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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Arts & Culture, Education, Educational Services, Environment, Human Services, Recycling, Thrift Shops

Mission:

Arts & Scraps reimagines recycled industrial materials to inspire people of all ages to think, create and learn.

Results: In 2015, 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.

Community Stories

2 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

4

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Arts & Scraps provides a creative experience for children of all ages. I love to see the wheels turning as the children take off into their imaginations. The final products are always unique. My chilren come up with projects I never would have thought of using everyday "Scraps" and other materials donated while supporting recycling - which is something important to our family. I'd love to see an "Arts & Scraps" in every city across the nation!

2

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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.