Fundraising Campaign Helps to Provide School Supplies for Kansas City Classrooms
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (December 6, 2016) – The holidays are a perfect time for making positive impacts on the community and for helping to make dreams come true, especially for area school children. Sometimes those dreams are just to have enough supplies to support a classroom’s learning projects. Scraps KC is answering that need with its Adopt-A-Class Program and a goal of raising enough funds to provide supplies for more than 100 Kansas City classrooms in three months.
“Teachers, parents and children in our Kansas City community often struggle with not having enough money to provide school supplies needed for basic learning activities. Even when classrooms start out the year with supplies, by January, the supplies are often gone and it’s hard to finish the year strong,” said Brenda Mott, founder of Scraps KC, Kansas City’s first creative reuse center. “At Scraps KC, we receive discarded products from businesses and individuals that they can no longer can use, but can be reused in some fashion. Also, schools with plenty of supplies donate their excess to Scraps KC, too. These “gently-used” items can then be repackaged to help other classrooms in Kansas City remain vibrant and creative.”
“Even when classrooms start out the year with supplies, by January, the supplies are often gone and it’s hard to finish the year strong.”
Brenda Mott, Founder, Scraps KC
Through Scraps KC’s Adopt-A-Class Program, those who want to donate can adopt a class in the greater Kansas City metro area that is less economically advantaged, and Scraps KC will provide a box of supplies to ensure students have what they need for their school projects.
For example, several sets of teachers at the end of last year’s school session donated more than 300 bottles of half-used bottles of glue that Scraps KC then combined to produce more than 130 full bottles of glue. “We’re receiving perfectly good supplies that just need to be repackaged and redistributed to classrooms that are short of supplies – the teachers need the help and the kids love to have creative, educational supplies for their projects,” Mott continued.
Various donation levels include:
- $50 provides 1 box of supplies and Scraps KC materials in August for back-to-school
- $100 provides 1 box of supplies and Scraps KC materials in August for back-to-school AND 1 box of refreshed supplies and materials in January
- $300 provides 1 box of supplies of Scraps KC materials in August and January AND 1 onsite workshop designed and taught by Scraps KC
- $500 provides 1 package of school supplies for every student in the class AND a Scraps KC workshop
Other denominations are also accepted that can go to the Adopt-A-Class Program, as well as help with homeless outreach, and/or provide birthday parties at Scraps KC for children that may not be able to afford a celebration.
Go to www.scrapskc.org to make all tax-deductible donations.
Scraps KC is located at 1324 W. 12th Street, 2nd Floor, in Kansas City, Mo., adjacent to the 12 th Street Bridge. Scraps KC is open from noon to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Friday, and 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Saturday.
About Scraps KC
Scraps KC is a non-profit, creative reuse center that strives to reduce industrial waste and home recyclables through the upcycling and creative reimagining of products and materials normally destined for a landfill. Creative reuse is the process of adding creativity to an already manufactured item to produce a new function in dynamic and artistic ways. Discarded items are resold to the public, such as families, teachers, artists, and other groups for further creative reuse. Workshops, birthday parties and other events also are provided by request. Check the website for the latest events at
Scraps KC at ScrapsKC.org or follow Scraps KC on Facebook.