A Time to Help Creates Educational Kits at Arts & Scraps

February 19, 2018

Led by S.A.Y. Detroit founder Mitch Albom and his radio show partner, Ken Brown, nearly 40 volunteers from A Time to Help spent Saturday morning (Feb. 17) at the Arts & Scraps Warehouse in Detroit, where the group participated in an “Education Reimagined’’ project.

For more than two hours, volunteers cut donated swimsuit fabric into squares for STEM educational kits that will be used in schools across metro Detroit. Arts & Scraps uses recycled materials to help people of all ages and abilities to think, create and learn. The nonprofit serves 275,000 children and recycles 28 tons annually.

“We measure impact in smiles, and the impact you’re bringing is creating 10,000 smiles,” Trice Clark, Arts & Scraps Warehouse manager, said when asked for the number of students who will benefit from Saturday’s ATTH project. “We’re very grateful to you all today.”

ATTH’s next project is tentatively scheduled for March 24 at one of the Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries’ homeless shelters, where volunteers will embark on a painting project. Registration for that event will begin the first week of March here.