Scrap It Up is an all volunteer, non profit organization. We have our charter under the umbrella of the Kennedy Heights Arts Center, https://kennedyarts.org/
All proceeds, over our costs, are donated back to the local arts and “green” community.
Here’s some of our past projects:
We have an on going relationship with April Pandora at Eden Organic Gardens, https://www.edenurbangardens.com/about
As fresh food, fruits and vegetables, are sometimes in short supply at food pantries, we have an agreement with April to buy fresh produce every week which she delivers to our local food pantry, The Caring Place,
-grants to establish and sustain, The Cincinnati Recycling and Reuse Hub https://www.cincinnatirecyclingandreusehub.org/
-grants to Coop Cincinnati, https://coopcincy.org/ , earmarked for small business loans to “green” and arts initiatives. Coop Cincinnati provides small business loans to folks, (think immigrants, women, people of color), who might not have access to more traditional loan sources such as banks and credit unions.
-support for Our Harvest, a local farm providing training for farmers and food grown in, and for, the College Hill community. https://www.ourharvest.coop/
-Donations to New Life Furniture Bank, https://nlfurniture.org/, New Life collects gently used or discontinued new furniture and makes it available to people in our community who are re-establishing themselves after a period of being unhoused.
-a grant to help rebuild Tikkun Farms after a recent devastating fire. Read about the good work of Tikkun Farms here: https://www.tikkunfarm.com/mission-core-values/
-a grant to Cincinnati Sister Cities, https://sites.google.com/view/ckscp/home-1?pli=1to create the mural celebrating our friendship with Kharkiv, Ukraine.
-CSA memberships for families to Mustard Seed Farm https://mustardseedfarmer.webnode.page/about-us/, which serves The Norwood community.
-scholarships for summercamp programs at The Kennedy Heights Arts Center.
-sponsorship of Buddy Benches made from collected bottle caps at neighborhood schools.