Resources for Teachers

Our Partnership with SFUSD

SCRAP is very proud to be a partner of SFUSD: teachers, students, parents, and families are at the heart of our mission.

43 years ago, SCRAP was founded by the SF Arts Commission in partnership with SFUSD to provide teaching artists and teachers in the school district with affordable art supplies that would otherwise be discarded as waste. Today, we continue to provide supplies and programs that benefit and enhance the SFUSD community.

Free Monthly Teacher Giveaways

SCRAP’s monthly Free Teacher Giveaways occurs on the second Saturday of each month during the school year. While the materials available may vary from month to month, we prioritize providing free school supplies as well as educational games and arts & crafts projects for classrooms. Every year, we also host a giveaway event for all Bay Area teachers in August.

2019-2020 Teachers’ Give-Away Schedule

The following dates are for SFUSD Teachers only. All teacher giveaways are scheduled from 11 AM to 3 PM.

  • September 14, 2019
  • October 12, 2019
  • November 9, 2019
  • December 14, 2019
  • January 11, 2020
  • February 8, 2020
  • March 14, 2020
  • April 11, 2020
  • May 9, 2020

Class Field Trips

Field trips include a guided tour of our SCRAP Depot, where donated items are given a new life, and discussion of what “creative reuse” means. Students then can get involved with SCRAP Depot tasks and participate in the creation of individual artworks using repurposed materials. To inquire, please review our policies and costs and fill out our form here.

For information on educational field trip opportunities with the San Francisco Department of the Environment, please visit the SF Environment website.

Free Monthly Teacher Workshops

Our free teacher workshops take place at SCRAP from October to May, in conjunction with our Free Teacher Giveaways. Projects provided for teachers at these workshops aim to support core curriculum topics in math, science, and culture.

Creative Reuse Community Workshops

SCRAP offers creative reuse workshops for parents, teachers, artists and the community at large, all taught by well-respected artists. Find a list of our upcoming community workshops in our calendar of events.

Compensation for Teacher Development

When attending either Community Workshops or Teacher Workshops, SFUSD teachers will receive a certificate of attendance to be used to receive compensation funded by Proposition G.