Make & Mend accepts donations of clean, reusable art and craft supplies anytime during business hours. We ask that you please limit your donations to no more than two bags or boxes at a time as we have limited storage space.
Donations are never to be left outside the door when we are away or closed.
All accepted donations will be gifted with a 15% off coupon to use at the shop anytime (excluding any finished works or maker of the month pieces)
Here is a rough list of items that we are not currently accepting but may accept in the future):
Wooden stretcher bars
Upholstery Fabric (besides velvet)
Vintage Sewing Patterns (modern, unused patterns are accepted)
Here is a rough list of item that we currently accept:
Art and Craft
pens, pencils, colored pencils, markers, erasers, sharpeners, paints (oil, acrylic, watercolor but no house paints), paintbrushes, pastels, charcoal, clay (in small quantities), ink and ink pads, printmaking tools, calligraphy tools, stamps, stickers
watercolor paper, craft paper, scrapbooking paper, wallpaper (samples), sketchbooks, notebooks, tissue paper, stationery, envelopes, hilighters, paperclips, post-it notes, glue, tape, bubble wrap, packing paper, cardboard boxes, memo books
art related books, coloring books, collage materials, handmade books and zines
thread, bobbins, yarn, knitting needles, sewing needles, aida cloth, fabric (larger than 10" x 10"), elastic, zippers, leather, pins, lace, sewing patterns, hemp, beads, embroidery floss, rulers, rotary cutters, scissors, stencils, ribbon
If you are wondering if we accept something that is not on this list, please give us a call before you drop it off.
Items that Make & Mend can never accept:
Anything toxic, hazardous, combustable or hazardous
Anything with mold or mildew, especially pertaining to fabric and yarn
Books – except for art and craft-related
Clothing and clothing hangers
Small pieces of fabric (anything under 10″ x 10″), Please no scraps!
Anything broken or needing repair
Binders or large office supplies
Boxes or bags full of tangled materials take a long time to sort through and with a very small staff, we are unable to take donations like this. Please bring your donation during business hours in a clean box or bin with the materials organized. Because of the small space we operate out of, we are sometimes unable to take in donations. Please check our instagram to keep updated on if we are accepting donations or not. We will try our best to accept your items but if, for some reason, we are unable to take your donation, please check your local recycling website for a guide on where these items can be recycled.