Give KC 2020

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Publisher’s Note ive KC continues this year as a celebration of National Philanthropy Day and Giving Tuesday. This year, the philanthropic spirit of Kansas City is much needed in the time of COVID-19. Although the philanthropic response to the pandemic has shown the sector at its best, now is a wonderful time to encourage everyone to continue to volunteer, give, donate, and sponsor the non-profit organizations that are close to our hearts. Thank you to Saint Luke’s Foundation who once again sponsored Give KC. Saint Luke’s Foundation was founded in 1963 to support the Saint Luke’s Health System which includes 18 hospitals and campuses across the Midwest. They provide financial assistance to support medical care for patients, education of health care professionals, medical research, subsidized health services, and community health programs. We at The Independent are so deeply grateful for the healthcare workers in Our Town and their compassionate care during these trying times. Our beautiful cover has once again been designed by Michelle Spigarelli of Painting Petunias. Born in Our Town, Michelle was raised in Darien, Connecticut, and now lives in Lee’s Summit. You can find more of Michelle’s wonderful work on Instagram @paintingpetunias.

Publisher • Rachel Lewis Falcon

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Our office is located at: 2400 West 75th Street, Suite 120 Prairie Village, KS 66208 • 816.471.2800 All editorial photos were submitted by the event’s sponsoring organization, unless otherwise stated.

Associate Publisher • Jenny Owens Hughes Art Director • Lisa M. Shea Editor • Nancy Sachse Web Editor • Annie England Account Executives • Christin Painter, Allie Shondell Contributing Writers • Heather N. Paxton, Kelsey Potts, Anne Potter Russ, Ann Slegman Performing Arts Editor • Paul Horsley Cartoonist • Charlie Podrebarac Office Manager • Laura Gabriel

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We hope that within these pages you will find new ways to support your favorite organizations and new organizations that need your kindness. The digital version of Give KC will be released on Giving Tuesday, December 1st, to subscribers of our e-newsletter, The Insider. Please join us in celebrating these wonderful non-profit organizations, and Our Town’s characteristic generosity.

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816-751-7900 abilitykc.org Volunteer abilitykc.org/contact/volunteer Whether lending a hand in our therapeutic preschool classrooms to prepare children for kindergarten, assisting our therapists to provide high quality care, or by working behind the scenes, volunteers play a key role at Ability KC. Contact: Jazzmin Hill • 816-751-7708 • jazzmin.hill@abilitykc.org

Give abilitykc.org/contact/emailus PPE • Children’s toys • Sanitary products Contact: Gemma Zook • 816-751-7932 • gemma.zook@abilitykc.org

Donate abilitykc.org/give Contact: Gemma Zook • 816-751-7932 • gemma.zook@abilitykc.org

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816-346-1300 childrensmercy.org/helpkids

Your Love Will bring hope, comfort, and the prospect of brighter tomorrows to children and their families.

Give childrensmercy.org/helpkids Face masks • Scrub caps • Happy Kit supplies View our Amazon Wish List for the most-needed items. Contact: Volunteer Services Department • 816-234-3496 • donategoods@cmh.edu

Donate childrensmercy.org/helpkids How your gift helps: Every donation fuels compassionate care and world-class research for kids across our region and beyond. Contact: Philanthropy Department • 816-346-1300 • giving@cmh.edu

Sponsor childrensmercy.org/helpkids Contact: Events Department • 816-302-0202 • events@cmh.edu Give KC Proudly Sponsored by Saint Luke’s Foundation | 5


816-765-6600 saintlukeskc.org/crittenton Give saintlukeskc.org/foster Family-friendly games • Diapers • Cleaning supplies Contact: 816-765-6600 • mmmorris@saintlukeskc.org

Donate saintlukeskc.org/donate Based on exceptional performance during the past five years, Crittenton began taking additional children October 1st, increasing from 225 to 435 children. Monetary donations are appreciated and will support our foster kids. Contact: 816-932-2252 • slhf@saintlukeskc.org

Volunteer thewholeperson.org/volunteer

816-561-0304 thewholeperson.org

Flexible opportunities for individuals, families, or groups. A variety of talents and skills needed for our adaptive sports programming, art exhibition, annual yard clean-up, music festival, client events, and gala. Contact: Kelly Grooms • 816-627-2232 kgrooms@thewholeperson.org

Give thewholeperson.org/wishlist Auction and raffle items • Travel-size, personal hygiene products Gift cards for gas, grocery, or discount department stores Contact: Terri Goddard • 816-627-2220 • tgoddard@thewholeperson.org

Donate thewholeperson.org/givingcan Contact: Terri Goddard • 816-627-2220 • tgoddard@thewholeperson.org 6 | 2020 Give KC |


816-304-2327

bagsoffunkansascity.org

Even though Gavin was wearing a disguise, he couldn't hide his joy at receiving his bag of fun during his inpatient treatment!

