Publisher’s Note “When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed.” – Maya Angelou
s we enter into the winter season, it can be difficult to find the motivation and energy to get up and move about the world. That is what makes this time all the more important. The world is still getting back on its feet from the full stop of last year, and generosity of spirit is all the more crucial. The holiday season is one filled with joy and hope, and brings to mind the words of Winston Churchill, “We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.” In celebration of Giving Tuesday and National Philanthropy Day, we encourage you to explore the organizations and their needs within these pages in the hopes that it will inspire you in the simple mission of doing good. Our fabulous 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 unique 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, Anne Potter Russ, Nicole Jacobs Silvey Performing Arts Editor • Paul Horsley Cartoonist • Charlie Podrebarac Office Manager • Laura Gabriel
Within Give KC you will find new ways to support your favorite organizations or new organizations that need your kindness. The digital version of Give KC will be released on Giving Tuesday, November 30th, to subscribers of our e-newsletter, The Insider. Please join us in celebrating these wonderful non-profit organizations, and Our Town’s characteristic generosity. Let us make this season as beautiful as it is meaningful.
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913-651-0624 cgscfoundation.org Volunteer cgscfoundation.org
Help is needed with events, fundraisers, and in the office. Contact the CGSC Foundation to learn how you can support Soldiers attending the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College and their families. Contact: Lora Morgan • 913-651-0624 • firstname.lastname@example.org
Contribute to programs that directly enhance the education of future leaders and support military families. Contact: Lora Morgan • 913-651-0624 • email@example.com
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Your Love Will bring hope, comfort, and the prospect of brighter tomorrows to children and their families.
Every day, our incredible volunteers – community members just like you – make a difference in the lives of patients at Children’s Mercy in a variety of ways. Contact: Volunteer and Guest Services • 816-234-3496 • firstname.lastname@example.org
Happy Kit Supplies: markers, crayons, and coloring books Clothing closet items: new kids’ clothes with tags • View our Amazon Wish List for most needed items. Contact: Volunteer and Guest Services • 816-234-3496 • email@example.com • •
Every donation fuels hope, answers, and life-saving care for kids in Kansas City and beyond! Contact: Philanthropy Department • 816-302-0202 • firstname.lastname@example.org Give KC 2021 | 5
816-444-2112 jlkc.org Volunteer jlkc.org/join
The Junior League of Kansas City, Missouri is an organization of trained women volunteers who support our community through philanthropic work. Contact us to learn how to join our organization. Contact: Sarah Koci Scheilz • 816-444-2112 • email@example.com
Personal hygiene products • Auction items Contact: Celeste Greenlee • 816-444-2112 • firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact: Celeste Greenlee • 816-444-2112 • email@example.com
Volunteer welcomehousekc.org/ways-to-help/volunteer Lay counselors, mentors, and coaches are needed to provide support to residents as they mend personal relationships, stay clean and sober, and secure employment. Workshop instructors and special events volunteers are also needed.
• Men’s cold-weather clothing and coats • Denim jeans (new or gently used) • New underwear and shoes
Donate welcomehousekc.org/ways-to-help/donate Contact: Grant Golson • 816-472-0760 • firstname.lastname@example.org 6 | 2021 Give KC |
Club youth from our Thornberry Unit in Kansas City, Missouri
Club youth from our Breidenthal Unit in Kansas City, Kansas
Ongoing opportunities for group and individual volunteers include sports coaching, event support, book buddies for our literacy program, classroom/programming support, and homework help. Contact: Kristy Friel • 816-462-0123 • email@example.com
School supplies • Baseball gloves • Art supplies • Books • Lockable storage cabinets Contact: Diana San Roman • 816-462-0134 • firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact: Jason Roth • 816-462-0132 • email@example.com
Contact: Julie Kaul • 816-462-0131 • firstname.lastname@example.org Give KC 2021 | 7
816-561-0304 thewholeperson.org Volunteer thewholeperson.org/volunteer
Flexible opportunities are available for individuals, families, or groups. A variety of talents and skills are needed for our adaptive sports programming, art exhibition, annual yard clean-up, consumer events, and fundraising gala.
Auction and raffle items • Travel-size, personal hygiene products Gift cards for gas, grocery, or discount department stores
Donate thewholeperson.org/donate Contact: Kelly Grooms • 816-627-2232 • email@example.com
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: Aimee Dion • 913-433-2104 • firstname.lastname@example.org
Non-perishable food • Gently-used clothing • Personal hygiene items Contact: Denise Ogilvie • 913-433-2012 • email@example.com
Contact: Kelly Kearney • 913-433-2030 • firstname.lastname@example.org 8 | 2021 Give KC |
Newhouse is more than a domestic violence shelter. We believe in whole-person healing and renewal. Our goal is to reveal the courage and light within survivors of every generation, by providing the tools to transform lives.
