Arts & Scraps

Rating: 4.77 stars   13 reviews

Issues: Arts & Culture, Education, Environment, Human Services

Location: 16135 Harper Ave Detroit MI 48224 USA

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.
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EIN 38-2831910
313-640-4411
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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

5 people found this review helpful

Arts & Scraps is a great resource for the learning community. On several occasions I have taken kits and materials to my children's school and did activities with their classmates. Everytime I see one of their classmates they ask are we doing a craft today or when are we going to do another one. Not only does the wonderful materials at Arts & Scraps incite creativity and fun but it allows parents to be active and have fun with their children and others, in the educational process. It is a proven fact that parental involvement in schools help to produces successful students. And on top of everything else we are talking about recycling; Arts & Scraps is a win, win!!

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

the ability to think outside the box when it comes to gathering materials for my children's school projects.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

I absolutely love Arts and Scraps, both the store and the organization. It's one of those places where I almost hate to pass the word on, because then I'll spoil it for myself. This is the place I go when I either really am in a rut and need some out of the ordinary materials to inspire me, or the place where I just know I will find the perfect accents or supplies for a low cost. Digging around the store is a really fun way to pass the time. Aside from the excellent shopping experience, Arts and Scraps does great work in the Detroit area communities. At a time when arts and creative funding are being cut in schools, and agency like this really help to fill the void in getting our children to use their creative minds and expressions. I am a social worker in the area, and around the holidays I stocked up on scrap kits for the children of my clients. Getting to watch them put together a masterpiece while I met with their parents was such a spirit lifter.

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

innovation

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

so helpful, warm and interested in their work

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

really, really stimulate the creative culture in the area

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

 
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