Do you have arts and crafts, office supplies to donate?

A local non-profit organization says they will put your unwanted supplies to good use. They are also looking for donations of office supplies and “pre-loved” artwork.

SAN ANTONIO – Look around – you might have supplies gathering dust that a non-profit organization will gladly take away from you.

Spare Parts is the name of the only so-called “creative reuse organization” in San Antonio.

“We advance the arts and creativity through sustainability and reuse,” said Mary Cantú, the organization’s founder. “Our programs, before COVID-19, spanned all of San Antonio. We taught kids and adults how to make art in an environmentally friendly way.”

Spare Parts is set to open a creative reuse center this winter that will sell what it calls “pre-loved” art, as well as arts and crafts supplies and a plethora of other unique items they receive through donations – including office and school supplies, which they sell at affordable prices.

For now, the organization has its online store available for curbside and limited delivery if you spend $50 or more — and that’s only for customers inside Loop 1604.

Spare Parts founded the Mini Art Museum in 2013 as part of an effort to bring the fine art museum experience to schools and the community.

The organization now accepts items such as sewing supplies (crochet, knitting, embroidery, etc.), woodworking materials, photography-related items – even things like doll-making items and craft things. scrapbooking. For a complete list, visit this link.

To see what’s on sale, check out the band’s online store. And to follow their current projects, take a look at the Spare Parts website.

Cantú said if anyone had any questions about what to donate, contact her by email at [email protected]

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