If you're a teacher, you probably have heard of SCRAP (Scrounger's Center for Reusable Art Parts). But if not, you'll find that this nonprofit organization collects all kinds of things that are given away or donated - from paper, cards and yarn, to corks, beads, buttons and other random things. Everything is either free, or low cost to purchase.
You don't have to be a teacher to enjoy SCRAP. They have craft workshops all the time, mostly for adults, on topics like recycled glass, embroidery and making specific types of things. And if you want to do your own projects, stop by and go shopping!
SCRAP has a monthly teacher give-away, of free items like crayons and file folders. Take advantage of it by visiting this month's, on February 5, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. SCRAP is at 801 Toland Street (Bayview part of SF).