Newhouse operates an Early Learning Center (birth to age five) and a Center for Education + Healing (school-aged students) at no cost to allow children the opportunity to experience stability and one-on-one support. It also allows parents to attend therapy groups, classes, job training, and to pursue self-sufficiency.
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 • email@example.com
Socks • Underwear • Pajamas • Laundry detergent Contact: Karena Jensen • 816-462-0500 • firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact: Chris Stibbs • 816-462-0508 • email@example.com
Contact: Chris Stibbs • 816-462-0508 • firstname.lastname@example.org Give KC 2021 | 9
Volunteers are needed to prepare and fulfill diaper orders or participate in drive-thru mass distributions. On-site wrap opportunities are available for groups. Current COVID-19 protocols are followed. Contact: Andrea Babbit • 855-479-2867 email@example.com
Diapers in sizes 4, 5, and 6 • Pull-ups • Open packs of unused diapers Contact: Susan Belger Angulo • 855-479-2867 • firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact: Susan Belger Angulo • 855-479-2867 • email@example.com
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Little Sister Jay and Big Sister Ashley
Big Brother Maurice and Little Brother Malachi
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 • firstname.lastname@example.org
Gently used clothing and shoes • School supplies Household items (small furniture, appliances, bedding, etc.) Contact: Audrey Johnson • 816-777-2586 • email@example.com
Contact: Tiffany Stuck • 816-777-2872 • firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact: Tiffany Stuck • 816-777-2872 • email@example.com Give KC 2021 | 11
Family Health Care has many volunteer opportunities available including our Youth Advisory Council for students grade six through 12. We are grateful for the opportunity to assist young people in giving back to the community.
Diapers • Baby wipes • Formula
Contact: Shari Webster • 913-722-3100 • firstname.lastname@example.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 2022. Contact: Grace Lewis • 816-216-5589 • email@example.com
The performing arts, including the Kansas City Ballet, have been greatly impacted during the last 18 months of the pandemic. Please consider making a gift as the Ballet returns to the Muriel Kauffman Theatre at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. Contact: Jennifer Wampler • 816-216-5585 • firstname.lastname@example.org 12 | 2021 Give KC |
Bring your company group (or just yourself) to help PawsAbilities young adult trainees make dog treats and other products. Serve on a committee or our board of directors - we need you! Contact: Jennifer Beruan • 913-839-8735 • email@example.com
Paper goods • Gently used t-shirts • Plastic silverware • Cleaning supplies Contact: Jennifer Beruan • 913-839-8735 • firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact: Laura Uzzell • 913-839-8735 • email@example.com
Contact: Laura Uzzell • 913-839-8735 • firstname.lastname@example.org Give KC 2021 | 13
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.
PPE • Children’s toys • Sanitary products
Donate abilitykc.org/give Contact: Gemma Zook • 816-751-7932 • email@example.com
CASA volunteers are community members who receive training and support to advocate for children who are in the foster care system due to the impact of abuse or neglect. Sign up on our website to receive more information about training.
Give jacksoncountycasa-mo.org QuikTrip, Target, Walmart, and Amazon gift cards
Donate jacksoncountycasa-mo.org Contact: Tahir Atwater • 816-984-8204 • firstname.lastname@example.org 14 | 2021 Give KC |
From hands-on projects to administrative functions and event support, The Farmer's House offers a variety of fun and engaging volunteer projects for individuals and groups. Contact: Corrinne Birzer • 816-640-3276 email@example.com
John David Cunningham and Sonya Kramer
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Art supplies: canvases, paper, acrylic paint, markers Cleaning supplies: Pine Sol, dish soap, Windex, Clorox wipes Paper goods: toilet paper, paper towels, napkins
Donate donate.thefarmershouse.org/impactgift Sponsor thefarmershouse.org
Contact: Dana Chatlin • 913-706-5803 firstname.lastname@example.org Olivia Stevens
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816-471-4673 hopefaith.org Volunteer hopefaith.org/volunteer
Bring hope to the homeless by serving meals, sorting clothing donations, or helping in one of our 10 programs at Hope Faith. Call to schedule a tour to learn more and see where you’d enjoy serving the most. Contact: Christian Shuster • 816-298-6719 email@example.com
Socks and underwear • Men’s jeans • Warm winter clothing • Blankets • Hand and body warmers Contact: Brittni Holland • 816-298-6134 firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact: Brittni Holland • 816-298-6134 email@example.com
Sponsor hopefaith.org/partnerships Contact: Lezlie Doyle • 816-298-6761 firstname.lastname@example.org 16 | 2021 Give KC |
913-653-6998 opus76.org Zsolt Eder, Ashley Stanfield, Keith Stanfield, Daniel Ketter
Volunteers can work with our Sunrise Quartet youth outreach program at performances, in digital recording sessions, and at our home-series concerts at the Midwest Trust Center at JCCC.