Bags of Fun are packed specifically for each child taking into consideration their interests, age, and treatment plan. Each Bag of Fun is filled with hours of joy, laughter, and relief!

Volunteer bagsoffunkansascity.org/make-an-impact/ Our mission is to bring the healing power of play to children fighting cancer and other long term, life-threatening illnesses by delivering a bag of fun to them. Volunteers can help in our office, fundraise, or sponsor and deliver bags of fun. Contact: Sandy John • 816-616-2947 • sandyj@bagsoffun.org

Give bagsoffunkansascity.org/make-a-donation/ We pick our toys and games specifically for each child based on personal interests and needs. The best way to donate is to sponsor a bag of fun and then help us pick out the toys and games! Contact: Louisa Weinrich • 816-304-2327 • louisaw@bagsoffun.org

Donate bagsoffunkansascity.org/make-a-donation/ Contact: Louisa Weinrich • 816-304-2327 • louisaw@bagsoffun.org

Sponsor bagsoffunkansascity.org/event-sponsorship/ Contact: Louisa Weinrich • 816-304-2327 • louisaw@bagsoffun.org Give KC Proudly Sponsored by Saint Luke’s Foundation | 7


816-932-3832 saintlukeskc.org/spot Give saintlukeskc.org/donate Children’s books • Diapers • Puzzles Contact: 816-932-2252 • slhf@saintlukeskc.org

Donate saintlukeskc.org/donate Honor the work of The Children’s SPOT by becoming a Guardian Angel. Your generosity will help provide intensive rehabilitative therapy for local children. Opportunities are available to support the SPOT’s annual fundraising event to help children with developmental delays and disabilities meet critical milestones. Contact: 816-932-2252 • slhf@saintlukeskc.org

816-531-3727 communitylinc.org Volunteer communitylinc.org/volunteer Volunteers include people from all walks of life, and provide assistance with children’s programs, apartment preparation, budgeting, office help, group projects, events, maintenance, and board service. Contact: Daniel Barber • 816-561-5862 • volunteer@communitylinc.org

Give communitylinc.org Cleaning supplies • Pillows • Twin mattresses Contact: Daniel Barber • 816-561-5862 • dbarber@communitylinc.org

Donate communitylinc.org Contact: Teresa McClain • 816-595-5553 • tmcclain@communitylinc.org 8 | 2020 Give KC |


816-581-5700 kcscholars.org

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Frederick Martin, N’ya Fritz, Ivan Bueso, and Thu Pham

kcscholars.org As a community asset with many stakeholders, KC Scholars invites community members to be reviewers of scholarship applicants’ essays and recommendations. Reviewers say it is the most impactful volunteer service they have experienced. Contact: Valerie Salazar 816-406-1641

Donate kcscholars.org Your donation will change a life and create transformational change in our region. Only 10 percent of low-income, first-generation to college individuals complete a college degree. KC Scholars can change that for our region, and you can be part of that change. One-hundred percent of all donations goes towards scholarships. Please consider donating and sharing information about KC Scholars with other potential donors. Contact: Beth Tankersley-Bankhead • 816-406-1622 Give KC Proudly Sponsored by Saint Luke’s Foundation | 9


816-765-6600 saintlukeskc.org/crittenton Volunteer saintlukeskc.org/angel

The Adopt-An-Angel program provides presents for hundreds of kids who might otherwise go without. Adopt a wish list and help provide holiday gifts, or groups can volunteer to wrap presents. Contact: 816-767-4124 • adoptanangel@saintlukeskc.org

Give saintlukeskc.org/angel

Children’s toys • Children’s clothes • Stocking stuffers Contact: 816-767-4124 • adoptanangel@saintlukeskc.org

