby food Jars
Beads
Brushes
Cabochons
Calendars with photos
Canvas
Cardstock
Cigar boxes
Coffee cans
Egg cartons
Fake fur fabric
Foam core
Frames
Gift bags
Grocery bags
Jewelry and jewelry supplies
Leather
Like-new art supplies for adults /children
Metal Tins
Paper towel rolls
Paper sample books
Pine Cones
Polar Fleece Fabric
Oatmeal containers
Photo slides
Ribbon
Scrapbook papers that are sorted
Seashells
Sewing Notions like thread, zippers, velcro, buttons, etc.
Stained glass
Stickers
Tennis balls
Upholstery samples
Wallpaper books (not rolls)
Wire
Yarn

If your organization or company generates scrap, discards, or over runs which are destined for the trash or landfill, then ArtStart has an idea for you! By donating your discards or scrap to ArtStarts ArtScraps, a creative materials reuse store, your material donation reaches literally hundreds of individuals, families, and organizations, including Head Start programs, child care associations, daycare providers, social service organizations, schools, neighborhoods and many arts organizations, who shop the store. Besides supporting the creative materials and programming needs of many organizations through ArtStart, your company’s material donation is tax-deductible.

If you are interested in donating to the organization, please contact us or call us at 651-698-2787.
Suggested Scrap Donations…

Almost any kind of non-toxic, clean scrap
Applique
Beads
Boxes-fashion or gift
Brown grocery bags
Brushes
Buttons

Cardstock
CD’s
Clay, self-drying
Colored tubes-white,blue,orange, etc.
Cones
Containers, large and small
Corks or corkboard
Costumes
Crepe paper

Decorative items such as sequins,lace,pearles, etc.
Die-cuts of any kind
Dowels

Excellent over runs
Envelopes (preferably w/out letterhead)

Fabrics, especially polar fleece,felt,velvet,fake-fur, and burlap
Feathers
Film canisters
Flexible foam material
Foam core
Foils
Frames

Glitter
Gossamer
Greeting cards (unused)

Hats and other party favors

Imaginative images

Jewelry-costume

Kodak film boxes

Leather

Magic markers
Magnets or magnetic material
Mat board
Metal tins
Micarta chips
Miniature figures
Mylar of all kinds
Natural materials such as seashells, pine cones, or rocks
Newspaper rolls

Ornate throw-aways

Papers of all kinds, colors, and sizes
Paper clips
Pencils
Plastic bottles or other containers (unused)

Quality papers for bookmaking

Ribbons
Rubber bands

Shopping bags
Silk flowers
Slide holders
Stock books
String

Tag board
Tapes of all kinds
Tennis balls
Tiles
Tissue paper
Transfer materials
Transparent materials
Tubes (not thick rimmed ones)

Unusual scrap

Velcro

Wallpaper books
Wood scraps of uniform size and shape

X-tra leftovers

Yarns

Zippers
Zillions of other items that are limited only by one’s imagination!!





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