- About Us
- Creative Reuse Center
We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to inspire creative reuse and environmentally sustainable behavior by providing educational programs and affordable materials to the community.
Creative Reuse Center hours: Tuesday - Saturday 11am-6pm
Donation hours: during business hours for 2 or fewer boxes/bags or, to schedule an appointment, call 707-822-2452
The items donated to SCRAP
are sold at a low cost in our
We accept donations of art, craft,
office, and other unique and
We offer educational programs
to teach children about sustainability
and resourcefullness through art.
Last year SCRAP volunteers contributed over 18,000 hours of their time and energy to help us fulfill our mission. Most volunteers are scheduled for one 3-hour shift in the store each week, as well help in many other ways.
Learn some tricks and techniques that will make hand sewing a breeze.
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
ITEMS SAVED FROM THE LANDFILL: fabric, thread, needles, and anything that you may fix & repurpose with your new skill!
SKILLS LEARNED: hand sewing skills, techniques, & tricks
This class will teach you some tricks and techniques that will make hand sewing a breeze. When you know some basic hand sewing techniques, you can make repairs and do small projects quickly and easily. We will put some of our new skill to work by stiching and then filling up a little hand sewing kit for students to take home.
This class will offer you skills to create a beautiful woven macrame wall hanging.
1:00 PM - 4:00 Pm
ITEMS SAVED FROM THE LANDFILL: T-shirts, yarn, cord, wood
SKILLS LEARNED: macrame and knot tying
Macrame is an easy and affordable craft. This class will teach you how to make a whole ball of yarn from a T-shirt, plus teach you a few basic knots that you'll be able to use to create a variety of macrame projects. This class will offer you skills to create a beautiful woven macrame wall hanging.
The cost of this hands-on workshop reflects the small class size. We want to insure that everyone gets individual help as needed.
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
ITEMS SAVED FROM THE LANDFILL: yarn, canvas, tools
SKILLS LEARNED: latch hooking
Latch hook: (n.) handheld tool similar to a latch needle, used for drawing loops of yarn through canvas or similar material to make rugs and the like.
Latch hooking is a fun and relaxing craft in which segments of yarn are knotted to a canvas grid with a latch hook tool. A finished piece can be used to make small rug, wall hanging, or pillow.
In the spirit of creative reuse, students will learn about different options for creating a canvas, and how to use up yarn ends! Students will also learn how to transfer a design, how to work the latch hook tool, and how make your latch hook knot. There will be time to work on your uniqe designs in class.
Do you value environmental sustainability and the power of creative expression? If you believe enough stuff already exists in the world and that we should all reduce our impact by buying less and enaging our creativity more, then become a SCRAP supporter by making a donation to further our impact on local communities.
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We count on your generosity as an individual, foundation, corporate sponsor, or partner.
You feel the creative, environmental, and educational love from SCRAP. You return the love by adding to our resources so we can share with others. It becomes a circle of love that keeps giving – to you, to us, and to the entire community.