Donate saintlukeskc.org/donate

Contact: 816-932-2252 • slhf@saintlukeskc.org

816-531-7728 kcshakes.org Volunteer kcshakes.org/volunteers During our summer production run in Southmoreland Park, 10 to 14 volunteers are needed each night to assist with front-of-house duties before the production and during intermission. Other volunteer opportunities are available throughout the year. Contact: Clarate Heckler • 816-531-7728 • checkler@kcshakes.org

Give kcshakes.org/donate HASF has a smile.amazon.com wish list of items we can use for our programs. Contact: Clarate Heckler • 816-531-7728 • checkler@kcshakes.org

Donate kcshakes.org/donate Contact: Sydney Leigh Normile • 816-531-7728 • snormile@kcshakes.org 10 | 2020 Give KC |


Volunteer alphapointe.org/volunteer Volunteers are needed to support Alphapointe’s special events, youth activities, summer camps, and Low Vision Clinic. Groups or individuals are encouraged. Contact: Cheryl Rayburn • 816-237-2096 crayburn@alphapointe.org

816-421-5848 alphapointe.org

Donate alphapointe.org/donate Alphapointe is one of the largest employers of people with vision loss in the nation and provides thousands of children, adults, and seniors with vision rehabilitation services every year. Giving to Alphapointe means people of all ages receive access to life-altering programs and services, regardless of their ability to pay. Your donation also helps expand job training and placement opportunities so that people with vision impairment can achieve their goals and lead independent lives. Contact: Diana Castillo • 816-237-2099 dcastillo@alphapointe.org

Sydne and Kelcie participated in Alphapointe excursion activities specially designed for children with vision loss.

Sponsor alphapointe.org/events U.S. Navy Veteran Antonio Arbelo was wounded on a mission and lost sight in one eye before losing vision in his other eye from renal failure. Committed to working, Antonio joined Alphapointe in 2016 as a machinist and packer, where he helps make millions of plastic medicine bottles every year for the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Contact: Jake McLaughlin • 816-237-2059 jmclaughlin@alphapointe.org

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Do you have a special skill or talent to share with Gilda’s Club: photography, graphic design, or networking to raise awareness about our programs? We also welcome help with answering calls, mailings, and more! Contact: Susan Mason • 816-531-5444 • susan@gildasclubkc.org

Give gildasclubkc.org/ways-to-give-back

816-531-5444 gildasclubkc.org

Art supplies (all ages) for expressive art programming Forever postage stamps • Bottled water Contact: Susan Mason • 816-531-5444 susan@gildasclubkc.org

Donate gildasclubkc.org/the-gift-of-treasure Contact: Siobhan McLaughlin Lesley • 816-531-5444 • siobhan@gildasclubkc.org

816-252-8388 capacares.org Volunteer capacares.org/get-involved/volunteer Individuals or groups (large and small) can volunteer for a variety of facility and garden maintenance projects, host collection drives, or become social media ambassadors.

Give capacares.org/news Play Therapy arts and crafts supplies • Diapers • Wipes • Stockings of Hope family baskets (seasonal)

Donate capacares.org/get-involved/donate Contact: Megan Campbell • 816-252-8388 • mcampbell@capacares.org 12 | 2020 Give KC |


913-839-8735 ickc.org

Christina Eidt and Oscar Kyle Winegar

Volunteer ickc.org/volunteer

Bring your company group (or just yourself) to help PawsAbilities young adult trainees make dog treats and other products. It's fun! If you have other special talents, let us know (IT, art, music, sewing, etc.). Contact: Jennifer Beruan • 913-839-8735 • jennifer@ickc.org

Give ickc.org Paper goods • Gently used t-shirts • Masks • Hand sanitizer • Cleaning wipes Contact: Jennifer Beruan • 913-839-8735 • jennifer@ickc.org

Donate ickc.org/donate Contact: Laura Uzzell • 913-839-8735 • laura@ickc.org

Sponsor galakc.org Contact: Laura Uzzell • 913-839-8735 • laura@ickc.org Give KC Proudly Sponsored by Saint Luke’s Foundation | 13


816-513-7568 makingamuseumkc.org

Donate makingamuseumkc.org The Kansas City Museum Foundation is raising funds for exhibits and programs at Corinthian Hall, scheduled to reopen in the summer of 2021. Please consider a contribution to Making A Museum KC (#MakingAMuseumKC) – an initiative to create awareness and support for the Kansas City Museum. Contact: Anna Marie Tutera • 816-513-7568 • anna.tutera@kcmo.org

jcym.net Volunteer jcym.net Members of JCYM support the Darol Rodrock Foundation, Evergreen Living Innovations, Growing Futures Early Education Center, Johnson County Christmas Bureau, KidsTLC, Safehome, and the Shawnee Indian Mission. Members hands-on volunteer activities result in more than 20,000 hours annually. One hundred percent of proceeds from fundraising events and donations are distributed to these philanthropies.

