Wish List

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Little things can go a long way. 

We’re Collecting Used Running Shoes, Running Gear and More 

Start looking through your closets to recycle running shoes, race t-shirts, or track bags that have been worn down, outgrown or no longer suit your style.  Items of any size or style (adult or child) or from any season will be accepted.  Depending on the condition of the items, they will either be resold or recycled into other products. 

  • Items are accepted in any condition and can be packaged together (for instance, t-shirts packed together with track bags)
  • We can even accept a single running shoe – should you find a shoe that has somehow lost a mate
  • Please package all items in plastic bags that are 13-gallon size or larger (see below)


“Winged Foot” by Michael Alfano, will be on view during “A Long-Distance Relationship: The 26.2 Mile Journey.”

Why Running Shoes? 

From April 10th – May 5th, 2018, the Attleboro Arts Museum presents A Long-Distance Relationship: The 26.2 Mile Journey invitational art exhibition.  The show explores the endurance and strength of distance runners and wheelchair racers, a 26.2-mile path to the finish, and commemorates the fifth anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings. 

In conjunction with the exhibition, the Museum is partnering with Sensata Technologies Foundation to conduct a clothing drive of used running shoes, gear and other items. All donations will support the Museum’s arts and culture offerings, and programs provided by the Epilepsy Foundation of New England. The Foundation collects the donations, sells them to a thrift retailer, and the profits are shared with the Museum.


Not a runner?  Not a problem. 

This clothing drive begins with athletic items but extends to all of the following:

  • Clothes: all tops, pants, jeans, shorts, ties/scarves, dresses, skirts, gowns, msuits, sweaters, sweats, vests, blazers, t-shirts, pajamas, socks, tights, belts 
  • Outerwear: coats, jackets, ski pants, mittens, gloves, hats, scarves, rain-gear, bathing suits
  • Uniforms
  • Costumes/Dressy Clothes
  • Fabric/Fabric Scraps/Yarn
  • Linens
  • Towels/Wash Cloths
  • Drapes/Curtains
  • Sheets/Pillow Cases
  • Tablecloths
  • Cloth Napkins
  • Pot holders
  • Blankets
  • Comforter/Duvet
  • Furniture covers
  • ANY Shoes/Boots/Flip Flops/Slippers
  • Pocketbooks/Backpacks/Duffle Bags
  • Don’t forget about those single mittens, gloves and socks!

Items are accepted in any condition.

Please package all items in plastic bags that are 13-gallon size or larger.


Delivery of Donations

Please plan to donate at a time/date listed below (we cannot accept donations before or after these dates and times- thank you):

Attleboro Arts Museum, 86 Park Street, Attleboro, MA. Telephone: 508-222-2644

  • 2pm – 4pm: Saturday, April 21st
  • 10am – 12pm: Tuesday, April 24th

All donors will be provided with a donation receipt at delivery. Thank you in advance for your time and support.

Please call the Attleboro Arts Museum at 508-222-2644 x10 or email office@attleboroartsmuseum.org with any questions.


The Attleboro Arts Museum conducting a wildly successful clothing drive in August 2017. We were so pleased with the overwhelming response that we’re back at it! Thank you in advance.



The Attleboro Arts Museum has a simple wish list of items that we can always use.  Please be sure that all items are new or gently used. If you have questions call 508-222-2644 x10.

We thank you in advance!

  • Plastic-coated picture framing wire
  • 3M “Original” Blue Tape (any size – we love it all)
  • Boxes of clear push pins
  • Packs of AA batteries
  • New sheets of foam core in either black or white
  • A box of non-clasp, card stock, two-pocket folders to hold 8.5″ x 11″ documents (any solid color)
  • A full-size, free standing ironing board with cover
  • Tray liners for painting
  • Post-it® Notes (all sizes and colors)
  • Standard light bulbs (60W)
  • Painting roller covers (9″, medium-density)
  • Wall painters – to assist during gallery installations.  You could also help to paint/touch-up pedestals, shelves, etc.
  • Tape: clear packing, masking, painter’s, and all colors and styles of “Duck” Tape ® – any width
  • 1″ and 2″ bristle brushes for gallery wall painting
  • Masonite Drawing Boards with Clips (18″x24″ or 24″x36″ preferred)
  • Rolls of paper (will be used as table coverings in our studios).  Roles should be at least 30″ wide and can be kraft, white or other colors.
  • Pencil-top erasers (any colors)
  • Paper cups for our spring water dispenser
  • Glass cleaner (any brand)
  • Clear plastic storage bins with covers.  Ideal sizes would be (L x W x H):
    – Small:  16″ x 8″ x 5″ or 16″ x 13″ x 5″
    – Medium:  23″ x 16″ x 12″
    – Large:  28″ x 19″ x 16″
  • Plastic palettes for use with acrylics and/or watercolors
  • Wet Wipes
  • Glue sticks (preferably Elmer’s brand)
  • 5″ x 7″ or 8″ x 10″ sheets of Plexiglass for use in monotype printmaking
  • Printmaking brayers, new or gently used, 4″ width
  • Unused artist materials (acrylic paint, paint brushes, stretched canvases, pastels, etc.)
  • Expo brand white board colored markers, both thin and thick nibs

Box-Tops copy

Did you know … 

Our Museum School is registered with the Box Tops for Education program?

Bring in those box top coupons found on cereal boxes, tissues, butter and other grocery products and the Museum will process them for funds to support our children’s art classes.

We will happily accept these coupons at any point.

logo_box_bluePlease call 508-222-2644  x13 if you have any questions. 
Wish List items can be dropped off during regular Museum hours: Tues. – Sat. 10am – 5pm.

Attleboro Arts Museum
86 Park Street, Attleboro, MA 02703


Our sincere thanks to the generous supporters who have brought in items from our list.  We’ll remove an item when we are saturated with a particular supply – until then, keep it coming.  We are very grateful!

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