Donations help to sponsor a young person’s involvement in the Sunrise Quartet.
Contact: Keith Stanfield • 913-653-6998 • email@example.com Give KC 2021 | 17
Volunteers are needed to help with classroom activities, interpretation and translation assistance, sanitizing toys, organizing storage rooms, coordinating supply drives, weeding, planting, reading stories, hosting an outdoor children’s activity, and more. Contact: Kathy McLellan • 913-649-9714 firstname.lastname@example.org
Diapers • Board books • Paper products Contact: Kathy McLellan • 913-649-9714 • email@example.com
Contact: Jessica Hoffman • 913-649-9714 • firstname.lastname@example.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.
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 • email@example.com 18 | 2021 Give KC |
Genesis School students
Become a reading mentor in our digital reading and mentoring program. As a virtual volunteer, you will read for 30 minutes, once a week, with a student attending a high-need school. Help a student catch up and keep up. Apply today! Contact: Hayley Rees • 816-260-7710 • firstname.lastname@example.org
Culturally diverse, new, or like-new easy reader or picture books for students in kindergarten to third grade Contact: Katherine Diaz • 816-266-1225 • email@example.com
Contact: Pauly Hart • 913-544-8873 • firstname.lastname@example.org
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HopeKids provides more than 20 events per month to families that have a child with cancer or other life-threatening medical condition. Volunteers are needed in various roles to support events – seeking warm and welcoming people for family interactions. Contact: Ashley Williams • 913-633-8331 • firstname.lastname@example.org
Board games • Sensory toys • Gift cards for coffee, food, and gas Contact: Ashley Williams • 913-633-8331 • email@example.com
Contact: Kristin Castle • 816-372-0311 • firstname.lastname@example.org
Volunteer harmonyprojectkc.org/volunteer Contact us regarding safe volunteering opportunities to give back to young musicians in Kansas City.
Gently-used string instruments Gently-used woodwind instruments Bulk snack items
Donate harmonyprojectkc.org/donate Contact: Kyla Pitts-Zevin • 816-231-7738 • email@example.com 20 | 2021 Give KC |
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 • firstname.lastname@example.org
Educational games for children • Children's books in English and Spanish Washable Crayola markers • Colored pencils • Gas cards Contact: Laura Willeke • 816-778-8013 • email@example.com
Contact: Nancy DuVall • 816-778-8018 • firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact: Nancy DuVall • 816-778-8018 • email@example.com Give KC 2021 | 21
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.
• 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.
Contact: Jessica Rockhold • 913-327-8191 • firstname.lastname@example.org
We need volunteers to serve on our board of directors and event planning committees. Contact: Carol Johnson • 816-769-7534 • email@example.com
Riding lawn mower • Laptops • iPads Contact: Erik Dickinson • 816-333-6455 firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact: Erik Dickinson • 816-333-6455 email@example.com
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KC Campus for Animal Care in Swope Park
Fancy and her mom stayed together through Keep 'Em Together, KC Program at KCPP
Volunteers are the heart of KC Pet Project and without their time, talents, and resources, we would not be able to save the lives of more than 13,000 animals each year. Contact: Heather Sandor • 816-683-1383 • firstname.lastname@example.org
Canned food for dogs and cats • Hot dogs • Peanut butter • Large wire dog crates • Kong toys
Donate kcpetproject.org/donate Sponsor kcpetproject.org/donate/event-sponsorships
Contact: Stephanie Sullens • 816-683-1342 • email@example.com Give KC 2021 | 23
913-317-2600 villageshalom.org Give villageshalom.org/contact
Gift cards to Michael’s, Hobby Lobby, or Amazon • Manicure items Contact: Lorena Williams • 913-266-8431 • firstname.lastname@example.org
Gifts to Village Shalom’s Ages of Excellence Campaign helps support our one in four healthcare residents who have exhausted their financial resources. We have never asked a resident to leave due to the inability to pay. Contact: Michaela Kidd • 913-266-8119 • email@example.com
Volunteers are needed to work campus cleanup days in May and August, serve on a committee: marketing, special events, facilities, or Community School of the Arts (CSA), and assist in the office during CSA classes, camps, or during performances.
