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.
I have enjoyed using Arts and Scraps for a number of years. Beginning my adventure when they were located on East Warren and continuing to the current location on Harper. They have increased in space size and material supplies but the staff size has remained low. Unlike in other industries where the customer might go lacking for service not at Arts and Scraps. They are like "Super Staff and Volunteers" always there to help with a smile on their face. Not only do I buy for myself for craft projects but plan future projects for my church group. In the past I have had them come on site for Union picnics and bought bags of "stuff" when I see them at conferences. I have learned lessons on using recycled materials and thought more about what I throw away. Arts and Scraps has been a fun art and education adventure then is everchanging.