Educational Alliance

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Founded in 1889 to provide education, socialization, and cultural events to Eastern European immigrants who had settled in the Lower East Side, Educational Alliance evolved to meet the changing needs of the community. The Educational Alliance Art School is home to The Materials Center, a large collection of found materials and natural objects that are often discarded, but can be repurposed into something new-encouraging creativity, problem-solving, and action.

donateNYC Partner Fact: Each year, Educational Alliance serves more that 50,000 New Yorkers across 17 host sites in the Lower East Side.


Accepted Donations:

  • Musical Instruments
  • Household Goods
  • Jewelry
  • Theatre and Film Surplus
  • Office Furniture
  • Household Furniture
  • Bicycles & Accessories
  • Art Supplies
  • Fabric & Textiles
  • Electronics
  • Computers & Peripherals

Donations Not Accepted:

  • Toilet paper rolls
  • Anything with rust
  • Anything that comes in contact with peanuts

Pick-Up Service: Yes, case-by-case

Location & Contact

Educational Alliance
197 East Broadway
New York, NY 10002