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SCRAP Art: 'I search a r t: Repurposed Gift Wrapping'
by Megumi Inouye        December 2013
In This Issue
Seen at SCRAP
SCRAP Workshop Pics
SCRAP Wrap It!
SCRAP at Larkspur Farmers Market
Teacher Material GiveAways
Coming In January...
Drop In Jewelry Making
SCRAP Community PIcs!
Seen at SCRAP

 Stained Glass
Christmas Card Sets

Artificial Xmas Trees -- Free!
Board Report

At our last SCRAPPY Sunday, a co-worker from Goodwill came by to visit SCRAP.  When they walked into the door her daughter's eyes lit up and sparkled.Genesis Webster is a third grade student at the Harvey Milk Academy.Genesis first roamed the aisles with "ooh"s and "aah"s.  As soon as she did a quick survey of the items and took in all of the colors and textures in the SCRAP depot, Genesis moved to the crafting table to create to her heart's delight.


When people ask me why I take time to serve on the SCRAP Board, the answer is easy.It is because the volunteers and the staff create a wonderful place for young girls like Genesis to be amazed and explore their creativity.


Thank you to all the volunteers and staff members.

Michael Bongiorni
SCRAP Board Member
Iris Fold Workshop Pics


Thanks Jody!

SCRAP is a nonprofit that serves thousands of teachers, artists, nonprofits and creative people. People like Beth, who uses SCRAP to find arts and crafts materials to work with homeless children while their parents are taking courses on how to re-enter the job market. Because of SCRAP, Beth is able to obtain affordable and even free materials, like paint, stickers, glue, pipe-cleaners and more, to use with the children. This December please consider making a financial gift to SCRAP to help us serve people like Beth. Here's what your donation will do:
  • $1000 will sustain the SCRAP warehouse operations for one day, helping artists, teachers, nonprofits and individuals gather affordable materials
  • $500 will fund a classroom field trip to SCRAP, including a creative reuse art project, inspiring future leaders of the green movement
  • $250 will help host a free creative reuse activity at a community event, inspiring creativity in hundreds of children and adults
  • $50 will provide free materials for one month for a San Francisco educator
  • $25 will help SCRAP re-stock the free section for one day, including free binders, folders, cards and other materials 
Please support SCRAP and help us divert more materials from landfill, educate and support more educators, and inspire more creativity in children and adults.

Happy Holidays,
Shuai Chen

SCRAP Executive Director

SCRAP Workshop - 
SCRAP Wrap It! w/ Megumi Inouye & Monica Lee 
Saturday, December 14th   1-4pm    fee: $30     
Megumi and Monica are back again for their popular repurposing gift-wrapping workshop. They have new ideas to share as well as some of their favorite techniques from past workshops on how to transform SCRAP materials into holiday gift giving/ wrapping treasures: recycled floral bows, scrap tags, playing card gift boxes and other "made from scratch" packaging ideas. There will be time during the second half of the workshop to browse Scrap for materials to wrap, prep and get a head start on your personal holiday wrapping.

About Monica and Megumi
Megumi Inouye is the host of the Japanese American Journal for KTSF where she has featured Japanese inspired gift wrapping tips. She was the 2008 Runner-Up Finalist in a national gift-wrapping contest and appeared on the Ellen Degeneres Show for a Wrap Off with Ellen!
Monica Lee has been a professional photographer for 30 years and is a life-long crafter and long time SCRAPper. Monica has taught at SCRAP, Sunnyside Conservatory and FabMo. Monica is the Artist in Residence at Ruth's Table at the Bethany Center. 


Click here to register! 

SCRAP at Larkspur Farmers Market
Larkspu Farmers Market poster
December 14, 21, & 28


Visit the SCRAP booth
hands-on crafting!
for San Francisco Teachers
January 4th
February 1st
March 1st
April 5th

SCRAP hosts teacher material SCRAP Teacher Materials GiveAway
give-aways for San Francisco teachers on the first Saturday of the month from 1 to 4 pm. We will have all kinds of supplies for your classroom including paper, markers, binders, sponges, National Geos, and much more!
Coming In January...
January 25: Reddy Lieb - Things We already Know..
Recycled Glass and Mixed Media Workshop
Drop-in Jewelry Making at SCRAP!
Come participate in our
Drop-In Jewelry Making
Mondays, 12 to 2pm
($5 suggested donation)
SCRAP In the Community Pics
Reindeers and Antlers at CalAcademy NightLife 

SCRAP mandalas at SF Bazaar (Bizarre) 
Quick Links
SCRAP (Scroungers' Center for Reusable Art Parts) 
Location: 801 Toland Street (Entrance on Newcomb), San Francisco, CA 94124