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Help local teachers teach creatively!

Through partnership between Orange County Schools, the Hillsborough Arts Council, our generous drop-off sites and volunteers, ArtCycle is a program that collects and distributes donations of new & barely-used art supplies to local classrooms and arts educational programing.

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*All donations benefit classrooms in Orange County Schools and local arts educational programming. 

Most Needed Supplies:

1. Writing & Drawing Tools
Pens, Pencils, HB Drawing Pencils, Manual Pencil Sharpeners, Pastels, Crayons, Markers (Sharpies: Fine, Very Fine, Black or Multicolored), Highlighters, Erasers, Rulers, etc.)


2. Paper & Presentation Materials
Notebook, Sketch, Printer, Construction, Tracing, Watercolor, Graph, Poster Board, Card Stock, Trifold Display Board, etc.


3. Paint & Painting Supplies
Nontoxic Paint (Acrylic, Water Color, Oil, etc.), Brushes, Sponges, Canvas, Pallets, etc.


4. Glue, Glue Sticks, Tapes
Masking, Duct, Scotch, Painters, etc.


5. Creative Up-Cycled Materials & MISC
For Sculpting, Crafting, Building, Sewing, Fiber Art, Beading & Jewelry Making, Storage, etc. 

*Click to download or print!

Order Online & Deliver Directly to OCS

HAC in partnership with the Orange County Schools Director of the Arts, Shannon Braxton, have created a public Amazon “Wishlist” where area residents can purchase items any time to be sent directly to Orange County classrooms.

Please ship orders from the Amazon Wishlist to:

Shannon Braxton

Director of the Arts

Orange County Schools

920 Corporate Drive

Hillsborough, NC 27278

*This address is linked on the Amazon Wishlist for easy ordering.


In-Person Drop-Off:

Donate new or barely-used art & school supplies in-person using a year-round ArtCycle drop-off box at one of the following locations. Donated supplies will be delivered to participating local classrooms & arts education programs by HAC volunteers!


HAC Gallery & Gift Shop

102 N. Churton St

Hillsborough, NC


TUES-SUN, 10-4



Studio 71

243 S. Churton St

Hillsborough, NC


MON-FRI, 10-6

SAT, 10-4


Orange County Public Library

137 W Margaret Ln

Hillsborough, NC



FRI & SAT, 9-6
SUN, 12-6

**DROP-OFF LOCATION MANAGERS ONLY - Click this button to let us know when your box is full & ready for delivery to local classrooms!

Interested in Volunteering to Support ArtCycle?

This program is in need of supply transport volunteer support! If you're available and interested in supporting ArtCycle as a volunteer, click below to let us know! 

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