Small donations are permitted during business hours. One small bag or box or a handful of items. If you have a donation that requires you to "unload" 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 to request contact-less pick-up within 10 miles of Boston.
Please be sure to include your , , (no need for an itemized list or photos), that work for you (we typically do pick-ups on Tuesdays + Thursdays), and where you'll leave your items for contact-less pick-up (i.e. front porch, building's entryway etc).
You can mail your donations via USPS to us at:
Make & Mend
Items that we accept:
Art + Craft
pencils, colored pencils, markers, drawing pens (please no basic or branded 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 (modern + unused), vintage and modern notions and tools
watercolor paper, craft paper, scrap booking paper, wallpaper (samples), sketchbooks, notebooks, stationery, envelopes , post-it notes, glue, tape, memo books, rulers, cards, stamps, stickers, ink pads
art related books, coloring books, sewing books, vintage books + maps, collage materials, vintage magazines (please no modern craft magazines), handmade books and zines
Other Items We Accept:
enamel pins, patches, maps, clean planters, small gardening supplies
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 can not accept:
- Faux Flowers/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)
- Anything with mold or mildew, especially pertaining to fabric and yarn
- Books – except for art and craft-related
- Clothing and clothing hangers of any kind
- Electronics/Appliances/Sewing Machines
- Fabric samples/tile samples
- Furniture or House paint
- Small pieces of fabric (anything under 10″ x 10″), Please no scraps!
- Anything broken or needing repair, especially sewing machines
- Binders or large office supplies
- Anything that requires more than one person to carry