Please read our donation guidelines before donating, as the guidelines may change depending on our current inventory. Before you donate, please check that your items are clean and free of bugs, rodent droppings, mold, and mildew. If you are donating yarn, fabric or roving, please ensure that your fibers are free of moths and moth eggs.
Art + Craft
pencils, colored pencils, markers, drawing pens, erasers, sharpeners, acrylic paint, oil paint, watercolor paints, paintbrushes, clean canvases, pastels, charcoal, crafting clay, ink and ink pads, printmaking tools, calligraphy tools, hand tools, scissors, cutting mats, beads + jewelry making supplies, art storage containers, cigar boxes
thread, knitting + crochet tools, sewing needles, aida cloth, fabric (larger than 10" x 10", please no scraps!), elastic, zippers, leather, pins, lace, hemp, embroidery floss, rotary cutters, scissors, stencils, yarn, patterns, transfers, knitting + sewing baskets and cases, rulers, vintage and modern notions and tools
watercolor paper, craft paper, scrap booking paper, wallpaper (samples), sketchbooks, notebooks, stationery, envelopes, sticky notes, glue, tape, memo books, rulers, cards, stamps, stickers, ink pads
art- and craft- related books, coloring books, sewing books, vintage books + maps, collage materials, craft magazines, handmade books and zines
Other Items We Accept:
enamel pins, patches, maps, clean planters, small gardening supplies, bubble mailers and packing supplies (except styrofoam packing peanuts), shipping boxes, paper & reusable shopping bags
We also accept limited home + vintage items on a case-by-case basis. If you’re interested in donating items of this nature, please send us an email.
Items that we cannot accept:
- Fake flowers and plants
- Holiday decorations, holiday-specific books, or anything Christmas-related
- Home linens, towels, sheets, drapes or tablecloths
- Anything toxic, combustible or hazardous (including spray paints and aerosols)
- Clothing and clothing hangers of any kind
- Electronics and appliances
- Tile and fabric samples
- House paint
- Medical supplies
- Scraps of fabric smaller than 10" x 10"
- Anything broken or needing repair, especially sewing machines
- Binders or large office supplies
- Anything that requires more than one person to carry
Small donations are permitted during business hours. If you have a donation that requires you to unload a vehicle or that you need help to carry, we ask that you make an appointment.
Absolutely no dumping is allowed at our shop.
If you'd like us to come pick up your donation, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to request contact-less pick-up within 10 miles of Boston.
*If you leave out items that we cannot accept, we will leave them behind, so be sure to double check to see which items we're currently accepting below.*
Please be sure to include your address, cell phone number, a brief description of your donation (no need for an itemized list or photos), a few dates that work for you (we typically do pick-ups on Monday and Friday), and where you'll leave your items for contactless pick-up (i.e. front porch, building's entryway, etc).
You can mail your donations via USPS to us at:
Make & Mend