Submitted to Community Café

I am writing this because you are all the experts and I need help.
Illinois has a very large mental health population in prisons. These people will get out and some are very talented.
I need donations of art supplies PLEASE, nothing is to small and if not the item a few dollars to buy them.
Also, need your help so I do not mistakenly get anything dangerous, mineral spirits can blind, etc 
Help, please!
this organization does a great job but not in Illinois or any states west of the Mississsipi,
there are a total of about 20 women in the Seriously mentally ill unit