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Volunteering

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 Kathlene at 828-675-4262.

Items

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, please email (a) photo(s) or description to info@arthurmorganschool.org to discuss items and to make arrangements for pick up/drop off.

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
  • Bookshelves
  • Awesome novels
  • Digital cameras and video cameras

Office:

  • Ergonomic office chairs
  • Basic office supplies
  • Vacuum cleaners

Music/Drama/Art:

  • Guitar strings, capos and tuners
  • Stage curtains
  • Woodworking hand tools
  • Spinning wheel
  • Paint brushes
  • Shelves for paper storage
  • Watercolor paper
  • Ceramic glazes
  • Enamel supplies for jewelry
  • Flat files for large paper storage
  • drying rack
  • Blacksmithing tongs, forging hammers, bending forks, hardys, wood stove shovels, coal, grinding wheel, sanding belt, sanding disc
  • Anvils, jewelry making tools, scrap copper and brass sheet, tubing, and wire, oxygen and acetylene tanks

Outdoor Program/Recreation & Sports:

  • New or lightly used 3-5 person tents
  • Bear Cans
  • Camping tarps
  • Good rope at least 6-8mm
  • Camping water filters
  • Heavy duty 20-30 L dry bags
  • Large fanny packs
  • 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

Vehicles/Trailers

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

Household/Kitchen Items

  • Dehumidifiers
  • Floor fans
  • Gas kitchen stove
  • Digital produce scale
  • Blenders and food processors
  • Chefs’ knives
  • Heavy duty plastic cutting boards
  • Loaf pans
  • Measuring cups
  • Rubber spatulas
  • Small bureaus/dressers
  • Compost bins
  • Bookshelves
  • Area rugs
  • Curtains
  • Small desks
  • Mattress covers
  • Couches in good shape (no cat fur or scratches)
  • Insulating blinds
  • Hammocks
  • Garden hoses

Buildings, Garden, and Grounds:

  • Garden tools, hoes, rakes
  • 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