February 4, 2010
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...
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?
MY ROLE:General Member of the Public & shopped, referred, donated, witnessed.