HMS Volunteers at Arts & Scraps – Detroit

In April, six HMS Mfg. Co. employees, including our president Janet Sofy, volunteered for an afternoon at Arts & Scraps in Detroit. This nonprofit organization uses recycled and donated crafting materials and art supplies to create learning opportunities for 275,000 children annually in the Metro Detroit area and surrounding communities.



Our employees spent the afternoon sorting and prepping materials that will be used to teach children STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) through creative, hands-on learning.  Overall, HMS’ volunteer efforts were estimated to benefit hundreds of children.


Arts & Scraps has been serving children in Michigan communities for 30 years and they’re always looking for volunteers and donations to continue to offer their learning experiences. Follow this link if you would like to donate to this organization, or you can also do a group volunteer session. 

They use donated industrial scraps to help provide creative experiences for 3,300 community organizations and classrooms. This organization recycles around 28 tons of materials each year, successfully reusing donated materials that can’t be recycled in a traditional manner. You can learn more about Arts & Scraps and their vision on the about page of their website. 

In addition to their community work, Arts & Scraps also sells crafting kits for groups of children. You can also visit their Detroit store to shop for unique crafting supplies. This is one of many organizations HMS employees have volunteered at over the years. Each employee is allowed an annual volunteer day to volunteer where they choose during a work day. We’ll post more HMS volunteering updates in the future. Make sure to check out Arts & Scraps and see how you can help with their mission.


Written and Published by Jessica – Writer for HMS Mfg. Co.

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