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AMS programs and events provide perfect opportunities for volunteering your time and expertise. Consider teaching electives, helping with work projects or special events and being a guest speaker. For volunteering, please contact Heather Dawes at 828-675-4361.


Please take a moment to think of all the items you have stored away in your closets, basement, attic, outbuilding, or garage. As a boarding school full of teens, AMS is always in need of replenishing various educational, household, building and vehicle items. Please check out the wish lists below. If you would like to donate, contact Heather at 828-675-4361 or heather@arthurmorganschool.org to discuss items and to make arrangements for pick up.

All donations are considered tax deductible gifts in kind and are a wonderful way to eliminate some of your unwanted stuff.

Wish List

 Classroom & Library:

  • Graphing calculators
  • Tall bookshelves
  • Awesome novels
  • Dehumidifiers
  • Floor fans
  • Digital cameras and video cameras


  • Ergonomic office chairs
  • Basic office supplies
  • Vacuum cleaners


  • Guitar strings, capos and tuners
  • Stage curtains
  • Woodworking hand tools
  • Spinning wheel
  • Paint brushes
  • Shelves for paper storage
  • Watercolor paper
  • Tupperware for small supplies
  • Pug mill for clay

Outdoor Program/Recreation & Sports:

  • New or lightly used 3-5 person tents
  • Camping tarps
  • Good rope at least 6-8mm
  • Camping water filters
  • Heavy duty 20-30 L dry bags
  • Gear and food containers for hiking
  • Internal frame backpacks
  • Flat water canoes and canoe paddles
  • Innertubes
  • Soccer balls, volley balls, kick balls, dodge balls, basketballs
  • Soccer cleats and shin guards
  • Scrimmage pennies
  • Baseball mitts, bats, balls


  • 4-passenger car, with gas economy of 25MPG or better
  • Minivan
  • 15-passenger Van
  • Trailer, road or farm

Household/Kitchen Items

  • Dehumidifiers
  • Gas kitchen stove
  • Digital produce scale
  • Blenders and food processors
  • Chefs’ knives
  • Heavy duty plastic cutting boards
  • Loaf pans
  • Cup measurers and liquid measurers
  • Rubber spatulas
  • Small bureaus/dressers
  • Compost bins
  • Bookshelves
  • Area rugs
  • Curtains
  • Small desks
  • Twin mattresses
  • Mattress covers
  • Couches in good shape
  • Insulating blinds
  • Hammocks
  • Garden hoses

Buildings, Garden, and Grounds:

  • Garden tools, hoes
  • Greenhouse/season extension supplies
  • Wheelbarrows, garden cart
  • Tractor implements: finish mower 5′-6′, bush hog 5′
  • Hand tools: utility knives, hand planes, measuring devices, saws, hammers
  • Power tools: safe shop tools (lathe, router table, sharpening system)
  • Solid metal shelving
  • Green building supplies: Energy Star appliances (3 years or younger)
  • Self-propelled mowers, lightweight push mowers, riding mowers, weed whackers
  • Building materials: lumber, roofing, fasteners
  • Lengths of 3/4 PVC pipe
  • Floor jack
  • Romex
  • Stick or MIG welder
  • Slate chalkboard