Arts, Culture, and Humanities

Extras for Creative Reuse Inc

  • Lynn, MA
  • www.extrasforcreativereuse.org

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.

Main Programs

  1. Collection of Extras
  2. Distribution of Extras

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service areas

Massachusetts

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Areas Served Narrative

Greater Boston, MA
North Shore, MA

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ruling year

1981

Principal Officer since 2013

Ms. Jocelyn Almy-Testa

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Keywords

recycling, reuse, schools, children, arts, artists, surplus, overstock, Boston, education,

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EIN

04-2688287

Physical Address

20 Wheeler ST Suite 302

Lynn, MA 01902

Also Known As

Extras

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Arts Education/Schools (A25)

Recycling (C27)

Arts, Cultural Organizations - Multipurpose (A20)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

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Programs

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Program 1

Collection of Extras

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

Category

Environment, General/Other

Budget

35000.00

Population Served

Females, all ages or age unspecified

Males, all ages or age unspecified

None

Program 2

Distribution of Extras

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

Category

Education, General/Other

Budget

36000.00

Population Served

None

None

None

service areas

Massachusetts

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Areas Served Narrative

Greater Boston, MA
North Shore, MA

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Blog

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Social Media

@ExtrasforCreativeReuse

@exclrecycles

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Extras for Creative Reuse Inc

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Ms. Jocelyn Almy-Testa

BIO

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.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Jennifer Platt

Board chair

Term: July 2010 - June 2012

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