Who We Are

About Re.Use.Full

We connect people with stuff to organizations that need it!

Re.Use.Full was born after taking repeated requests from friends looking for a new home for their gently used household items, clothes and computer equipment. They wanted to help a worthy organization but didn’t know who could put their items to good use. Having experienced firsthand the challenges nonprofit organizations face to stretch their funding and do more with less, Leslie Scott founded Re.Use.Full and embarked on creating a platform that takes “reduce, reuse, recycle” to a whole new level.

Like Tinder, we match donors with organization. But also like Tinder, we don’t make the dinner reservation! So once you find the best organization for you, reach out to them and connect!

Our Mission

Re.Use.Full’s mission is to encourage simple, sustainable living in local communities by connecting donors with gently used items to the people, pets, and nonprofits that need them.

Our Vision

Giving used clothing and household goods a second life can benefit charities—providing much-needed funding—while limiting the impact of clothing and textiles on the environment and, over time, reducing the demand for new products to ultimately save precious natural resources.

In doing so, Re.Use.Full’s vision is to end resource inequality and waste as an empowered and informed society.

Our Values

Re.Use.Full is committed to innovation, sustainability, community, knowledge, and justice

Meet Our Amazing Team!

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Leslie Scott
Re.Use.Full Founder

Leslie Scott is the founder of Re.Use.Full, the flagship project of Do More Good, a social enterprise founded in 2017 that creates capacity-building technology solutions for nonprofit organizations. She draws on her work and volunteer experience in nonprofit management, workforce development, technology and education to view problems from a systems perspective with a focus on intersectionality. Leslie serves on the core team for Code for KC, where volunteers on the Re.Use.Full project team have been instrumental in the development of the site. She is the author of Forever and Ever, a forthcoming children’s book about foster kids and foster dogs, and in her free time, enjoys serving on several nonprofit boards, hanging with her four dogs, discovering ways to upcycle their many empty dog food cans and beautifying her yard.

Re.Use.Full Advisory Board Members

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Dr. Antonio Byrd

Dr. Antonio Byrd has volunteered as Re.Use.Full’s content writer since August 2019 and has served on the Advisory Board since 2020. He is an assistant professor of English at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. At UMKC, Dr. Byrd teaches undergraduate courses in professional and technical communication, Black literacies, digital literacy, and digital rhetoric. His research focuses on how Black adults access and learn computer programming amidst racial inequality.

When not teaching, Dr. Byrd enjoys happy hours, cooking meals with friends, watching anime, and strength training with a light run after.

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Rachel Hiles

Rachel Hiles is a 30-something aspiring local celebrity do-gooder in Kansas City. She is a proud alum of UMKC, where she obtained her B. A. in Spanish Literature and Language and later an MPA with an emphasis in nonprofit management. She worked in the disabilities field in a variety of roles for over 13 years. She launched her nth degree media & designs in 2018 to gain flexibility in her role as caregiver to her grandma. Rachel also founded Sandwiched KC, a nonprofit dedicated to supporting family caregivers in 2018. She completed her caregiving mission in 2022 and now is dedicated to improving the lives of those who are caring for family members. In her free time, she enjoys doting on her pets and plants, cooking and entertaining, and listening to music.

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Darron Story

Darron Story is a man of myriad talents. Many people know him as a radio personality on 107-3 KC’s R&B and Hip Hop, talk show host, singer, entertainer and speaker who you can hear on air and online and see performing on stage as a member of Lo-Key?, a chart-topping R & B group with its roots in KC, emceeing charity events and giving inspiring talks to a variety of audiences. What they may not know is he is also a seasoned professional with many years of nonprofit experience in fundraising, program development and management. When not working, he enjoys spending his very limited freetime with his family and is very involved with his church, recently completing his certificate to be a Commissioned Ruling Elder of the Presbyterian Church.

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Alyssa Marcy

Alyssa Marcy is the Long Range Planner for the Unified Government of Wyandotte County and Kansas City, Kansas. Originally from Upstate New York, her ardor for sustainability grew out of an interest in addressing environmental degradation in agriculturally centered local economies. That focus shifted after moving to Kansas City, Kansas in 2020, where the need for more integrated reuse is evidenced by frequent dumping seen across the region. From evaluating water quality regulatory mechanisms to engaging municipalities on green transit integration, Alyssa takes on multifaceted problems that overlap with sustainability and equity. Prior to working in local government, Alyssa worked as an Environmental Planner for utility scale renewables, assisting with the development of wind, solar, and battery storage across the United States. Alyssa strongly believes in the importance of collaboration and place-based problem solving to successfully build resilient communities. Outside of the 9 to 5, Alyssa works with Heart of America Humane Society as a foster parent and medical coordinator. She loves improving her garden each year and spending time with her chickens, three cats, and two dogs.

 

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