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I have a high school student who is in need of a graphing calculator. The family can not afford to purchase one and we have looked at several pawn Shops and other platforms to find one for the child. This would help the child with her math and homework which in turn gets her better grades and hope for a college scholarship. It does not have to be new if someone had a used one that works, that would be great.
I have a family who is moving into a residence after having not been able to live together for the last 4 months. The mother is able to provide a home for her children. DCCCA is asking for pillows for this family as they do not have any. In providing this need, you will be helping the mother not spend extra money so she can apply the money to her deposit and first month's rent.
Thank you in advance for helping this family and this mother provide for her children.
Being a single mom in recovery is hard yet being a single mom with lupus and other medical conditions can be even harder. I am working with a single mom of a four-year-old daughter and a teenage daughter who recently came back home to live with her after living with her grandmother for the majority of her life. It hasn't been an easy road for this mom of three. She has dealt with pain most of her life and has been fighting for disability which continues to get denied yet through her sobriety and with God she is trying to show her children a better life through her pain. Many days she dreads getting out of bed and it is hard for her to get things out of the fridge yet she tries to be the best mom she can be. Life would be a little easier on her body if she had a bottom freezer refrigerator. $899.00
Location: Kansas City, MO 64109-County:Jackson-Children Served: 2-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #Amethyst Place, Inc-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$960
A mother of 3 is in need of $500 to pay her rent. She had an unexpected bill come through her account, which caused a delay in her rent. She is asking for $500 to go toward her rent and needs it paid by December 5th.
We have a 17 year old female who entered care this year. Currently, she has overcome certain obstacles and is residing in a transitional living house in Missouri. This youth has completed her Missouri Options Exam with flying colors. This youth has had issues attending and participating in school prior to coming into care. While in care, she has been completing individual therapy once a week and participating in visitation with her parents. She is asking for her graduation cap, gown, tassel and senior hoodie and sweatpants. These items are important to the youth as she did successfully complete her high school education and is now working towards her ACT testing. The package for the cap, gown, tassel, sweatpants, and hoodie is about 121.35 with a handling fee of 9.95. Any help that can be provided is appreciated.
Location: Kansas City, MO 64111-County:Jackson-Children Served: 1-Agency: #MO- Crittenton-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$130
A mother and her four children are in need of a kitchen table. They are currently eating on the floor and would love to have a place to sit and eat together. Receiving a table to eat at would provide them with not only a place to eat but would help with the cleanliness of the home. This table would also be an area where the children can complete their homework and do other important tasks.
Location: Kansas City, MO 64124-County:Jackson-Children Served: 4-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #Phoenix Family-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$240
DCCCA is working with a homeless family who have been living in a hotel. The mother has recently started working, DCCCA has helped the family obtain childcare, transportation for school, and is working to help with housing. The mom's mother's health is declining and is not expected to live much long so the mom has not been able to work this week or last between the holiday and being with her mother. Because of this the family is $350 short to pay the December hotel rent on Saturday (12/3). If you can help cover all or a portion of this need for the family it will allow them to continue to have a stable place to live while DCCCA continues to work with the family to secure more permanent housing and allow the mom to spend this week with her mother and not worry about working or losing their place to stay.
A single mother taking care of her two older sons is in need of transportation help. This mothers only vehicle to get to work and the children to school has broken down needing a couple of repairs. This would help the young mother as she is needing to get back and forth to work, and take her children to school.
The young brother of a 13yr old had to take his sister into his home there was no other option at this time. The brother very young himself gave his sister his bed , the young man has so little and works hard every day and he stepped up to help his sister when she needed him. Please assist with getting the 13yr old a bed. This would help the transition so much if both could have a bed to sleep on.
We are requesting an Uber gift card to help mom with transportation to the hospital to visit her baby in the NICU. The baby was born early and admitted in the NICU for over a month. Mom's car broke down and the costs are not affordable for the family to fix. The roundtrip cost for mom to get to and from the hospital is $22/ day. The team has looked into the bus route and determined it is not a feasible option. The team is working with the hospital social worker for transportation options in the future.
The amount requested ($88) will assist mom with transportation for 4 days this week to get to the hospital to visit with her baby. We do ask if the donor can donate an uber gift card in the amount of $88 since mom doesnt have transportation to get to the bank for other payment methods.
A 13-year-old girl, who has recently been placed with her older sister is in need of a few items. Her older sister has 2 children of her own but has now also taken in her younger sister & is in need of help with groceries. She has been running out of food/snacks for the children before the end of the month, now that she has an extra mouth to feed. A gift card to a grocery store or if someone could drop groceries off to the family would be most helpful. The family is without transportation at the moment, and it would be difficult to get to a food pantry during the allotted times. The older sister works from home, so she is home all day if someone is able to drop groceries off to them. The teen is also in need of under garments (Bras, underwear) & personal hygiene items. If you are able to help with this need or know of someone that has resources for these items, it would be greatly appreciated.
