Officially, we are a recycle/reuse/repurpose not-for-profit organization (RESOURCE CENTER) that survives on donations and community grants.
Our resource center consists of 5,000 sq. ft. of clean/dry household and industrial discards and recyclables that are donated to us by more than 35,000+ individuals and businesses in the metropolitan area.
Our customer base consists of 45,000+ local educators representing all metropolitan public and private schools, Parents as Teachers and early childhood centers within the school systems, homeschool educators, Universities, not-for-profit organizations working with under-privileged, at-risk and developmentally disabled children and adults, churches, Scouting groups, independent early childhood centers, occupational and physical therapists, government offices and the public.
When your child comes home from school with a “special project” they made while studying science, math, history, language or art and they have a Pringles Can in hand, or a CD in hand, or an airplane in hand made out of egg cartons – be assured that those supplies came from Leftovers, etc. We service every School District and most Private Schools in the metropolitan area and around the country with supplies that spark a child’s imagination, stretches their thinking process and teaches them that YOU do not have to spend a ton of money for things for them to do (once you get them off the X-Box, etc.)
We count the Magic House, Science Center, Challenger Learning Center, and all other cultural organizations in the metropolitan area, Illinois and all parts of Missouri as our clientele.
More than 5,000 local teachers visit us to obtain supplies (and many of them are looking for school supplies for children who cannot afford even the price of a binder or a pack of pencils). A sampling of the not-for-profit organizations we support are the Magic House, Science Center, Backstoppers, Center for Head Injury Services, St. Louis County Library Branches, Disabled American Veterans, Lutheran Family Services, Education Plus, Ronald McDonald House, YMCAs, St. Louis Arc and St. Louis Crisis Nursery to name only a few.
We support 200,000-250,000 children a year. We provide services to professionals from 48 Missouri counties, 10 Illinois counties, and 18 States who travel to our facility for creative materials.
We have 35,000+ individuals and companies who donate their CLEAN/DRY household and industrial materials/discards to us in order to provide YOU with the supplies you need to be CREATIVE!
We keep 100+ tons of material out of the landfill yearly.
We have many organizations that work with developmentally disabled adults and children who visit us on a weekly basis and perform small tasks such as separating greeting cards from front and back, sorting soda lids by color and much, much more.
We are a LEARNING CENTER providing workshops that fulfill all the requirements for Girl Scout and Boy/Cub Scout badges using the resources in our RESOURCE CENTER – opening their eyes to the possibilities of everyday items found in their homes.
We host School Field Trips, Birthday Parties and more.
We offer ADULT DIY CLASSES!
WE HAVE A PERFORMING ARTS PROGRAM/CENTER that will be expanding. We provide classes in Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop, Ballroom (adults and children), Country Line Dance (adults and children), Private Piano, Voice, Guitar, Percussion lessons. And more things will be added to this program as it grows, such as Mommy and Me classes.
And last, but definitely not least, we have a complete program for the Down syndrome Community (partnering with the PUJOLS FAMILY FOUNDATION), providing Ballroom, Creative Movement, Musical Theater, Country Line Dance, Choir, Theater, Guitar, Piano, Voice, Percussion and just PLAIN FUN AND LOVE. Everyday we are blessed when “God’s Angels” come to visit us and volunteer/work along side all of our other volunteers.
I could say more but I hope this gives you a LITTLE INSIGHT into what we are and what we do and who we LOVE and CHERISH!
I HOPE YOU COME AND VISIT US SOON!