The Museum of Art and History in Santa Cruz frequently asks its members (and anyone else who gets their newsletter) for items that they need for some family art project. This month, they said
We’re looking for brown cardboard boxes to build a giant cardboard castle for our upcoming Winterpalooza family festival in January. They can be dropped off at the front desk during museum hours.
I checked whether they were looking for just large cardboard boxes, or whether they wanted all sizes. They said
We’re currently taking all sizes. Thanks for your message clarifying this. Please drop them off at the front desk when you have a chance. Our hours are Tues-Sun 11-5PM. Fridays open late till 9PM, and closed Mondays.
So yesterday I cleaned out a bunch of the more useless sizes of boxes from our attic and loaded up my larger bike trailer with 50–100 of them:
A few bungee cords to keep the boxes from blowing away and I was ready to go. At the museum, I parked my bike in front, unhitched the trailer and wheeled it into the lobby, where they had me unload the boxes.
I should remember to keep an eye on their ongoing wish list also, in case there are other things I’d be glad to get rid of that they have a use for.