The East Bay Depot for Creative ReusePosted on by manager
Hey Depot fans,
We are continuing our efforts to source sustainable supplies for artists and teachers around the Bay Area. With school just around the corner we are currently collecting school supplies to give to students and teachers for free as they head back into in-person classes. If you have new or very gently used school supplies bring them by an upcoming donation day: Monday, Friday or Saturday from 12-2pm.
In particular we are seeking donations of:
reams of paper
pairs of compasses
pencil cases or makeup bags which fit pens and pencils
If you are fulfilling a supplies list for yourself or a student in your life come see us! We will be giving out free school supplies directly to students and families from July 30th – August 13th. Show us your supply list or syllabus and we’ll fulfill as much as we can, free of charge. While we may not have everything you need, we have amassed paper, pencils, markers, binders, erasers, glue, etc and will have them available until supplies run out.
If you haven’t come to the shop for a while come on by! We are fully stocked on fabric, and we’ve recently received 1500 books (many art and art history titles) as well a few hundred canvas totes with leather handles. When you come please bring your mask as we are still requiring masks in the store.
Stolen Truck Update
Thanks to your generous contributions we have raised $3,295 towards our truck fund! We are incredibly grateful for your support. However, we still need $7,000 to get rolling again! Can you help us find our next set of wheels? If you haven’t made a donation yet but would like to there is still time. Donate now!
Deals, Deals, Deals
Do you do theatre or know someone who does? Could you use some backdrops for your productions? We recently received various sized backdrops from a tech event that we’d love to see put to good use.
Do you create sculpture from found materials? We have masses of books, writing utensils, board games, & VHS’s that we would much rather give to you for cheap than send to the recycling center.
Do you do paper crafts? We have literal buckets full of paper punches in all different shapes and a few sizes.