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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.
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
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.
I have a houseless family in need of financial assistance for maintenance on their car. One parent is working full time and relies on this vehicle to get to and from work, the store, and kids appointments. Since the family is houseless, they are paying an outstanding amount each month to afford their hotel. They do not have any extra funds to take care of their car repairs. The family needs an oil change and brakes for their car.
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.
Mom is a single mom who has had a job change that has made making ends meet very difficult. Shes trying her best to find any resources that can aid as she figures out how to support her family on such a limited budget. When we spoke I could feel the need in her voice when she said, "being a single mother is just so hard".
Location: Kansas City, MO 64132-County:Jackson-Children Served: 3-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #Big Brothers Big Sisters Kansas City-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$350
A seven year old little boy is in need of a bed to be comfortable in his current placement and it would benefit him as well during this time, he has had a bad situation to deal with and will greatly appreciate the bed. He is placed with his aunt at this time and need this for him to sleep properly at night and rest well for school.
Location: Kansas City, MO 64129-County:Jackson-Children Served: 1-Agency: #MO- DSS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$235
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.
We have an Uncle that took in his niece and nephew to prevent the children going into foster care. He has had the children for a few weeks and we determined this may be a long term situation (over 6 months). The children need bed frames and mattresses. The two year old girl is sleeping in a pack and play. The seven year old boy is sleeping on a cot. If anyone can donate a toddler bed frame, a twin/ full size bed for the 7 year old, and mattresses, the relative would really appreciate the assistance. The family is also open to bunk beds if that is available. Please reach out if you can assist with used beds or new beds. Thank you!
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
The family has had a mouse problem for many months. They have been using sticky traps and poison but the problem continues and gets even worse in the winter. The family is in need of services from an exterminator.
Location: Kansas City, MO 64134-County:Jackson-Children Served: 1-Adults Served: 3-Agency: #MO- DSS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$585
A sweet grandmother has recently taken custody of her three grandchildren. The children have been placed into foster care, but the grandmother has opened her doors and allowed the children to be placed in her small home. The children do not have beds and have been sleeping on an air mattress. The sibling group is in need of a bunk bed for the two boys ages 12 &16 and a twin size bed for the girl age 8. The bedrooms are fairly small so twin bunkbeds would be best. The children will also need twin size mattresses for the beds, sheets, comforters & pillows. If you are able to assist this family with beds during this difficult time or know of someone who can assist with this need, it would be greatly appreciated. Thank You so much!
Location: Kansas City, MO 64134-County:Jackson-Children Served: 3-Agency: #MO- DSS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$929
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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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
The family is in need of two tires for their car. They have wires coming out of two of their tires and have not gotten tires in a few years due to being short of funds. They recently have been able to start a new job that requires them to drive a lot more than they have been. So we are asking for tires for the family. The family has a Nissan Sentra 2012 and need a 205/55R16. They have priced a used tire and it would be about 50.00 each but new tires might be safer for the family as they are driving on the highway now. The price of two new tires would be about 140.00 for two at Discount Tires.
Location: Kansas City, MO 64126-County:Jackson-Children Served: 2-Adults Served: 2-Agency: #MO- DSS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$140
placement provider is need of items to accommodate children placed in her care and to assist with her getting licensed as a provider. Updated on December 02, 2022 by an Agency Worker Single mother of 5 has taken in 3 additional children in state custody. She is is needing a twin bunkbed and 3 small or tall dressers to better accommodate the children. She has done so much to help the children but is unable to financially assist them with these items. Thank you for ready .
Location: Kansas City, MO 64134-County:Jackson-Children Served: 6-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #MO- Crittenton-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$680
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