Ongoing Needs

These art supplies were collected by a Senior at a Nashville High School. She timed her drive with Valentine's Day, calling it "Heart for the Arts

These art supplies were collected by a Senior at a Nashville High School. She timed her drive with Valentine’s Day, calling it “Heart for the Arts”!

We’re asked all the time if there’s anything that we need. So, here’s a list! These are all things that the school has need for on an ongoing basis, typically not included in our current project campaigns. If your school, church group or civic organization is interested in doing a collection drive to support HOW, these items are perfect products to focus on!

If you’re interested in our current project needs (like the lunch program), check out this page, or click the donate button at the right to make a financial contribution.

Find our Amazon wish list here for more suggestions: HOW Amazon List

Classroom and School Supplies

  • Scissors
  • Rulers
  • Glue sticks and liquid glue
  • Pencils, erasers, pencil sharpeners
  • Crayons
  • Chalk
  • Markers and Dry Erase Markers
  • Tape, Scotch and masking
  • Staples, push pins
  • Notebooks and Composition notebooks
  • Folders
  • Hand sanitizers and Wipes
  • First aid supplies: band aids, Neosporin,¬†OTC medicines (esp. children’s)

The carpentry class meets weekly, and often builds furniture for the school, such as these tables for the pre-school

Tools and Hardware

  • Hand tools and carpentry tools (all types)
  • Nails
  • Wire
  • Extension cords
  • Christmas lights
  • Multiple plug outlets / Power strips
  • Gardening tools
  • Rechargeable batteries / battery chargers
  • Paint brushes

Paper Bead Supplies
- We are currently not collecting cardboard at this time.

  • Middle sized beads and seed beads
  • Stretch cord for beading
  • Liquid glue
  • Mod Podge spray

Miscellaneous Items

  • Hygiene products/hotel samples
  • Old iPhones
  • Batteries
  • Shoes
  • Toys
  • Costumes
  • Blankets/sleeping mats
  • Sleeping bags
  • Folding Chairs
  • Kitchen Utensils / Silverware / Plates / Plastic Cups
  • Rubbermaid Tubs / Plastic Storage bins

We are not brand specific on anything – all donations are humbly and gratefully received.