Materials We Accept

Materials We Accept

Donated Materials and Items We Accept

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Hello and thank you for considering donating to Scraps KC, Kansas City’s first creative reuse center. Think of us as a thrift store for artists, teachers, families and craftspeople alike. With that in mind, please take note/respect/read through our NEW donation guidelines. We have a small staff and thanks to Kansas City’s HUGE support, we are changing the way we accept items. These new guidelines will allow us to more effectively care for Kansas City’s environment, education and homeless.

We accept donations of clean and usable art and craft supplies, school and office supplies, fabric and notions, and miscellaneous creative materials . We greatly appreciate if you organize your materials in advance. For example: fabric folded, small items bagged, similar items grouped together.

Donations are accepted during retail hours by appointment only. Please review our list of materials that we accept or are not accepting at this time. If you have questions about your donated items or your items are not on the list, please contact the store.

Home Scraps

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This list changes regularly. Please check back often for what we are accepting. If you are unsure if we accept it, please email us a list or pictures before bringing to Scraps.

GENERAL DONATIONS WE NEVER ACCEPT

  • Boxes or Bags with mold, animal droppings, or insects
  • Broken Glass, Ceramics, or Dishes
  • Completed or Partially Completed Craft Projects/Artwork
  • Computer Ink/Toner
  • Food Contaminated Containers
  • Food Packaging and Containers (including grocery containers and home tupperware)
  • Furniture + Electronics
  • Hardened Clay, Play Doh, or Paints
  • Household Dishware (mugs, plates etc.)
  • Items that are Broken
  • Large Metal Tins
  • Large Plastic Lids (>a milk jug lid)
  • Large Toys
  • Magazines + Newspapers
  • Random Metal Pieces (small organized hardware and tools are ok)
  • Styrofoam + Packing Peanuts (the biodegradable type is ok)
  • Torn Out Paper
  • Tiles Larger Than 3” Square

GENERAL DONATIONS NOT ACCEPTED AT THIS TIME

  • Books & Curriculum – Art and Textile Books OK
  • CD Jewel Cases – CDs are OK, DVD Cases OK
  • Electrical cords/power strips
  • Folded Shirt Boxes
  • Gift Bows
  • Greeting Cards (not even the fronts) & Envelopes
  • Household Glassware (Vases, candle holders, food jars – Mason jars ok)
  • Hole Punches
  • Large Cardboard Tubes
  • Legal size office paper (Glossy OK)
  • Light bulbs
  • Packing paper
  • Plastic utensils (Straws ok)
  • Raffia & Crinkle paper
  • Rolls of wallpaper
  • Toilet Paper Rolls – Paper Towel size OK
  • Unoccupied Plastic Bags of any kind
  • VHS Tapes
  • Vinyl Records
  • Wine/Bottle Corks
  • Wooden (rubber) and Foam Stamps

TEXTILE DONATIONS WE ACCEPT

  • Fabric: Clean, unused and neatly rolled, folded or stacked
  • Handiwork Supplies
  • Interfacing
  • Knitting/Crocheting Supplies
  • Notions
  • Ribbon
  • Sewing Supplies
  • Stuffing/Batting
  • Yarn and Thread: Neatly wrapped skeins, cakes, spools or balls

TEXTILES WE NEVER ACCEPT

  • Household Linens (Bedding, Towels, Table Linens, Curtains)
  • Whole or Partial Garments
  • Completed/Partially Completed Projects (Sewing, Knitting/Crocheting or Craft Projects)
  • Any Fabric or Yarn that is:
  • Dirty/Stained
  • Wet/Mildewed
  • Exposed to Bugs or Rodents
  • Exposed to Heavy Smoke
  • Tangled/Wadded Up
Below is a list of acceptable items we like to have in store. Again, please call if you have questions about a potential donation.

