Frequently 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.
Where does the money go from the sale of items?
Who Gives a SCRAP is the first B-corp allowed in the state of Colorado. Our mission is trash diversion. Our GOAL is paying living wage jobs! 100% of all money made from sales, classroom rental and subsidized studio rental go to our monthly overhead. Our Monthly cost is $33,000.00 breakdown.
47% payroll, 36% rent, 11% utilities 3% advertising, 3% administration fees,
That is a lot of buttons, glitter, fabric and misc items! Please consider us when shopping and donating!
How can I help?
Tell a friend, tell 10 friends! Volunteer (it helps keep our payroll cost down and is really FUN)
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?
Monday - Saturday 10am to 4pm. PLEASE keep the boxes to 25 pounds or less when possible. (We don't want to break our wonderful volunteers!)
How do you support the community?
We provide affordable creative materials in bulk.
Bring creative reuse programming into the schools and classroom.
We offer FREE on-site tours. The tours will give you the opportunity to learn about the resources that are available 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 a volunteer is available.
SHOP for low cost supplies
We are a never-ending source of affordable inspiration for teachers, artists, crafters, EVERYONE!
We sell thousands of items individually and stock changes constantly!
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.
810 Arcturus Drive
Colorado Springs, CO 80905