Arts, Culture, and Humanities

Extras for Creative Reuse Inc

  • Peabody, 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
  3. Extras Abled

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Service Areas

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Massachusetts

Greater Boston, MA
North Shore, MA

ruling year

1981

Executive Director since 2013

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Ms. Jocelyn Almy-Testa

Keywords

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

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Also Known As

Extras

EIN

04-2688287

 Number

5869943531

Physical Address

58 Pulaski Street

Peabody, MA 01960

Contact

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

Population(s) Served

Females, all ages or age unspecified

Males, all ages or age unspecified

None

Budget

35000.00

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

Population(s) Served

None

None

None

Budget

36000.00

Program 3

Extras Abled

Extras Abled is a community service program which works with disabled adults to offer enriching community service opportunities.

Category

Elderly and/or Disabled

Population(s) Served

Adults

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

Young Adults (20-25 years) -- currently not in use

Budget

Service Areas

Self-reported

Massachusetts

Greater Boston, MA
North Shore, MA

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Extras for Creative Reuse Inc

Leadership

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Executive Director

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 served 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 in 2013. In 2015, Extras was a finalist in the Massachusetts NonProfit Network's Excellence awards.

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, and an MED in Arts and Learning from Endicott College. 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

Kristin Schepici

Board chair

Term: July 2010 - June 2012

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