Join jcym.net Our dream is to directly impact the community through the philanthropies we support by giving scholarships and charitable gifts, and by our fundraising efforts.

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816-778-8000 cpckc.org

Volunteer cpckc.org/volunteer While the nature of our work restricts the number of on-site volunteer opportunities, there are many other ways for you or your company to help. Get involved today! Contact: Laura Willeke • 816-778-8013 • lwilleke@cpckc.org

Give cpckc.org/wishlist Educational games for children • Children's books in English and Spanish Washable Crayola markers • Colored pencils • Gas cards Contact: Laura Willeke • 816-778-8013 • lwilleke@cpckc.org

Donate cpckc.org/donate Contact: Nancy DuVall • 816-778-8018 • nduvall@cpckc.org

Sponsor cpckc.org/events Contact: Nancy DuVall • 816-778-8018 • nduvall@cpckc.org Give KC Proudly Sponsored by Saint Luke’s Foundation | 15


Volunteer moksgagv.org/volunteer At community events, volunteers distribute free gun locks and educational materials about safely storing firearms and responsible gun ownership in GAGV’s “Lock It For Loveâ€? program. An unlocked gun is a tragedy waiting to happen. Contact: Barb McNeile • info@moksgagv.org

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For child victims of gun violence: New children's books • New coloring books and crayons New, small stuffed animals Contact: Carla Oppenheimer • info@moksgagv.org

Donate moksgagv.org/donate Contact: Lona Harris • info@moksgagv.org

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913-764-2887 kidstlc.org

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Volunteer kidstlc.org/volunteer Opportunities include campus activities, community events, holiday giving program, and more! Complete an online application and let KidsTLC help you find the right match to transform lives in our community. Contact: Elizabeth Hall • 913-324-3801 • ehall@kidstlc.org

Give kidstlc.org/donate Art supplies, QuikTrip gas cards, Sports balls Contact: Elizabeth Hall • 913-324-3801 • ehall@kidstlc.org

Donate kidstlc.org/donate Contact: Jen Simpson • 913-324-3612 • jsimpson@kidstlc.org

Sponsor kidstlc.org/events Contact: Rojanae Williams • 913-324-3610 • rwilliams@kidstlc.org Give KC Proudly Sponsored by Saint Luke’s Foundation | 17


Volunteer btllf.org

816-276-7555 btllf.org

We’re looking for friendly volunteers to register clients for Sight & Sound, our new outreach program for seniors, which covers the entire cost of hearing aids and an eye exam and glasses. Volunteers also are needed to survey seniors about our program and the changes in their quality-of-life due to improvements in their vision and hearing. Contact: Danielle Sandefur • 816-276-7506 danielle@kcmedicinecabinet.org

Donate btllf.org/contribution Contributions support Kansas City’s Medicine Cabinet, which provides low-income individuals with access to prescriptions, dental care, eye exams and glasses, durable medical equipment (including hearing aids), and diabetic supplies. Contact: Beth Radtke • 816-276-7515 • beth@btllf.org

816-931-2232 kcballet.org Volunteer kcballet.org/volunteer

Kansas City Ballet is always looking for volunteers and looks forward to offering opportunities in 2021. Contact: Grace Lewis • 816-216-5589 • volunteer@kcballet.org

Donate kcballet.org/donate

COVID-19 has impacted all of us. We ask that you consider making a gift through our Relief and Recovery Fund. Your gift now will help lift us up and prepare for the time when we can welcome you back home for performances at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts and classes and programs at the Bolender Center. Contact: Jennifer Wampler • 816-216-5585 • jwampler@kcballet.org 18 | 2020 Give KC |


816-932-2252 saintlukeskc.org

Give saintlukeskc.org/donate During the COVID-19 pandemic, healthcare workers are on the front lines, putting themselves at risk every day to care for their patients. Help lift their spirits and show appreciation for all they do by donating food. Pizza • Sandwiches • Cookies • Drinks • Meals Contact: 816-932-2252 • slhf@saintlukeskc.org

