ART IS A NECESSITY PROGRAM

AoR's FREE Teacher Resource center

 

REBECCA

REBECCA

Rebecca Adams from Columbia Borough School District was thrilled with her finds from our teacher's area. We have lots of supplies for every sort of teacher, just visit Art of Recycle and come to the front desk and ask about our Art is a Necessity program.

HOLLY & ABBEY

HOLLY & ABBEY

Holly and Abbey are thrilled with all the stuff they were able to find in our teacher's area. Spread the word about our "Art is a Necessity" program for teachers. Mufasa, our mascot, is always willing to assist you.

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

 

Art 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 needed 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
  • Homeschooler Groups Teachers
  • 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 brushes, 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, construction paper, binders, folders, stickers, paints, scotch tape, scrapbooking paper scraps, notebooks, loose leaf paper, stickers, candle wax, wax paper, pipettes, index cards, egg cartons, ping pong balls.

 

Any other items would be limited to small quantities and what we would have on hand in our store. You never know what you will find in the free teacher area on a daily basis. Visit often, take as much as you need from the free teacher area as you need it. Art of Recycle sells the items in our thrifty craft 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 they need.

 

Teachers have limited budgets to spend on their students, many spend much of their personal income on school materials for their students. Some teachers have no budget at all, and some students have no form of paying for pencils or paper, the basic needs to earning an education. We provide these necessary materials to the teachers in our communities as far away as Virginia, New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware and our own state of Pennsylvania. If they can drive to us then we can give them the materials that we have available.

 

 

We do not limit our program to only art teachers. Because Art of Recycle believes that  art is a fundamental need, all students benefit from art in all classrooms. Art is probably one of the most stress relieving and therapeutic ways of healing your body and mind, it also assists in the development of critical thinking skills, yet we have discovered that many people in our local communities have no way of affording the necessity of art in their lives.

 

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.

 

 

 

A letter from the IU13 Education Service Agency thanking us for the donation of reading and math materials that we donated to their program. IU13 is one of the hundreds of educational facilities that Art of Recycle provides teaching materials to on a daily basis.

GRETCHEN

GRETCHEN

Gretchen from Lancaster County Career and Technology Center scored really big with photography and developing equipment. I think her and her students will be smiling for a while. Our "Art Is A Necessity Program" contributed to over 400 school districts and organizations and over 700 teachers in 2017.

JOANNA & CATHY

JOANNA & CATHY

Joanna and Cathy, two teachers who were super happy with their free supplies. Our "Art is a Necessity" program is growing by leaps and bounds thanks to all of the donations that we receive from the public. Click the learn more button to see how you can donate too!

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BETH

BETH

The greatest gift you can give your teachers is is to tell them about Art of Recycle's Art is A Necessity Program. We have gifted well over $50,000 in teacher supplies to teachers in 2017 Beth from Hambright Elementary picked up some free teacher supplies today and wanted us to pass on the message that it is fabulous!

CAROL

CAROL

It was a great honor for us to be able to gift this Sizzix die cutter that Carol Hackman received through our Art is a Necessity Program. Hope Preschool Ministry is thrilled to have these tools for their entire preschool. They had been cutting all of their bulletin board designs by hand. Carol is excited to tell the other teachers to check out our free teachers area!