Arts & Scraps

Rating: 4.77 stars   13 reviews

Issues:

Location: 16135 Harper Ave Detroit MI 48224 USA

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.
Target demographics: all ages and abilities think, create and learn with recycled materials. Our target is schools and organizations serving low income areas.
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.
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EIN 38-2831910
313-640-4411
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Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

Through my volunteer work with Girl Scouts,it has been my pleasure to shop at Arts & Scraps for materials for the girls, donate to them, as well as to bring the girls in for craft sessions with their staff. My daughters and I have also shopped there for materials just for fun creative time adn for birthday parties. I have told many, many people about this wonderful resource. They are excellent community partners, truly embody one of the GS ideals, to "use resources wisely"; and the staff have always been friendly and accomodating in person and on the phone!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

working on projects with Girl Scouts of many different grade levels.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

availability of a wide variety of materials plus ideas for what to do with them.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

friendly and very helpful.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

bring their programs out to the public more oftena dn more affordably.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-10-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

As a Keep America Beautiful affiliate in Mississippi I teach litter prevention, waste reduction and beautification to the residents of our city. Promoting creative recyling to children is the best way to engage them in positive behaviors. Imagine my delight when I visited Arts and Scraps during a session where little ones were having fun creating a personal work of art and recycling at the same time!!!! We need a place like this in every city in the nation. There are lots of materials for just about anything you would like to create, the staff is very helpful if you need just a little direction to complete your project.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

shopping for stationery for wedding invitations.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The discovery of a place like this in Detroit.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

helpful and friendly!

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Expand the territory it serves.

Ways to make it better...

I'd had more time to explore.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

One thing I'd also say is that...

I wish we had one in my town!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-10-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

I am always amazed at the creativity of the products that come out Arts & Scraps! Over the years, I have donated "scraps" I couldn't imagine a use for and I have requested personalized/themed activities which always turn out to be relevant, imaginative and fun!! When I'm looking for an entertaining activity for kids at my events, I call Arts & Scraps!

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

passionate, inspiring and creative.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-8-01

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