We are grateful to all our donors. Because of continuing limited space and lack of storage for donations, we are asking ALL our donors to please follow our donation policy. Also, we may not be scheduling donation drop off appointments due to overstock, and/or other ArtStart programming. Wait time is usually 2-3 weeks .
1. ALL donation drop offs are by appointment only. Please call 651-698-2787, or email Becky.
2. Donations must be CLEAN and usable by artists and youth. Multiples of an item is preferred.
3. Please check the general list below before donating. The items we are looking for reflect the things that artists, educators, and youth most frequently want for their art and craft projects.
4. Staff reserve the right to accept or decline a donation upon viewing.
5. Donor is responsible to dispose of any unaccepted material.
Thank you for your continued support of ArtStart’s ArtScraps.
ArtStart’s ArtScraps Staff
In general our customers are looking for:
Albums and records
Art materials (new, or gently used)
Bags: gift, grocery, boutique shop (used ok)
Boxes: gift, wood, decorative storage
Calendars: with nature, animal photos or art reproductions
Cardboard cones and tubes
Cellophane on rolls
Containers with lids
Cord Cork board and corks (limited)
Craft kits (unused)
Fabric: cotton, fleece, felt…
Foam core board
Glass jars with lids (small – 8oz.)
Gift wrap on rolls (winter holidays only)
Greeting cards (limited)
Jewelry making supplies
Magnets (no refrigerator magnets)
Metal bottle caps
Miniature figures and accessories
Natural materials: bark, driftwood, pine cones
Needles: crochet, sewing, felting, knitting
Office supplies (limited)
Paint: art and craft acrylic, watercolor, oil …(no house paint)
Paper: all kinds
Paper towel rolls
Pastels: oil, chalk
Pencils (no used #2)
Plastic bags (new 2″X3″- 9″X12″)
Print making supplies
Ribbon on rolls
Rocks and stones
Spools: wood, plastic
Styrofoam: balls & shapes
Tile ( new, no larger 6″X6″)
Trophies (not broken)
Unusual and unique items
Upholstery samples ( 14″X18″ prefered)
Vintage: magazines, cards, black and white snapshots
Wood: spools, blocks, decorative shapes, chop sticks…
Yarn (1/2- full skeins)
Zip lock bags (new 2″X3″-11″X14″)
We do not accept:
Glassware or dishes
Magazines (National Geographic and vintage only)
Used gift wrap
If your company or organization generates discards, overruns, or scraps, please consider donating to ArtStart’s ArtScraps Creative Materials and Ideas Center. Your discards will reach hundreds of individuals, families, and organizations. Your materials donation is tax deductible.
Thank you for your continued support!
ArtStart’s ArtScraps Creative Materials and Ideas Center Staff