Donate saintlukeskc.org/donate Funds donated to Saint Luke’s Foundation on behalf of Saint Luke’s Health System will support innovative health care solutions in research, education, new technology, and the pursuit of excellence in patient care. Contact: 816-932-2252 • slhf@saintlukeskc.org

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Volunteer firefoundation.org

816-756-1858 firefoundation.org

Keep FIRE’s flame burning brightly by volunteering to assist at a fundraising or education event. FIRE hosts a fall gala (FIRE Ball), a spring golf tournament (Play with FIRE) and a summer girls’ night out event (Purses with Purpose). Invest your time and talent as a committee member or on-site volunteer in our special mission. Contact: Susan Williams • 816-756-1858 swilliams@diocesekcsj.org

Give firefoundation.org/about/for-donors Technology for students • Amazon gift cards Contact: Lynn Hire • 816-756-1858 • hire@diocesekcsj.org

Donate firefoundation.org/about/for-donors Contact: Carol Riesmeyer • 816-756-1858 • criesmeyer@diocesekcsj.org

816-931-4527 mocsa.org Volunteer mocsa.org/how-help/volunteer Volunteers can get involved in direct services to victims, awareness and prevention efforts, and fundraising events. MOCSA has opportunities for women, men, survivors, and non-survivors. Online training is available for volunteers. Contact: Kate Heinen • 816-931-4527 • kheinen@mocsa.org

Give mocsa.org Supplies to send to telehealth therapy clients: Art materials • Journals • Kinetic sand kits Contact: Kassie Sands • 816-285-1324 • ksands@mocsa.org

Donate mocsa.org Contact: Kassie Sands • 816-285-1324 • ksands@mocsa.org 20 | 2020 Give KC |


816-474-6446 newhousekc.org

“Newhouse has helped me transform in so many ways. They helped me with therapy. I’m learning so much about domestic violence and understanding that it is not my fault.”

Newhouse provides an on-site school for grades Kindergarten through sixth (or transportation to current school) and free on-site childcare for infants to five-year-olds.

Volunteer newhousekc.org/volunteer Newhouse volunteers transform the lives of domestic violence survivors through a variety of group and individual initiatives while creating a healing space for survivors to rise through the impacts of trauma. Contact: Karena Jensen • 816-462-0500 • karena@newhousekc.org

Give newhousekc.org/donate Fall and winter clothing • Ethnic hair care products Twin sized blankets and sheets • Socks and underwear Contact: Karena Jensen • 816-462-0500 • karena@newhousekc.org

Donate newhousekc.org/donate Contact: Chris Stibbs • 816-462-0508 • chris@newhousekc.org

Sponsor newhousekc.org/events Contact: Chris Stibbs • 816-462-0508 • chris@newhousekc.org Give KC Proudly Sponsored by Saint Luke’s Foundation | 21


Volunteer urckc.org We need volunteers to serve on our board of directors and to serve on various special event planning committees. Contact: Carol Johnson • 816-769-7534 • carol@cjvbs.com

Give urckc.org

816-333-6455 urckc.org

Riding lawn mower • Weed eaters • Garden implements Contact: Erik Dickinson • 816-333-6455 erik.dickinson@urckc.org

Donate urckc.org Contact: Erik Dickinson • 816-333-6455 erik.dickinson@urckc.org

Volunteer wonderscope.org/get-involved/volunteer

816-643-6700 wonderscope.org

Individual volunteers can help Wonderscope provide a vibrant, orderly, and safe environment for children to learn, play, and grow by restoring exhibit rooms and assisting program staff. Large groups of volunteers can help inside and outside with landscaping, painting, organizing, and other helpful projects.

Donate wonderscope.org/get-involved/support Support the Wonder Fund, a 100 percent donor-supported fund which pays for field trips for Title 1 schools and annual memberships for qualifying families. Contact: Roxane Hill • 816-643-6700 • rhill@wonderscope.org 22 | 2020 Give KC |


leadtoreadkc.org

Sarah Cousineau was all smiles while volunteering.

Volunteer Trey Williams read with a student.

