Years ago I ran an art/craft program from a library. We had no budget, at
all. Desperate, I went to the community. I handed out a wish list and asked
people to look in their houses for things we could use. One woman came in
with a hundred large cardboard cones that used to have industrial thread on
them. another brought in paintbrushes that her factory donated. We got some
very unusual supplies, but managed to used almost everything. The local
Jamesway donated paint and paper, Burger King gave us reams of paper. It was
a great community effort, and a lot of fun.