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SCARCE Rescue Projects Print E-mail

What's a Rescue Project?

It's quite simple. We save landfill space 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.

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, shoes, cell phones 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 or student in need.  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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    Tue: 9am - 6pm

    2nd & 4th Sat of the month: 9am - noon

    Donating to SCARCE Rescue Programs VIdeo

    Great Use of SCARCE Resources!

    "Once again, I want you to know how very grateful I am that you exist. The materials I have found at SCARCE and the ideas they generate are just wonderful. I am so excited to share those ideas with you just as I have been sharing the materials with the other teachers in my Special Needs program."

    The teachers from this center developed very creative lesson plans with materials they have gathered from SCARCE. Our team was so deeply touched with their letter, and we wanted to share their excellent examples to inspire you with your special needs children. We thank the teachers of this cooperative for sending such thoughtful examples of their lesson plans. We’re so thankful for the meaningful work that you are doing at your school!

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