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?
What is a membership?: Four card punches for 25% off 4 shopping trips at one of the Who Gives a SCRAP shops. (Does not include artist works)
Cost: $25 per membership card
Perks: Invitations to member only sales and events, after-hours exclusive shopping events, member-only thank you events.
**Card cannot be replaced, or transferred; must have card with you for 25% off
**Buy it as a teacher gift, for your school, PTA/PTO, or favorite organization; for a fellow artist or crafter or for yourself.
If you are already a member, renew now!
For $15, add on four more punches which can be bought before your first four punches have been redeemed or within the year of the original membership purchase. All of the punches must be used within the year of the original purchase date.
By offering this renewal deal, we are saving paper and giving back to our wonderful members!
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.
Even the smallest act of reuse has impact. Our two stores have been making it happen. Here are our stats.
Volunteer hours: 948
Pounds diverted from Landfill: 192,833.23 (96.4 tons)
Our reuse centers to date, have diverted 192,833.23 pounds (96.4 tons!) of clean, reusable materials from ending up in the El Paso and Larimer County landfills since collection began in July 2015.
COS - 17,595.50 pounds donated and diverted as of June 11, 2018
FoCo - 21,517.50 pounds donated and diverted as of June 11, 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)