#GivingTuesday & End of Year Giving

Be the change this Giving Tuesday as we work to protect our home, our planet!

A brighter future starts with you. SCARCE invites you to be part of our continuing movement to make real, positive change for individuals, communities, and the environment as a whole. For 30 years we’ve been paving the way for a cleaner, greener tomorrow, and our substantial progress proves how small acts add up to major impact. Track the donation progress below!


Discover the difference we made together in 2021

190,000 Books

Books donated to schools and other non-profits

Over 1 million 

People served by our book rescue

Over 1 million

Pounds of school supplies kept out of landfills through our Resource Rescue Center

Nearly 41,000

Participants in our over 327 educational programs

22 Events

Recycling Extravaganzas

…plus, your help has extended to a vast network of amazing non-profits!

Elgin Partnership for Early Learning

Pine Ridge Indian Reservation
Pediatric Oncology Treasure Chest Foundation
Tri-Town YMCA

Join the Fight Against Climate Change

Now more than ever, the effects of climate change are being felt across the globe. Hurricanes, wildfires, extreme temperatures, and other drastic climate events are ravaging homes and affecting lives, presenting an urgent need for us all to change our daily habits. 

This Giving Tuesday, your donation will go directly towards continued support for our environmental programs that help communities and businesses make better, greener choices. From donated books to generous donations, every contribution makes a real difference. Change happens one person at a time, so help us move the needle on November 30th!

Be part of real, impactful change when you donate:



Named for our well-known book rescue efforts. 



This tier of support was chosen to showcase our 600 educational programs.



Named for the efforts to expand SCARCE’s educational initiatives for the future and honor our volunteers in higher education.




For those that want to support SCARCE at the highest level. The Legislator tier is named for the SCARCE initiatives that make history.

SCARCE partners with legislators to create lasting change in our community. 

Your Donations in Action

We feel so grateful to have the support of SCARCE. Their donation will help to benefit the children who endure years and years of unending cancer treatments by rewarding the kids with a toy, gift or gift card after every procedure.”

Colleen Kisel
Founder and CEO, Pediatric Oncology Treasure Chest Foundation

The partnership (with SCARCE) is priceless as well as the joy on the faces of the families and children”

Tiffany Trewartha
Community Liaison, Give Me Five!, School District U-46

“SCARCE has been instrumental to our Story Book Program where we connect children to their incarcerated parents so familial ties give hope to inmates seeking rehabilitative services. SCARCE has been a wonderful and meaningful partner to the Sheriff’s Office.  They truly care and have enhanced our services to the DuPage County community.  Thank you for what you do!”

James Mendrick
DuPage County Sheriff

“The items that I have gained from your organization were, and continue to be, a tremendous resource throughout my career. One resource that I cannot imagine working without, are the “Super Crayons” that you make out of broken and older crayons.”

Erik Pistek
Social Worker, Chelsea Intermediate School, Frankfort, IL

Support SCARCE on Giving Tuesday

There’s so much we can do to help our planet thrive.

Let’s get there together on Tuesday, November 30th!

Are You Ready To Do Your Part?

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