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“Those who are happiest are those who do the most for others.” – Booker T. Washington

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 Executive • Christin Painter Contributing Writers • Jessica James, Heather N. Paxton, Anne Potter Russ, Nicole Jacobs Silvey Performing Arts Editor • Paul Horsley Cartoonist • Charlie Podrebarac Office Manager • Laura Gabriel

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KCINDEPENDENT.COM

s we come upon another season of giving, I frequently find myself meditating on what it truly means to give. Often it can feel like this small thing we do won’t have an effect, but that small thing can sometimes have the largest impact. Each small drop of water collectively can make an ocean. I remind myself that we aren’t here for ourselves, but for others. Community is such an important aspect to our humanity, and it is the community organizations and non profits that change the world for so many individuals. Give KC continues to highlight what these fantastic organizations need in order to continue to do so much inspiring work. This year, Give KC is sponsored by The University of Kansas Health System. The University of Kansas Hospital has been nationally ranked through U.S. News & World Report for more than 15 years, and they are ranked in eight specialties for 2022-2023. The University of Kansas Cancer Center is the only National Cancer Institute designated comprehensive cancer center in the region, and one of only 53 in the nation. Our wonderful cover was designed by Kansas City-based illustrator, Jacqueline Kerr. Jacqueline attended The University of Kansas, where she earned a degree in illustration. She works as a freelance artist painting custom work which is watercolor and ink based. Jacqueline finds her inspiration throughout Our Town and also from the many places she has traveled. You can find more of her work on her website, jacquelinekerrillustration.com or on Instagram @jacquelinekerrillustration. We hope that within these pages you will find new ways to support your favorite organizations or discover new organizations that need your generosity. The digital version of Give KC will be released on Giving Tuesday, November 29th, to subscribers of our e-newsletter, The Insider. Please join us in celebrating these wonderful non-profit organizations, as your small action will make a lasting impact.

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816-346-1300

childrensmercy.org/helpkids

Gifts of time, in-kind, and treasure clear new paths for every child’s potential.

VOLUNTEER childrensmercy.org/helpkids

Every day our incredible volunteers make a difference in the lives of patients at Children’s Mercy Kansas City in a variety of ways. Contact: Volunteer and Guest Services • 816-234-3496 • volunteer@cmh.edu

GIVE childrensmercy.org/helpkids

Happy Kit supplies: markers, crayons, and coloring books New kids’ clothing with tags • Amazon Wish List items Contact: Volunteer and Guest Services • 816-234-3496 • donategoods@cmh.edu

DONATE childrensmercy.org/helpkids

Contact: Philanthropy Department • 816-302-0202 • giving@cmh.edu

SPONSOR childrensmercy.org/helpkids

Contact: Philanthropy Department • 816-302-0202 • events@cmh.edu 4 | 2022

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Keeping kid ds as healthy as possible iss about more than ER visitts and diagnosing rare diseases. We want to be there for o you ur parenting questions, from o the breakfa ast table to your bigg gest fe ears. Because with your generosity, we can cle ear new paths for o every child’s pote ential. Learn more at child drensmercy.org/give.


816-830-7171 campencourage.org VOLUNTEER campencourage.org/volunteer

A variety of volunteer opportunities are available year round and during each camp session. We are happy to welcome individuals or groups and can organize corporate volunteer outings. Contact: Kristi Loftus • 816-830-7171 • kloftus@campencourage.org

GIVE campencourage.org/donate

Quart or gallon baggies • Postage stamps • White, letter-sized cardstock paper Contact: Kelly Lee • 816-830-7171 • klee@campencourage.org

DONATE campencourage.org/donate

Contact: Kelly Lee • 816-830-7171 • klee@campencourage.org

VOLUNTEER catholiccharities-kcsj.org/volunteer

We call all those of goodwill to join us! Volunteer at the fall Outpace Poverty 5K, the Christmas Shining Star Gift Program, organize a food drive, help at our food pantries, and more. Contact: Linda Hopkins • 816-659-8205 volunteers@ccharities.com

GIVE catholiccharities-kcsj.org/amazonsmile

816-221-4377 catholiccharities-kcsj.org

Peanut butter • Canned meat (any kind) • Newborn diapers Contact: Linda Hopkins • 816-659-8205 volunteers@ccharities.com