Location: Kansas City, MO 64124-County:Jackson-Children Served: 1-Agency: #MO- DSS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$200
A caregiver needs help keeping her phone line turned on to remain in touch with her children while at work. Recently, one of her children has been struggling with some behaviors that require extra supervision. She had to call off work several times to remain with her child and has fallen behind on bills. Now she is able to return to work, but she needs to prioritize her phone so her child or the adult who is supervising can always reach her. Helping meet this request will help a caregiver be able to support her child and keep the family safe.
This 17 year old had an emergency move from a relatives home to the grandmother of her newborn son. While the baby has a crib, his mother is currently sleeping on a couch and is in need of a bed of her own. She is looking for a full sized bed to accommodate her and the baby so that when he needs to eat, nap, or snuggle she has him close at hand.
Location: Kansas City, MO 64110-County:Jackson-Children Served: 1-Agency: #MO- DSS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$600
A grandmother is placement for her infant granddaughter who is starting to crawl. The grandmother is in need of a baby gate for the top of her stairs to ensure the baby's safety and to maintain placement. A gate that attaches to the wall is preferred so that her 2-year-old brother is unable to push through the gate. Please see link for example of need. Thank you!
A single mom of 6 has stopped receiving child support payments as the father of the children has lost his job. She has been unable to make her car payments and only has $1500 left on the loan. She has been working so hard to provide for her children, but has started struggling with the loss of child support. The payments will help to sercure her vehicle for her and prevent her from losing her only vehicle.
Location: Kansas City, MO 64111-County:Jackson-Children Served: 6-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #Resource Health-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$1500
DCCCA Family Preservation is hosting our 3rd Annual Christmas Party for the at-risk families we serve. This event gives families the opportunity to step away from their stressful life events, even for just a short while, to have a joyful evening full of fun, food, and festivities. This event can help form positive core memories for vulnerable children -- many who experience extreme poverty and would love nothing more than some bonding time with their parents to play games, have a nice meal, sing and even laugh together. DCCCA is a nonprofit organization; therefore, we rely on the generosity of the community to help fund our events. Donated funds will help us purchase the food, paper goods, and other essential items. If you are able, please consider helping us bring smiles and laughter to the faces of many children as we share with them the magic and joy of Christmas. Thank you for all you do for the community! Updated on November 28, 2022 by an Agency Worker We could still use the help to fund the Christmas party for the families we serve. Thank you for your consideration.
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Currently this family is working with IIS to help prevent their youngest child from returning to states custody. They are currently fighting for two other children but their home is in need of items to help get and keep it clean and organized. The family has been working their programs and have remain clean and sober for 3 years. When the family is able to get their house clean and organized so they have a better chance of getting their two other children in their care and out of states custody.
Location: Kansas City, MO 64128-County:Jackson-Children Served: 1-Adults Served: 3-Agency: #MO- Cornerstones of Care-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$665
Our clinic is currently assisting a pregnant mother who is going through a divorce and starting over after 16 years. She has one son that is 15 and with her part time - he is in need of a bed with bedding so he can come stay with her. She is currently sleeping on a bare twin mattress with a blanket at the moment so she is in need of bedding as well. She has nothing in her apartment other than the twin mattress so we are asking for a couch as well as some dishes she could use. She is currently working two jobs and we are assisting her with signing up for the necessary government support programs. Thank you!
Location: Kansas City, MO 64111-County:Jackson-Children Served: 2-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #Liberty Women's Clinic-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$1107
I have a young fun loving male who is currently autistic, nonverbal and housed at a medical facility in the greater Kansas City Missouri area and he has been there for some time due to his mother also being chronically ill and she can not meet any of his medical, mental, or physical needs. She had to give care of him over to Children's Division to provide proper care and custody of him as she realized she is physically unable. This young man is currently in need of clothing such as sweat clothes than he can wear in the facility in which he is housed. He is in desperate need of sweat pants and sweat shirts in the size of Large. Underclothing is also a necessity in this request. The items requested will help get this young man through the winter as the weather is changing and wearing basketball shorts and t-shirts is becoming a not so viable option. Updated on December 01, 2022 by an Agency Worker This is very much a need for this sweet boy; especially as it is getting colder!
Location: Kansas City, MO 64106-County:Jackson-Children Served: 1-Agency: #MO- DSS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$110
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