The Art of Recycle and Little Art Bank has a program that is designed to stretch the dollars of non-profit organizations’ and teachers' budgets by finding and sourcing arts, crafts and teaching materials for their art programs. Science Explorers is an after School Program that partners with Art of Recycle and provides many of the materials for the free teacher program.
This program is available to local individuals and organizations that are directly involved in programs that teach and assist children, seniors, and people with special needs who’s funding is limited when it comes to purchasing arts and craft teacher supplies. In 2018 Art of Recycle supported almost 800 schools and organizations with free arts, crafts and teaching materials. Teachers and organizational leaders are paying for needed resources out of their own pockets because of a lack of funding due to budget cuts. In 2018 Art of Recycle assisted over 1200 teachers and organizational leaders in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, and beyond by giving them teacher resources from your donated materials, our excess, for FREE. Almost $90,000 at Art of Recycle nickel and dime prices. You helped many schools and organizations programs to thrive!
HOW DOES THE "ART IS A NECESSITY" PROGRAM WORK?
Art of Recycle's program involves providing free art materials to local organizations who are in need of art materials for their students/clients because their organization's activity programs do not include enough funds for needed art materials.
Any organization, teacher, caretaker or facilitator who is directly involved with providing arts and crafts activities for children, senior or people with special needs.
WHAT AND HOW MUCH CAN ART OF RECYCLE SUPPLY?
The process is simple:
Visit Art of Recycle/ Little Art Bank and pre-register your organization at the register counter by showing ID and a business card or letter head with your organization's logo and EIN# if applicable. You will be asked the first time that you stop in if you would like to volunteer 1-5 hours (or have someone do them on your behalf) or if you would like to purchase an annual membership for 35.00. After that...just ask to see the teachers resource area to check out the free supplies available to teachers.
We are really excited to provide free resources to more Hanover teachers and support those who are making a big difference in our community. Thank you for supporting us and them!