Volunteer Spotlight: Suzanne Demarco

Volunteer Spotlight: Suzanne Demarco

Posted on July 17, 2015 by

  Tell me how you first got involved with MFTA? For the past decade I have been a member of a similar LA based organization and wanted to see if there was one in NY. I googled “where can teachers …

Spring Break Pioneers

Spring Break Pioneers

Posted on March 26, 2015 by

  For many college students, Spring Break marks a time of year to let go of all responsibilities and cares in the world. The annual migration to warmer weather and day-break parties can be alluring for sure. Fortunately for us …

February @ MFTA

February @ MFTA

Posted on February 2, 2015 by

There’s so much going on at MFTA and we want you to be a part of it. In order to make sure we’re keeping you in the loop, we are now compiling monthly overviews of what we’re up to. Take …

Meet our Volunteers: Dave Lyon

Meet our Volunteers: Dave Lyon

Posted on November 19, 2014 by

If you haven’t already met Dave Lyon at Warehouse Wednesdays, our weekly volunteer nights, let us formally introduce you. Over the last year, Dave has contributed countless hours to the volunteer program at Materials for the Arts. We sat down with …

Volunteer Spotlight: Adobe

Volunteer Spotlight: Adobe

Posted on September 4, 2014 by

By Alissa Valeri To get us ready for recipient “shopping”, 15 volunteers from Adobe generously offered their time to help organize the MFTA warehouse. The volunteers organized donations on the warehouse floor from 10 am to 3:30pm, breaking for just an hour to …

Volunteer Spotlight: Bank of America

Volunteer Spotlight: Bank of America

Posted on July 22, 2014 by

By Alissa Valeri We were thrilled to welcome back Bank of America for a team-building event! A firm believer in enriching their local community, Bank of America promotes year round philanthropic efforts including support for the arts and education. 20 volunteers divided the day …

Artists in the Warehouse

Artists in the Warehouse

Posted on June 12, 2014 by

Materials for the Arts volunteers include artists across many different disciplines: painters, performers, mixed media artists, sculptors, fiber artists, and many more. Outside of contributing time to volunteering in our warehouse and their day jobs, their hands are constantly busy …

Creative Team-building

Creative Team-building

Posted on March 20, 2014 by

Get into the creative zone by bringing your staff to MFTA for team-building! On top of professional development workshops, open studios, and group volunteering, Materials for the Arts is now also offering team-building workshops for businesses, schools, social clubs, and …

Q&A with Andrea Otto

Q&A with Andrea Otto

Posted on January 23, 2014 by

You may recognize volunteer Andrea Otto during shopping trips at MFTA. Since September 2013, she has dedicated her Tuesday mornings and Thursday afternoons to help us out in the warehouse on shopping days. She also volunteered during Masked Marvelous and …

What are you doing Wednesday nights?

What are you doing Wednesday nights?

Posted on January 9, 2014 by

Our volunteer nights are affectionately known as Warehouse Wednesdays, and we just kicked off our first week of “helping hour.” 25 amazing and energetic volunteers showed up to help us sort and display the eclectic variety of items we receive …