Reuse Center for teachers & non-profits
Sharing Resources for Brighter Futures
Only qualifying individuals with current school or nonprofit ID may enter the Reuse Center. Children are not permitted in the Reuse Center.
SCARCE began recycling efforts by redistributing textbooks amongst teachers and schools districts. It wasn’t long before we expanded to reading books and school supplies. SCARCE is committed to finding the best use for all books and supplies that we receive because they are resources – and we don’t believe in waste.
Since 1990, we have given over 9 million books to people in need and diverted millions more books and supplies from the landfill.
Our new space in Addison
Helping Students Everywhere
SCARCE provides books and school supplies to public school teachers and non-profit organizations. Educators visit SCARCE’s Reuse Center year-round to select books and supplies for their students. Many teachers don’t have enough books or teaching materials for their class. SCARCE fills the gap.
SCARCE also partners with organizations to provide books and supplies for children here and around the world. Books and supplies have gone to schools, hospitals, orphanages, and libraries in more than 105 countries. All around the state, SCARCE helps organizations with thousands of books for children in need at community wide back to school fairs.
Our books and supplies are helping children everywhere have new opportunities to learn.