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This Park Hill family needs help with their electric bill. Mom was out of work, but recently got a new job, and gets paid for the first time next week. Dad has been out on medical leave and is having surgery next week. The family also moved to a new, more affordable apartment over the summer, and have been waiting and waiting for the bills to transfer over to their new address, and how much they owe. The received their electric bill, and it was quite a bit more than they anticipated, and included a disconnect notice with it. The electricity was then cut off the day the bill was due. The 7th grader brought the bill to the social worker at the school the day after the power was shut of asking for help. Social worker was able to meet with the parents, and once Dad is back at work after his surgery, and once Mom gets paid regularly they should be fine, but this shut off and higher electric bill is beyond what they are capable of paying. Parents are open to assistance with budgeting, managing and saving money.
Location: Kansas City, MO 64154-County:Platte-Children Served: 3-Adults Served: 2-Agency: #MO- Park Hill School District-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$800
This mother of two is needing assistance with her electric bill which is $992.48. She works full time and can contribute $300 but needs help with the balance. Recently she has had to miss work due to caring for her husband who is in a rehabilitation facility due to cancer and stroke.
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:$1084
ISO a twin mattress and bed frame/ dresser (chest) for a family. The family is a grandmother taking in her grandchildren to ensure familial connection remains in place throughout their foster journey. The grandmother is limited on income and resources but is looking for help securing these items so that the space can be made appropriate for the child. Any help in this matter is greatly appreciated by the family and will ensure the safety and security of the child, the home and the placement.
Location: Kansas City, KS 66101-County:Wyandotte-Children Served: 1-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #KS-Cornerstones of Care-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$595
Mother and family have recently moved to a new home. Mother is not currently working and has no money to buy a bed a twin bed and mattress for her 5 year old. Mother is also not able to buy a couch for her 15-year-old because of his disability he prefers to sleep on a couch. Family is also struggling to purchase a dinning room table and a microwave.
Any form of payment to help the family purchase a mattress and a bed frame and couch and dining room table to help the child by providing a safe sleeping environment to accommodate their needs. .
The family is new to the area and are currently living in a motel with their newborn. They are in need of a baby bouncer and a baby swing. Dad is working on an as needed basis at the motel and the family is not financially able to purchase the items needed for the baby. The family has applied for housing through Hillcrest and working on other options for housing and are not sure when they will be able to leave the motel.
Location: Kansas City, MO 64153-County:Platte-Children Served: 1-Adults Served: 2-Agency: #MO- DSS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$175
At the middle school we are trying to meet the needs of students with barriers in the area of hygiene and we are trying to keep an extra stock of these items on hand to help with such struggles. I can identify 5 students right now that we are currently helping and are in need of these items. This will allow PCMS to serve these 5 students and many more as issues with hygiene have increased.
All items can be dropped off with PCMS school social worker Monday through Friday between the hours of 8am and 3pm.
Location: Platte City, MO 64079-County:Platte-Children Served: 8-Agency: #MO-Platte County R-3 School District-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$199
Single mother with four kids ages 4 months to 7 years old. This family just moved back into Kansas from a infested Missouri home. This family's current sofa and love seat are in bad condition as they were infested with insects at their former home. The mother is grateful to be out of the former living conditions and is needing furniture that she and her children can utilize to be together in Livingroom and kitchen. This single mother is in need of living room seating and a rectangle kitchen table with chairs. Their kitchen is small though a rectangle table will work great as it can sit against the window. The children like sitting together at the table for meals. Currently the family has a abused sofa and love seat in the living room. Donor could provide a sectional or a love seat/sofa . Thank you for considering and if any questions feel free to reach out.
I am a school social worker at Gerner Family Education Center. Our building services ages 3-5 all of which have a variety of needs that are accommodated via special education or meet income requirements for our programming. One area that we have seen as a huge need is for diapers and pull ups. Because WIC limitations and the every rising cost of these items, we have experiencing several families that are not able to provide the appropriate amount of pull ups and diapers to meet the needs of their child. We have had several families that have to stretch their diapers beyond their use time which is causing potential skin rashes and overall discomfort for our already disadvantaged children. By having a supply of readily available pull ups and wipes for classroom and parent use would drastically fill a huge need. The size of diapers are as follows: Size 1 (infant) 2 boxes
Size 3T, 4T and 5T pull ups... Enough to give one box to each classroom. Happy Bottoms has been a great resource however with a need this large they are not able to assist.
