"You don’t know where your next meal is coming from or if you're going to be warm for the night."

Two women in green shirts having fun at Scraps KC In the News
September 19, 2017

Unique Store Provides Opportunities for Homeless

From 98.1 KMBZ: Customers don't find second hand items at Scraps KC, the store is filled with items like fabric, art materials, yarn and office supplies - all for a…
Brenda at Scraps KC leading a class In the News
September 8, 2017

A Space to Create and Haven for the Homeless

From the Kansas City Star: Founder Brenda Mott explains how the educational and artistic mission of Scraps KC was sparked through her own experience and desire to help homeless.
Image of quote: Yesterday, at 3:45am, John Foster died. Now that it is the end, I only want one thing for John. I want the world to know that he was here. Transformations
August 25, 2017

In Memory of John Foster

Yesterday, at 3:45am, John Foster died. A small, quiet man, he walked in the shadow of his constant companion Raymond and lived under a bridge - and this is his…
KSHB's coverage of students receiving supplies through Scraps KC's adopt a class program In the News
August 11, 2017

Scraps KC Collects 8,000 Pounds of Supplies for Local Schools

From KSHB: A local nonprofit reuse store had a goal to collect 2,000lbs of used school supplies for classrooms in need - instead, the community donated 8,000lbs. Learn more >>
Unloading donations In the News
August 8, 2017

School Supply Drive Gives 8,000lbs of Used Supplies New Life

From Fox 4 KC: Scrap KC collected 8,000lbs of used supplies from the community that will be reused in public schools. The drive organizers are visiting 49 schools.
Image of quote: I was thinking of jumping in the river and getting it all over with… As I stood there and was entertaining my final thoughts, the Lord told me no. Transformations
June 21, 2017

I Do Believe in Miracles

Ted (name changed to protect anonymity) was born with and underdeveloped spinal cord, and only learned of this handicap 52 years later in manner unexpected and unwelcome. This is Ted’s…
Sorting used school supplies for new schools. In the News
June 20, 2017

Homeless Volunteers Help Children Prepare for School Year

From KSHB: Scraps KC has been hard at work collecting used school supplies to repurpose for less advantaged schools and community volunteers, some of whom are homeless, are using their…
A teacher with kids crafting with Scraps from Scraps KC In the News
May 18, 2017

Scraps KC Provides Used School Supplies for Classrooms

From KSHB: Do you have a plan for your leftover school supplies? Scraps KC does. They'll repurpose them to help equip less advantaged Kansas City Schools.
Image of the Historic Kansas City Market Logo Press Releases
April 13, 2017

Get Your Green On at the City Market – Teaming up with Scraps KC

Join Scraps KC and the Historic City Market to Get Your Green On, a free family event to promote green lifestyle choices and sustainability.
A jet pack made of foam and bottles at Scraps KC Creations
March 30, 2017

Jet Pack Fun at Scraps KC

One of our favorite creation ideas this month has been the amount of jet packs we've seen! What a creative way to spark an adventure and provide an outlet for…
Having a party at Scraps KC Press Releases
March 1, 2017

Scraps KC Awarded Grant for Creative Waste Reduction

The Mid-America Regional Council Solid Waste Management District announced it awarded a grant to Scraps KC for over $10,000 to support creative reuse and upcycling.
The founder of Scraps KC being interviewed In the News
January 30, 2017

Scraps KC Receives Pay-It-Forward Award

From Fox 4 KC: As a local woman continues to make strides in helping Kansas City's homeless community, those who know her say they want to help her meet her…
A grandmother and granddaughter crafting at Scraps KC In the News
January 20, 2017

Turning Trash Into Treasure, Serving Greater Purpose

From Fox 4 KC: Inspiring kids through arts and education while preserving the environment – a new Kansas City nonprofit celebrated its grand opening Friday night.
Having a party at Scraps KC Press Releases
December 15, 2016

Adopt-A-Class & Support Scraps KC

Dear Friends of Scraps KC, The holidays are a perfect time for making dreams come true. It has always been a dream of mine to open Kansas City’s first creative…
A homeless man volunteering at Scraps KC In the NewsTransformations
December 12, 2016

KC Creative Reuse Center Gives Homeless New Sense of Purpose

From KSHB 41: Scraps KC Is a creative reuse center that repurposes items usually tossed aside, while also giving a sense of purpose to the Kansas City homeless community.
Adopt-a-Class Scraps KC donated school supplies Press Releases
December 6, 2016

KC’s First Creative Reuse Center Launches Adopt-A-Class Program

Scraps KC is answering a 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.
A turkey made with yarn In the News
November 19, 2016

Giving Back in a Beautiful Way

Scraps KC is a nonprofit, creative reuse store focusing on creativity, education, sustainability, and service to others - and is a Pinterest addict's dream.
Fabric found at scraps kc In the News
November 12, 2016

Scraps KC: A Great Way to Say the Second R

While recycling has gotten by far the most attention, the first two of the three Rs – Reduce and Reuse – have far more potential to change the way we…
Quote found in this blog post on an orange background Press Releases
September 22, 2016

Kansas City’s First Creative Reuse Center Launches this Week

Inspired creativity and ingenuity that positively impacts the environment, enhances creativity in art and education and provides hope for the homeless KANSAS CITY, Mo. This week, Scraps KC opens its…
Image of quote: Yesterday, at 3:45am, John Foster died. Now that it is the end, I only want one thing for John. I want the world to know that he was here. Transformations
August 25, 2017

