ScrapsKC's mission is to care for Kansas City's environment, education and homeless through creative reuse. 

Everything has more than one use and we want to create and discover the new uses with you. We have a store filled with the unusual to the normal: specimen cups and coffee bags, liquor bottles and wooden pallets, dried up markers and high end paper and everything in between. There's another life just waiting to happen for all of the materials in our store.
Just as things can get a new lease on life, so can people. ScrapsKC provides opportunities for homeless to hone their skills and give back to their community through volunteering. Every homeless volunteer is provided with a warm meal, sanctuary during their work time, and dignity and survival items. Our goal is to assist them as they restart their lives.


We're all about creating, having fun, learning from each other and building community. Come and join us!

Businesses donate surplus materials, schools give unneeded school supplies, and people like you donate materials from home.

We know that there is more than one way to use an object. Our store is filled with unique and colorful materials just waiting to be creatively reused.


We believe that education reaches far beyond the classroom and new things can be learned everyday through experiences. We teach creativity by providing an unusual array of materials for children to interact with and share unique ways to creatively reuse scraps.  Learning how to serve the homeless and bringing our materials into your home, churches and classrooms are other ways for families to learn together.

Homeless Renewal

ScrapsKC is honored to be able to provide opportunities for the homeless of Kansas City. We hope to grow our resources and support network to employ our homeless volunteers as soon as possible, and play a part in their renewal as they strive to be contributing members of our community.

  • Provide volunteer opportunities

Homeless volunteer manpower to maintain and improve ScrapsKC and clean and repurpose donated school supplies for redistribution to classrooms in disadvantaged communities.

  • Feed them homemade meals

In exchange for their hard work, our homeless volunteers receive a homemade meal, in addition to dignity and survival items to help them get through another day.

  • Share with them on the streets

ScrapsKC also works directly with the homeless on the streets and excess dignity and survival donations will be shared with those in dire need.

Get to know ScrapsKC ...

Check out the Channel 41 feature on ScrapsKC here.  





Store Location: 3269 Roanoke Rd, Kansas City, MO 64111

Store Hours:

Sunday-Monday: Closed

Tuesday-Friday: 12-5 p.m.

Saturday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.