DONATIONS

Donations are always greatly appreciated! A standard grocery bag sized donation can be dropped off any time. Please give us a call if you have any questions or if you plan to drop off a larger donation. Please don’t leave donations after hours.

Here’s a list of things we happily accept :

ART SUPPLIES:

  • paper – sketch books (gently used), cardstock, graph paper, tracing paper, origami paper
  • canvas – canvas cloth, stretched canvas, canvas board
  • unwanted paintings on stretched canvas, wood panel or cradle board
  • paint – acrylic & oil (gently used), watercolour, gouache, fabric dyes
  • pencils, charcoal, ink, pastels, pencil crayons, markers
  • brushes
  • easels
  • acetate & mylar
  • glue, glue guns, tape

CRAFT SUPPLIES:

  • beads and beading tools
  • scrapbooking supplies
  • rubber stamps & ink pads
  • stickers
  • washi tape
  • patterned punches & hole punches
  • glitter
  • cork (sheet and wine corks)
  • marbles, polished rocks & stones
  • puzzle pieces
  • popsicle sticks (clean!)
  • pom poms & pipe cleaners

COLLAGE MATERIALS:

  • postcards (we love vintage)
  • photos & slides
  • maps
  • pamphlets (vintage only)
  • older sheet music
  • vintage books with illustrations (falling apart is fine!)
  • National Geographic & Life magazines (1980’s and older)
  • greeting cards & tags (older preferred)
  • tissue paper
  • handmade paper

SEWING & KNITTING SUPPLIES:

  • fabric (interesting patterns & colours, textures preferred, clean and larger than 8X8” )
  • buttons
  • trim, lace, binding tape, tassels
  • leather scrap (larger than 3X4″ pieces)
  • buckles & fasteners
  • thread & empty thread spools
  • knitting & crochet needles
  • yarn & wool roving
  • stuffing & quilt batting
  • zippers & snaps
  • fun fur
  • felt
  • burlap
  • interfacing
  • sewing patterns (we love older)
  • embroidery floss & hoops
  • jute, string, macrame cord
  • scissors & needles

FRAMING & SIGN SUPPLIES:

  • foamcore
  • matboard
  • coreplast
  • Acrylic sheets
  • wood picture frames (with or without glass)
  • metal picture frames (no larger than 24X36″)
  • wire and hooks
  • (please no glass, unless it is in a frame)

ODDS & ENDS:

  • keys (we love older keys!)
  • vintage items
  • ornate metal pieces
  • wood dowels
  • pine cones, shells
  • dried flowers and fake flowers
  • doll parts
  • cardboard tubes (please no toilet paper rolls)
  • wire
  • tiles ( no larger than 4X4″ – interesting colours and patterns only)
  • wallpaper books
  • we take in limited quantities of fabric books (no more than 5 at a time, larger than 10X10″ interesting colours and patterns only)
  • cd’s (not cd cases at this time)
  • calendars with interesting images
  • bottle caps
  • clear tubing (unused)
  • glass or plastic test tubes (unused)
  • copper or brass metal scrap (smaller pieces)

THINGS WE DON’T TAKE IN:

  • household items & recycling (clothing, pillows, sheets, tin cans, food containers)
  • used medicine containers
  • things with odour, mildew & stains
  • grandpa’s dentures (yes..we were asked about this!)

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