Call 717-466-6966 for free art classes, teacher supplies or donate, Ephrata
Celebrating 12 years in Ephrata, February 2023
AoR supports our community with free crafting anytime we are open. Our Undersea Crafting area is open 9am to 6pm Monday through Friday, 9-3 on Saturday.
Free art classes for people of all ages, every Thursday at 10am in the Undersea Room.
Get involved, be inspired.
Art of Recycle’s Community Educational Center exists to provide educational opportunities to the public. AoR offers free resources (with a membership) to teachers, educators, youth groups, clubs and after school programs, churches, senior centers, home school co-ops, theaters, libraries and other non-profit organizations who are assisting seniors, individuals with special needs, and youth with receiving educational and art activities.
AoR offers free reading books, educational resources, and free activities to families and the general public.
AoR has a thrift store that is open to the public. We sell arts and crafts supplies, sewing supplies, wood crafts, books and music, decor, and holiday items at affordable prices. Our thrift store is a fundraising tool that helps to cover the cost and expenses of the programs that we offer to the public.
AoR offers volunteer and job opportunities to youth and individuals with special needs. We are a safe space for people with disabilities and special needs. We are LGBTQ friendly and accepting. We are welcoming to people of all backgrounds. Nosotros hablamos Espanol.
Our main facility is open to the general public. Our free resource center is only open to members.
We are not a wholesale company and we do not sell merchandise to resellers.
Art of Recycle Ephrata offers a unique summer opportunity for children 12 and up. Spend your summer at AoR learning how to help your community, how to work in a team environment, and learn job skills. Volunteering could earn you a job or a job reference.
Volunteer and make a difference in a young person’s life, help out with free art classes, join our clubs, participate in weekly activities, help us to keep the center organized and clean. There are countless opportunities for you to assist your community with.
To develop, heal and grow community through experiential learning and interactive instruction for the advancement of diverse learners. We aim to promote access and equality by assisting all people to be inspired and empowered by using discarded, unwanted, and excess items as learning tools; creating generations to come to be more environmentally and socially conscious.
Our philosophy is that art and music is the foundation to teaching math, science, reading, writing and sociology. Creativity belongs in the same category as preventive healthcare, diet and exercise, and people who are robbed of the ability to create art because of economic hardship live a life of the poorest quality.
Donate craft supplies to Art of Recycle®
How can you help Art of Recycle raise more funds to keep our programs active? Art of Recycle‘s thrifty craft store in Ephrata exists to help raise funds for AoR’s programs. AoR’s Thrifty Craft Store is open to the public. Art of Recycle is a community educational center. Our services are important in teaching people skills to help them achieve. Check out our member based teacher supplies center.
Become a volunteer and work with our team to help generate the donations to get free teaching resources to qualified teachers, homeschool co-ops, libraries, churches, non-profits and educational programs. AoR’s resource center keeps educational programs open and low-cost throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, and Delaware. We are one of the best charities to donate to, our community educational center provides a half million dollars in free teacher supplies and free activities to schools and non-profits per year.
We need people like you to help create and host activities for the youth in our communities. Our team at AoR’s Community Educational Center in Ephrata is responsible for hosting free children's events and activities. Our S.T.E.A.M. Center hosts amazing workshops for adults and children. If you are a teacher or nonprofit, check out our free teacher supplies. If you are interested in volunteering or employment at Art of Recycle, contact us for an interview.
Call Art of Recycle Ephrata to reserve your date for a field trip or a birthday party. Art of Recycle has some of the best educational art programs available to the public for reasonable, low-cost prices. With our teacher supplies center, we are one of the best charities to donate to.
Nothing happens at Art of Recycle without the effort of volunteers and staff. Our community educational center in Ephrata is an amazing wonderland of art. A sand castle crafting table, a pirate ship puppet stage and a steampunk S.T.E.A.M. Center. We have a book store, a thrift store, and a free teacher resource center within our 18,000SF Ephrata facility. Don't forget to leave a wish in the Fairy Wishing Tree!
Visit our volunteer page to see our volunteer opportunities that we have available in Ephrata. Art of Recycle‘s Community Educational Center has a wonderful team of volunteers and employees who work together to help make our communities the best places ever.
Get involved and join the team! We are one of the best charities to donate to, because our giving never stops.
Free teacher supplies for Lancaster, York, Reading teachers and beyond.
The team at Art of Recycle has put together a 250 page guide to assist communities who want to start up their own center that provides free resources to educational and non-profit programs that benefit their community members. Create a creative reuse style community educational center in your town. Learn how to create a free teacher supplies center for your schools. Find out why we are one of the best charities to donate to.
Joshua Myers and Chelas Montanye won the 2014 Service to Mankind Award from the Ephrata, PA chapter, for the work committed to creating Art of Recycle and its programs.
Art of Recycle’s Team won first place in the #ImpactLancaster for our “Art is a Necessity” program that was created to get free art and teacher supplies to teachers.
Art of Recycle‘s Community Educational Center and free teacher supplies center won the 2018 Kindred Spirit Award
for our Community Initiative.
Art of Recycle had the honor of receiving the 2022 Friend of Art Education Award from Pennsylvania’s Art Education Association. Teachers appreciate our free teacher supplies center and our actions within their communities.