PPG Seeks Donations for May Day Event

Date: March 31, 2017

In today’s political climate, it is increasingly critical that we come to together to celebrate our shared vision for a just and vibrant economy. Our new economy must be founded on workers’ rights, responsible management of resources, democratic decision-making, sacredness, the arts, and equity for all people. What better way to celebrate this vision than with May Day—an international holiday honoring working folks?!

This year, Buffalo will host May Day with two day-long puppet-making workshops (in which community members bring this regenerative economy to life) followed by a parade, rally, and skate party on May 7. Folks from all walks of life are invited to participate, and all events will be free to the public.

To make this May Day celebration a success, we need your help to gather supplies. Kick off your spring cleaning: raid your attics, closets, and those boxes you haven’t opened in years, and turn your trash into highly valuable donations for this community event!


We are looking for:

·         Masking Tape

·         Canvas Drop Cloths

·         Primer

·         Brushes/rollers

·         Trays

·         Clothesline

·         Tarps

·         Lightweight fabric

·         Small PVC pipe

·         Old hiking backpacks

·         Cardboard

·         Brown paper

·         Rolls of paper

·         Newspaper

·         Glue (esp. wood)

·         Cornstarch

·         Buckets

·         Stirring sticks

·         Clay

·         Duct tape 

·         Jesso/ clear jesso 

·         Hot plate

·         Glue guns 

·         Tables

·         Staple pliers 

·         Wood dowels/ sticks for puppets 

·         Acrylic House Paint

·         Glitter

·         Scrap clay

·         Buckets

·         Old bike helmets or construction helmets (real or toy)

·         Old shoes with laces


All materials can be dropped off at:                                          Checks can be sent to:


WASH Project                                                                                    Open Buffalo

417 Massachusetts Ave                                                                c/o Tommy McClam

Buffalo, NY 14213                                                                            617 Main Street, 3R

                                                                                                                Buffalo, NY 14203            

Drop-off Hours: Mon-Fri 12-6pm, Sat-Sun 12-3pm             Checks can be made payable to: Open Buffalo


Puppet-making workshops will take place on April 23 (at the WASH Project) and April 30 (at the Foundry) from 10am-5pm. All community members are invited and these events are completely free.