The MFTA Nation

The MFTA Nation

Posted on July 27, 2012 by

We are always interested in how our donors find out about us and the MFTA Nation really does have less than ‘six degrees of separation’.  We’d like to welcome on board a new donor – Irena Peer– a fabric designer. Irena …

Donors in the Warehouse: Recap of our 7/20 Lunch + Learn

Donors in the Warehouse: Recap of our 7/20 Lunch + Learn

Posted on July 24, 2012 by

Last Friday we hosted our fourth Lunch + Learn at the MFTA warehouse for our materials donors. Donors from Arrows Up, Wallauer’s, Marc Jacobs, Film Biz Recycling, and Aronson’s Floor Covering all visited and toured the warehouse. While many of these donors have been donating to …

What’s new with Jason Wu

What’s new with Jason Wu

Posted on July 24, 2012 by

If you have visited the MFTA warehouse in the last two years, you may have seen this fabulous mannequin that was part of the Fashion Center BID’s 2010 Sidewalk Catwalk event.  The mannequin’s dress was designed by Jason Wu with materials …

Donor Spotlight: Carnegie Fabrics

Donor Spotlight: Carnegie Fabrics

Posted on July 20, 2012 by

At Materials for the Arts, we are so busy processing donations and working the floor on shopping days that sometimes it is easy to forget that these fabulous donations started out as inventory for someone’s business or useful items from …

Thank you, June donors!

Posted on June 22, 2012 by

At MFTA, donations make our world go round! We received (literally) tons of donations this month. Here are just a few of the generous donors who gave us all kinds of great items in June: We are glad that Patricia …

Q: What do a Tony Award-winning set designer and MFTA have in common?

Posted on June 11, 2012 by

[brightcove vid=1547414745001&exp3=82993908001&surl=http://c.brightcove.com/services&pubid=75123767001&pk=AQ~~,AAAAEX25ttk~,qVVep19cvaUd_MvoBnuGVanJsQIaFNkH&w=464&h=310] A:  Showman Fabricators! MFTA donors (and Long Island City neighbors) Showman Fabricators helped Donyale Werle build her set for Peter and the Starcatcher, which won the Tony for Best Scenic Design of a Play last night. Showman has …

…And All That Jazz

…And All That Jazz

Posted on May 24, 2012 by

MFTA has received pallets upon pallets of vinyl records! Classical, jazz, rock, pop, opera and more. This generous donation made by Housing Works, is a wonderful example of the way objects are passed along from hand to home, home to store, …

Going green with the Durst Organization

Going green with the Durst Organization

Posted on May 8, 2012 by

City & State has a great article today about the Durst Organization and their efforts to green their offices by recycling, reusing, and composting.  The article follows the journey of one Starbucks coffee cup collected from an office in the new …

MFTA donors LOVE recipient thank you letters

MFTA donors LOVE recipient thank you letters

Posted on January 14, 2011 by

To our ‘shoppers’ We thank all MFTA recipient groups for taking the time to write notes to our donors telling them how much they appreciate the free supplies. Our donors appreciate the thank you notes and we think the notes …