Wish List

We do our best to accommodate all kinds of donations whenever possible. Please call us at 828-256-2695 and ask to speak with our Warehouse Manager, Nancy, if you have a large or unusual donation you would like to discuss.

We love junk, not trash. Please bring clean, pre-sorted items.

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Below is a sampling of the items we are generally interested in:

  • Art/Craft supplies
    • Art paints with labels (water colors, acrylics, oils, gouache, tempera, etc.)
    • Artificial plants/flowers
    • Beads
    • Brushes
    • Candles and wax, candle holders
    • Canvases, drawing paper
    • Chalk
    • Corks, corkboard (natural)
    • Crayons
    • Easels
    • Feathers
    • Foam – for craft/floral
    • Glitter
    • Glue
    • Jewelry
      • vintage/broken costume jewelry, watches, charms
      • seed beads, glass/crystal beads, natural stone beads
      • jewelry wire & chain
    • Knitting/crochet supplies
    • Magnets and magnetic tape
    • Marbles
    • Mineral spirits
    • Paint (latex, spray paint)
      • at least half full, NO RUST ON CAN
    • Paint chip samples
    • Paint thinner
    • Pipe cleaners
    • Polymer clay
    • Printing blocks
    • Rubber stamps
    • Scrapbooking supplies
    • Sequins
    • Stamp pads
    • Stencils
    • Stickers
    • Screen printing supplies
    • Quilting supplies
    • Trimmings
    • Yarn
  • Electronic/Manufactured
    • Cameras
    • CD’s and CD cases
    • DVD’s and DVD cases
    • Electronics
    • vintage/unusual ONLY!
      • please, NO used appliances (microwaves, toasters, etc.)
    • Keyboards
    • Lab equipment – sterile, unused
    • Power cords (in good condition)
    • Records
    • Video cameras
    • Vintage items (80s or earlier; including printed materials)
  • Fabric/Sewing supplies
    • Belts
    • Binding
    • Burlap (pieces, sacks)
    • Buttons
    • Canvas
    • Elastic
    • Fabric samples, sample books, yardage
        • no small scraps, cut up clothing, or reused fabric
    • Fasteners
    • Fat quarters
    • Felt
    • Interfacing
    • Linens
    • Lace
    • Leather
    • Men’s ties
    • Mesh
    • Needles
    • Poly-fill
    • Ribbon
    • Ric-rac
    • Rope
    • Rotary cutters/mats
    • Sergers, sewing machines – Working!
    • Serger thread cones
    • Sewing supplies, patterns, etc.
    • String
    • Thread
    • Tulle
    • Twine
    • Upholstery foam
    • Vintage linens
    • Zippers
  • Glass/Ceramic
    • Ceramic tiles
    • Knobs and handles
    • Mirrors (broken or whole)
    • Wine bottles
    • Windows
        • wood ONLY, with no broken panes
  • Metal
    • Bottle caps
    • Cogs
    • Copper scraps
    • Handles
    • Hinges
    • Keys
    • Knobs
    • Locks (with or without keys)
    • Machine components
    • Metal hardware
    • Novelties
    • Nuts, bolts, washers
    • Sheet metal
        • Small pieces – nothing danerous or oversized
    • Twist ties
    • Wire
  • Office/School supplies
    • Books – only with graphics for art projects
    • Educational games/kits
    • Encyclopedias
    • Office supplies
      • Paper trays, paper clips, index cards, labels, hole punchers, paper cutters etc.
    • Party supplies
    • Pens/pencils/markers
    • Rubber bands
    • Rulers
    • Scissors
    • Staplers
    • Tape (all kinds)
    • Teaching materials
  • Paper Materials
    • Boxes
      • small cardboard ring and jewelry boxes
    • Coffee filters
    • Coloring books – NEW, unused
    • Craft paper
    • Egg cartons – clean, empty
    • Envelopes
    • File folders
    • Foam board
    • Greeting cards – used or new
    • Gift wrap
    • Magazines
      • craft, art, women’s, children’s, National Geographic
    • Mailing tubes
      • NOT from toilet paper or paper towels
    • Maps
    • Matt board
    • Notebooks, note pads
    • Paper bags
    • Photographs
    • Posters
    • Poster board
    • Wallpaper, wallpaper sample books
  • Plastic
    • Barrels and bins
      • must NOT have contained anything poisonous/hazardous
    • Bubble wrap
    • Bottle caps
    • Film canisters
    • Film negatives
    • Picture frames
    • Plastic utensils
    • Liter bottles (clean)
    • Ziploc bags (clean)
  • Wood
    • Architectural elements (mantels, columns, spindles, etc.)
    • Barrels and bins
    • Craft sticks
    • Doors (full size and cabinet)
    • Frames
    • Knobs
    • Tongue depressors
    • Wood flooring
    • Wood pieces (rounds, dowels, plywood, etc.)
    • Wood turnings

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Please remember, we cannot take all donations. Below are a list of things we generally will NOT be able to accept:

  • Appliances
  • Batteries
  • Cassette tapes
  • Computer equipment including: Printers, Monitors, Modems
  • Clothing
  • Styrofoam
    • EXCEPT craft forms, such as balls, cones, wreaths
  • Treated lumber
  • Particle board
  • MDF
  • Drywall
  • Junk wood
  • Wood with nails or screws
  • Used prescription or medicine bottles
  • VHS tapes
  • Toiletries (bath salts, perfumes, shampoos, etc.)

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