Extras For Creative Learning Inc

Rating: 4.69 stars   26 reviews

Issues: Arts & Culture, Environment

Location: 443 Warren St. Dorchester MA 02121 USA

Mission: Our mission is to stimulate creative learning and help children awaken their creative potential in education and play through the use of reusable, recycled, and surplus material.
Results: Every year we save close to a million dollars in materials that would have been discarded, and put them back into the community.
Target demographics: Greater Boston Educators and Artists
Direct beneficiaries per year: Over 70,000 children, educators, and artists benefit from our supplies every year.
Programs: We also offer workshops.
2011 Top-Rated Nonprofit
Write a Review

See How 3Hrs Can Help

More Info

EIN 04-2688287
617-635-8284
Invite people to share their experience with this nonprofit!

Promote This Nonprofit

GreatNonprofits badges allow you to raise awareness of your favorite nonprofits on your own web sites!

Review this charity on
GreatNonprofits

Community Reviews

Rating: 4 stars  

I use EXCEL for supplies for my residents in an assisted living facility for people with Alzheimers. They always have something I can use to turn into a fun craft or art project. I also take my children to get supplies they use for school and homework. Excel has lots of books and my 6year old loves to get material and make clothes for her dolls and stuffed animals.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
Flag review
Rating: 5 stars  

Extras for Creative Learning is a great resource for teachers and artists. There is always an abundance of interesting and surprising materials and the costs of membership are unbelievably low. I would recommend Extras for Creative Learning to anyone hoping to inexpensively supply their classroom, studio, or home with unusual materials and objects.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
Flag review
profile
Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

i love this place...they always have the best stuff, i find so many things for art projects and home decorating, i would like to disagree with a comment that was left about the woman jodi that runs the store, first i can't believe anybody would have a bad thing to say about her professionally or personally. she is extremely helpful, and pleasant. she will go out of her way to help you with any question you have or suggesting projects to do with the supplies, i think she makes the whole experience a pleasure to shop there, and her dog is cute too. you also can't beat the price $50 for 6 visits , i hope they never leave lynn, and i will continue to renew my membership not only for the great supplies but for the great visit with the employees.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
Flag review
Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

Excel is a treasure chest of tactile art materials, office supplies, furniture, and more! Everything they have is amazing!! The people who work there are always super helpful and friendly as well, deserving great appreciation for their hard work saving materials from the dump!

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

I started going to Excel when I was in school to find materials for my studio work, and now that I'm teaching in 3 Boston Public Schools, I go there and gather supplies for my students. I'm able to get a lot for such a low price which is great for my budget, and the kids love what I find there!

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

Get them a HUGE space so they can continue doing what they're doing!

 
Flag review