Arts & Crafts

Adhesives
Art Kits
Art Markers
Art Pouches/Cases
Art Storage Boxes
Art Work
Bingo Daubers
Bells
Blenders
Books
Bottle Caps
Brayers
Canvases
Candle Making Supplies
Card Making
Charcoal
Clay
Corks
Craft Wood
Craft Kits
Doilies
Doll Parts
Easels
Erasers
Exacto Knives
Feathers
Fixatives & Varnishes
Floral
Foam
Foam Core
Foil Paper
Frames (Glassless)
Gems
Glitter
Glitter glue
Gold Leaf
Googly eyes
Jewelry Making
Light Box
Magnets
Maps
Marbles/Glass Beads
Mat Cutters
Metal Letters
Mirrors
Paint
Paint brushes
Palettes
Paper
Paper Cutters
Pastels (Oil or Chalk)
Pencils
Pipe Cleaners
Plaster of Paris
Plastic braid
Pom Poms
Portfolios
Sand
Scrapbooking
Sizzix
Sketchboards
Sketchbooks/Pads
Stamps
Stencils
Styrofoam Shapes
Triangles
T-Square
Vinyl Letters
Wreaths

School/Office

Binders
Binder Clips
Binding
Brads
CDs
Chalk
Chalkboards
Classroom Decorations
Clipboards
Clips
Compasses
Computer Mice
Crayons
Desk Organizers
Diskette Holders
Envelopes
Erasers
Folders
Index Cards
Index Card Holders
Index Tabs
Ink Pads
Labels
Laminating Sheets
Lanyards
Letter Openers
Locker Shelf
Markers
Math/Time & Money
Miscellaneous Office Supplies
Misc. Office Stamps
Mousepads
Name Tag Holders
Page Dividers
Paper Clips
Paper
Paper Hole Punches
Pencil Boxes
Pens
Pencils
Planners/Calendars
Pretend Play
Protractors
Post it Notes
Push Pins
Roladex
Rulers
Rubber Bands
Sentence Strips
Science
Scissors
Social Studies
Staplers
Staples
Staple Removers
Stickers
Tape
Twistables
Typing Paper Holders
Whiteboards

Miscellaneous

Activity Books
Award Ribbons
Bags
Bandanas
Baskets
Bottle Openers
Bowls (Plastic)
Bubbles
Candles
Candy molds
Cardboard Containers
Carpet Squares
CDs
Clocks
Coasters (Cardboard)
Coffee Filters
Corks
Cotton Balls
Cupcake Decorations
Cutting boards
Eyeglass Cases
Eyeglass Cleaner Cloths
Figurines
Flashlights
Foam & Rubber Bits
Foil Pans
Frames
Games
Garland
Gift Bags
Gift Boxes
Glass (Frame)
Glasses/Sunglasses
Goody Bag Toys
Hanging Organizers
Ice Cube Trays
Invitations
Key Rings
Koozies
Lanyards
Luggage Tags
Medals
Nail Polish
Packing Peanuts (biodegradable)
Paper Lanterns
Party Goods
Phone Supplies
Pins/Buttons
Plastic Bits & Pieces
Plastic Cups
Plastic Eggs
Puzzles
Road Maps and Atlases
Shoe Polish
Spools (Plastic)
Tokens/coins
Toys (Small!)
Treat Bags
Trophies
Tubing
Vegetable Netting
Wallpaper
Water Bottles
Wrapping Paper

Hardware

Buckets
Caribeeners
Casters
Corner Brackets
Drawer pulls
Electrical
Eye Glass Repair Kit
Flash Lights
Glass Pieces
Home Repair Supplies
Hooks & Knobs
House Numbers
Industrial Scissors
Locks
Metal Tins
Miscellaneous
Nails and Screws
Nuts/Bolts
Paint (Home Latex & Spray)
Paint Tools
Plastic Containers
Sand Paper
String & Rope
Tackle Box
Tape Measures
Tarps
Tool box
Tools
Washers

Business Scraps

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

Manufacturing seconds
Pens
Pencils
Tape (partial roll, ok)

Overruns
By-product materials
Paper Clips
Manufacturing by-products

Full tissue boxes
Left over party goods
Staplers
Hole punchers

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

Gently used school supplies
Crayons, not broken
Colorful 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. If you have equipment to donate or would like to make a monetary donation toward our Design Center, please contact us.

Grommet tool

Cutting mats
Rotary cutters and blades

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
Deodorant
Disposable Razors
Men’s underwear (M-L)
Batteries (AAA)
Bug wipes
Cleansing wipes

New or Gently Used
Jeans (size 32-36)
Reading glasses
Blankets/sleeping bags
Large durable backpacks
Shorts (men’s and women’s)
Hand sanitizer

Gift Cards
$10 gift cards to Quik Trip, Pizza Hut, Chipoltle or Jimmy Johns