1. What items could I donate?

We want donations of anything which is hand-made, good quality and postable : small, simple, large or complicated - or art and craft supplies.  Items made by someone else, not you, can be donated only if they are at least 20 years old.

We are keen to have and sell gift items – accessories, decorative pieces – as well as useful items – things for use out or around the house. And of course, many hand-made arts and crafts are both useful and beautiful.

Items you could donate:

* jewellery * watercolour paintings / cards * clothing * bags * slippers *

cushion covers * fabrics * drawings * beads * handmade cards * yarns and threads *

* etchings * softies * cross-stitch * dish-cloths * patchwork * toys *

silkscreens and other art prints * baby items * ornaments * handmade paper * blankets 

* photographic prints * T-shirts * accessories * hats * T-cosies*

* what else can you think of?*


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You might be able to donate materials for artists and crafters to use - yarn, paper, inks, fabrics, buttons - or patterns.

Anything else/similar/different? So long as its hand-made or can be used for hand-made art or crafts,  please think about sending it to made4aid.

We’re sure you can think of lots of other possibilities.

We are also keen to accept and sell vintage or antique arts and crafts  – so, remember us if you find something fabulous and hand-made at a car-boot or yard or garage sale, or in charity or thrift shops.  And think about sending us any art or craft pieces you have but no longer want or need or have room for.  However, according to Etsy regulations any items not made by the seller must be at least 20 years old - please bear this in mind

Please click here for further information about donating items, including information about unsuitable items which we cannot accept or sell.

It is important that all items we have to sell are of good quality, well made and durable and that they match the description given.  According to Paypal terms and conditions, made4aid may be liable to compensate buyers, if an item is significantly unlike its descripton.

It is not important that every item is a totally unique and artistically-creative masterpiece. We hope we will receive some items like that! But more everyday and ordinary handmade art and crafts are also just as important and wanted.


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