What is an “In-Kind” Donation?

An in-kind donation is a form of charitable giving in which, instead of giving money to fund a needed good or service, the good or service itself is given.

There are many ways to show support. Donating items, from technology, to supplies, to well-loved but out-of-use objects, is one of them. Gateway happily accepts a selection of in-kind donations. Gateway artists re-imagine everyday objects, transforming them into new and unique works of art.

First, to determine the acceptability of your donation, please contact Bil Thibodeau at We do not accept donations at the door.

The following list is to give you an idea of the kinds of items we may accept.

Happy to accept:

  • Nontoxic paints and inks
  • Brushes
  • Canvas
  • Frames that are sturdy and in good shape (no glass)
  • Heavyweight paper
  • Matte board
  • String, yarn, and large fabric scraps
  • Windows with wood frames in good shape
  • Wood in good shape
  • Fiberboard and press board
  • Foam core
  • Heavyweight wallpaper

Unable to Accept:

  • House paint of any type
  • Toxic materials of any kind, including paints
  • Styrofoam packing materials
  • Tires
  • Hangers
  • Magazines
  • Greeting cards

We welcome certain donations of service and performance, especially from musicians for our events.