SCRAP is the original creative reuse center and workshop space, founded in 1976 in San Francisco.
SCRAP collects donations of reusable materials from individuals, organizations, and businesses and then distributes them to teachers, non-profits, artists, parents, and students. Donations help support SCRAP's educational and community outreach programs, promoting creative reuse.
We focus on four areas of impact:
- Education: We help teachers and students by providing free and very low-cost supplies.
- The Environment: By diverting more than 200 tons of materials from landfills annually, we help reduce pollution from many sources.
- The Arts: In times of rising prices, we help artists get the supplies they need at very low cost.
- Workforce Development: We create good jobs in one of San Francisco’s least affluent neighborhoods. We also provide vocational training to developmentally-challenged youth through SFUSD’s Workability program.