Masquerade Fundraiser – Save the Date!

This year’s masquerade will be held on October 18 at the Denton Women’s Club Building.  This year’s event will have all the elegance and mystery of a Masquerade Ball, SCRAP style.  We will have an incredible silent auction, raffle, food, drink and a mask contest.

This will be a great event and all of the proceeds will go to support SCRAP’s mission and programs.  If you love SCRAP, you won’t want to miss the party of the year!  Tickets will be available for sale at SCRAP starting on September 1 for just $5.  Tickets will be available at the door the night of the event for $10.

We are currently looking for event sponsors and donors to the silent auction.  If you are interested, please e-mail Heather and she will give you all the information you need.

No Donations June 23-June28

Due to high volumes of donations over the past few months, SCRAP will be unable to take donations from Monday June 23-Saturday June 28.  This will allow time for staff and volunteers to process the mountains of donations we already have and make room for more.  We want to ensure that SCRAP is a safe and comfortable work environment for our volunteers and staff and that it’s an enjoyable shopping experience for you.

We will be taking donations again starting June 30, so just hang on for a week and we’ll be back on track.  We sincerely appreciate your understanding!  

Want to get involved and help SCRAP process the goods?  Sign up to be a volunteer!

 

Now Hiring!

As SCRAP grows, we need more help to do our work and meet our mission.  We are hiring for a Education Coordinator.  Click here for the full job description.

The ideal person will have experience in the classroom, creating lesson plans and in program coordination.  An appreciation and understanding of our mission is essential as this person will be educating kids in our community about creative reuse.  Requirements include:

  • A minimum of three years working with children
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and written
  • Effective public speaker
  • Works well with children and with adults

Qualified applicants should submit resume, cover letter and references to Heather by 5pm Monday June 23rd.

Spring Cleaning? Donate to SCRAP!

Have materials that you no longer need but they still have plenty of life left in them?  Donate them to SCRAP!  We have a long list of items that we will take an have created a wish list of materials that we really need.  Take a look and see if you can help.

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Wish List:

School Supplies (crayons, spiral notebooks, pens, pencils, chalk, paper, markers)
Jewelry Making (jewelry bits, beads, wire, watch parts)
Sewing Notions (buttons, zippers, thread, needles, elastic, Velcro)
Art Supplies (paint, canvas, brushes, glue, glitter, ink, squeegees, rollers)
Craft Supplies (rubber stamps, ink pads, pom poms, sequins, pipe cleaners)
Misc (metal bottle caps, wine corks, neck ties, puzzle pieces)

All donations are tax deductible and we can provide you with a receipt if you’d like. Your donations help keep materials out of the landfill and allow us to make these materials affordable to teachers, students, artists and crafters in our community.

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.