A Time to Help Event – ARTS AND SCRAPS

Jul 7, 2009 | News | 0 comments

WhenJuly 25th, 2009
Time: 9:00 a.m. – Noon
Location: ARTS AND SCRAPS (16135 Harper | Detroit, MI  48224)

Project:  Arts and Scraps is a non-profit organization serving children and their creative needs, all while helping to recycle and reuse hundreds of different items.  Volunteers will be preparing materials, packing kits and organizing storage areas at the Arts and Scraps Warehouse.   Listed below are directions as well as a list of items you can donate if possible. 

To volunteer:  Sign-up at www.volunteerimpact.org or e-mail Project Coordinator, Marci Fitch, at marcif6@gmail.com.  This project is limited to 25 volunteers. 


Directions to 16135 Harper, Detroit, MI 48224
**Use the parking lot at our main building and cross the street to the warehouse.

→From downtown on 94 E:
Exit at 222B on Harper Ave.
If you look straight ahead you will see our building.
Make a slight right turn
The first intersection is Bedford. Turn left.
Look for the globe lights, the wrought iron fence, park in this lot.

→From Mt. Clemens, or off I 696 E, coming on 94W:
Exit at 223 on Cadieux stay on the service drive.
Turn left at Whittier (first crossover).
Immediately turn right on Harper (by the Taco Bell).
Go 4 blocks.
We’re on the right corner of Bedford and Harper.
Look for the wrought iron fence and globe lights. Turn right and park.

**After parking, cross the street and walk down a block to the warehouse, 16326 Harper, passing the auto supply store. Arts & Scraps is not on the building, just the address in orange letters. It’s beige with dark green trim.


Save for Arts & Scraps: bring when you volunteer

OR Items may be delivered to Arts & Scraps Tuesday and Thursday 11-6; Saturday 11- 4
OR mailed to: Arts & Scraps 16135 Harper Detroit, MI 48224.


Everyday “stuff”: Please make sure items are clean.

  • plastic strawberry baskets
  • microwave meal plates
  • coffee cans w/lids (metal and plastic)
  • “Pringles” cans w/lids
  • 35mm film containers
  •  oatmeal containers w/lids
  • gallon milk bottle caps
  • wine corks
  • baby food jars
  •  candles
  • candle stubs
  • CDs (promotional or $)
  • magnets or badges of any kind
  • metal lids from frozen concentrated juice
  • large brown paper bags (standard grocery size only, please)
  • brightly-colored paper –printed OK, even a piece or two ( for shredding)

Cleaning the closet “Stuff”:

  • spools- empty or with thread 
  • yarn 
  • rock and shell collections 
  • buttons 
  • plastic or silk flowers 
  • jigsaw puzzles (pieces missing OK) 
  • ribbon
  • trim 
  • rickrack 
  • baskets and tins 
  • calendars with pictures 
  • telephone wire 
  • craft books or craft magazines 
  • craft kits and misc. crafting items 
  • jewelry, 
  • beads (broken OK) 
  • fabric, vinyl and leather pieces and scraps (no clothing, please) 
  • children’s art supplies—scissors, crayons (pieces OK), construction paper, etc


No thank you list: These cannot be stored effectively, are not safe, or are not in demand

  • plastic food containers (yogurt, etc.)
  • Styrofoam “peanuts”
  • egg cartons or Styrofoam trays
  • magazines
  • plastic bags
  • paper towel or toilet paper tubes
  • prescription or medicine bottles

Wish list: These are supplies we presently buy or equipment we would really like to own.

  • cardboard boxes
  • at least 25 of the same size quantities of new plastic or paper bags, any size
  • snacks for volunteers
  • tape to seal cartons
  • cross cut paper shredder
  • GPS system
  • dies for small hand die cutter (range from $30 – $50), can be in honor or memory of a person or occasion, over 2,000 shapes available or any simple drawing can be custom designed



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