Where to Donate Art Supplies in Your Community

Where to donate art suppliesHave an arts and crafts box that hasn’t been touched in years? Just complete an art project and now have tons of odds and ends left over? If you’re in Chicago, use Zealous Good to submit your donation and we’ll get requests for the donated art supplies sent directly to your inbox. You can donate to the cause you prefer and directly see the difference you’re making!

If you’re not in Chicago, here are some ideas of organizations that could benefit from your art supplies donation and how to find them.

Schools & Teachers

Schools are routinely low on supplies because kids power through art supplies like it’s oxygen. Just imagine your extra ribbon, glitter, and glue, becoming someone’s new favorite art piece, proudly displayed on their refrigerator at home.

For school donations, you can reach out to the vice principal, the local PTA, or swing by the school and ask who would be best to contact about the donation.


Leftover supplies from knitting, painting, and sewing projects can be donated to Made4Aid.org. Made4Aid sells them to artists and crafters and donates proceeds to Doctors Without Borders.

Simply email them what you have to donate, and then when they’ve found a buyer, you ship the items directly to the artist buyer. Pretty simplem especially if you can’t find a local school or charity to donate to! Visit Made4Aid.org for more details.

Crazy Crayons

If you find yourself with crayons coming out of your ears, ship them to Crazy Crayons, an organization that recycles old crayons and turns them into new ones. It’s a very Earth friendly, pretty and fun way to make sure your old crayons get reused!

Visit crazycrayons.com for more details!

Again, if you’re in the Chicago area, check out Zealous Good for where to donate art supplies. Click here to submit your donation and we’ll find a charity that can benefit.

Brittany Martin Graunke is the founder of Zealous Good, an in-kind donations marketplace in Chicago. You can find Brittany on Google+ or on Twitter at @ZealousBrittany. You can find Zealous Good on Facebook and Zealous Good on Twitter at @ZealousGood.


  1. Regina said:

    I have a large collection of new, unused beautiful wooden frames for canvas paintings. three are large, gold finish, and about thirty smaller ones dark wood

    November 10, 2014

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