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SCRAP was founded in Portland, Oregon in 1998. A group of teachers couldn’t bear to throw away usable art materials and supplies left over from school projects. Instead, they transported these materials to A Teacher’s Space, a resource center for educators in the Portland area. Other teachers began bringing in materials that they no longer needed in their classrooms, and the idea caught on like wildfire.
In 1999, SCRAP achieved 501(c)(3) nonprofit status – and with the help of a sizeable grant from the Department of Environmental Quality – SCRAP was born.
SCRAP now has locations in Ann Arbor, Michigan; Baltimore, Maryland; Portland, Oregon; and Richmond, Virginia.
Are you passionate about the intersection of sustainability, creativity and your community? If so, we are the organization for you. SCRAP Creative Reuse is moving from surviving to thriving as a nonprofit and we are actively recruiting board members who can support the forward momentum of the organization. Listed below are the skills that SCRAP highly desires in applicants, however passion and dedication are just as important! Local community advocates are encouraged to apply, although you may reside anywhere in the contiguous United States.
We count on your generosity as an individual, foundation, corporate sponsor, or partner.
How it works: You feel the creative, environmental, and educational love from SCRAP. You return the love by adding to our resources so we can share with others. It becomes a circle of love that keeps giving – to you, to us, and to the entire community.
SCRAP is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, Federal Tax ID 93-1270807.
Donations are tax deductible as allowed by law.