Donor Spotlight: Canvas Society Industries

Donor Spotlight: Canvas Society Industries

Posted on June 13, 2014 by

New York-based paper goods company Canvas Society Industries brings together quality, functionality, style, and sustainability. Passionate about the classic form of written communication, Canvas Society creates custom paper goods and lifestyle accessories, such as notepads and stationary products, out of hemp …

Donor Spotlight:  A&A Textiles

Donor Spotlight: A&A Textiles

Posted on June 3, 2014 by

A&A Textiles is located in in the heart of the Garment District on 39th Street and they also have a warehouse in Hoboken, NJ.  They made their first donation to Materials for the Arts this spring and donated a whopping 12,663 …

Donor Spotlight: L’Oreal

Donor Spotlight: L’Oreal

Posted on April 29, 2014 by

We spent a morning with materials donor L’Oreal USA on Bring Your Kid to Work Day, which featured creative Earth Day activities. L’Oreal helps the environment by donating readily reusable materials like office supplies and arts and crafts supplies to …

Earth Day in New York

Earth Day in New York

Posted on April 18, 2014 by

We feel like every day should be Earth Day at Materials for the Arts. One of our donors is Earth Day New York, and like us, they believe that protecting the planet is more than a one-day event. Earth Day is …

Ballet Makers and Shakers

Ballet Makers and Shakers

Posted on April 3, 2014 by

Recently, we facilitated the eighth annual Capezio Ballet Makers donation of dancewear and supplies to 192 NYC public schools.  In partnership with the Department of Education’s Office of Arts and Special Projects, schools with a full-time dance teacher and a dance …

After the Runway

After the Runway

Posted on February 18, 2014 by

The NYC fashion industry has been helping Materials for the Arts pile on the pounds for decades. In just the last 3 years, the industry has diverted 127,000 pounds of materials away from the landfill by donating to us. In …

Sequins make creative ideas sparkle

Sequins make creative ideas sparkle

Posted on January 22, 2014 by

Sequins International Inc, has been donating to us since the 1990s. In the last three years alone,  the 65-year old family-owned business in Woodside, Queens has donated 14,241 pounds of beautiful honeycomb sequin rolls that have been transformed by costume …

Strings, strings, strings

Strings, strings, strings

Posted on January 17, 2014 by

P.S. 21 in the Bronx, the Philip H. Sheridan elementary school, donated 106 student violins and three cellos to Materials for the Arts. This donation from one school will bring musical learning to multiple schools and students across the city. The …

The sweetest things

The sweetest things

Posted on November 18, 2013 by

Victoria’s Secret has been a Materials for the Arts donor for 14 years now. Their most recent donation to our warehouse includes mannequins wrapped in pink ribbons, an opulent bejeweled purple chandelier, and a hot pink Eiffel tower. Known worldwide …

Evergreen Your Holiday Season

Evergreen Your Holiday Season

Posted on November 8, 2013 by

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Macy’s recently donated 3,954 pounds of ornaments and holiday decorations to us. Phew, that’s a lot of snowmen, reindeer, stockings, and snowflakes. Despite the creeping cold weather, the spirit of giving keeps us …