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No matter where you fall on the political spectrum, we can all agree that the people who are educating future generations of Americans don’t get paid enough money. On top of that, many of the schools they work for don’t have the money to furnish educators with all the supplies they need, meaning that teachers have to dip into their already meager paychecks to pay for these supplies. Luckily the fine people at SCRAP decided to do something about that. According to the email I received:

SCRAP is San Francisco’s oldest and largest creative reuse nonprofit. They divert over half a million pounds of corporate and individual donations from the landfill, selling or giving them away to teachers, artists, nonprofits and individuals. The 5000 square foot warehouse holds all kinds of materials for creative reuse and the arts. You can find anything there from fabric, paper, office supplies, toys, party decorations, and boxes to plastics, woods, tiles, metals, and foam core.

Amazing right? On Saturday August 10th SCRAP is hosting Hats Off To Teachers, which is their annual celebration and materials giveaway for SF Bay Area teachers.  Here’s what they have to say:

If you are an SF Bay Area teacher, come by to gather FREE classroom supplies. If you know any teachers, please send them our way. We’ll have all kinds of materials for your classroom: pens, pencils, paper, markers, binders, paint brushes, National Geographics, sponges and much more!

If you’re not a teacher, we need your help! Donate supplies now! We’re hoping to supply 200+ teachers for their classrooms at our Hats Off to Teachers Materials GiveAway and Celebration this August. SCRAP is currently collecting office and classroom supplies to give away to teachers. Please let us know if you would be willing to set up a donation drive at your work or in your neighborhood.

We can provide you with all the materials and bins that you need, email:

Well done SCRAP! This is part of why I love San Francisco.

Hats off to Teachers
Saturday 8/10
10am – 4pm
801 Toland St. (directions are here)
FREE Classroom Supplies for SF Teachers!!

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Stuart Schuffman, aka Broke-Ass Stuart, is a travel writer, poet, TV host, activist, and general shit-stirrer. His website is one of the most influential arts & culture sites in the San Francisco Bay Area and his freelance writing has been featured in Lonely Planet, Conde Nast Traveler, The Bold Italic, and too many other outlets to remember. His weekly column, Broke-Ass City, appears every other Thursday in the San Francisco Examiner. Stuart’s writing has been translated into four languages. In 2011 Stuart created and hosted the travel show Young, Broke, and Beautiful on IFC and in 2015 he ran for Mayor of San Francisco and got nearly 20k votes.

He's been called "an Underground legend": SF Chronicle, "an SF cult hero":SF Bay Guardian, and "the chief of cheap": Time Out New York.