Materials

Material Donations

We are always looking for new materials to add to our pop-up adventure playgrounds since much of the fun in our play spaces revolves around destruction. Now that we are in the process of opening a more permanent space, we will be able to accommodate larger donations – appliances, furniture, cable spools, etc. – in addition to hand tools such as drills, saws, hammers, etc.

Questions We Ask

  • Is it being recycled or repurposed? (i.e. not being wasteful)
  • Does it allow for collaboration?
  • Can it be used in multiple ways?
  • Is it free from hazards? Can it be treated roughly without creating hazard?
  • Is it free of agenda, plan or expectation?
  • Can it be used more than one time? Can it be altered again and again?
  • Does it provide variety of texture, size, or material from what we already have?

 

Things We Need

For Permanent Space

  • Storage shed
  • Hand drills
  • Hammers
  • Nails
  • Saws
  • Other hand tools
  • Appliances
  • Furniture
  • Cable spools
  • Any large items!

 

For All Play Spaces

  • Large tubes
  • Cardboard boxes
  • Wooden planks
  • Large pieces of fabric
  • Yarn or rope
  • Tape
  • Nets or mesh
  • Fabric
  • Water drums or barrels
  • Carpet tiles
  • PVC pipe
  • Spools
  • Bamboo poles
  • Pens and paints
  • Plastic crates
  • Zip Ties
  • Chalk
  • And anything fun that you can think of!

 

Things We Can’t Use

  • Glass
  • Metal
  • Small wood pieces
  • Hazardous materials

Please contact us if you have materials outside of this list that might be of use to us, too. We are always looking for new materials to fill our play spaces!