Making a Difference at Global Finals
Destination Imagination is excited to partner with ScrapsKC and Bridging the Gap for Global Finals 2019, including our brand new Rock the Dock event. After a week showing off Challenge solutions and hard work, our Rock the Dock event is a chance for teams to say goodbye to their props and celebrate with other teams. By recycling your team’s projects at this event, you will be keeping the Kansas City community a little greener!
ScrapsKC is a growing nonprofit and creative reuse center located in Kansas City. Their mission is to care for the Kansas City metro area’s environment, education and homeless community through creative reuse. Their operations rely on the manufacturers, businesses, schools and community members for donations of materials that would have been destined for the landfill. ScrapsKC receives approximately 3,000 pounds of donations each week that are then resold for creative reuse to local artists, families, teachers, makers and more. Through their retail efforts, they are able to provide free and inexpensive materials to teachers in the Kansas City metro area, educate the community about reducing and reusing materials, and conduct homeless outreach. Their 13,000 square-foot warehouse also serves the homeless community as a daytime refuge. In return for volunteering at their warehouse, the homeless receive meals, build relationships and receive dignity and survival items that they need to remain healthy and safe on the streets.
Staff and volunteers from ScrapsKC and Bridging the Gap will be on-site to help teams recycle their props.
For more information on ScrapsKC, visit www.scrapskc.org.