Materials For the Arts
Materials for the Arts collects unneeded items from businesses and individuals, and makes these donations available for free to its recipients: nonprofit organizations with arts programming, government agencies, and public schools. The MFTA warehouse is operated by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs with additional support from the City's Departments of Sanitation and of Education. Friends of Materials for the Arts, in collaboration with the City of New York and the creative community, is the nonprofit strategic partner that guides and supports educational programming, warehouse operations, and other initiatives of Materials for the Arts.
Service opportunities: Volunteers at MFTA directly serve New York City's artistic and educational communities by performing tasks in the warehouse. A great way for creative-minded people to show they care about the arts and the environment. Tasks can include anything from sorting donations to arranging displays and helping pull items for pick-up for cultural organizations across the city.
Special arrangements must be made for volunteers under age 16.
Contact Diana Mendez, Volunteer@mfta.nyc.gov