Join the team!

JOB SUMMARY: SCRAP Denton is seeking a dynamic Materials and Retail Coordinator to join our team. The ideal candidate will have strong customer service and organization skills, a creative, entrepreneurial spirit and belief in SCRAP’s mission to inspire creative reuse and environmentally sustainable behavior. Experience in a thrift store or other reuse environment a plus.

DETAILS: Read the  Full job posting here.

TIME REQUIREMENT: 20-30 hours a week (negotiable). Must be available one weekend day.

TO APPLY:

  • Qualified candidates encouraged to email a cover letter, resume, salary requirements and references to Heather Gregory (heatherg@scrapdenton.org) with “Materials/Retail Coordinator” in the subject line. Position closes 5 p.m. April 21.

SCRAP is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Our mission is to inspire creative reuse and environmentally sustainable behavior by providing education programs and affordable materials to the community.

SCRAP IndieGoGo Fundraiser

SCRAP is launching an online fundraising campaign through IndieGoGo, a crowd funding site that allows non-profits to raise money from individuals in their community and across the world.

SCRAP Denton is raising funds to help strengthen and grow our education program.  We have big goals to make the program more self-sustaining and to reach more kids and adults throughout Denton through increased program offerings, scholarships and better resources and is seeking financial support from the community at large to help support their efforts.

We are spreading the word about the campaign throughout Denton through the creative practice of Yarn Bombing.  If you see a pink flamingo dressed up in knitted digs around Denton, that’s ours!  Take a picture and send it to your friends and family or post it on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter using #grandmagraffiti #scrapflock #scrapbomb and #scrapfundraiser to help us spread the word.

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The campaign is designed to raise $8,500 for the arts and environmental education for kids Kindergarten-College age and we need your help to reach that goal.  Please donate to our campaign and spread the word about SCRAP and our fundraising efforts.  Every little bit helps!

Please check out the IndieGoGo Campaign and spread the word far and wide to support creative reuse in Denton, TX!

Volunteer at SCRAP

Been thinking about productive ways you could give back to your community?  Volunteer at SCRAP!  It’s a fun and creative environment and we are seeking lots of wonderful volunteers to join our team.  The minimum age to volunteer is 16 years old and we ask the volunteers serve a minimum of two 3 hour shifts a month.

Volunteers help SCRAP in a number of ways and our current number one need is working hands on with the materials.  Volunteers sort, process, package and price donated materials as well as working to keep the retail store organized, safe and easy to shop.  If you love to organize and enjoy working hands on with art and craft materials, sign up for the next volunteer training today!

A special bonus is that all volunteers receive a 20% discount on materials so they are even more affordable to you.  Please consider joining our team and spread the word to anyone you think might be interested in helping SCRAP meet it’s mission.

For more information about volunteering, a link to the application and the dates for upcoming volunteer training sessions, visit our volunteer page.

Camp SCRAP Spring Break

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We are giving you parents a break and offering 3 full days of Camp SCRAP this spring break from March 11-March 13.  Camp will begin at 9 am and go until 4 pm.  Campers are asked to bring their lunch and go on a walk to the courthouse lawn with the instructor to eat and enjoy some fresh air.

Sign up your kids for 3 days of fun during spring break!  Camp is open to kids ages 6-12 and the cost is just $105.  If you sign up by February 28, you will receive the early bird special and camp will cost just $95!

Kids will learn about creative reuse through a range of fun and engaging art projects.  We will paint, weave and do print making plus so much more!

Fill out this form to register for camp.  You can pay in store or online.
Some scholarships available, e-mail Heather for more information.

Click here to see more photos from last summers Camp SCRAP.

Thin Line Film Festival

thin lineSCRAP is thrilled to be a community partner with Thin Line Film Festival again in 2014.  Thin Line is an international documentary film festival combined with a multi-genre music festival held over 5 days right in the heart of Denton, Texas.  The 7th annual festival is February 12-16, 2014. For five days, Thin Line will deliver a diverse program of high quality, relevant documentary films followed by some of the best music Texas has to offer.

Consider checking out tonight’s Sign Painters at Camps Theater which is a benefit for our friends at Keep Denton Beautiful and includes the work of local sign painter, Sean Starr.

We hope to see you out at some films and music at this truly unique event!

Support SCRAP at Kroger!

We are so excited to be a part of Kroger’s Community Rewards program.  What it means is that you can link your Kroger card to SCRAP Denton and every time you swipe your card you can support SCRAP financially.  It’s an easy way to show your love for creative reuse that makes a huge difference for us!

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Here are the easy steps to follow.

1. Click on this link www.KrogerCommunityRewards.com to begin.

2. If you have an existing account, click on “Sign In”, otherwise click on “Register”.
If you are a new online customer:
  • You will need to enter your email address, create a password, enter your zip code, click on favorite store, and agree to the terms and conditions.
  • Once you are done entering your information you will get a message asking you to check your e-mail inbox and click on the link within the body of the e-mail that was sent to activate your Kroger account.
Already have a Kroger.com account?
  • Enter your email address and password to proceed to the next step.
  • Click on “Edit” in the “Community Rewards” section.
  • Enter your organization’s number or name and then click on “Search”.
  • Select your organization and click on “Save”.
  • To verify that you enrolled correctly, you will see your organizations name on the right side of your account settings page.
  • Once you are linked, you can start earning rewards immediately toward the organization you are supporting. (Note: The message saying that you are supporting an organization through the Kroger Community Rewards program will start printing on your receipt about 10 business days after you linked your card.)

Thanks for supporting SCRAP!

First Friday February

SCRAP Denton is excited to exhibit the artwork of Nicole Cocco in our Re:Vision Gallery this month.  Nicole received her BFA in drawing and painting from UNT and now works as the Outreach Coordinator for UNT’s Office of Sustainability. In addition to the gallery show opening, we will have beer, craft vendors and a make and take valentine card craft.  Don’t miss out on the fun!

First Friday is a monthly art walk that happens in downtown Denton.  Many businesses are open late and host gallery openings, music, sales, and other family friendly fun.  Check out www.firstfridaydenton.com for more information or 
find us on Facebook.

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Fabric Sale!

Our final sale for the month of January is a week long fabric sale.  We are working hard to keep the shelves stocked for all of the fabric you are buying so come in and stock up.  All fabric is 50%-75% off and we’ve got anything from small scraps for quilters to large bolts of fabric.  At the sales price it ends up being between 50 cents and $1 a yard.

Come in and shop!  You won’t find deals like this anywhere else!  The sale ends at 6 pm on Friday January 31._MG_8103