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 projects grew from there. What started with books has turned into school supplies, school furniture, art supplies, yarn snd more!
We run several rescue projects. Our main rescue projects are:
- Book Rescue
- Tools for Schools
- Super Crayon Project
SCARCE operates all of our Rescue Programs based on donations and volunteers.
What else do we rescue?
We collect most anything a school could need. We also collect items for resuse and recycling. Click here for a list of the items we accept.
Who gets what we rescue?
Our books and supplies go to schools, teachers, students in need and non-profit organizations, both locally and around the world. Some schools have no library. Some schools lose books in a flood or fire. Some teachers are from low income districts and have no supplies for their classrooms. Some missionaries take our books to teach children around the world. We help anyone in need.