FREE Teachers’ Give-Away August 15th

SCRAP is once again offering Bay Area teachers an opportunity to stock up on materials they need for the upcoming school year.

We will be provide a great variety of materials for teachers at no cost. That’s right, FREE! Join us to stock up on paper, pads, pencils, pens, makers, binders, and a great variety of other materials. Come early, supplies are limited.

We will be providing materials on Saturday, August 15th at SCRAP from 10 AM to 4 PM. All teachers are welcome.

SCRAP is located at 801 Toland Street in San Francisco. The entrance is on Newcomb St.

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SCRAP has a New Executive Director!

SCRAP is pleased to announce that Ben Delaney has joined us as Executive Director.

Ben has extensive experience in nonprofit management and marketing, and is the author of Ben Delaney’s Nonprofit Marketing Handbook. He also has experience in recycling and repurposing, having recently led the nonprofit social enterprise, ReliaTech, which refurbishes and repairs computers and recycles e-waste in San Pablo.

Working with the great team at SCRAP, Ben intends to make the customer experience more pleasant, increase the amount of supplies provided to teachers, and is developing plans to add stability and sustainability for SCRAP.

Said Ben, “As SCRAP approaches its 40th anniversary, it is an honor and pleasure to be entrusted with this leadership position. I am really enjoying working with the Founder, Anne Marie Theilen, and the great team that keeps SCRAP humming. We will keep what has made SCRAP the great resource our community has counted on for nearly four decades, while modernizing systems and making the store more appealing and easier to shop.”

Ben works Weekdays except Wednesday at SCRAP. He invites you to say hello the next time you’re in the store, or email your comments and suggestions to

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Our First Teacher Materials Giveaway in 2015

SCRAP hopes that you all had a wonderful holiday season!

Yes, we are open today, Jan 3rd for our first 2015 Teacher Materials Giveaway.

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SCRAP Holiday Closing

SCRAP will  be closed from Thurs, Dec 25 to Fri, Jan 2 for the holidays. We will reopen on Saturday, Jan 3rd for our Teacher Materials Giveaway. Have a great Holiday Season and we will see you in the New Years!

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SCRAP hosts Crochet Jam with Ramekon O’Arwisters

Free Crochet Workshop

Crochet Jam with Ramekon O’Arwisters

Sat, Dec 13    Drop in anytime 11am-2pm   Free

Come learn to crochet and help artist and community builder, Ramekon O’Arwisters create amazing tapestries out of woven strips of fabric-some new, some old, and some even vintage-using the folk-art tradition of crocheting rag rugs. Crochet Jam is also a means for individuals from different communities to unite their stories and fabrics into a large tapestry and understand that we are more alike than otherwise. Crochet Jam incorporates a free-form approach with no attempt to direct the outcome of the event. Participants engage in a calming and meditative group art activity. Materials and instructions in crochet are provided.

Ramekon O’Arwisters is a social-practice artist who creates collaborative, community-based art projects infused with folk-art traditions and techniques to foster and support a culture of community building.  O’Arwisters’s Crochet Jams invite the public, friends, volunteers, and associates to participate in the traditional folk art of making rag rugs.  As a thought leader, O’Arwisters engages the public in thinking differently about the role of art within community and the power of art within society.  He has had exhibitions at the Luggage Store Gallery in San Francisco, and the Kato Gallery in Tokyo. His work has been included in numerous San Francisco group exhibitions including the African American Art & Cultural Complex, and the Museum of the African Diaspora. In 2013 he participated in a residency at the M. H. de Young Museum in San Francisco.  He received an Artadia Award in 2002 and a second San Francisco Arts Commission Individual Artist Grant in 2011. He is a 2014 Eureka Fellow, awarded by the Fleishhacker Foundation, San Francisco. O’Arwisters received a Master of Divinity from Duke University. He is currently a curator of exhibitions at the SFO Museum and lives in San Francisco.

Preregister to reserve your spot!