Donations to Thrift/Craft

WHY DONATE? WHAT TO DONATE. HOW TO DONATE.

Jewelry findings, parts and beads on aquamarine countert

Own a business? Work somewhere with lots of interesting reusable waste? 


We’d love to work with you! We can come to your business and look at your waste stream to see what you are currently recycling, stowing away or throwing away. 


Contact Thrift/Craft: thriftcraftartsupply@gmail.com


Are you a crafter, artist, child creative phenom? Clearing out a home?


Donate any of these materials listed below and know your materials are getting a second life. This helps keep a lot of stuff out of the landfill and brings affordable arts and crafts materials to the community. Your donation will be helping local teachers, children, art students, makers and creators. Don't let these materials go to waste or collect dustbunnies any longer!  Give them a new home at Thrift/Craft.
 

Take a glance at our list A to Z to get you inspired:
 

alphabet blocks/magnets 

antlers
antique books with engraving (any condition)


beads
beakers
blueprints
bobbins
broken jewelry
brushes
buttons
button makers/pinback buttons


calligraphy supplies
cards
cameras
carving tools
chain
charms
cigar boxes
clips
comics
copper pipe
cork sheets
costume jewelry

crafting tools
crystals 


dice
dinosaurs
dowels
doll parts
drawing tools/supplies


embroidery floss 

embroidery kits (unused)

enamel pins
envelopes 

erasers
 

expired lab plastic (i.e. snap cap low retention microcentrifuge tubes, vials, clean used snap caps, screw cap micro tubes, etc.)
 

feathers
felt
fibre-art tools
film
film reels


game pieces
gears
glitter
googley eyes 


hooks
hoops
 

how-to books (arts and crafts, handicrafts, natural dyeing, etc.)
 

ink


jewelry findings
jewelry making tools 


keys
 

kits (craft, embroidery, papercraft, etc.)
 

labels/tags/seals
labelmakers
leather scraps
letraset
letterhead
library & school supplies
locks 


magazines - vintage, '79 & earlier (humour, arts and crafts, nudie, pop culture) can be missing covers etc.
 

magazines - high quality art and knitting (Selvedge, Mollie Makes, PomPom or Ply for example)
 

magnets
maps
marbles
microfiche
misprints

 

needles (sewing, knitting, leathercraft)

negatives
notepads 


office supplies
organza bags
overhead projectors


packages of packaging  (small plastic zip bags, paper bags, envelopes, etc.)
paint/painting supplies/dyes
paper

paper ephemera (antique and vintage: tickets, trading cards, packing slips, deposit books, seals, labels, etc)
 

patterns
pencils
 

pens/markers (working order, felt, ball point, alcohol, etc.)
 

photos/negatives
photography equipment
pins
pipettes 

playing cards
projectors
punches 


quills/calligraphy supplies

quilting tools/quilting supplies


reflectors
ribbons
ringers
rings
 

roving (silk, mohair, wool scraps)
 

rope (cotton and natural fibres only)
 

rubber stamps/foam stamps/etc.


samples
scissors
scrabble tiles
 

signage/letters/numbers (display letters etc.)
 

snapshots/polaroids
sprockets
stamps/stamp collections
stationary
stickers/labels
 

storage  (clean craft and small parts storage options)
 

stones
string
stuffing 


tape
telephone wire
thread
tins
 

toys (small i.e. happy meal, mini figures, wooden, fisher price people, game pieces, etc.)
 

trading cards/ card protectors
trinkets
 

tubes (test tubes, tennis ball tubes, etc.)
 

tubing
typewriters


vials

vintage smalls


washi tape & washi paper
wind-up toys
wire
wooden boxes/small wood blocks
wooden toys & figures


x-rays 


yard sticks
yarn

yearbooks - vintage 


zippers
 

Not sure if it's worth donating? Have something not of the list you think we might want? Send us an e-mail: thriftcraftartsupply@gmail.com
 

Contact Thrift/Craft:
thriftcraftartsupply@gmail.com


Please note our refusal policy:
Thrift/Craft may not be able to take normally-accepted items based on current inventory levels. We regret that we cannot accept all donations, and reserve the right to refuse items based on retail demand or storage limitations.


Donation hours: 

Wednesday - Sunday from 11 am - 5:30 pm (the shop is open 10:30 am - 6:00 pm.)