Fall How-Tos

Fall How-Tos

Around this time of year, big retail stores around the country start pumping out mass quantities of (often) poorly-made, pricy and forgettable holiday decorations. After running into too many sub-par items in our local spread big box stores, SCRAP’s Education Coordinator, Lisa LeDoux, decided to take this travesty into her own hands. With the help of visiting elementary school students, Lisa created a reused and original fall decor collection—for under 75 cents at SCRAP. Check out her… read more »

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Strikes for Scholarships: Bowl in support of creative reuse education

Strikes for Scholarships: Bowl in support of creative reuse education

You’re invited to Strikes for Scholarships on April 24 at 7 pm! Strikes for Scholarships is a fundraiser for SCRAP’s education program. Think “The Big Lebowski” with a dash of “Soul Train”-style, and add Portland’s undeniable penchant for helping those in need, and you have SCRAP’s Strikes for Scholarships fundraiser. As SCRAP’s biggest scholarship fundraising event, Strikes for Scholarships takes a passion for equal access to creative reuse education and combines it with the nostalgic… read more »

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Score some SCRAP swag by donating through Indiegogo

Score some SCRAP swag by donating through Indiegogo

If you haven’t already noticed, SCRAP has employed Indiegogo to help with the current fundraising campaign for the Education Annex. The page is designed to help engage our online audience in the campaign, and to keep everyone up to date about what is happening in the new space. The Education Annex is a space dedicated to programs that teach school-age children the benefits of reuse through creativity. You can check out the Education Annex fundraiser now.

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Traveling the world with Camp SCRAP

Traveling the world with Camp SCRAP

Each summer, SCRAP hosts an in-house day camp that combines reuse education with games, activities, and of course, making plenty of creative projects. This year, our theme is world travel; each day, we focus on two or three cultures and their art traditions. We replicate their process or products as best we can working with the reused materials in the SCRAP store. As each week of camp goes along, kids record info in a passport about the countries we’re “visiting,” souvenirs they make,… read more »

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