In Memory of John Foster

Yesterday, at 3:45am, John Foster died. A small, quiet man, he walked in the shadow of his constant companion Raymond and lived under a bridge - and this is his…
Image of quote: I was thinking of jumping in the river and getting it all over with… As I stood there and was entertaining my final thoughts, the Lord told me no. Transformations
June 21, 2017

I Do Believe in Miracles

Ted (name changed to protect anonymity) was born with and underdeveloped spinal cord, and only learned of this handicap 52 years later in manner unexpected and unwelcome. This is Ted’s…
A homeless man volunteering at Scraps KC In the NewsTransformations
December 12, 2016

KC Creative Reuse Center Gives Homeless New Sense of Purpose

From KSHB 41: Scraps KC Is a creative reuse center that repurposes items usually tossed aside, while also giving a sense of purpose to the Kansas City homeless community.
A jet pack made of foam and bottles at Scraps KC Creations
March 30, 2017

Jet Pack Fun at Scraps KC

One of our favorite creation ideas this month has been the amount of jet packs we've seen! What a creative way to spark an adventure and provide an outlet for…
Two women in green shirts having fun at Scraps KC In the News
September 19, 2017

Unique Store Provides Opportunities for Homeless

From 98.1 KMBZ: Customers don't find second hand items at Scraps KC, the store is filled with items like fabric, art materials, yarn and office supplies - all for a…
Brenda at Scraps KC leading a class In the News
September 8, 2017

A Space to Create and Haven for the Homeless

From the Kansas City Star: Founder Brenda Mott explains how the educational and artistic mission of Scraps KC was sparked through her own experience and desire to help homeless.
KSHB's coverage of students receiving supplies through Scraps KC's adopt a class program In the News
August 11, 2017

Scraps KC Collects 8,000 Pounds of Supplies for Local Schools

From KSHB: A local nonprofit reuse store had a goal to collect 2,000lbs of used school supplies for classrooms in need - instead, the community donated 8,000lbs. Learn more >>
Unloading donations In the News
August 8, 2017

School Supply Drive Gives 8,000lbs of Used Supplies New Life

From Fox 4 KC: Scrap KC collected 8,000lbs of used supplies from the community that will be reused in public schools. The drive organizers are visiting 49 schools.
Sorting used school supplies for new schools. In the News
June 20, 2017

Homeless Volunteers Help Children Prepare for School Year

From KSHB: Scraps KC has been hard at work collecting used school supplies to repurpose for less advantaged schools and community volunteers, some of whom are homeless, are using their…
A teacher with kids crafting with Scraps from Scraps KC In the News
May 18, 2017

Scraps KC Provides Used School Supplies for Classrooms

From KSHB: Do you have a plan for your leftover school supplies? Scraps KC does. They'll repurpose them to help equip less advantaged Kansas City Schools.
The founder of Scraps KC being interviewed In the News
January 30, 2017

Scraps KC Receives Pay-It-Forward Award

From Fox 4 KC: As a local woman continues to make strides in helping Kansas City's homeless community, those who know her say they want to help her meet her…
A grandmother and granddaughter crafting at Scraps KC In the News
January 20, 2017

Turning Trash Into Treasure, Serving Greater Purpose

From Fox 4 KC: Inspiring kids through arts and education while preserving the environment – a new Kansas City nonprofit celebrated its grand opening Friday night.
A homeless man volunteering at Scraps KC In the NewsTransformations
December 12, 2016

KC Creative Reuse Center Gives Homeless New Sense of Purpose

From KSHB 41: Scraps KC Is a creative reuse center that repurposes items usually tossed aside, while also giving a sense of purpose to the Kansas City homeless community.
A turkey made with yarn In the News
November 19, 2016

Giving Back in a Beautiful Way

Scraps KC is a nonprofit, creative reuse store focusing on creativity, education, sustainability, and service to others - and is a Pinterest addict's dream.
Fabric found at scraps kc In the News
November 12, 2016

Scraps KC: A Great Way to Say the Second R

While recycling has gotten by far the most attention, the first two of the three Rs – Reduce and Reuse – have far more potential to change the way we…
Image of the Historic Kansas City Market Logo Press Releases
April 13, 2017

Get Your Green On at the City Market – Teaming up with Scraps KC

Join Scraps KC and the Historic City Market to Get Your Green On, a free family event to promote green lifestyle choices and sustainability.
Having a party at Scraps KC Press Releases
March 1, 2017

Scraps KC Awarded Grant for Creative Waste Reduction

The Mid-America Regional Council Solid Waste Management District announced it awarded a grant to Scraps KC for over $10,000 to support creative reuse and upcycling.
Having a party at Scraps KC Press Releases
December 15, 2016

Adopt-A-Class & Support Scraps KC

Dear Friends of Scraps KC, The holidays are a perfect time for making dreams come true. It has always been a dream of mine to open Kansas City’s first creative…
Adopt-a-Class Scraps KC donated school supplies Press Releases
December 6, 2016

KC’s First Creative Reuse Center Launches Adopt-A-Class Program

Scraps KC is answering a 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.
Quote found in this blog post on an orange background Press Releases
September 22, 2016

Kansas City’s First Creative Reuse Center Launches this Week

Inspired creativity and ingenuity that positively impacts the environment, enhances creativity in art and education and provides hope for the homeless KANSAS CITY, Mo. This week, Scraps KC opens its…

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