Our mission is to inspire creative reuse and environmentally sustainable behavior by providing educational programs and affordable materials to communities.
A bit of history
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 Ann Arbor, Michigan; Arcata, California; Baltimore, Maryland; Denton, Texas; Portland, Oregon; and Richmond, Virginia. There are plans in the works for other locations in the near future.
Interested in being a part of the National Board? If you have board governance experience and professional skills to add to our exceptional national board, please fill out an application. You may reside anywhere in the contiguous United States. Applicants of color urged to apply.
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.