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Teacher Resource Center

is a creative reuse center exclusively for teachers, within the ScrapsKC store.

Our mission is to provide quality educational resources and an environment for creative up-cycling that encourages change and a more responsible community.

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Free Classroom Materials For Full-Time, K-12 Teachers


Full-time classroom teachers, in grades K-12, currently employed in public, private, parochial or charter schools within the ScrapsKC service radius are eligible to apply. The service area includes schools in Clay, Jackson, Platte and Cass Counties of Missouri as well as Johnson and Wyandotte Counties of Kansas. 

Pre-K teachers teaching in a school district sponsored Pre-K program or private K-8 school are eligible to apply. Full-time substitute teachers do not qualify for this program. 

Quarterly shopping Experiences For Free Supplies


Teachers accepted into the program will have the opportunity for quarterly shopping experiences in the TRC to choose free supplies for their classroom needs. All teachers meeting eligibility also receive a 20% discount in our creative reuse center for items for classroom use only with a photo school ID.

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Apply to Access the TRC

Applications can be found here and must be completed in full to be considered for participation. Applications will be reviewed for eligibility and verified on a first come, first serve basis.

Limited Shopping Experiences

The Teacher Resource Center (TRC) is open quarterly during the academic year, for a limited number of shopping experiences.

Wednesdays - Fridays from 3 pm - 6 pm
Saturdays from 12 pm – 6 pm 

Verified Teachers FAQ’s

I’ve been accepted to the TRC, now what should I do?

Log in to your account, read and sign the terms and agreement, schedule a shopping experience. 
If you are unable to schedule a shopping experience it means that we are not open for shopping at that time. We will notify you when it is time to schedule a quarterly shopping experience. 

How often can I shop at the TRC?

Teachers accepted to the TRC may schedule one shopping experience per quarter.

What should I bring with me?

Every teacher must bring their school, photo ID and 2-3 large reusable shopping bags to every shopping experience.  

You will be denied access to the TRC without your ID. 

How long will I be able to shop?

Teachers may shop as long as needed but will need to be checked out by closing time at 6:00 pm.  

What if I can’t make my appointment?

Reasonable notice is expected if you cannot attend your scheduled shopping experience. Please notify Syd at with any scheduling needs. 

All teachers who do not show up for their scheduled appointment will lose their eligibility to shop at the TRC for the remainder of the academic year. 

How do I rescheduled appointment?

Log in to your account and click on the "Modify Schedule" button or contact Syd at

Can I bring someone to shop with me?

Due to space, children, partners, spouses, other teachers, etc. are not able to shop with you. Please note, children may not be left unattended in the ScrapsKC store while you are in the TRC.  

If you have a medical need and require assistance, please contact Syd at 24 hours before your shopping experience. 


Can someone else shop for me or use one of my quarterly shopping experiences?

Only teachers who have been approved for this program are allowed to shop in the TRC.