DONATE catholiccharities-kcsj.org/donate Contact: Whitney Meiners • 816-659-8292 wmeiners@ccharities.com

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816-252-8388 capacares.org VOLUNTEER capacares.org/volunteer

Individuals and groups can volunteer to help with facility and garden maintenance projects, provide volunteer support at special events, or host/coordinate collection drives for program wish list items. Contact: Katherine Hellige • 816-252-8388 • khellige@capacares.org

GIVE capacares.org/donate

Play therapy arts and crafts supplies • Diapers • Baskets of Hope family baskets (seasonal) Contact: Katherine Hellige • 816-252-8388 • khellige@capacares.org

DONATE capacares.org/donate

Contact: Megan Campbell • 816-252-8388 • mcampbell@capacares.org

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VOLUNTEER givinghopeandhelp.org

Volunteers are needed to: assemble LOVE Bags PERIOD (filled with period products), sew reusable pads, serve as social media ambassadors, and assist with event planning, fundraising, and counting inventory. Contact: Lindsay Weiss • 913-271-7504 lindsayweiss3@gmail.com

GIVE givinghopeandhelp.org

816-507-9760 givinghopeandhelp.org

Organic and regular feminine hygiene period products Period underwear and women’s underwear sizes 5 to 4XL School supplies for Pre-K through college students Contact: Lindsay Weiss • 913-271-7504 lindsayweiss3@gmail.com

DONATE givinghopeandhelp.org

Contact: Jessica McClellan • 816-607-1813 donate@givinghopeandhelp.com

VOLUNTEER growingfutureseec.org/get-involved

913-649-9714 growingfutureseec.org

Volunteers are needed to help with classroom activities, interpretation and translation assistance, coordinating supply drives, weeding, planting, reading stories, hosting an outdoor children’s activity, and more. Contact: Kathy McLellan • 913-649-9714 kmclellan@growingfutureseec.org

GIVE growingfutureseec.org/get-involved

Diapers (larger sizes and Pull-Ups) • Baby wipes • Small, 3-ounce paper cups Contact: Kathy McLellan • 913-649-9714 • kmclellan@growingfutureseec.org

DONATE growingfutureseec.org/get-involved

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913-322-6467 drfarmstead.org VOLUNTEER artsandrec-op.org/farmstead/friends-of-the-farmstead

Volunteers can support Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead educational and volunteer programs and events, including Georgia’s Chicken Run, Pumpkin Hollow, and Night of the Living Farm. Contact: Mark Sharp • 913-890-1678 • mark.sharp@opkansas.org

DONATE artsandrec-op.org/farmstead/donate-to-the-farmstead

Support the future of Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead by making a donation online or by purchasing a commemorative tribute in honor or in memory of someone. Gift one of the following to the Farmstead: Kansas Farm Trail Brick, Schoolhouse Brick, Lucky Horseshoe, or a swing or bench. Tribute donations begin at $100 and are maintained for five years. Contact: Jennifer Cairns • jennifer.cairns@artsandrec-op.org

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VOLUNTEER happybottoms.org/volunteer

855-479-2867 happybottoms.org

Volunteers are needed to prepare and fulfill diaper orders. Mobile, on-site diaper wrapping opportunities are available for groups of volunteers. 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: Brandon Selig-Votaw • 855-479-2867 • volunteer@happybottoms.org

DONATE happybottoms.org/donate Contact: Susan Belger Angulo • 855-479-2867 • susan@happybottoms.org

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816-361-3600 helpkckids.org

Club youth from our Thornberry Unit in Kansas City, Missouri

Club youth from our Breidenthal Unit in Kansas City, Kansas

VOLUNTEER helpkckids.org/get-involved/volunteer 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: Alison Clothier • 816-462-0123 • aclothier@helpkckids.org

GIVE helpkckids.org School supplies • Baseball gloves • Art supplies • Books • Lockable storage cabinets Contact: Diana San Roman • 816-462-0134 • dsanroman@helpkckids.org

DONATE helpkckids.org Contact: Jason Roth • 816-462-0132 • jroth@helpkckids.org

SPONSOR helpkckids.org/events Contact: Julie Kaul • 816-462-0131 • jkaul@helpkckids.org

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816-531-5444 gildasclubkc.org

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!

