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
Clothing cut into fabric samples
Envelopes with logos on them
Furniture or rugs of any kind
Glassware or ceramic dishes
Magazines except National Geographic
Mixed plastic or Pringles or Nestle containers
Styrofoam packaging of any kind
Used gift wrapping papers
Used pencils, pens or markers, Sculpy
Wood scraps from construction sites
X-tra large floor tiles
Baby food Jars
Calendars with photos
Fake fur fabric
Jewelry and jewelry supplies
Like-new art supplies for adults /children
Paper towel rolls
Paper sample books
Polar Fleece Fabric
Scrapbook papers that are sorted
Sewing Notions like thread, zippers, velcro, buttons, etc.
Wallpaper books (not rolls)
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…
Boxes-fashion or gift
Brown grocery bags
Colored tubes-white,blue,orange, etc.
Containers, large and small
Corks or corkboard
Decorative items such as sequins,lace,pearles, etc.
Die-cuts of any kind
Excellent over runs
Envelopes (preferably w/out letterhead)
Fabrics, especially polar fleece,felt,velvet,fake-fur, and burlap
Flexible foam material
Greeting cards (unused)
Hats and other party favors
Kodak film boxes
Magnets or magnetic material
Mylar of all kinds
Natural materials such as seashells, pine cones, or rocks
Papers of all kinds, colors, and sizes
Plastic bottles or other containers (unused)
Quality papers for bookmaking
Tapes of all kinds
Tubes (not thick rimmed ones)
Wood scraps of uniform size and shape
Zillions of other items that are limited only by one’s imagination!!