Upcycle Challenge


RTKC is looking for creative individuals to make fun and exciting upcycle projects for the 2019 Upcycle Challenge being hosted by the RT Store.

What do you need to do? It’s simple really, just take a discarded item and upcycle it into something new. This can be something you find at the RT Store, at the curb during fall clean up, or in your own basement. Use Pinterest for new and creative ideas!
Upcycled items will be featured at the KC Remodel + Garden Show, February 8-10, 2019 at the American Royal Center.

“Upcycle” is a term that refers to transforming a used item, which some people might think of as junk, into something with value and purpose. 

We hope you will join us in creating fun and exciting upcycle projects for our Man Cave/She Shed booth theme.

Here are the details:

Rebuilding Together Kansas City and the RT Store will be presented as a feature exhibit at the show. We will have an 800 Sq. Ft. booth located in Hale Arena. Upcycle items will be displayed and sold in the feature exhibit booth to benefit Rebuilding Together Kansas City. Upcycled items will also be posted to the KCHomeShows Facebook page where visitors can vote for their favorite Upcycle Challenge entry. 

What we need:

At least 10 crafters, artisans, builders, wood workers, etc. to upcycle an item or items. The RT Store is happy to provide materials for upcycling. Each person that upcycles an item will also receive free tickets to the show. 

How to get involved:

  1. Email us today to join our team of Upcycle Challengers! (Deadline to respond is January 7th.)
  2. Visit the RT Store to pick out supplies and items for your upcycle project(s). Tell the guys at the cash register, “This is for the Upcycle Challenge”.
  3. Once you know what your upcycle project will be, please send an email to let us know what your project is and if you will have more than one item. This will help us plan our booth space. 
  4. Post updates, teasers, sneak-peaks, photos, and/or videos of your upcycle projects on your social media accounts. Be sure to tag @RTStoreLiberty and @RebuildingTogetherKC. Also mention the Upcycle Challenge at the KC Remodel + Garden Show and include #KCHomeShows (Twitter: @KCHomeShows) (Instagram: @HomeShows). 
  5. Help us promote the show and a special promo code (TBA) for $1 off tickets to the KC Remodel + Garden Show on your blog or Social Media sites.
  6. Bring your completed upcycle project(s) to the RT Store anytime the week of January 28. Call or Text Ed at 816.918.8818 to make special after-hours arrangements if needed, or to arrange for pick-up if your project is too large for you to deliver.
  7. In appreciation of your time and talent, each of our Upcycle Challengers will receive two free show tickets. These are available for pick-up at the RT Store.
Booth Volunteers:
We also need several individuals to help make sales and chat with our booth guests during the three days of the KC Remodel Show. We have split the time into two hour shifts. Each volunteer will be provided with an exhibitor badge or event ticket for admittance to the show. If you are available to help, click here to sign up.
Thank you so much for your help and participation with our Up-Cycle Challenge!
We are very, very grateful to have your assistance in filling the show booth with wonderful items 
and proving the viability of recycling, reusing, and re-purposing. 

We hope to see you at the show!