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Extras for Creative Reuse Inc Organization Name provided in the GuideStar Exchange* as of 10/09/2014: Extras for Creative Reuse Inc

Organization Name as listed in the IRS Business Master File as of 09/08/2014: EXTRAS FOR CREATIVE REUSE INC

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AKA  Extras
Lynn, MA
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Extras for Creative Reuse Inc Organization Name provided in the GuideStar Exchange* as of 10/09/2014: Extras for Creative Reuse Inc

Organization Name as listed in the IRS Business Master File as of 09/08/2014: EXTRAS FOR CREATIVE REUSE INC

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Also Known As: Extras
Physical Address: Lynn, MA 01902 
EIN: 04-2688287
Web URL: www.extrasforcreativereuse.org 
Blog URL: extrasforcreativelearning.blogspot.com/ 
NTEE Category: A Arts, Culture, and Humanities
A25 Arts Education/Schools
C Environmental Quality Protection, Beautification
C27 Recycling
A Arts, Culture, and Humanities
A20 Arts, Cultural Organizations - Multipurpose
Ruling Year: 1981 


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Mission Statement

Our mission is to stimulate creative learning and help children awaken their creative potential in education and play through the use of reusable, recycled, and surplus material.

Legitimacy Information

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Annual Revenue & Expenses (IRS Form 990, July 2008)

Fiscal Year Starting: July 01, 2008
Fiscal Year Ending: June 30, 2009

Total Revenue $144,927
Total Expenses $159,508

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Leadership (GuideStar Exchange,
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Ms. Jocelyn Almy-Testa

Term:

Since Oct 2013

Profile:

Jocelyn Almy-Testa has a Master's degree in Education with a concentration in Arts and Learning. Prior to coming to Extras for Creative Reuse, Ms. Almy-Testa Was the founder and director of The Little Gallery under the Stairs (TLGUTS), in Lynn, MA and Founder and Artistic Director for Arts After Hours, Lynn, MA. For many years she also worked as a media marketing consultant, teacher, and curator for Lynn Arts Inc. Prior to moving to Lynn, Ms. Almy-Testa started her career as an arts administrator in New Bedford, MA as co-owner of Silver Circle Center for Arts and Awareness, and worked as an assistant to the director of the New Bedford Art Museum. Ms. Almy-Testa currently serves as the Chairperson for the Lynn Cultural Council and also served on the Lynn Cultural District Advisory committee. Her work as Director of TLGUTS was included in a marketing piece for the economic revitalization of downtown Lynn by WGBH and she was also recently nominated for Business Woman of the Year by the Lynn Item. Mrs. Almy-Testa received her BFA in Photo Electronic Imagery from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, and a certificate in Arts Management from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She has received grants and fellowships for her arts activism and has a long history of supporting education and the arts in her community.

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Programs

Program: Collection of Extras (GuideStar Exchange,
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Budget:
$35,000
Category:
Environment, General/Other
Population Served:
Females, all ages or age unspecified
Males, all ages or age unspecified
None

Program Description:

With our truck and driver collect close to one ton of materials every week that would normally be thrown away

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Budget:
$36,000
Category:
Education, General/Other
Population Served:
None
None
None

Program Description:

Four days a week Extras is open for teachers and art programs to come and collect materials that would otherwise be thrown away.

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