Who Gives a SCRAP strongly believes that the symbiotic relationship between what is seen as trash and what it becomes is the most important legacy that we can leave future generations.
Who Gives a SCRAP was founded by two local Moms with a combined fifty years of nonprofit, education and event planning experience, with the intention to build relationships, engage and educate the community while sharing the fun of creative recycling.
Who Gives a SCRAP fills a unique market niche and community sustainability need by diverting common household and crafting materials from landfills through creative reuse and repurposing. We receive donations of well-kept, good condition materials that are no longer needed by the owner and resell them to teachers, artists, crafters, and others who repurpose the supplies into newly-desired final use products. This business model fulfills an important environmental function and provides affordable supplies to those who need them, both of which are valuable to the community.
Our spaces provide goods that are sold at a discounted price.
- A convenient drop off point for donating items
- Classroom space is available for use by groups or private parties.
- Volunteers and interns will be utilized to support the staff.
Our mission is to be a champion of the environment, by repurposing, and re-using through education, creativity, by introducing innovative ideas in our community.
What do we do with the money that we make selling materials and membership cards?
With 100 % of our annual budget coming from income generated through store sales and fee-for-service programming, this revenue pays for the day-to-day operations such as salaries, rent, and utilities. Income generated from sales also allow us to be able to continue to collect and process donated materials for reuse by the general public and to provide and underwrite arts and educational programming.
***Our reuse centers to date, have diverted 128,523.38 pounds (64 tons!) of clean, reusable materials from ending up in the El Paso and Larimer County landfills since collection began in July 2015.
These diversion totals include our location in Colorado Springs and Fort Collins .
COS - 35,136.85 pounds donated and diverted as of September 24, 2017
FoCo - 19,059.90 pounds donated and diverted as of September 24, 2017
COS - 48,660.05 pounds donated and diverted as of December 31, 2016
FoCo - 16,275.55 pounds donated and diverted as of December 31, 2016
COS - 9,391.53 pounds donated and diverted
1202 customers served (Nov.1- Dec 31)