Donating During COVID-19
MFTA’s mission is to collect materials, keep them out of the landfill and give them to thousands of nonprofit organizations and public schools for Creative Reuse projects. Thanks to donations from businesses and individuals – like you, MFTA is helping those who need and contributing to a cleaner, greener world.
New York City is currently on pause, and the Materials for the Arts warehouse is closed. The Donations Team is working from home. If you have any questions regarding donating materials, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get back to you.
All MFTA Donors need to set up an account before donating materials.
Join the growing roster of those who support the arts in NYC and keep valuable materials from entering the waste stream.
How to Donate
Materials may be dropped off at the MFTA Warehouse by appointment only: Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays, 9 AM-3 PM. The loading dock is located at 33-00 Northern Blvd, Long Island City in Queens.
Some large & corporate donations may qualify for free pick up. Factors include size, quantity, demand & location. The items must first be assessed by MFTA staff.
Send your pre-approved materials directly to the MFTA Warehouse via any mail or courier service. Materials for the Arts, Attn: DONATIONS, 33-00 Northern Boulevard, 3rd Floor, Long Island City, NY 11101
MFTA hosts an online portal where Donors can post items that cannot be accommodated in the warehouse. Members contact you directly to arrange pick up. These items may include a laptop or cell phone, pianos, cars, cubicles and large appliances.
All donations are tax deductible. Click here to learn more about MFTA materials donations.
BE SURE TO INCLUDE THE DONOR’S CONTACT INFORMATION AND DECLARED VALUE OF DONATED ITEMS TO ENSURE PROMPT RECEIPT OF A TAX ACKNOWLEDGEMENT LETTER.
Looking to unload old supplies or unused inventory? Donate items like these to MFTA:
Fabric and trim
Arts & crafts supplies
Beads & jewelry
MFTA RESERVES THE RIGHT TO REFUSE ANY ITEM during a drop-off or scheduled pickup, including any materials not officially approved or ones that fail to meet quality standards.