Your support helps our kids, our environment, and our future.

You can help in several ways...

  • Volunteer
  • Donate
  • Shop SCARCE-LY USED Books & Records


Volunteers are crucial to the success of our projects. Your efforts support education, protect the environment, and make a difference in the community. Lean more about our volunteer opportunities and ways you can get involved.
Volunteer at SCARCE


SCARCE counts on generous financial contributions from people who support our mission. We will use your donation to provide engaging environmental education programs to individuals of all ages from a variety of backgrounds. In addition, we will keep valuable books and supplies from the landfill and get these materials to people who need them. We hand out over 5,000 books each week and, over the past 33 years, we have distributed over 10 million books. Your donation directly supports these programs and the people they serve, so please consider making a donation today.
Donate to SCARCE

Shop SCARCE-LY USED Books & Records

SCARCE operates SCARCE-LY USED Book & Record store where you will find a wide variety of gently used LP records, CDs/DVDs, and current adult fiction and non-fiction books. There are also vintage, coffee table, and special interest books, including topics on cooking, gardening, self help, history, art, and travel. All proceeds benefit SCARCE's programs. Please note the hours and pay us a visit.
Visit SCARCE-LY USED Books & Records

Be a Part of Something Bigger!

SCARCE is fortunate to have the support of some amazing corporations. A huge thank you to:


Thank you to these generous
organizations for their donations!

Fermata Charitable Foundation
McCormick Foundation
Glen Ellyn Rotary
Moller Family Foundation
Lombard Junior Women’s Club
Wheaton Lions Charities
Snodgrass Family Charitable Fun
Invesco Cares
Making Dreams Possible
Joe & Betsy Roche Fund
Ember & Brune Design Build
Love Like Lija Foundation
Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago
JX Gives Back Family Foundation

Are You Ready To Do Your Part?

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