GIVE gildasclubkc.org/ways-to-give-back Art supplies (all ages) for expressive art programming Forever postage stamps • Bottled water

DONATE gildasclubkc.org/the-gift-of-treasure

Contact: Siobhan McLaughlin Lesley • 816-531-5444 • siobhan@gildasclubkc.org

913-327-8127 jcrbajc.org DONATE jcrbajc.org/donate.html Monetary support fuels JCRB|AJC’s education and community outreach work aimed at combating antisemitism across our region. As America experiences extreme divisions and rising antisemitism, our work is more important than ever. Please join JCRB|AJC in building a safer, more inclusive region for everyone. Contact: Hillary Thomas • 913-327-8184 • hillaryt@jewishkc.org

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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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816-270-4100 platteseniorservices.org VOLUNTEER platteseniorservices.org

Volunteer for special events, as a kitchen assistant, or as a Meals on Wheels delivery driver to ensure seniors get a warm meal with a warm smile. Contact: Deanna Adkins • 816-270-4100 • dadkins@platteseniorcenter.org

GIVE platteseniorservices.org

Gift baskets for Bingo prizes • Arts and crafts supplies • Office supplies Contact: Donna Davenport • 816-270-4100 • ddavenport@platteseniorcenter.org

DONATE platteseniorservices.org

Contact: Anne Rogers • 816-270-4100 • arogers@platteseniorcenter.org

816-333-3344 sherwoodcenter.org VOLUNTEER sherwoodcenter.org

A variety of volunteer opportunities are available for individuals and groups, including decorating classrooms, school supply organization, playground upkeep, light lawn care on the campus, and working in the school office or a classroom.

GIVE sherwoodcenter.org

Sensory friendly toys • Personal hygiene products • Office supplies

DONATE sherwoodcenter.org Contact: Suzie Schuckman • 816-333-3344 • partners@sherwoodcenter.org 14 | 2022

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913-281-2221 mhah.org

Bike for the Brain is a community bicycle ride for mental health.

Stacy Davis represented Mental Health America of the Heartland at the Mothers and Mental Health Symposium.

VOLUNTEER mhah.org/volunteer Individuals or companies can volunteer as a Warmline Operator, or at events, fundraisers, the speaker’s bureau, or community health fairs.

GIVE bit.ly/MHAHDonate Auction and raffle items • Gas and grocery gift cards • Personal hygiene items • Cleaning supplies

DONATE bit.ly/MHAHDonate SPONSOR mhah.org Contact: Gina McCord • 913-222-5935 • development@mhah.org

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816-269-4586 uafoundationkc.org VOLUNTEER uafoundationkc.org/volunteer

Volunteer by reviewing student resumes, participating in informational interviews, leading professional development workshops, or assisting at the April gala with entertainment, sponsorships, day-of staffing, and more.

GIVE uafoundationkc.org/donate

Gift cards (QuikTrip, Target, or Amazon) • Postage stamps • Bulk snacks

DONATE uafoundationkc.org/donate Contact: Natalie Spar • 816-269-4586 • natalie@uafoundationkc.org

VOLUNTEER villageshalom.org/donate/volunteer

Ongoing opportunities for group and individual volunteers include one-on-one visits, reading to residents, assisting with special events, delivering mail and daily program calendars, and sharing musical talents or skills. Contact: Lorena Williams • 913-266-8431 lwilliams@villageshalom.org

GIVE villageshalom.org/donate

913-317-2600 villageshalom.org

Gift cards to Michael’s, Hobby Lobby, or Amazon Kleenex • Bite-sized chocolate candy Contact: Lorena Williams • 913-266-8431 lwilliams@villageshalom.org

DONATE villageshalom.org/donate/ages

Contact: Mike Dameron, Jr. • 913-266-8454 mdameron@villageshalom.org 16 | 2022

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816-474-6446 newhousekc.org

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.

