Who We Are
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!
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.
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.
Re.Use.Full is committed to innovation, sustainability, community, knowledge, and justice.
Meet Our Amazing Team!
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
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.
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.
Melanie Kelley is a strategy consultant and MBA graduate of Temple University in Philadelphia, PA. She is passionate about sustainability in business and enjoys working with companies to enhance their operations while also reducing the negative impact on environmental landscapes and communities.
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.
Bekah Swank helps amplify the work of community-based groups through authentic supporter engagement and powerful visual-linguistic storytelling. During her time on Earth, she has participated in marketing, design, and fundraising work for a variety of orgs that empower and connect people for a better world; led volunteer groups and summer programs; written for community media; and helped people of all ages become better readers, thinkers, and learners. Bekah is thankful to be part of Re.Use.Full’s work because we get to help connect people with a simple, symbiotic solution to a complex and daunting problem.