Donating Materials.

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

Thank you for your interest in donating recycled materials for art. I’m Jemma, the owner, and founder of CReATE STUDIO.
I am passionate about creativity and reuse. I created the studio to provide opportunities for kids to connect to their creativity through the reuse of everyday items often headed for the recycling bin or landfill. Your donations can (once I sort and organize them) become part of the array of recycled materials I use for open ended art and projects with kids.

I am only collecting materials on this list.
If you have something that is not on this list that you want to ask about, you can email me at [email protected] 
Click here for a printable donation list. 

“You are doing such a service for our environment plus stimulating all ages to be creative.  I really appreciate what you do…” Jean Gilbert Hawkins

I offer a curbside pick-up of your donations from your home. Use the Sign-up Genius links below  to schedule your pick-ups.

1. Gather your CLEAN donation items to be picked up.
2. Have no more than 3 bags or boxes for your planned pick-up.
3. Mark your donations “CReATE STUDIO”
4. Set them out for pick-up on your scheduled pick-up day.

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The Recyclables list:
*I am not able to accept used craft paints, house paints, medicine & vitamin bottles or cleaning supply containers.

  • Beads
  • Bottle Caps
  • Buttons
  • Cardboard Box Pieces
  • Cardboard Coffee Trays
  • Colored Paper
  • Container Lids (beverage and food)
  • Corks
  • Clothes Pins
  • Clothing Tags
  • Craft Foam
  • Egg Cartons (max 4 per family)
  • Empty Thread Spools
  • Fabric Pieces
  • Fabric Trimmings
  • Fancy Trimmings
  • Faux Fur Pieces
  • Feathers
  • Game Pieces
  • Glass Jars (max 4 per family)
  • Greeting Cards
  • Keys
  • Magazines (max 4 per family)
  • Maps
  • Mesh Fruit & Vegetable Bags
  • Mismatched Socks
  • Old CD’s (max 10 per family)
  • Old Calendars
  • Old Jewelry/Broken Pieces            
  • Paper & Plastic Bags
  • Paper Cups
  • Paper Plates
  • Paper Towel & T.P. Rolls
  • Patterned Paper
  • Plastic Bottles
  • Plastic Cups
  • Plastic Six-Pack and Jug Handles
  • Plastic Bread Closures
  • Playing Cards
  • Pipe Cleaners
  • Popsicle Sticks
  • Postage Stamps
  • Puff Balls
  • Puzzle Pieces
  • Raffia
  • Ribbon
  • Sequins
  • Shoe Boxes
  • Small Boxes
  • Small Food Containers
  • Small Machine Parts & Remote Controls
  • Small Toys and figures
  • Small Wood Scraps
  • Snack & Cereal Boxes
  • Soda Pop Can Tabs
  • Stickers
  • Stray Game Pieces
  • Stir Sticks
  • String
  • Tin Cans (max 6 per family)
  • Tissue Boxes (max 6 per family)
  • Tissue Paper
  • Tooth Picks
  • Twist Ties
  • Yarn
  • Wrapping Paper             

Have School Supplies? Collect for our for CReATE’s non-profit partner; CReATE ON YOUR CAMPUS

    • Crayons
    • Classroom Trim Decor
    • Colored Pencils / Pencils  / Pencil Sharpeners
    • Highlighters / Markers
    • Kid Scissors / Rulers

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