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: Ashley Thompson • 816-462-0521 • ashley@newhousekc.org

GIVE newhousekc.org/donate

Socks • Underwear • Pajamas • Diapers and Pull-Ups Contact: Ashley Thompson • 816-462-0521 • ashley@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

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816-683-1383 kcpetproject.org

KC Campus for Animal Care in Swope Park

Fancy and her mom stayed together through Keep 'Em Together, KC Program at KCPP

VOLUNTEER kcpetproject.org/volunteer 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 15,000 animals each year. Contact: Heather Sandor • 816-683-1383 • volunteer@kcpetproject.org

GIVE kcpetproject.org/donate/shelter-wish-list 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 • stephanie.sullens@kcpetproject.org

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816-599-6503 vcp.org

Tiny home construction at Veterans Community Project An Air Force Veteran and her pup, Thor

VOLUNTEER veteranscommunityproject.org/get-involved Volunteers help build or maintain tiny houses, organize donation drives, host fundraisers, or find other creative ways to serve those who served us. Join us to make a difference in the life of a veteran. Contact: Kristin Griffin • 816-599-6503 • kgriffin@vcp.org

GIVE veteranscommunityproject.org/donate-goods Hygiene items • New clothing • Household furnishings Contact: Kristin Griffin • 816-599-6503 • kgriffin@vcp.org

DONATE veteranscommunityproject.org/donate Contact: Michele Orpin • 816-599-6503 • morpin@vcp.org

SPONSOR veteranscommunityproject.org/get-involved Contact: Michele Orpin • 816-599-6503 • morpin@vcp.org

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VOLUNTEER wonderscope.org/volunteers

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/donate 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 1 schools. Contact: Roxane Hill • 816-643-6700 • rhill@wonderscope.org

VOLUNTEER americanjazzmuseum.org Volunteers are essential members of the American Jazz Museum team. Our volunteers help guide group visitors, assist at special events, and help foster a welcoming and engaging experience for all Museum guests. Contact: James McGee • 816-474-8463 jmcgee@kcjazz.org

GIVE americanjazzmuseum.org/exhibits

816-474-8463 americanjazzmuseum.org

Artifacts for the Museum’s collection Contact: Morgan Smith • 816-474-4469 msmith@kcjazz.org

DONATE americanjazzmuseum.org Contact: Lisa Alpert • 816-895-8470 • lalpert@kcjazz.org 20 | 2022

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913-491-6636 • bandofangels.org

Band of Angels scholarship recipients at The University of Kansas’ Midwestern Music High School Camp. Mike Meyer surprised Mari with a saxophone from Band of Angels.

VOLUNTEER bandofangels.org/volunteer From serving on a board, interviewing students, and providing event support, Band of Angels offers a variety of fun and engaging volunteer projects for individuals and groups.

GIVE bandofangels.org/donate We accept donated instruments regardless of condition. Band of Angels refurbishes every instrument we can into playing condition, and instruments damaged beyond repair are recycled into artwork to be featured at the annual Art That Blows event.

DONATE bandofangels.org/lovenotes SPONSOR bandofangels.org/events Contact: Mike Meyer • 913-491-6636 • info@bandofangels.org

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913-433-2100 catholiccharitiesks.org VOLUNTEER catholiccharitiesks.org/volunteer 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 like Snow Ball and The Ben & Betty Zarda Family Golf Classic. Contact: Kathleen Currie • 913-433-2104 • kcurrie@catholiccharitiesks.org

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

DONATE catholiccharitiesks.org/donate Contact: Kurtis Grothoff • 913-433-2100 • kgrothoff@catholiccharitiesks.org

913-851-1947 giftdonor.org VOLUNTEER giftdonor.org/volunteer

High school students and adults can help bring awareness about organ, eye, and tissue donation to their school or workplace, serve on a committee, assist with events, or help out in the office. Contact: Melynda Hatch • 913-851-1947 • melynda.hatch@giftdonor.org

GIVE bidpal.net/goseedo/donate-item

QuikTrip gift cards for transplant patients • Silent and live auction items Contact: Julie Klima • 913-851-1947 • julie.klima@giftdonor.org

DONATE giftdonor.org/donate

Contact: Julie Klima • 913-851-1947 • julie.klima@giftdonor.org 22 | 2022

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913-764-2887 kidstlc.org

Madison and Dax

Kamalani and Paige

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

QuikTrip, Walmart, and Target gift cards • Board games • Amazon Wish List items 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

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913-240-4269 justlikeyoufilms.org VOLUNTEER justlikeyoufilms.squarespace.com/get-involved Calling all youth volunteers who want to make the world a kinder and more compassionate place through the power of film! Host screenings and help to lead the anti-bullying pledge in your schools, community groups, etc. Contact: Mandi Kearns • 913-908-1383 • mandi@jlyfilms.org

DONATE justlikeyoufilms.squarespace.com/donate-2 Contact: Betsy Lindsey • 913-240-4269 • betsy@jlyfilms.org

816-931-4527 mocsa.org VOLUNTEER mocsa.org/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 and in-person training is available for volunteers. Contact: Sara Cooper • 816-931-4527 • scooper@mocsa.org

GIVE mocsa.org

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 24 | 2022

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leadtoreadkc.org

Reading Mentors Trae Venerable and Kirsten Green read with local students.

