Request a Donation Pick-Up

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Check out this item if you'd like us to come pick-up your unwanted art supplies on

Monday, October 19th


Monday, October 26th

Please only request a pick-up if you live in Boston or within 10 miles of this city. Please do not request a pick-up if you don't have a place where I can safely pick-up your items contact free. Please limit your donations to no more than two bags or boxes per pick-up.

You will receive a reminder text the morning of pick-up.

Pick-ups will take place between 12:00-4:00pm. Please place your items in a box or bag in a easily accessible area. Label the bags with "Make & Mend" or something similar so I can be certain it's for me.


Below is a list of items we're currently accepting. Please read it thoroughly and ask us directly if you have any questions.


Art and Craft   

pens, pencils, colored pencils, markers, erasers, sharpeners, paints (oil, acrylic, watercolor but no house paints), paintbrushes, canvas, pastels, charcoal, clay (in small quantities), ink and ink pads, printmaking tools, calligraphy tools, stamps, stickers



watercolor paper, craft paper, scrap booking paper, wallpaper (samples), sketchbooks, notebooks, stationery, envelopes, highlighters, paperclips, post-it notes, glue, tape, bubble wrap, packing paper, memo books



art related books, coloring books, collage materials, handmade books and zines



thread, bobbins, knitting needles, sewing needles, aida cloth, fabric (larger than 10" x 10"), elastic, zippers, leather, pins, lace, hemp, embroidery floss, rulers, rotary cutters, scissors, stencils, yarn


Items that Make & Mend can never accept:

  • Holiday decorations
  • 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
  • Electronics/Appliances
  • 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