Helping Works

Score scrap material and help the environment

Use pieces of fabric for your arts and crafts projects.
Use pieces of fabric for your arts and crafts projects.

Attention all artists, crafters and educators! Need materials to bring that special project to life? Well, let the International Interior Design Association hook you up.

IIDA has acquired samples of fabric, wood, tile, vinyl and the like from local architectural and design firms to offer up to the public for free in an effort to keep the items out of the landfill.

Be green and bring your own bag to ZeroLandfill Upcycle Day from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 8, at the Business Interiors of Idaho Warehouse, 351 N. Mitchell, Suite 200, Boise.

The already feel-good, do-good event gets better. The Women’s and Children’s Alliance is welcoming donations of any amount at the door to raise funds to furnish transitional housing.

And local designers, using only upcycled materials, have created dollhouses for the children at WCA. So check ’em out and vote for your favorite. More info on ZeroLandfill Boise’s Facebook.

Michelle Jenkins: 208-377-6451