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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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    Group Reading Sets & Classroom Libraries

    "Wow! I have worked as a literacy coordinator in several elementary schools and have personally used the books from Scarce to furnish over 60 classroom libraries. My colleagues have probably furnished a total of 10 classroom libraries. I've also found about 100 sets of 6 titles so I can do reading groups for students reading at many different levels."

    Jennifer Moore