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A single mother of 3 who has recently moved into a new home due to unsafe living conditions is looking for assistance with a family sofa for their home. Currently the family is sitting on crates in the living room and eating off a children's play table. The family would benefit from having a clean place to eat and allow the family to enjoy each others company together this holiday season. Family would prefer a new family sofa that can be a single or two piece set.
Location: Kansas City, MO 64130-County:Jackson-Children Served: 2-Adults Served: 2-Agency: #Big Brothers Big Sisters Kansas City-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$325
A single mother of 3 who has recently moved into a new home due to unsafe living conditions is looking for assistance with a dining room table for their home. Currently the family is sitting on crates in the living room and eating off a children's play table. The family would benefit from having a clean place to eat and allow the family to enjoy each others company together this holiday season. Family is open to a gently used or new wooden family dining room table with chairs for 4 people.
Location: Kansas City, MO 64130-County:Jackson-Children Served: 2-Adults Served: 2-Agency: #Big Brothers Big Sisters Kansas City-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$240
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
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 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.
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
Single mother of a 5 yr old and 5 month old is in need of winter clothes. 5 yr old is a boy and wears size 7 in tops and bottoms and size 13 kids in shoes. The 5 month old baby is a girl and wears size 6-9 months. Also in need of a high chair and exersaucer.
Location: Kansas City, MO 64130-County:Jackson-Children Served: 2-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #Resource Health-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$310
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
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
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
Father of 3 needing assistance with paying for gas and groceries. The family has just recently gotten into an apartment after living between a car and a hotel for months. After utilities and rent were paid no money remains for gas to get the kids to summer school, to pick up groceries, and get Dad to work.
Any assistance will be greatly appreciated
***Update*** Utilities for this family have been disconnected. Some payments have been made however, a $2,000 balance remains to reconnect service. A mother with two kids is in need of assistance with utilities asap. The family was abandoned by the husband/father and is now at risk for service disconnection. The mother works hard but has been struggling to stay on top of things since being abandoned by her husband. She's been trying to borrow money from family and friends but time is running out. She is afraid that losing electricity will put the family at risk and that her children could possibly be taken from her. Any Assistance for this family would be greatly appreciated. Mom received a shut-off notice on 5/23/22 for $3,265.24
A family with 3 children is in need of assistance to pay for the father's surgery, so that they don't fall behind on rent. The father is the only source of income for the family, so recovering from surgery will also impact the family's income and ability to pay bills.
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.
As a previous worker at Children's Division I know first hand the stress and hard work these workers go through. I would love to spread some love to the local Children's Division office downtown KC by supplying them with an Ice Maker. This seem like a small thing but they have been needing an ice maker since I was there 2 1/2 years ago and even before then. They have an older fridge that they have some ice trays in the freezer but that is not enough for everyone to add some ice to their beverages. An Ice maker would be a huge blessing to these workers as they can grab ice and water on their way to their next visit. They could grab ice for the soda donated to them from churches.
I have done some research on ice makers and have found a few that could work for their break room space. I am asking $500 for the ice maker and an additional $500 to help cheer up their break room adding new chairs, tables and items to make it feel more inviting and comfortable.
These items could go a long way for these workers and just in time for the hot days coming up! Thank you!
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.
A single mother with two sons, 10 yrs and 7 yrs is in need of assistance with rent. This mother of two loss employment brought on by the pandemic and struggles with getting a job. This has caused her to fall behind in her rent and is urgently in need of assistance to avoid eviction.
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