Donating Materials

“Nothing in nature is exhausted in its first use”
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

Thank you for donating your used and unwanted items! CReATE thrives on recyclables & reusables from homes and business to bring creativity to our community in a creative way. Your donations help foster reuse in our studio and our community.
Preview our starter list below and join the collecting fun!

* please note that we cannot accept donations from April 25th-May 8th due to processing issues. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Donations can be dropped off at the studio during regular business hour on our donation days: Thursdays and Fridays between 11am and 6pm and Saturdays between 12 and 5pm. This allows us to receive donations and process them in accordance with City Regulations.

If you have large items such as furniture, bedding and stuffed animals that you are seeking to donate please contact the ARC Foundation or Rescue Mission to arrange a pick-up at your home or business. Their thrift stores benefit their missions in our community. We use these organizations as well.
If you have unused household paint or building materials such as large tiles ( 12″ x12″ ), large wood pieces which are too large for our use, you can schedule a pick up from The Habitat For Humanity ReStore.
Here’s a list of the kinds of everyday items that are a great fit for our studio.

  • Art/Craft Supplies (unwanted of course)
  • Bottle Caps
  • Broken/Chipped Dishes
  • Bubble Wrap
  • Buttons
  • Cardboard Boxes
  • Colored Paper
  • Comic Books
  • Confetti
  • Corks
  • Dryer Sheets (used)
  • Egg Cartons
  • Empty Glass Jars & Bottles
  • Empty Thread Spool
  • Envelopes with Stamps (received mail)
  • Fabric
  • Fabric Notions
  • Frozen Juice Lids
  • Keys (no longer needed)
  • Kleenex Boxes
  • Magazines
  • Markers (dried out)
  • Mesh Fruit & Vegetable Bags
  • Mismatched Socks
  • Note Cards (new or used)
  • Old CD’s
  • Old Calendars
  • Old Halloween/ Dance Costumes
  • Old Jewelry/Broken Pieces
  • Paper Bags
  • Paper Towel Rolls
  • Patterned Paper
  • Pens ( not working)
  • Plastic Bags
  • Plastic Bread Closures
  • Playing Cards
  • Popsicle Sticks
  • Puzzle Pieces
  • Raffia
  • Ribbon
  • Shoe Boxes
  • Small Toys ( ie:Happy meal )
  • Soda Pop Can Tabs
  • Stray Game Pieces
  • String
  • Styrofoam
  • Styrofoam Packing Peanuts
  • Styrofoam Food Trays
  • Thread Spools
  • Tiles (whole or broken) no larger than 12″ x12″ please
  • Tin Cans
  • Tissue Paper (new or used)
  • Toilet Paper Rolls
  • Yarn
  • Wood pieces and items