Volunteer leadtoreadkc.org/volunteer Become a Reading Mentor in our new digital reading and mentoring program. As a virtual volunteer, you will read for 30 minutes once a week with an elementary student from a high-need school. Please apply today! Contact: Hayley Rees • 816-260-7710 • volunteer@leadtoreadkc.org

Give leadtoreadkc.org New or like-new Easy Reader and culturally-diverse books for K to 3rd grade students • Items for our raffle and silent auction Contact: Pauly Hart • 913-544-8873 • pauly@leadtoreadkc.org

Donate leadtoreadkc.org/donate Contact: Pauly Hart • 913-544-8873 • pauly@leadtoreadkc.org

Sponsor leadtoreadkc.org Contact: Pauly Hart • 913-544-8873 • pauly@leadtoreadkc.org Give KC Proudly Sponsored by Saint Luke’s Foundation | 23


Volunteer kcwen.org/volunteer

816-822-8083 kcwen.org

Support WEN by working with women on-site or remotely to help create or strengthen their résumés. Conduct mock interviews with women to help build their confidence, offering positive feedback, and suggestions for improvement. Work alongside WEN board members on committees such as fund development, finance, and marketing committees. Contact: Ashley Williamson • 816-595-1299 • awilliamson@kcwen.org

Give kcwen.org/donate Walmart gift cards • Target gift cards • QuikTrip gift cards Contact: Ashley Williamson • 816-595-1299 • awilliamson@kcwen.org

Donate kcwen.org/donate Contact: Erin Cole • 816-595-1297 • ecole@kcwen.org

Volunteer harmonyprojectkc.org/volunteer Contact us regarding safe volunteering opportunities to give back to young musicians in Kansas City.

Give harmonyprojectkc.org/donate

816-231-7738 harmonyprojectkc.org

Gently-used string instruments Gently-used woodwind instruments Bulk snack items

Donate harmonyprojectkc.org/donate Contact: Kyla Pitts-Zevin • 816-231-7738 • kyla@necc-kc.org 24 | 2020 Give KC |


816-523-5550 rosebrooks.org

Volunteer rosebrooks.org/how-to-help/volunteer Volunteers are cherished at Rose Brooks Center. During the COVID-19 pandemic, volunteers are making masks and hosting donation drives and fundraisers. Beginning December 1st, volunteers can sign up for shifts at the Rose Brooks’ Holiday Store at Ward Parkway Mall. Contact: Joan Dougherty • 816-605-7121 joan@rosebrooks.org

Give rosebrooks.org/in-kind-needs Due to the safety of those we serve, we are only accepting items on a limited basis. Please reach out for more information. Contact: Katy McCoy • 816-605-7114 • inkind@rosebrooks.org

Donate donations@rosebrooks.org Contact: Marla Svoboda • 816-605-7110 marla@rosebrooks.org

Sponsor rosebrooks.org/events/all-events Contact: Kerry Schmittling • 816-605-7114 kerrys@rosebrooks.org

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Volunteer horizon-academy.org/giving/volunteers We have many opportunities throughout the year to volunteer. These opportunities include fundraising events, school functions, learning disability simulations, and more. Contact: Joy Branch • 913-789-9443 jbranch@horizon-academy.com

913-789-9443 horizon-academy.com

Give horizon-academy.org/giving Table or wireless computer microphones Education Edition Chromebooks • Webcams for distance learning Contact: Trish Arnold • 913-789-9443 tarnold@horizon-academy.com

Donate horizon-academy.org/giving Contact: Trish Arnold • 913-789-9443 • tarnold@horizon-academy.com

Volunteer jacksoncountycasa-mo.org CASA volunteers receive training to advocate for children who are in the family court system due to parental abuse or neglect. Volunteers are also needed to help with short term projects like our holiday gift drive and our school supply drive.

