Donate Supplies

Have new or gently used art and craft supplies? Consider donating to SmART!

Please follow these three simple rules to donating at SmART!

1. Donations are accepted on Fridays & Saturdays from 10 AM - 5 PM.

2. Never leave donations outdoors OR after hours.

3. Please pack your donations in boxes and/or bags that you can leave with us. 

Items We Accept:

ART SUPPLIES - Paint, brushes, glue, chalk, ink, carving tools, stencils, transfer letters, crayons, markers, rulers, clay, glue guns, canvas (blank and used), yard sticks/rulers.

CRAFT SUPPLIES - Pipe cleaners, craft foam, glitter, doll supplies, marbles, game and puzzle pieces, silk flowers, wine corks, baskets, costume jewelry, thumb tacks, styrofoam balls, wreath forms, macrame cord, wooden thread spools, colored glass scraps.

COLLAGE & SCRAPBOOKING - Stickers, scrapbook paper, embellishments, punches, rubber stamps, stamp pads, maps, postage stamps, photographs.

CONTAINERS - Small jars( baby food, etc.), jewelry boxes, paper shopping bags, plastic crates, cigar boxes, Rubbermaid type bins.

FABRIC AND NOTIONS - Fabric (minimum 1 yard), zippers, buttons, beads, jewelry making materials, thread, sewing supplies, sewing tools, spools of ribbon, velcro, leather, yarn, knitting needles, crochet hooks, hat pins.

GIFT WRAP & PARTY SUPPLIES - New rolls of wrapping paper, gift bags, tissue, greeting cards, party decorations, ribbon, balloons.

MAT BOARD, FRAMING, SIGN MAKING - Mat board, frames, Plexiglas, sign board, foam core, framing tools.

MEDIA/TECH - Computer keyboards, records, film canisters, slides, negatives, x-rays, motherboards.

METAL - Bottle caps, ornate metal fixtures (hooks, doorknobs, etc.), uncoated wire, sheet metal, screws, nails, keys, bicycle parts, silverware, cake and jello molds, cookie cutters, license plates, mattress/metal springs, vintage birdcages, steam gears.

PAPER - Card stock, art paper, construction paper, scrapbook paper, poster board, paper sample books, blueprints, atlas/maps.

INDUSTRIAL SUPPLIES - Carpet samples, wallpaper, contact paper, ceiling fan blades, old pane windows, knobs, upholstery tacks, cabinet hardware, decorative rocks/marbles.

MISC – sheets of cork, sunglasses, reading glasses, board games, puzzles, chandeliers, baskets, costume jewelry, watches, guitar strings and picks, piano keys, sheet music, gardening and landscaping tools, mannequins and/or parts, styrofoam sheets, globes, drum sticks, ping pong/golf balls, sea shells, clock faces, mirrors, terracotta pots.

VINTAGE - fabric, patterns, postcards, greeting cards, photographs, tins, bottles, lamps, jewelry, yearbooks, games, trophies, maps, memorabilia, suitcases, typewriters.

PRO TIP: If you can't buy it at Michaels or Hobby Lobby, it may not be a good fit for SmART!

Items we're currently unable to accept:

  • Small Fabric Scraps
  • Ceramic Tile larger than 4"x4" 
  • Prescription Pill Bottles
  • Used Candles
  • VHS Tapes
  • Encyclopedias
  • Non Art and Craft Books
  • Magazines
  • Formed Styrofoam Packaging
  • Light Bulbs
  • Non Working Christmas Lights
  • Food Container of Any Variety
  • Cardboard
  • Bubble Wrap

PRO TIP: If you don't like the packaging on an item you consume, consider finding a different product!



We are thrilled to announce that we have moved to 2416 Music Valley Drive in Nashville, TN. Moving expenses and setting up a new store has been costly. Please remember all donations are tax deductable and any amount helps. Thank you for helping us reach our goal!

As a social enterprise supporting Progress Inc, we rely on individual donations, corporate sponsorships and foundation grants. Your tax-deductible gifts directly benefit our efforts to support those in our community effected by intellectual disabilities.


Questions about donating to SmART? Contact us!