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Volunteer Event: Sorting at Materials for the Arts

  • Materials for the Arts 33-00 Northern Blvd, 3rd Floor, Long Island City, NY, 11101 (map)

ORGANIZATION: Materials for the Arts

LOCATION: 33-00 Northern Blvd, 3rd Floor, Long Island City, NY, 11101 

RSVP Deadline: May 3, 2015

TASK: Sort and organize donated art supplies and other materials that will be given free to schools and non-profits with arts programming.

NOTE: You will likely work with paint, so wear clothes you wouldn't mind getting dirty!

BACKGROUND: Located in the Long Island City neighborhood of Queens, Materials for the Arts collects unneeded materials from businesses and redistributes them to artists and educators for creative purposes. Founded in 2002, Materials for the Arts provides supplies for 2,916 nonprofits, schools, and government agencies with arts programming. As New York City’s premier reuse center, Materials for the Arts organizes workshops and classes to further promote its ideals of creative reuse and sustainability.