Portland SCRAPS

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  1. inhisgrip20

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    That sounds so cool...I am on freecycle but that place seems really neat :)
     
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    I've never heard of it either, but it sounds awesome! I wish we had something like that in GA.
     
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    I live 10 minutes away and I've never heard of it either. Thanks!
     
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    That's cool smgreen! You'll have to check it out for us and let us know of all the bargains you find. :) They also do classroom presentations... It says:

    "Classroom Presentations - 3rd through 8th grade students can benefit from an interactive presentation about Reuse that culminates in a hands-on creative project using materials from SCRAP. 3rd through 5th graders are encouraged to become SCRAPPATEERS by pledging to adopt reuse practices in their classroom. Perfect for schools, after school programs, day camps, etc."
     
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    Oooh very neat.

    I want to move to Portland, OR.

    Not because of this place, but it would be cool to go. lol
     
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    WOW!! It reminds me of habitat for humanities store, but better.
     
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    Cool wish I lived there and I could donate some stuff neat site though :)
     
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    Places like these are amazing, and there are several across the USA and in other countries. I've been to the Remida center in Reggio Emilia, Italy and they collect supplies from companies, stores, and construction sites to give away to schools and sell cheaply to citizens.

    Here's a link that tells about several of these recycling/art supply centers. http://www.materials-exchange.org/links.html
     
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    I vow to go in the next few weeks. I'll report back!
     
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    Scraps is within 5 minutes of my school. It is very cool, but you have to go often and think about several projects at one time. Sometimes it is a gold mine and others nothing.

    In my district in Portland we also have School House Supplies. Businesses donate school supplies and other things (speciman collection cups is one I distinctly remember). All teachers at each school get to go three times a year and get school supplies for your classroom for FREE. We just have to have the students make thank you notes to specified businesses and mail them.
     

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