It's happened to the best of us, we get excited over a new craft and wind up with too much fabric or bits and buttons. Instead of squirreling away your resources only to donate them 10 years later, why not give them a good home now? Here are 5 places to do just that.
1. Before & After School Programs: Although most art programs have a built in budget, many before and after school day care programs run on a slightly tighter ship. They'll be able to make something from nothing and put anything you have to good use!
2. Church Groups: Many church groups help take care of kids several nights out of the week. Their budgets are almost non-existent and many establishments serve as afterschool hangouts for kids before parents get home. They're always looking for supplies to make great projects.
3. Half Way Homes or Foster Families: Many shelters or homes for families trying to make it back on their feet are run by mostly volunteers with very little money to spend. Often children will spend their nights there while parents are working two or three jobs and crafting supplies will be well loved and forever cherished.
4. City Recreation Centers: Your local gym or rec center often have an area designated for arts and crafts. They'd likely love a back stock of coffee cans or egg cartons from which they could make something substantial to keep the children's attention.
5. Libraries: Many libraries can have a children's craft time in addition to your basic story telling. Quite often they'll color or make cut outs of beloved book characters, so keep them in mind when it comes to glue, scissors, construction paper and more!
Do you have another great place to add to our list? Let us know in the comments below!
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