About Us

The Beautiful Stuff Project increases access to play and the arts through creative reuse of materials.

color coordinated boxes

Urban public school students preK-2 engaged in our Treasure box Curriculum in a typical week during the school year.

putting together mosaics

Pounds of glass and ceramic tile rescued since our inception and transformed into collaborative mosaic projects in local schools and our community.

boxes of diapers

Diapers distributed weekly to families in need in Somerville, MA from April 2020-June 2021 during The pandemic.

Our Story

From a cubicle at a local maker space to two different storefronts in Somerville Massachusetts to its current home in the founder’s backyard studio; The Beautiful Stuff Project has evolved and changed with times always keeping to the business of increasing access to play and the arts through the reuse of materials.
box of items

Our Organization’s History

Meet Our Team

Marina Seevak

Meet Marina Seevak

Founding Executive DIrector
Betsey Martinez

Betsey Martinez

Operations Manager/Donations Coordinator
Emily Bhargava

Emily Bhargava

Community Art Director

Community Service

Whether it’s collecting we do what we can to help our neighbors near and far whether it collecting and distributing thousands of diapers weekly to local families in need, providing art supplies to school children living in shelters in the Caribbean island country of St Vincent after a devastating volcanic eruption, or donating unique TBSP made gifts to a local aftershool for their holiday distribution.
boxes of diapers in car trunk
markers and supplies in a treasure box

Funders and Collaborators

Tufts Government & Community Relations
Somerville Arts Council
Medford Arts Council
Cummings Foundation
Somerville Public Schools
Cambridge Public Schools
Somerville Family Learning Collaborative
Pathways to Family Success
Cambridge Health Alliance