What is an “In-Kind” Donation?

In-kind donations are a form of charitable giving in which, instead of giving money to fund needed goods and services, the goods and services themselves are given.


There are many ways to show your support, and donating items, from technology, to supplies, to well loved but out of use objects, is one of them.  For this reason, Gateway happily accepts a selection of in-kind donations.  By making an in-kind donation you are giving artists the opportunity to re-imagine everyday objects, transforming them into new and unique works of art.

Before completing this form, please reference the Acceptable and Unacceptable Items lists at the bottom of the page.


Thank you!


Happy to Accept
Nontoxic paints and inks
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

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

Unable to Accept
House paint of any type
Toxic materials of any kind, including paints
Styrofoam packing materials
Greeting cards


If you are unsure about our ability to accept your donation, please call Christine Nolan at (617) 734-1577 (voicemail ex. 21) to ensure it’s something we can take.