Frequesntly Asked Questions
What is Who Gives a SCRAP?
Who Gives a SCRAP is a donation based thrift store that sells a mix of new and gently used arts and craft supplies. Everyone in the community has access to these affordable and usable materials that are kept from entering the waste stream.
Where do you get your materials?
All of our materials are donated by local individuals, and businesses, who support our mission to keep reusable materials out of the landfill.
How do I donate and what materials do you accept?
We accept a variety of arts, craft and hobby supplies. Visit our donation page for our up-to-date list of acceptable items.
When can I donate?
Due to Covid- 19 we will only accept donation SAturdays from 10 am - 2 pm and by appointment on Thursdays. Please call ahead if you have more than 4-6 boxes or bins
How do you support Educators?
We provide affordable creative materials in bulk.
Host year-round field trips in our creative reuse arts center.
Bring creative reuse programming into the schools and classroom.
We offer free teacher tours. The tours will give you the opportunity to learn about the resources that are avialable to you. We offer group tours with advance reservations for groups of more than 10 participants. Groups with fewer than 10 participants may visit during drop-in hours but should call in advance to confirm that the room is available. SHOP for low cost supplies - We are a never-ending source of affordable inspiration for teachers! Fill-a-bag with as many materials as you can stuff inside! We also sell thousands of items individually and stock changes constantly! Teachers always receive 10% off with a valid teacher I.D.
What do you do with the money you make selling materials?
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 rent, utilities, and some salaries. Income generated from sales also allow us to underwrite arts and educational outreach programs to the local communities which educate people of the benefits of reusing materials.
We are proud to announce that our new nonprofit partner for the foreseeable future is Art SWAP. Art SWAP is a 501(c)(3) in existence to enhance Colorado communities by creating job opportunities, promoting community involvement, preserving the environment and raising awareness through the recycling of arts and craft supplies. Art SWAP provides educational and community outreach programs and collaborative joint ventures with other organizations.
Do you offer memberships?
What is a membership?: You get four card punches for 25% off 4 shopping trips to 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 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!
520 W Colorado Ave
Colorado Springs, CO 80905
*current location thru November 21, 2020*