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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.

Things we love:
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 we can paint over & reuse (no bigger than 24 x 36")
wood panel or cradle board
paint – acrylic & oil (gently used), watercolour, gouache, fabric dyes
pencils, charcoal, ink, pastels, pencil crayons, markers
acetate and mylar
brushes
easels
glue, glue guns, tape

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

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

Sewing & Knitting Supplies:
fabric (interesting patterns and colours, textures preferred, clean and larger than 8X8” )buttons
trim, lace, binding tape, tassels
leather scrap (larger than 3" x 4" pieces)
buckles and fasteners
thread and empty thread spools
knitting and crochet needles
yarn and wool roving
stuffing & quilt batting
zippers and snaps
fun fur
felt
burlap
interfacing
sewing patterns (we love older)
embroidery floss and hoops
jute, string, macrame cord
scissors and needles

Framing and Sign Supplies:
foamcore
matboard
coreplast
Acrylic sheets
wood picture frames (with or without glass)
metal picture frames (no larger than 24" x 36")
(please no glass, unless it is in a frame)

Odds and 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 4" x 4" interesting colours and patterns only)
wallpaper books
we take in limited quantities of fabric books ( no more than 5 at a time, larger than 10" x 10" 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 and mildew and stains
grandpa’s dentures (yes..we were asked about this!)

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