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Phone: 313-640-4411
16135 Harper Ave
Detroit
Michigan 48224
USA
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Target demographics: all ages and abilities think, create and learn with recycled materials. Our target is schools and organizations serving low income areas.

Someone who had 3 hours of volunteer time could: help children at an event in SE Michigan, drop in at the store to help stock materials, bring a group to the warehouse to pack kits for kids, arrange a project customized to their abilities

Geographic areas served: direct programs in Southeast Michigan; US via online sales

Programs: Public Store: displays 300+ recycled materials for learning and creativity at affordable pieces. Workshops for all ages: hands on learning uses problem solving to enrich education. Family activities at public/private events: custom projects. Complete kits for individuals or groups.

Mission:

Arts & Scraps uses recycled industrial materials to help people of all ages and abilities think, create and learn.

Results:
In 2012, Arts & Scraps recycled 28 tons of material. We served 275,000 children with 10,000 volunteer hours from the community.

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I have been a fan of Arts and Scraps since returning to Detroit to teach in 2008 and encourage everyone that I know to take a tour. As a Middle Principal, I gave each teacher an allotment to shop at Arts and Scraps. As a nonprofit Founder/Executive Director, this is my first stop for each of our ... more »
03/01/10
Arts & Scraps is constantly adapting and developing new programs to better serve the Detroit area. Their ability to move quickly, focusing staff and volunteer time and resources to a given need has allowed them to create unique programs and much needed services. For example, they saw that it was ... more »
02/27/10
I have enjoyed using Arts and Scraps for a number of years. Beginning my adventure when they were located on East Warren and continuing to the current location on Harper. They have increased in space size and material supplies but the staff size has remained low. Unlike in other industries where the... more »
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