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Scripps Scrapps

What is Scripps Scrapps?

Scripps Scrapps is a program that seeks to increase social equity, decrease waste, and promote reuse of secondhand items.

Each year, we hire about 10 Scripps Scrapps student workers to help organize, sort, and store donations.

At the beginning of Fall semester, we host a 2-day sale in North Amherst parking. The first day of the sale takes place during freshman move-in.

How Do I Participate?

If you are interested in applying to be a Scripps Scrapps worker, direct message us on Instagram for more information.

If you have any other questions or just want to stay updated about how to donate or when the sale takes place, follow on Instagram.

What Items Do We Accept?

At the end of Spring semester, students can donate their unwanted dorm items in good condition. at collection spots located inside the residence halls.

We only take donations on our list of acceptable items and in good condition – things that people would want to buy!

We generally accept:

  • Mini fridges
  • Lamps
  • Storage and organizers
  • Small furniture (e.g. shelves, end tables)
  • Clean rugs and yoga mats
  • Curtains
  • Appliances (fans, heaters, vacuums, hair dryers, hair straighteners, etc)
  • Kitchenware (washed, in good condition)
  • Clothes hangers (must be taped together and bundled)

We do NOT accept:

  • Food
  • Clothing or shoes
  • Used bedding
  • Pillows
  • Foam mattress toppers
  • Hygiene products, toiletries, etc.
  • Masks
  • Miscellaneous junk (e.g. loose pens, used notebooks, cables, etc.)
  • Green boxes, bowls, plates, etc. Please return these to the dining hall!

For an updated list of what we do/don’t accept, check the link in our bio on Instagram. You can also DM if you have questions about specific items.

Where Can I Donate Items that Scripps Scrapps Does Not Take?

Donate clothes, furniture, electronics, and other household items:

**We highly encourage calling ahead to check if they are accepting donations before dropping things off.

Donate towels, pet supplies, and cleaning items:

  • Priceless Pet Rescue
    • The Orphanage Claremont Adoption Center
      665 E Foothill Blvd E,
      Claremont, CA 91711
    • Accepts dog and cat food, towels, laundry detergents, bleach, paper towels, mop heads, dish soap.

Donate unopened food, toiletries, and/or menstrual care products:

  • House of Ruth
  • Foothill Family Shelter
    • Always in need of non-perishable food, hygiene products, and more.
    • For a list of items we accept or to coordinate a drop-off of items, contact yelitza@foothillfamilyshelter.org
  • Haynes Family Programs
  • Inland Hope Partners
  • Herdrive
    • DM on Instagram to send stuff to them
    • Accepts sports bras, bras, bralettes, bikini tops, socks, individually wrapped tampons and pads

You can also sell used clothing:

  • ThredUP (clothing, accessories)
    • Order a cleanout kit. They provide a free shipping label, and any items they

If you have clothes/textiles that cannot be donated or sold, recycle them here:

What are the Benefits?

This program diverts over three tons of waste from the landfill each year. 100% of proceeds from the Fall sale go directly towards paying Scripps Scrapps student workers and sustaining the program.