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 mission is to be a champion of the environment, by encouraging repurposing, re-using and up-cycling through educational programming, and by introducing innovative ideas in our community.
Do you want to become a supporting member of Who Gives a SCRAP?
Who Gives a SCRAP One-Year Membership Card Terms
*$25 per membership card
*Card cannot be replaced, or transferred; must have card with you for 25% off purchases in either of our Who gives a SCRAP shops.
*Four card punches for 25% off 4 shopping trips in one of our Who Gives a SCRAP shops. (Does not include artist works)
*Invitations to member only sales and events, after-hours exclusive shopping events, member-only thank you event.
Buy it as a teacher gift, or for your school PTA/PTO, your favorite organization; or for a fellow artist or crafter or for yourself.
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 161,485.73 pounds (81.5 plus tons!) of clean, reusable materials from ending up in the El Paso and Larimer County landfills since collection began in July 2015 and 76,727 visitors.
COS - 4,917 pounds diverted as of Feb. 4, 2018
FoCo - 3,780 pounds diverted as of Feb. 4, 2018
COS - 48,078.70 pounds diverted
FoCo - 29,949.90 pounds diverted
COS - 48,660.05 pounds diverted
FoCo - 18,257.90 pounds diverted
COS - 9,391.53 pounds donated and diverted
1202 customers served (Nov.1- Dec 31)