Your donations help supplement every aspect of our program from staff salaries, art materials, rent and utilities, and other operating costs. Though the majority of our support comes through the state of California via the Redwood Coast Regional Center, our per-student rate has been frozen for several years, yet our costs have continued to rise. Therefore, we depend on donations to keep our program financially healthy. A portion of your donations support our scholarship fund,which allows students not covered by Regional Center funding to attend. Part of our mission is take student on field trips for exposure to the greater art world and these trips rely on donated funds as well. As a 501(c)(3) organization, all donations are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.



We place a priority on using quality, non-toxic art materials. We welcome your donations and can provide you with a receipt useful for tax purposes. Here is our wish list..


  • Art, architecture, and photo magazines
  • Beads and beading materials
  • Brushes of all kinds, in good shape
  • Classical, jazz and other CDs with mellow singers
  • Decorative papers for collage
  • Drawings and regular pencils
  • Faber-Castel PITT artist pens (the best markers we’ve found)
  • Frames in good shape, with glass
  • Gesso
  • Heavier weight drawing/printmaking paper
  • Mounted unpainted canvases
  • New black Sharpie pens, all size points
  • Oil pastels
  • Prismacolor pencils
  • Quality acrylic paints
  • Quality watercolors in cake or tube form
  • Small mosaic tiles
  • Small wood furniture items with surfaces suitable for mosaics or paint
  • Watercolor paper


  • Chalk pastels
  • Cheap markers or colored pencils
  • Crayons
  • Frames without glass
  • Glass without frames
  • Kids’ art materials
  • Moldy paper
  • Oil paints
  • Rubber stamps (we have enough)
  • Toxic materials

If you have any questions about donations, please email us at