Materials We Accept

Materials We Accept

Donated Materials and Items We Accept

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Donations are accepted during retail hours except the first Friday/Saturday of every month. Contact us to discuss your donation and schedule a delivery time. If you need assistance reaching our second floor location or have a large donation, please enter at the loading dock, call us and we will bring you up on our 100 year-old freight elevator!

All recyclables must be clean and sorted before donating. Please do not donate any items that have food or food residue.

Business Scraps

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Reduce waste and recycling costs by donating manufacturing seconds, overruns, by-product materials, and office supplies.

Manufacturing seconds
Paper
Pens
Pencils
Tape (partial roll, ok)

Overruns
By-product materials
Paper Clips
Scissors

Full tissue boxes
Left over party goods
Staplers
Empty tape cores
Hole punchers

Home Scraps

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This is a suggested list of items that we accept for donation. Be creative! Items might be accepted if not on the list below. If you are unsure if we accept it, please email us a list or pictures before bringing to Scraps.

Natural Corks
Extra party goods
Colorful lids
Wire bag twists (unused)
Notepads
School supplies
Fast food meal toys
Pencils
Junk drawer items
File folders
Pens/markers
Fabric (6″ or larger)
Sewing items
Knitting needles
Yarn
Paint canvasses
Maps
Globes

Embroidery floss
Magnets (broken, ok)
Scissors
Tape (partial, ok)
Empty tape cores
Games (missing pieces, ok)
Records
Soda pop tops
Colorful bottle caps
Nuts, bolts, metal hardware
Ribbon
Mason jars
Left over art supplies
Puzzles
Candles
Tissue paper
Wrapping paper
Jewelry
Clothes pins

Plastic skirt hangers
Stickers
Crayons
Buttons
Goody bag toys
Sheet music
Baby food containers
Felt
Zipper baggies
Beads
Tongue depressors
Florist beads/marbles
Stamps
Stamp pads
Playing cards
Craft stash
Small plastic action figures & animals
Paint

School Supplies

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Whether used for our Adopt a Class program or creatively transformed in our make and take space, you can be sure your items will be sustainably used.

Markers
Paper (unused)
Glue bottles (partially full, too!)
Glue sticks
Pens
Pencils

Old school supplies
Crayons
Lids and bottle caps
Gift bags
Note pads
Paint brushes

Full tissue boxes
Left over party goods
Gently used classroom decor
Ziploc bags
Stickers
Hand sanitizer

Design Center Machines & Items

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We would like to equip our Design Center with a library of machines, and we can always use more sewing machines. If you have equipment to donate or would like to make a monetary donation toward our Design Center, please contact us.

Book binding machine
Grommet tool
Button maker

Cutting mats
Rotary cutters and blades
Large paper cutter

Sewing machines
Jewelry tool kit
Soldering gun

Homeless Care Supplies

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The homeless and hopeless throughout the metro area are always in need of dignity and survival items, including homeless workers at Scraps KC.

New Only
Packages of athletic socks
Full size deodorant
Canned soups or meats with pop top lids
Chapstick
Hand Sanitizer

New or Gently Used
Blankets/sleeping bags
Large durable backpacks

Bus Passes & Gift Cards
Daily ($3) or monthly ($50) bus passes
$10 gift cards to Quizno’s, Pizza Hut or Jimmy Johns

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