VOLUNTEER leadtoreadkc.org/volunteer

Become a reading mentor and read for 30 minutes in person, once a week, with a student attending a high-need school. Help a student catch up and keep up. Apply today to join the fun! Contact: Hayley Rees • 816-260-7710 • hayley@leadtoreadkc.org

GIVE leadtoreadkc.org/donate

Culturally diverse, new, or like-new easy reader or picture books for students in Kindergarten to third grade Contact: Linda Hughes • 816-665-3672 • linda@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

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816-842-7425 mokangoodwill.org VOLUNTEER mokangoodwill.org/volunteer

Volunteers empower job seekers through activities like mock interviewing and digital skills training. Goodwill also seeks professionals to meet with job seekers about their work and/or host site tours.

GIVE mokangoodwill.org/donate Laptops • Flash drives • Hot spots

DONATE

secure.givelively.org/donate/goodwill-of-western-missouri-eastern-kansas/empowerment Contact: Kristen Wood • 816-213-3235 • kwood@mokangoodwill.org

VOLUNTEER greatplainsspca.org/volunteer

Volunteers help with walking dogs, socializing with cats, helping at events, doing laundry, making enrichment activities for the pets, and a new opportunity called the Goodnight Crew. Contact: Megan Coleman • 913-808-3359 mcoleman@greatplainsspca.org

GIVE greatplainsspca.org/donate

913-831-7722 greatplainsspca.org

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Blankets • Towels • Toys Contact: Megan Ernzen • 913-808-3371 mernzen@greatplainsspca.org

DONATE greatplainsspca.org/donate

Contact: Megan Ernzen • 913-808-3371 mernzen@greatplainsspca.org


913-839-8735 ickc.org

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. Serve on a committee or our board of directors - we need you! Contact: Edie Howard • 913-839-8735 • edie.howard@ickc.org

GIVE ickc.org Paper goods • Gently used t-shirts • Plastic silverware • Cleaning supplies Contact: Edie Howard • 913-839-8735 • edie.howard@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

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816-778-8000 cpckc.org VOLUNTEER cpckc.org

While the nature of our work restricts the number of on-site volunteer opportunities, you or your company can help by volunteering for special events or joining the Young Professionals’ Group. Get involved today! Contact: Laura Willeke • 816-778-8013 • lwilleke@cpckc.org

GIVE cpckc.org/donate#wishlist

Educational games for children • Children’s books in English and Spanish • Washable Crayola markers Contact: Laura Willeke • 816-778-8013 • lwilleke@cpckc.org

DONATE cpckc.org/donate

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

VOLUNTEER swbfhc.org/contact-us Join our Youth Council for students grades six through 12, provide clerical support, or volunteer for one of our annual fundraisers: Good Morning for Health Golf Classic, Tacos & Beer on the Boulevard, or Champagne & Chocolate

GIVE swbfhc.org Diapers • Baby wipes • Baby formula

913-722-3100 swbfhc.org

DONATE swbfhc.org/donate

Contact: Shari Webster • 913-722-3100 • shariwebster@kcfhc.org 28 | 2022

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314-241-7437 infantlossresources.org VOLUNTEER infantlossresources.org/contact

Volunteers are needed for the following events: Tee It Up for Infant Loss Golf Tournament, Diva Dash Run with KC Running, or the Strides Run in St Louis. Contact: Cindy Sims • 913-269-5717 • cindy@infantlossresources.org

GIVE infantlossresources.org

Silent auction items • Fun handouts for the runs • Gift cards Contact: Cindy Sims • 913-269-5717 • cindy@infantlossresources.org

DONATE infantlossresources.org/grief-support

Contact: Vikki Collier • 314-241-7437 • vikki@infantlossresources.org

816-561-0304 thewholeperson.org VOLUNTEER thewholeperson.org/volunteer There are flexible opportunities for individuals, families, or groups, and a variety of talents and skills are needed for our adaptive sports programming, the Pickleball Tournament, annual yard clean-up, in the catering kitchen, or at the fundraising gala.

