Arts & Scraps, a Detroit nonprofit organization, will celebrate its 25th
anniversary of recycling to help children think, create and learn at a
gala dinner at 6 p.m., Friday, October 10, at the Michigan
Science Center in Detroit.
Corporate sponsors, foundations, volunteers and supporters will be
honored at the strolling dinner and award ceremony. VIPs begin the event
at 6 p.m. with the special exhibit "Ice Age Mammals." At 7 p.m., friends
join the evening for a strolling dinner, dessert auction and awards
program. At 9 p.m. afterglow guests will help end the silent auction and
enjoy an IMAX movie and dancing. A cash bar features Dragonmead
"Arts & Scraps' Gala Committee has been working for months to create a
special tribute to the many people and companies that have made it
possible to serve more than 2 million kids from all over Southeast
Michigan," said Peg Upmeyer, executive director.
Since 1989, Arts
& Scraps has recycled hundreds of tons of materials from
Detroit-area companies, providing hands-on learning opportunities at
schools and community events. They also operate a store and classroom on
Harper Avenue on Detroit's eastside.
In addition, the Arts & Scraps Mobie travels throughout Southeast
Michigan, with hands-on curriculum workshops and event activities. The
colorful 26-foot bus is used extensively at community events and at
schools, where children and adults can shop and learn about recycled
Arts & Scraps has co-developed curriculum workshops for students on
location with the Detroit
Public School Office of Science. Other outreach programs include
family workshops, activities at public and private events, and classroom
STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) kits for public
and private schools.
"Arts & Scraps' retail store has prices affordable to all, sold by the
bag. ScrapVille's interactive learning stations challenge children to
use creativity and solve problems," Upmeyer explained. "Birthday
parties, field trips and volunteer opportunities can be scheduled at
Arts & Scraps at the group's convenience. 'Superheroes' is the current
theme in ScrapVille."
Advance gala costs are $75 for VIPs, $50 for friend's admission and $25
for afterglow. VIP tickets include VIP parking, special exhibit,
reserved seats and filled commemorative glass. Reserved VIP tables of
eight can be purchased for $525. Tickets purchased on the day of the
gala are $80 for VIP seats and $55 for regular admission.
Corporate tables or sponsorships help support the evening and the
programs at Arts & Scraps that serve 275,000 children each year. In
turn, company logos will be featured throughout the event, in
newsletters, website and social media.
Tickets, donations and sponsorships can be ordered by mail, with checks
payable to Arts & Scraps, 16135 Harper Avenue, Detroit, Michigan 48224.
They also may be purchased securely at http://www.artsandscraps.org/products/25-gala?categorylayout=0.
About Arts & Scraps: Arts & Scraps is a Detroit nonprofit
organization that annually recycles 28 tons of materials to help 275,000
children think, create and learn. It is supported by 10,000 volunteer
hours and material donations from 190 businesses. Revenue sources are
products, programs and support from corporations, foundations and
individuals. Arts & Scraps operates a store in Detroit affordable to
all. Also, it travels throughout southeastern Michigan, with hands-on
curriculum workshops and event activities, featuring the 26-foot Arts &
Scraps Mobile for shopping and learning. The organization celebrates its
25th anniversary in 2014. Visit www.ArtsAndScraps.org
for more information.
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