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Platte County has a small food pantry cabinet that needs restocked. We are requesting non-perishable, but microwavable items. Such as Chef Boyardee cups/meals, mac-n-cheese cups, Hormel Complete Meals, etc.; also peanut butter and jelly are good options. Please nothing that has to be refrigerated or frozen as we do not have space to keep that and neither do some families. Please nothing that requires added ingredients, except water.
Location: Platte City, MO 64079-County:Platte-Children Served: 10-Adults Served: 12-Agency: #MO- DSS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$150
This family consists of two children and two adults. One of the adults has been diagnosed with cancer and currently receiving chemo and has hospice involved in her treatment. They were homeless last year and lost all of their belonging except what they could fit in bags. The other adult in the home is a caregiver for the mom with cancer and the children.
Location: Kansas City, MO 64154-County:Platte-Children Served: 2-Adults Served: 2-Agency: #MO- Park Hill School District-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$1405
Single mom dad in jail for abuse.
Dad has been sole provider mom needs help paying Utility bills.
Family is working with El Centro to get mom more help.
But currently this family continues to struggle to pay bills.
If the helpful church can contact this worker i can give you a copy of the bills.
Thanks and be blessed.
Mother with 2 children is needing help getting their birth certificates so they can move into permanent housing. Mom had thought she had her sons, but realized they have been lost and she does not have the funds to get copies. Mom is working hard on personal goals to get into housing and we don't want this to be a barrier for her. Any amount towards this need is greatly appreciated.
Single mother with 4 children is needing assistance with gas for transportation. Her younger children have visitation with their father in Olathe, that mom is responsible to take them to, weekly. The children also all have therapy appointments, and it adds up to a lot of driving. She is looking for a job but will currently clean houses for income. She has not been able to make as much money recently and has used most of her other funds on bills. We are requesting a gas gift card to help with transportation funds.
This family of 6, are very hard working but they don't have some basic necessities, such as beds. At this time they are sleeping on the floor and still managing to work and go to school every day, having beds would really make a difference their daily lives, especially for the children to have beds to sleep in.
Student moved to us from a neighboring district and does not live with her guardian. She is currently working towards being on the wrestling team but is unable to afford required equipment to be successful including head gear and shoes.
Links and need provided by coaching staff.
Location: Riverside, MO 64150-County:Platte-Children Served: 1-Agency: #MO- Park Hill School District-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$155
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.
A single mother and her 3 year old daughter are in temporary housing due to a fire at their home. The family is struggling financially and the mother is trying to get back on her feet. The 3 year old needs clothing and mom also needs assistance for Christmas.
A gift card to Walmart or Target would help cover Christmas. The 3 year old wears size 6/7 girls, and loves bright colors. Shoe size is size 11. Thank you!
Location: Platte City, MO 64079-County:Platte-Children Served: 1-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #MO- DSS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$440
Hi there, we would love to help out. Is the clothing for the 3 year old separate from the size 6/7 clothing - just confused that those were separate boxes to check. Let me know how we can get this to you/how much in gift cards vs. clothes. Thanks!
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.
I am working with a single mom and her 2 children who are living in a trailer. Mom struggles financially and is on a tight budget.The childrens father is involved periodically but does not help mom fianancially. Mom's trailer is older and has needed a number of repairs since she moved in. Most of her monthly income goes to cover lot rent for the trailer. At this time, this is their only housing option. Mom recently got water again, however the hot water tank on the trailer is not working so they do not have any hot water. I got an estimate on a new tank and installation from a plumber that is sadly higher than I expected. The water heater has a whole in it and needs to be replaced at a cost of $600. The labor cost is $250. I am putting in a request for help with any part of this cost. I will look for other funding resources to cover the amount that is left. I am appreciative of any help with this.
Location: Platte City, MO 64079-County:Platte-Children Served: 2-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #MO-Platte County R-3 School District-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$850
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.
Single mother with 4 young children currently does not have a job (trying to find one), and is needing assistance with food. Their foodstamps have ran out for the month and mom is needing necessities (milk, bread, pasta for meals, meat, etc.). We are requesting a gift card to a grocery store/ or groceries purchased, to help until her food stamps come in again next month.
There are several low income students and families need assistance with winter clothing, winter coats are specifically a critical need.
-Two baby size coats: one 3-5 month old size, and one around 6 month old is needed. Extra winter clothing for the babies is appreciated if available.
-Five adult size coats: 2 medium female; 1 medium male; 1 large female coat; 1 XL female coat.
-Various sizes of youth coats (mostly in need of youth male larger sizes - medium and large) would be helpful in any amount.
-Various sizes of youth sweats, male and female, would be helpful in any amount.
-Various sizes of youth sweatshirts, male and female, would also be helpful in any amount.
Location: Kansas City, MO 64151-County:Platte-Children Served: 8-Adults Served: 4-Agency: #MO- Park Hill School District-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$1970
We have a kinship placement that has a one-year-old female. They have had her since she was a newborn and are in the final stages of adoption. Yay! She is becoming very active, and we are requesting a playpen for the family. They are currently not using daycare and have been a very conscientious, loving place for this baby and we would like to help if we can. Playpen can be gently used. Thank you so much for taking the time to read!
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!
This family is in need of a gift card to help with clothing for three young children. As the weather gets colder and the children have grown they are in need of new winter clothes. The children are 4, 1, and 6 months old.
Location: Kansas City, MO 64128-County:Jackson-Children Served: 3-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #MO- DSS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$300
We responded to a CarePortal request for this family back in September. Bio family had just reintegrated with their two female children ages 5 and 4 and were needing help with rent and two dressers. We were able to connect on both of the needs and met this sweet family in person to deliver the items. Soon after, a car battery installation was needed and before we even had a chance to have one of our volunteers get over there to help, dad had already taken care of it himself. They have a strong desire to be independent.
We have been staying in touch with them and they recently let us know that the vehicle had broken down for good. Thankfully, they have another car they can use if the past due payment on it is made. They are able to afford the monthly payments on their own, they just need help getting caught up. Any amount is appreciated and will help get them closer to self-sufficiency again.
A single mom with an 8 year-old boy and 9 year-old girl coming out of homelessness after losing disability benefits and are in major need of funding for utility bills. Dad is an addict and not in the picture and uncle on dad's side is helping them get stable. They are staying in an empty house owned by a relative of the uncle and he is paying their rent for now but they are living with no furniture, water or electricity. There are past due balances and activation fees on the electric and water that need to be paid in order for them to be turned on, totaling almost $1500, but any amount helps! We are hoping the CarePortal community can contribute some funds to help get the utilities turned on for this family.
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