WORKING HARD TO DO GOOD

 

 

HOW DOES THE "ART IS A NECESSITY" PROGRAM WORK?

 

Art of of Recycle's program involves providing free art materials to local organizations who are in need of art materials for their students/clients because their organization's activity programs do not include enough funds for quality art materials.

 

WHO QUALIFIES?

 

Any organization, teacher, caretaker or facilitator who is directly involved with providing arts and crafts activities for children, senior or people with special needs.

 

  • Senior Centers
  • Teachers
  • Homeschoolers
  • Libraries
  • Youth Clubs
  • Organizations facilitating people with special needs

 

 

WHAT AND HOW MUCH CAN ART OF RECYCLE SUPPLY?

 

The process is simple:

 

Visit Art of Recycle and pre-register your organization at the register counter by showing ID and a business card or letter head with your organization's logo and EIN# if applicable. Ask to see the teachers resource area to check out the free supplies available to teachers.

 

We currently have large quantities of plastic plates, paper plates, styrofoam cups, tin trays, styrofoam trays, magnifying glasses, kids paint brushe4s, plastic disposable table covers, elmers glue, plastic containers, plaster of paris, pipe cleaners, plastic straws, cardboard tubes, paper flowers, paper prints of watercolor scenes, wood dowels, wood scraps, Popsicle sticks, wooden chop sticks, D sized batteries, mini light bulbs, food coloring, fabric scraps, fabric flowers, bubble wrap, snow cone cups, empty water bottles, small styrofoam balls, picture frames, ziplock baggies, plastic test tubes, plastic petri dishes, crayons, pencils, pens, markers, paper.

 

Any other items would be limited to small quantities and what we would have on hand in our store. Art of Recycle sells the items in the store to create the funding necessary to keep Art of Recycle running properly. Spread the word to donate to Art of Recycle, because the more that we receive then the more we can help teachers get the materials that we need.

 

Because art is a fundamental need. Art is probably one of the most stress relieving and therapeutic ways of healing your body and mind.

 

We believe that art and music belong in the same category as diet and exercise, and people who are robbed of the ability to create art because of economic hardship live a life of the lowest quality.

 

Art of Recycle is doing this because of YOU.

 

YOUR donations make it all happen.

 

 

 

 

 

CHELAS

 

ART OF RECYCLE'S

WIZARD OF MIRACLES

LISZA

 

ART OF RECYCLE'S

INVINCIBLE WARRIOR

MR. NOBODY SPECIAL

 

ART OF RECYCLE'S

PRESIDENT OF THE MOON

 

 

 

 

Art of Recycle accepts almost everything when it comes to donations. Because we are an Art Center rather than a thrift store, stuff that you might normally consider junk could actually be a significant art material.

 

A simple way of judging what is a good item to donate is to determine whether it is re-usable in any form and the best way to do that is to look at the list of items we do not accept.

 

WE DO NOT ACCEPT:

 

  • Trash (food, soiled items)
  • Moldy items
  • Smoky or smelly items
  • Press Board Furniture
  • Televisions
  • Plastics, glass, cardboard and magazines that can go in your recycling bin

 

Everything else we accept.

 

 

We are open 9am to 6pm Monday through Saturday. Closed Sunday.

 

Donations can be brought in through any door and left with our volunteers/staff. There is no limit on how much or how little you may donate.

 

Yes, we do pickups. Please call us or e-mail us to determine if you are within our travel area to arrange a pickup. We can assist with packing items as well as lifting/moving items if you are unable to do so.

 

WREATHS

BASKET WEAVING

BUTTONS

FABRIC

PAINTS

BEADS

SCISSORS

STAMPS

DRAWING SUPPLIES

EASELS

scrapbooking supplies

TOOLS

STICKERS

THREADS

YARNS

NEEDLES

BASKETS

LEATHER

FLORAL CRAFTS

ZIPPERS

FOAM

SCREWS

HOOKS

sewing machines

LACE

MEDIA

VINYL

glue sticks

canvases

HOLE PUNCHERS

BRUSHES

doorknobs

RIVETS

DOWELS

WOOD CUT-OUTS

KEYS

DVD'S

ENVELOPES

MAGNETS

JUST ABOUT EVERYTHING

GEARS

BROKEN DISHES

PAPER

RECORDS

 

We are often asked what are AoR's greatest needs:

 

Our greatest need is the funds to pay our staff.

 

We are looking for a panel van or small bus

 

We can never have enough googly eyes

Wine Bottles and Corks

There's a very short list of things that we don't accept at Art of Recycle.

 

Televisions

Press Board Furniture

Moldy, Smoky or Smelly Things

Things that can be placed in your recycle bin

 

For everything else, we can find a use, or get it to an organization that can use it.

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ART of RECYCLE

27 Cloister Avenue, Ephrata, PA 17522

 

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