D51 - FedEx Office does Arts & Scraps

D51 - FedEx Office does Arts & Scraps

Jan 24, 2017

District 51-FedEx Office volunteered with an organization called Arts & Scraps located in Detroit, MI. We spent the day filling hundreds of bags with donated scrape items and then boxes were filled with each item needed to complete one full craft kit to be taken to local schools. Arts & Scraps is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization located in Detroit and founded in 1989. They connect business, education and community; target audience is children living in low income areas.The mission at Arts & Scraps is to use recycled industrial scraps to help people of all ages and abilities to think, create and learn. Their vision is to provide quality educational and creative experiences to underserved children in Metropolitan Detroit while minimizing the negative impact on the environment. They recycle 28 tons of materials each year, serving 275,000 children by assisting 3,300 community organizations and classrooms. All the materials used in these craft kits are donated from local companies. They travel throughout the Detroit area bringing programs to those who can’t visit their facility, using their ScrapMobile, a 26’ bus dontated. We must say we seen our inner child come out in this project and used our own creative thinking, organizing and team building skills on this project.