Arts & Scraps wrote -
Thanks for visiting the Arts & Scraps RiseDetroit page! We are trying to raise funds to make children smile, and think creatively. Our goal is set so we can reach as many Metro-Detroit children as we can and help them “think stronger”. We have been around for 25 years, and we are hoping to start the next 25 with a bang! Please donate or create a fundraiser page to help us win $50,000 and reach as many children in Metro-Detroit as possible.
Here’s a little more about us:
Arts & Scraps is a non-profit in Detroit that uses recycled and reused materials to help people of all ages and abilities think, create and learn. Our goal is to provide quality educational and creative experiences to underserved children in Metropolitan Detroit while minimizing the negative impact on the environment.
Arts & Scraps reuses materials from businesses and community people’s attics and basements to make creative experiences affordable and accessible to every economic level. We are passionate about nurturing individual creativity to stimulate learning and encourage independent thinking. Each Arts & Scraps experience encourages problem solving and critical thinking. We value the unique contributions of our staff, volunteers, funders and business & community partners. Because of this, we are able to motivate our community to see value for reuse in materials that traditionally have no value and cannot be recycled in a traditional manner.
One of the main ways we are able to do all that we do is by effectively using volunteers. Our community and corporate partners contribute 10,000 hours annually, which would be the equivalent of 4.8 full time staff people. We could not do what we do without our partners that bring volunteers and donate to us monetarily as well as with their “stuff”.
Over the years, as schools have had to cut back on their budgets, it become harder and harder for schools to come to us. So now, we go to them in our Arts & Scraps Mobile. This 26 foot bus can be seen bringing recycled scraps to children all over the city and region. There are no seats, just bulk bins for children and adults to shop out of! The Arts & Scraps Mobile has helped us to take our programs to the community more efficiently and has helped us reach more children.
Please consider donating or creating a fundraiser page to help us win $50,000 and reach as many children in Metro-Detroit as possible.
Here’s some Fund Goals to help you decide how you can help:
$4 helps one child go to a Field Trip at Arts & Scraps
$7 brings the Arts & Scraps Mobile and a lesson with a kit to one child
$60 pays for the costs associated with a group volunteering for 3 hours
$150 pays for the costs associated with keeping the store open to the community for 1 day
$200 brings the Arts & Scraps Mobile and a lesson with kits to a classroom of 25