The 2011 SCRAP Carnival takes place Saturday, June 18 from 10am to 2pm at the SCRAP parking lot (2919 NE MLK Jr.).
SCRAP (The School & Community Reuse Action Project) is a non-profit organization with the mission to inspire creative reuse and environmentally sustainable behavior by providing educational programs and affordable materials to the community.
SCRAP has a beautiful and organic history. In 1998, it was founded by teachers who couldn’t bear to throw away good art materials and supplies left over from school projects. Instead, they transported the reusable materials to A Teacher’s Space, a resource center for educators in the Portland area. Other teachers began bringing in materials that they no longer needed in their classroom. Still others used the materials left over from other teachers’ projects to create their own projects. They took it a step further and began soliciting materials from businesses in the area.
The carnival features games, activities, prizes and food – kids of all ages are invited and welcome.
Bring change (i.e. nickels, dimes, and quarters) to join in on the activities.
All proceeds benefit Camp SCRAP scholarships.