Recycling Art Supplies
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Recycling Art Supplies
Berkeley Public Education Foundation (a 501c3) would be
happy to accept your supplies and we will see they are
directed to one of the public schools for use in art
classes-- most likely Berkeley High School. You can contact
me at firstname.lastname@example.org . We
can issue you a letter documenting the items for tax
The National Institute of Arts and Disabilities (NIAD) is a
non-profit in Richmond that provides an art program that
promotes creativity, independence, dignity, and community
integration for people with developmental and other
disabilities. I'm sure would love to receive your supplies.
The number is 620 0290. Sydney
Where can I recycle art supplies? I have bits and pieces of
things, not enough to do anything by themselves - feathers,
beads, paper, etc, etc. I know there used to be a place in
Berkeley but I can't find it listed anywhere. Any ideas?
Here's one idea, for lots of things like this: talk to your local preschool, a
teacher in an elementary grade, perhaps a home daycare provider if
you know one, or to Habitot or another children's museum.
I know that many people who work with children have been absolutely
thrilled with my mother's donations of old fabric, yarn, and ribbon scraps.
Our preschool routinely solicits old household ''odds and ends''
including stuff like small boxes and toilet paper tubes, pipecleaners,
beads, feathers, and so on for the kids to use in building sculptures. I'll
bet you could find somewhere that would love to have an occasional, or
even a regular, supplier of odds and ends.
The only problem would be paints; most kid places would only take stuff
Editor note: the East Bay Depot for Creative Reuse is now located at
4695 Telegraph Ave. in Oakland's Temescal neighborhood.
East Bay Depot for Creative Reuse
Oakland/Berkeley border- 510.547.6470
open 11-6 Tues-Sun
Creative Reuse Depot! http://www.east-bay-depot.org/
Bananas may also take them (for child care centers).
You could try the Depot for Creative use
or how about donating to your preschool or family daycare? I've
done that a few times. Most daycares are happy to receive free art supplies.
I would go to the East Bay Depot for Creative Reuse.
Their webiste is: http://www.east-bay-depot.org/
The place you're thinking of is the Depot for Creative Reuse
. A great resource, both for donating stuff
and for finding weird, creative stuff for your own projects.
there is an awesome art depot on san pablo - i don't know the
address, but it is just south of ashby...(going south on san
pablo from berkeley on right hand side, peachy colored). they
have all kinds of reused bits and pieces and would probably
love to take your stuff too!! check it out - best resuse
The East Bay Depot for Creative Re-use, on San Pablo in South
Berkeley. They accept (and re-sell) an amazing array of bits
and pieces of potentially usable stuff.
There is only one place to donate your art supplies: East Bay
Depot for Creative
The East Bay Depot for Creative Reuse is in Oakland, on San Pablo
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