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SCARCE Rescue Projects Print E-mail

What's a Rescue Project?

It's quite simple. We keep resources out of the landfills and help those in need. Most of the items we accept would have ended up in a landfill - so we "rescue" them, and make them available for others.

Over twenty years ago we caught wind that schools were throwing away books they no longer needed. That was the start of our rescue projects. We took those books and gave them to others in need. Our project started from there and continued growing into what it is today. What started with books has turned into school supplies, school furniture, art supplies, yarn and more!

We run several rescue projects.  Our main rescue projects are:

  • Book Rescue
  • Tools for Schools

 SCARCE operates all of our Rescue Programs based on donations and volunteers.

 

What else do we rescue?  

We collect anything a school could need.  We also collect items for resuse and recycling. Check out all of our programs, but a short list of items we collect includes:

  • all books
  • pens
  • pencils
  • paper
  • spiral notebooks
  • binders
  • crayons
  • rulers
  • desks
  • pianos
  • yarn
  • art supplies
  • overhead projectors
  • keys
  • eye glasses
  • American Flags
  • cell phones
  • inkjet cartridges

 

Who gets what we rescue?

Our books and school supplies go to any school, teacher, student in need or any other non-profit.  Our books and school supplies go to local schools, schools throughout the country and schools around the world.  Schools have been to us that have had no library and have taken books to open a new library.  Schools who lost books due to a flood have started back up with our help.  Teachers in low income districts who come to their classroom with no supplies have started with us.  Missionary trips teaching kids around the world take our books with them.  We help anyone in need.

 
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Books Are a Hit with My Students!

Just wanted to tell you that the treasures (specifically nonfiction books) that I found on Saturday at Scarce have been the biggest hit with my students! On Monday they spent 45 minutes engaged in reading through them, sharing them, and loving them. Then the past three days we have been reading about immigration, Ellis Island, volcanoes, rocks, matter, the Great San Francisco Earthquake (which has led into wanting to know about the Great Chicago Fire). They have learned so much in the past 4 days because the books had such magnificent pictures and text at their level. I am so excited!

THANK YOU. And THANK YOU to Scarce!
Jessie (from facebook) - March 2014