Donating Materials to Scraps KC
Scraps KC collects materials from interested businesses within a 30-mile radius of Kansas City, sending a van on a regular schedule to collect materials left over from production processes or business operations. The organization is very interested in any overruns, by-products or seconds that could be repurposed. Scraps KC also is open to pick up from businesses located beyond the 30-mile radius if they provide unique and useful materials that are hard to find, or can provide popular materials in greater volumes.
Individuals also can donate materials to Scraps KC. Popular materials include household items, yarn, knitting needles, craft materials (open and partially filled), fabric, sewing notions, buttons, old or broken costume jewelry, toilet paper tubes, paper towel tubes, scrapbook papers, scrapbook materials, loose hardware and gift materials (old wrapping paper, ribbons, and bows). Go to the http://www.ScrapsKC.orgfor a list of ideas.
Volunteer Opportunities for the Homeless
Scraps KC provides volunteer opportunities for the homeless with the possibility of earning a paid position, as well as providing them with food and sanctuary while they work. For their time and efforts, they are provided dignity items to assist them with everyday living needs. These items include athletic socks (new only), wallets, full size deodorant, hand warmers, t-shirts/sweatshirts (M-XXL), men’s underwear (new only), durable backpacks, $10 food gift cards, and day ($3) or monthly ($50) bus passes.
“It was amazing. We had six homeless volunteers who were looking for ways to make a difference and use their skills. These individuals may be homeless, but many still have a desire to contribute to the community. They were an integral part of the moving process, organizing the retail store, sorting through and logging the materials and preparing the store to be ready for its opening.”
Hours for Scraps KC are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. On Wednesdays Scraps KC is open late, from 1 p.m. until 7 p.m. To schedule private parties or workshops, go to Activities & Events.