816-984-8200 jacksoncountycasa-mo.org

Give jacksoncountycasa-mo.org QuikTrip, Target, and Kohl’s gift cards Nonperishable food items Personal hygiene products

Donate jacksoncountycasa-mo.org Contact: Tahir Atwater • 816-984-8204 • tatwater@jacksoncountycasa-mo.org 26 | 2020 Give KC |


816-363-7827 kcstarlight.com

Volunteer kcstarlight.com/volunteer Starlight's Ambassador program provides a fun opportunity to volunteer your time, meet our community, and enjoy a show! Activities include ushering guests, scanning tickets, leading venue tours, gardening, and more. Contact: Nathaniel Kauffmann • 816-977-1176 • ambassadors@kcstarlight.com

Donate kcstarlight.com/donate There are so many ways to contribute! Support a community engagement program, sponsor an event, leave a legacy with a planned gift or seat dedication, consider starting a recurring donation online, or text KCSTARLIGHT to 44321. Contact: Megan McCranie • 816-997-1153 • megan.mccranie@kcstarlight.com

Sponsor kcstarlight.com/support/giving-opportunities Contact: Lindsey Rood-Clifford • 816-997-1127 • lindsey.rood-clifford@kcstarlight.com

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Volunteer victorykc.org/events Volunteer for The Victory Project at the following events: The Victory Lap, an annual 5k walk/run at Children’s Mercy Park, the Victory Gala & Sporting Invitational, the annual dinner/auction and golf tournament, and Yoga on the Pitch, our newest annual yoga event at Children’s Mercy Park.

913-387-3400 victorykc.org

Give victorykc.org Crafts • Hygiene products • Activity books

Donate victorykc.org/donate Contact: Chioma Atanmo • thevictoryproject@sportingkc.com

Volunteer americanroyal.com/get-involved/volunteer Whether helping with the setup of the World Series of Barbecue awards ceremony or the livestock exhibitor’s social, operating a tack taxi or handing out ribbons during the horse shows, volunteers are at the heart of everything we do.

Give americanroyal.com/give

816-221-9800 americanroyal.com

Bottled water • Individually wrapped food items Hand sanitizer • Paper plates • Napkins Cutlery • Disinfectant wipes

Donate americanroyal.com/give Contact: Jessica Wright • 816-569-4030 • donate@americanroyal.com 28 | 2020 Give KC |


Volunteer cefks.org/cef-futures

913-647-0344 cefks.org

You can help CEF bring access to high-quality, faith-based education to children in need. From our board of directors to our young professionals group, contact us to learn how you can share your gifts! Contact: Amy Meara • 913-721-1574 ameara@archkck.org

Donate cefks.org/donate

Students from Holy Name Catholic School

A donation to CEF will support our scholarships for low-income students in the most economically-challenged communities in Northeast Kansas to attend nearby K to 12 Catholic schools. Recipients of these scholarships currently achieve a 99 percent graduation rate. Contact: Libby Knox • 913-721-1572 lknox@archkck.org

Sponsor cefks.org CEF hosts events which offer sponsorship opportunities, including our popular Gaudeamus scholarship benefit gala. Contact: Libby Knox • 913-721-1572 lknox@archkck.org

Students from St. Patrick Catholic School

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816-756-3511 operationbreakthrough.org Volunteer operationbreakthrough.org/how-you-can-help/volunteer Volunteers are needed to shelve items and pack family food bags in the pantry, sort clothing donations, host a donation drive, create weekend snack bags for children, decorate birthday bags, and create learning kits with provided items. Contact: Maddie Connelly • 816-447-6251 • volunteer@operationbreakthrough.org

Give operationbreakthrough.org/how-you-can-help/item-donations Nonperishable food • Laundry detergent • New or gently-used children's coats, sizes 10 to 20 Contact: Lee Duckett • 816-329-5222 • leed@operationbreakthrough.org

Donate operationbreakthrough.org/how-you-can-help/financial-support Contact: Jennifer Heinemann • 816-365-5059 • jenniferh@operationbreakthrough.org

913-433-2100 catholiccharitiesks.org Volunteer catholiccharitiesks.org/ways-to-engage Schedule a visit with our volunteer department to explore ways to engage in one of our more than 20 programs or serve on a fundraising committee for events including Snow Ball or The Ben & Betty Zarda Family Golf Classic. Contact: Cari Olberding • 913-433-2081 • ccnekvolunteers@catholiccharitiesks.org

Give catholiccharitiesks.org/gifts-in-kind Nonperishable food • Gently-used clothing • Personal hygiene items Contact: Denise Ogilvie • 913-433-2012 • dogilvie@catholiccharitiesks.org

Donate catholiccharitiesks.org/donate Contact: Kelly Kearney • 913-433-2030 • kkearney@catholiccharitiesks.org 30 | 2020 Give KC |