GIVE thewholeperson.org/wishlist Auction or raffle items • Gift cards for gas, grocery, or discount stores • Travel-sized toiletries

DONATE thewholeperson.org/donate Contact: Kelly Grooms • 816-627-2232 • kgrooms@thewholeperson.org

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

Kansas City Ballet is always looking for volunteers to assist at Dance Day or at the theatre. Contact: Grace Ingham • 816-216-5589 • volunteer@kcballet.org

DONATE kcballet.org/donate

Kansas City Ballet is back! You can help us build audiences by welcoming all Kansas Citians into the theatre and the studios through your generosity. Your gift makes great dance experiences accessible for all. Contact: Jennifer Wampler • 816-216-5585 • jwampler@kcballet.org

VOLUNTEER kcgpa.org/volunteer Volunteers are needed to help with administrative duties, classroom organization, library support, student project help, and more. Group opportunities are also available. Contact: Kara Kahn • 913-593-4699 • kkahn@kcgpa.org

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Classroom/living room furniture • Uniform items High-school-level books Contact: Kara Kahn • 913-593-4699 • kkahn@kcgpa.org

DONATE kcgpa.org/donate Contact: Christine Kemper • 816-268-2570 christine@kemperandcompany.com


913-557-4000 lakemary.org VOLUNTEER lakemary.org/ways-to-help/volunteer

There are many exciting ways to get involved with Lakemary. Volunteers are needed to wrap presents for LakeMERRY Christmas, where presents are donated to the kids and adults we support. Contact: Skyler Stevens • 913-543-3429 • skyler.stevens@lakemary.org

GIVE lakemary.org/ways-to-help

Personal hygiene products • Grocery or food gift cards • Movies Contact: Sally Beyers • 913-416-5179 • sally.beyers@lakemary.org

DONATE lakemary.org/give

Contact: Sally Beyers • 913-416-5179 • sally.beyers@lakemary.org

VOLUNTEER rosebrooks.org/how-to-help/volunteer Volunteers are cherished at Rose Brooks Center, and needed to host donation drives and fundraisers, volunteer individually, or organize employee, community, or faith groups to come serve onsite. Contact: Kim Barnes • 816-605-7121 • kimb@rosebrooks.org

GIVE rosebrooks.org

816-523-5550 rosebrooks.org

Individually wrapped snacks • Shelf sustainable milk QuikTrip gas cards Contact: Kim Barnes • 816-605-7121 • kimb@rosebrooks.org

DONATE rosebrooks.org Contact: Marla Svoboda • 816-605-7110 donations@rosebrooks.org • Or, text RBCgift to 91999.

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816-932-2252 saintlukesgiving.org VOLUNTEER saintlukeskc.org/mentors

Crittenton needs volunteers to serve as mentors to teens in residential and foster care. We encourage weekly visits, whether to help with homework, play games, go on off-campus outings, or just hang out. Contact: Sherry Ott • 816-767-4124 • sott@saint-lukes.org

GIVE saintlukesgiving.org

Diapers and wipes • Socks and underwear (youth sizes) Contact: Sherry Ott • 816-767-4124 • sott@saint-lukes.org

DONATE saintlukesgiving.org

Contact: Saint Luke’s Foundation • 816-932-2252 • slhf@saint-lukes.org

VOLUNTEER jacksoncountycasa-mo.org 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.

816-984-8200 jacksoncountycasa-mo.org

GIVE jacksoncountycasa-mo.org QuikTrip, Target, Walmart, and Amazon gift cards

DONATE jacksoncountycasa-mo.org Contact: Tahir Atwater • 816-984-8204 • tatwater@jacksoncountycasa-mo.org 32 | 2022

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VOLUNTEER wildwoodctr.org/volunteer Wildwood loves its volunteers! We offer a variety of volunteer opportunities, both during camp and year-round. Opportunities include event support, camp preparations, camper welcome, and working in the garden and on the grounds. Contact: Katie Hadel • 913-738-9067 • katie@wildwoodctr.org

GIVE wildwoodctr.org/in-kind-donations New pillows • Gently used appliances • Tote boxes

913-738-9067 wildwoodctr.org

Contact: Jane Blakeley • 913-738-9067 • jane@wildwoodctr.org

DONATE wildwoodctr.org/donate Contact: Robyn Ratcliff • 913-738-9067 • robyn@wildwoodctr.org

