Original story from KSHB 41, Aug. 8, 2017, by Fox 4 Newsroom

KANSAS CITY, Mo. Kansas City classrooms are ready to welcome students later this month thanks to a local nonprofit.

Scrap KC collected 8,000 pounds of used supplies from businesses, manufacturers and community members that can be reused. Then 300 volunteers cleaned and repurpose them .

They boxed them up for 100 classrooms in schools across the metro area that have kids from lower-income families.

“Maybe the families can`t afford to buy them, or there is not enough money in the school budget, and the teachers are always in need of those resources, and a lot of times they are spending money out of their own pocket,” owner of Scraps KC, Brenda Mott, said.

The drive organizers are visiting 49 schools.

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.

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