It was almost three years ago when SCRAP Denton opened it’s doors in our space at 215 W. Oak St. After much planning, gathering materials and spreading the word about SCRAP at the Denton Community Market we opened up shop in January of 2012. The support we have received from the Denton community has been tremendous. Since opening our doors we have accepted over 76,375 lbs (over 38 tons) of donated materials, 5,395 lbs in August of 2014 alone!
Our dedicated volunteers and staff work hard to process these materials, keep the store organized and make your shopping experience enjoyable. We have regularly expanded our retail space to be able to make more of these materials to you. As you may have noticed over the past few months, SCRAP is full to the brim with materials for sale as well as unprocessed donations. In addition, there is no more room for retail expansion in our current location. The time has come for SCRAP to move to a larger, more open location.
How can you help? On September 18 between 6 am and midnight, SCRAP is participating in North Texas Giving Day. For every donation over $25, SCRAP will be eligible to receive bonus funds. For every donor that supports SCRAP, our chances to win cash prices increase.
SCRAP has a goal to raise $3,000 to help cover the cost of a move to a larger space. With your support we will be able to provide Denton with more affordable materials, a better equipped classroom and a more comfortable and safer shopping experience.
Mark your calendars for September 18 and give to SCRAP between the hours of 6 am and midnight. Come out to the North Texas Giving Day Denton County event between 5-7:30 pm and participate in a make-and-take craft.
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Hopefully you’ve heard by now that SCRAP Denton is open 7 days a week. We wanted to better serve the Denton community and your varying schedules. Beginning in August we were excited to add Sundays so you can now shop at SCRAP every day of the week. Yahoo!
To celebrate our being open and to thank you for being such loyal customers, we are going to be having a handful of sales. See details below and on our event calendar. Make sure to tell a friend and come out to shop for great deals!
August 23-24 – Fabric Sale – We’ve been doing our fabric sale monthly for a long time now, but this one is super special. You will be able to fill a plastic grocery bag of fabric for just $7! That’s not scraps, either. We’re talking quality yardage! Fill more than one and really stock up. You don’t know if you’ll get such a great deal on fabric again! In addition, you will be able to fill up a plastic grocery bag of patterns for only $2. What a deal!
August 31 – Back to School Supply Sale - Haven’t quite finished shopping for your back to school needs? We’ve got you covered. All school and office supplies will be on sale for 50% off. That means you could grab some pens, a spiral, folders and a binder for less than a dollar total! This sale includes crayons, markers, pens, binders, folders, spirals, and more!
September 7 – Ribbon and Lace – ALL of our ribbon and lace (and we’ve got tons) will be on sale for 50% off. That means that you can get lace for just 50 cents a yard! We’ve got ribbon in full and partial spools (300 lbs of it donated just this week) as well as super cute ribbon packs packaged by color. Got a wedding coming up? Don’t miss out on this!
September 14 – Scrapbooking Supplies – Our scrapbooking supplies are always a steal with 12×12 paper at just 10 cents a page and stamps starting at just 50 cents. But on Sunday September 14 all scrapbooking will be on sale for 50% off. It’s time to start documenting all of your summer road trips and adventures.
September 21 – Yarn Sale - All yarn will be on sale half off. That means that full skeins of yarn will be only $1. We have all different types, colors and sizes. It’s time to stock up for all of your fall and holiday projects.
September 27 & 28 – Fabric Sale – Specific details of the fabric sale are TBD. Could be fill a bag, could be 50% off, either way, you know you’ll be getting a great deal.
So be sure to check SCRAP out on Sundays!
In March, SCRAP launched an online fundraising campaign and raised $1,325. The money we raised helped cover the cost of rent in our classroom where we hold our adult classes, Camp SCRAP and School’s Out, SCRAP’s In.
We wanted to express our thanks to the following supporters:
Thanks to these and many other anonymous supporters we were able to raise valuable funds for our education program. Interested to know more about our education program? You can see the amazing video that Dubyou Media made for us here.
For more information about Dubyou Media, click here.
Do you love to work with kids? Are you great at coordinating? Are you always coming up with new, creative art projects that incorporate reused materials? Then this could be the job for you!
The Education Coordinator will be in charge of coordinating all of SCRAP’s education program efforts including SCRAP at School’s, Field Trips, Adult Workshops and Camp SCRAP. This person would be the lead teacher for all kids programming and the primary representative of the education program in the community. The Education Coordinator would also be responsible for planning adult workshops and recruiting volunteer teachers to lead each session.
This is a great opportunity for somebody who is interested in art education in a non-profit setting. The right candidate would have a passion for creative reuse, be highly self motivated and have an interest in helping develop SCRAP’s education program. See the full job posting here.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
There are only 10 days left for our online fundraiser. Just 10! That means we need you to donate today. Here is why.
SCRAP makes a positive impact on our community every day. We make Denton a more creative and interesting place to live. We provide affordable materials to everyone and work to create a healthier planet and stronger community.