The size of diapers are as follows: Size 1 (infant) 2 boxes
Size 3T, 4T and 5T pull ups... Enough to give one box to each high need classroom (we have around 10 high need classrooms)
Location: Kansas City, MO 64152-County:Platte-Children Served: 20-Adults Served: 5-Agency: #MO- Park Hill School District-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$490
A grandmother is the primary caretaker of her three grandsons, one of whom is already adopted and the other two are in the process of being adopted. In June of 2023, the family lost their home to a fire and were unable to save any personal items. They have recently found housing and have some furniture, but they are needing more. The family is needing a full size mattress and bed frame for the grandmother, 3 dressers for each of the boys, a tv for the living room, and a washer and dryer.
Location: Kansas City, KS 66104-County:Wyandotte-Children Served: 3-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #KS-Cornerstones of Care-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$2015
Mom has a Section 8 voucher for housing. However, she is in need of the deposit to be able to move in on October 1, 2023. She is currently enrolled in school, a 7 week phlebotomy program. She is doing well on her case plan tasks. This will help the family move closer to reintegration. Currently, the children are placed with their aunt. There is a strong family unit of support, they just do not have the funds to help her with this financial need.
An 8yr old boy with Autism gets out of the house and runs towards a pond that is close to the home. The mom would like for child to have swimming lessons so that if he is around water he will be safe. The child does not know how to swim or float. The mom has found somewhere for children with Autism to have swimming lessons, Platte City YMCA. The sessions are 208.00 a session, and the mom feels that if he goes to a couple and she can observe that she will be able to work with her son alone
Location: Kansas City, MO 64117-County:Clay-Children Served: 1-Agency: #MO- DSS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$436
Hello there, we just placed a fifteen-year-old child with her great grandmother. The great grandmother is on a fixed income and is in need of a twin mattress and box spring for the child that we placed with her today. The great grandmother is also caring for another grandchild that she has adopted.
The grandmother has had the child that we placed with her today since she was a baby. We are hoping that someone could possibly donate this item and deliver it to her home. She lives on the 5th floor at an apartment building, and it would be difficult for her financially as well as physically to get. Thank you so much for your consideration.
Single mom needing help paying Evergy bill. Mom is attending school raising children on her own plus trying to move. Mom has limited income dad was excited from the home he was the main money provider in the home. Mom is also trying to secure a part time job in the home so she can home school 1 child. The family is resilient and want to be self sufficient. If the responding church will contact this worker i can provide bill information to have bill rectified. Thank you and be blessed.Chuck
Single mother of three children needs assistance with decluttering her apartment so her children can return home. Mom struggles with anxiety and depression and has difficulty maintaining a clean residence. The family also has two pet dogs and the carpet needs a lot of TLC, especially the stairs leading to the upstairs.
Child in care with natural hair locs in need of detox and retwisting. Hair is matted and has not been cared for in several months causing it to be severely tangled and unmanageable required professional care. This is affecting the mental health of the child. Child has been bullied due to her upkept hair. Child is in a residential care facility with other peers and meeting this need will aid in her improved mental state..
Hey Rock family. This request came in from someone who attends the Rock, but the family in need isn't affiliated with the Rock. With that said, if we have an opportunity to help a family here in our city, I say let's go for it. *Please note that the $10 estimated value noted on this request IS NOT needed. The Care Portal platform requires us to input a $10 minimum value before we can save the need/request. They are working on updating this requirement.
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"I have a coworker that unexpectedly took in a family member from a bad home situation. He is a 15 year old boy who showed up with only enough clothes to fill his backpack. He wears an adult medium in both shirts and pants. If you have any clothes to donate or know someone who does, it would be greatly appreciated!
Location: , MO 64163-County:Platte-Children Served: 1-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$10
Youth has been working hard on is independent case plan tasks to be successful. Youth's plan is to age out soon now that he has employment and is able to save money but is still needing his driver's license.
Parents need the help with cost of Depends diapers for their special needs child. The child currently is in middle school and goes through roughly 8 diapers a day. The child wears Depends diapers size Youth medium/Junior Size. The parents' insurance does cover some of the cost but it will take quite a bit of time to be reimbursed. Thus, putting a financial strain on the family. This request is to assist the family as they wait for insurance to start covering the cost. The child recently started needing this type of diaper due to size and was previously wearing a different type of undergarment. The price of each pack of package is approximately $20 depending where they are purchased.
Location: Kansas City, MO 64157-County:Clay-Children Served: 1-Agency: #MO- DSS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$200
Mother recently moved with her three children due to domestic violence concerns and does not have a washer/dryer. The family could use some assistance in getting these items. This is to help the family be able to wash their clothes in the home, without taking the time and money going to a laundry mat.
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