New or gently used art supplies • Prepackaged, shelf-stable snacks • First aid products
Donate kcya.org Contact: Sheriece McNally • 816-499-8062 • firstname.lastname@example.org 24 | 2021 Give KC |
HTR provides individuals with disabilities an opportunity to learn horsemanship through adaptive riding. Volunteers may serve with riders and horses (training provided), facility upkeep, or fundraising efforts. Contact: Brett Bauer • 913-897-3939 • email@example.com
Auction items • Paper goods • New playground equipment
Contact: Amy Wheeler • 913-897-3939 • firstname.lastname@example.org Give KC 2021 | 25
Join our 2022 gala planning committee to help with sponsorships, auction item solicitation, day-of-event giving experiences, and entertainment.
Frequent flyer miles • Hotel loyalty points Gift cards to restaurants, Amazon, or Target
Contact: Amanda Volmer • 701-541-0929 • email@example.com
Women’s Committee for the UMKC Conservatory
get-involved/constituent-groups.html Volunteers support the Conservatory and its students by raising scholarship funds, contributing to endowed scholarships, and developing personal relationships with students through our advocate program. Contact: Linda Robbins • 816-560-6372 firstname.lastname@example.org
Silent auction donations: jewelry, accessories, artwork, home décor items, gift certificates Contact: Michele Hamlett-Weith • 913-269-1993 • email@example.com
Contact: Mark Mattison • 816-235-1247 • firstname.lastname@example.org 26 | 2021 Give KC |
Volunteer 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’s the most impactful volunteer service they’ve experienced. Contact: Amy Shapiro 816-406-1599 email@example.com Frederick Martin, N’Ya Fritz, Ivan Bueso, and Thu Pham
Donations support opportunities for low- and modest-income students and returning adult learners to earn a postsecondary credential or degree. One hundred percent of donations go to scholarships, which positively impact individuals, families, and the region. Scholars are connected to the regional workforce from the moment they enter the program, with the goal that they remain here to live and work. More than 5,200 scholarships have been awarded in the last five years. Contact: Jessica Rhodes • 816-601-2297 • firstname.lastname@example.org Give KC 2021 | 27
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.
Support the Wonder Fund, a 100-percent donor-supported fund, which pays for camp scholarships and annual memberships for qualifying families, and field trips for Title I schools. Contact: Kali McGee • 816-643-6700 • email@example.com
Volunteers are cherished at Rose Brooks Center. Volunteers are needed to host donation drives and fundraisers, or organize an employee, community, or faith group to come serve onsite. Contact: Joan Dougherty • 816-605-7121 • firstname.lastname@example.org
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Individually wrapped snacks • Shelf sustainable milk QuikTrip gas cards Contact: Joan Dougherty • 816-605-7121 • email@example.com
Contact: Marla Svoboda • 816-605-7110 firstname.lastname@example.org
Madison and Dax
Kamalani and Paige
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 • email@example.com
Art supplies, QuikTrip gas cards, Games Contact: Elizabeth Hall • 913-324-3801 • firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact: Jen Simpson • 913-324-3612 • email@example.com
Contact: Rojanae Williams • 913-324-3610 • firstname.lastname@example.org Give KC 2021 | 29
Volunteers are needed for program delivery, mentoring, teaching holistic adolescent health curricula, and serving on the board of directors and other committees, including program development, finance, marketing/communications, and fundraising. Contact: Brenda Temaat • 913-602-8116 email@example.com
Food for healthy cooking classes and after-school snacks • Program and curricula supplies for healthy life skills activities • Personal care items for adolescent girls and young women Contact: Brenda Temaat • 913-602-8116 • firstname.lastname@example.org •
Contact: Mary Beth Gentry • 913-744-9139 • email@example.com
816-822-8083 kcwen.org Volunteer kcwen.org/volunteer
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: Kim Barnes • 816-595-2391 • firstname.lastname@example.org
Walmart gift cards • Target gift cards • QuikTrip gift cards Contact: Kim Barnes • 816-595-2391 • email@example.com
Contact: Erin Cole • 816-595-1297 • firstname.lastname@example.org 30 | 2021 Give KC |