816-561-5269 bbbskc.org

Little Sister Jay and Big Sister Ashley

Big Brother Maurice and Little Brother Malachi

Volunteer bbbskc.org/be-a-big Become a Big to defend the potential of a child in our community! You'll make a big difference just by spending a few hours with your Little two to three times a month. Contact: Courtney Gilbert • 816-777-2582 • courtney@bbbskc.org

Give bbbskc.org/donate-clothes Gently used clothing and shoes • School supplies Household items (small furniture, appliances, bedding, etc.) Contact: Audrey Johnson • 816-777-2586 • audrey@bbbskc.org

Donate bbbskc.org/give Contact: Tiffany Stuck • 816-777-2872 • tiffany@bbbskc.org

Sponsor bbbskc.org/partners Contact: Tiffany Stuck • 816-777-2872 • tiffany@bbbskc.org

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855-479-2867 happybottoms.org Volunteer happybottoms.org/volunteer Small groups of one to four are needed to help prepare and fulfill diaper orders and participate in diaper distribution events. Masks and social distance protocols are required. Contact: Andrea Babbit • 855-479-2867 • volunteer@happybottoms.org

Give happybottoms.org/donate Diapers in sizes 4, 5, and 6 • Pull-ups • Open packs of unused diapers Contact: Suzanne Lewis • 855-479-2867 • info@happybottoms.org

Donate happybottoms.org/donate/?form=HappyBottoms Contact: Susan Belger-Angulo • 855-479-2867 • susan@happybottoms.org

Donate mchekc.org Our mission-based programming includes: • Training and supporting educators teaching the Holocaust in grades seven through college. • Developing new teaching materials designed to support remote learning as well as in-person instruction.

913-327-8192 mchekc.org

• Honoring our local survivors and personalizing Holocaust history with their testimony. • Ensuring that the lessons of the Holocaust – which demonstrate the extreme actions that bigotry and hatred can lead to – are taught throughout our region to people of all faiths and backgrounds.

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Volunteer stringsproutskc.org/volunteer

913-735-4532

String Sprouts K.C., a program of Heartland Chamber Music, provides free instruments and 32 weekly lessons, annually, for five years to underserved children ages three to eight. Volunteers are needed for our concerts and fundraising events. Contact: Heather Schrotberger • 913-735-4532 hschrotberger@heartlandchambermusic.org

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Donate stringsproutskc.org

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Violins and cellos (up to 1/2 size) • Strings for instruments Any item for our annual silent auction Contact: Shari Webster • 913-735-4532 swebster@heartlandchambermusic.org

Contact: Kathy Cook • 816-853-2332 • kcook@heartlandchambermusic.org

Volunteer villageshalom.org

913-317-2600 villageshalom.org

In our efforts to protect our residents from the threat of COVID-19, volunteers are not currently allowed on campus. Recorded musical performances and short, well-wishing videos saying hello are welcome and very much enjoyed by our residents. Contact: Lorena Williams • 913-266-8431 lwilliams@villageshalom.org

Give villageshalom.org Disposable picnic supplies: insulated cups with lids, bowls, plates, and cutlery Kansas City Star or USA Today subscriptions Contact: Lorena Williams • 913-266-8431 • lwilliams@villageshalom.org

Donate villageshalom.org Contact: Nikol Terrill • 913-266-8119 • nterrill@villageshalom.org Give KC Proudly Sponsored by Saint Luke’s Foundation | 33


816-361-5900 firstcallkc.org Give firstcallkc.org/donate $20 gift cards for grocery stores, Walmart, and Target • Winter hats, gloves, and mittens

Donate firstcallkc.org/donate Emergency assistance is needed for First Call clients, both students and adults.

Contact: Emily Hage • 816-800-8052 • emilyh@firstcallkc.org

Volunteer reachoutandreadkc.org Volunteer virtually today! Join #ReadTogetherKC to help connect the community through the magic of reading. By making reading a daily activity, you can help every child have the healthy foundation they need for success. Volunteers are also needed to help with our three signature events. Contact: Ellen Quinn • 913-588-3073 • equinn5@kumc.edu

913-588-2793 reachoutandreadkc.org

Give reachoutandreadkc.org New children’s books: birth to 5 years old Contact: Stefanie Estes • 913-588-0295 • sestes2@kumc.edu

Donate kuendowment.org/rorkc Contact: Jenny Horsley • 913-945-6577 • jhorsley@kumc.edu 34 | 2020 Give KC |