816-474-4652 sportkc.org VOLUNTEER sportkc.org/about-us/get-involved/volunteer

We have many diverse volunteer opportunities ranging from Camp WIN, The Garmin Kansas City Marathon, The Kansas City Triathlon, Thanksgiving Day 5K Family Run, and WIN for KC Boulevard Revel Run. Contact: Justin Hall • 816-389-4194 • info@sportkc.org

GIVE sportkc.org

Gift cards to Amazon, Dick’s Sporting Goods, or SCHEELS Contact: Ruth Feldblum • 816-389-4186 • rfeldblum@sportkc.org

DONATE sportkc.org/donate

Contact: Sarah Stanton • 816-389-4194 • sstanton@sportkc.org

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VOLUNTEER youngwomenonthemove.org

Volunteers are needed for program delivery, mentoring, life skills instruction, and serving on the board of directors and other committees, including finance, marketing and communications, fund development, and programs. Contact: Phyllis Barbosa • 913-602-8116 phyllis.ywomkck@gmail.com

GIVE smile.amazon.com/gp/ch/list/68-0622776

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youngwomenonthemove.org

Gift cards • Food and personal care supplies Program and curriculum supplies for life skills education Contact: Phyllis Barbosa • 913-602-8116 phyllis.ywomkck@gmail.com

DONATE youngwomenonthemove.org

Contact: Mary Beth Gentry • 913-744-9139 marybeth.ywomkck@gmail.com

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: Coleece Riddle • 816-561-5862 • criddle@communitylinc.org

GIVE communitylinc.org Cleaning supplies • Pillows • Twin mattresses Contact: Coleece Riddle • 816-561-5862 • criddle@communitylinc.org

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816-235-8000 toyandminiaturemuseum.org

One of the many pieces of artwork on display at the Museum. Guests from Dress for Success: Keisha’s Closet were all smiles at Keisha’s Tea Party

VOLUNTEER toyandminiaturemuseum.org/get-involved/volunteer Make a big difference at T/m by volunteering at special events or as a Museum docent. Contact: Sarah Reiser • 816-235-8011 • sarahreiser@toyandminiaturemuseum.org

DONATE toyandminiaturemuseum.org/get-involved/donate Unrestricted contributions provide free entry for visitors through Museums for All, a national USDA initiative that adds museum visits to SNAP/WIC benefits. Support Kansas City’s unique collection that inspires, educates, and delights audiences of all ages. Contact: Rebekah Boyer • 816-235-8006 • rebekahboyer@toyandminiaturemuseum.org

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VOLUNTEER kcya.org/?page=volunteer 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.

GIVE kcya.org

816-531-4022 kcya.org

New or gently used art supplies Prepackaged, shelf-stable snacks • First aid products

DONATE kcya.org

Contact: Alysse Maxwell • 816-531-4022 • amaxwell@kcya.org

816-444-1121 kcshepherdscenter.org VOLUNTEER kcshepherdscenter.org/volunteer

Community members can volunteer as a Meals on Wheels route driver, a phone pal, at special events, in the office, or doing yard work with the KC Rakes program.

GIVE kcshepherdscenter.org/make-a-donation Rakes • Lawn bags • Gardening gloves

DONATE kcshepherdscenter.org/make-a-donation Contact: Terri Goddard • 816-293-9614 • terri@kcshepherdscenter.org 36 | 2022

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913-647-0344 cefks.org VOLUNTEER cefks.org/cef-futures 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 Resurrection Catholic School in Kansas City, Kansas

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 100 percent graduation rate. Contact: Libby Knox • 913-721-1572 lknox@archkck.org

SPONSOR cefks.org

Students from Xavier Catholic School in Leavenworth, Kansas

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

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816-231-7738 necc-kc.org VOLUNTEER necc-kc.org/volunteer

Use your time and talents to get involved! Package instrument accessories, digitize sheet music, beautify the campus, and more.

GIVE necc-kc.org/donate

Gently used instruments • Instrument accessories

DONATE necc-kc.org/donate Contact: Casi Riegle • 816-231-7738 • casi@necc-kc.org

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.

GIVE welcomehousekc.org/wish-list

816-472-0760 welcomehousekc.org

• Men’s cold-weather clothing and coats • Denim jeans (new or gently used) • New underwear and shoes

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