Team Leader(s) Jake B, Jake Barreth, Jacob Holland, Melody BARRETH
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I am working with a family that lost a lot of their household items due to a bed bug infestation. There are 4 children and two adults living in a two-bedroom apartment. Currently, the children's clothing is on the floor in their closet, and it is difficult for them to locate items that they need. The children's mother has some mental health concerns that she is working to address. Therefore, updating their space and improving the conditions that her children are living in will help boost the overall morale of the home. Thank you so much for any and all help that you can provide. The family is enthusiastically open to second-hand and pre-loved items. Small laundry baskets, bookshelves, and any small storage items would also be helpful.
One of the older children has asthma and has a difficult time keeping up with their siblings. Their mother thinks that a double stroller would help with this a lot.
Thank you so much for supporting the community.
Location: Kansas City, MO 64116-County:Clay-Children Served: 4-Adults Served: 2-Agency: #MO- Cornerstones of Care-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$900
This request is for a sibling group of 3 (11 yr old boy, 9 year old girl and 7 year old girl) that have been in care for over 4 years due to parental drug use and mental health issues. They are currently placed with an aunt and uncle in KS that are going to adopt them. The aunt said their house is not well insulated and gets really cold in the winter. She is asking for help with comforters and robes for the children. The boy has a full size bed and wears a L in men's. His favorite colors are red/black. The girls both have twin beds and wear a L in girls'. One's favorite colors are pink and purple and the other likes blue and white. The aunt has stated that getting these needs met will take a huge burden off their shoulders as they have really been struggling financially since becoming a family of 8 overnight. These children have no one else and we really want to support this family that is willing to give them a permanent home.
Location: Kansas City, MO 64108-County:Jackson-Children Served: 3-Agency: #Jackson County CASA-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$275
A mother that has recently reunified with her daughters just had her lights turned off and needs assistance with getting her electricity turned back on. Thankfully her heat is powered by natural gas, but she and the kids need to be able to use power to cook and do homework. Mom is struggling to figure out how to turn on her lights and pay rent for December, when her next pay check doesn't come until 12/10. Any assistance for this family would be greatly appreciated. With it being winter and the holidays, most assistance options have been pretty well exhausted.
Grandmother caring for her 3 grandchildren ages 4, 4 & 6 years old. The family has a bunk bed frame but is in need of 2 twin sized mattress/box spring, mattress protector, sheets, pillow & comforter/blanket. They also need a bedrail for the top bunk bed. This will help the children have their own beds and to be able to stop sharing a bed. Thank you for your consideration.
Location: Kansas City, KS 66102-County:Wyandotte-Children Served: 3-Adults Served: 2-Agency: #KS-Cornerstones of Care-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$565
This request is for a sibling group of 3 that have been in care for over 4 years due to parental drug use and mental health issues. They are currently placed with an aunt and uncle in KS that are going to adopt them. This family already has 3 children of their own. Unfortunately since taking on the other 3 children they have been struggling financially. They are requesting help with groceries so we are requesting a Wal-Mart gift card to allow them to purchase food for their family.
Location: Kansas City, MO 64108-County:Jackson-Children Served: 3-Adults Served: 2-Agency: #Jackson County CASA-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$200
J.H. is placed in the home of a relative on the Kansas/Missouri Border Agreement ICPC. The family has been doing their best to provide everything J.H. needs, although due to J.H.'s level of care needed, she has been forced to take time off work. J.H. is in need of a new bed frame and bedding essentials. She could additionally use a dresser.
Location: Kansas City, MO 64124-County:Jackson-Children Served: 3-Adults Served: 2-Agency: #MO- DSS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$285
This is a sibling set of 4 girls ages 5-16. Mom has worked had to get an apartment after being homeless for sometime and is working to get her girls back home to her. Mom has just secured an apartment but will need a bunk bed and a dresser for 2 of the girls.
Location: Kansas City, KS 66102-County:Wyandotte-Children Served: 2-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #KS-Cornerstones of Care-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$805
Older youth, age 19, rents her own apartment. Youth's rent is $1500.00. She recently became ill and was hospitalized for a brief period of time causing her to miss several days from work. The youth's rent is due on December 1st. She needs financial assistance for her rent payment. The youth reports to have 50% of the rent payment saved.
Location: Kansas City, MO 64134-County:Jackson-Children Served: 1-Agency: #MO- Crittenton-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$750
Mother is on a THV with her 2 year old son She has made lots of progress of the year and has stable housing and is drug free. Her son is growing quickly and unfortunately all the clothes she was given he has out grown, or he just only has 3 pairs of socks for example. I asked Mom send me a list of the clothing she needs for her son. this is the list, 10-15 pairs of 2t socks, 4 pairs of 3t jeans, 4 pairs of 3t sweats, 4 pairs of 3t hoodies, 4-5 shirts sized 3t, a winter coat, snow boots, 2 sweaters 3t, and 2 pairs of tennis shoes size 6. I have went upon myself and research how much each of these things would cost at Walmart. Socks are $19.99 for a 12 pack, Jeans are $15 a pair, sweats and hoodies we can do bundles a matching set for $12.53 for the hoodie and sweats or $20.76 for a three pack of sweats or $11.98 for one hoodie, Shirts $17.92 for a 4 pack, winter coat is $23.98, snow boost size 6 are $28.99, tennis shoes size black neutral pair $16.87 colorful pair $18.44, and sweaters would be $11.64 each. After calculating it all up the total was $279.80. I'm asking for $300 for Mom for any extra taxes or fees and to make sure her son can get everything he needs. I will accompany her on the clothing hall so we make sure we get the right items priced on this form.
Location: Kansas City, MO 64106-County:Jackson-Children Served: 1-Agency: #MO- DSS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$300
One of the children on my caseload is being disrupted on and will need to move placements by December 20th, the child would like to move with her older sister and brother in law, who would also like to have her but they are needing to get a bigger place to make this happen they currently only have a one bedroom , they have found a new place in which the deposit is 700 but they would also have to break their lease and pay 1410 they are needing assistance with getting these paid even if it is not the whole 2100, but at least the deposit would be okay
Location: Kansas City, KS 66102-County:Wyandotte-Children Served: 1-Adults Served: 2-Agency: #KS-Cornerstones of Care-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$700
17-month old medically complex kiddo needing medical equipment for newly placed g-tube. G-tube will provide adequate nutrition as their medical situations make it difficult to feed them otherwise. Needing gastrostomy tube, extension tubing, and gravity bags per medical provider.
Location: Kansas City, MO 64124-County:Jackson-Children Served: 1-Agency: #MO-Children's Mercy Hospital-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$80
Mom was let go of her job, but was able to find a new one a couple of weeks ago. However she is $300 short on her November rent payment since she was in between checks at the time. She is needing help with this last payment so she can have sustainable housing moving forward.
Location: Independence, MO 64053-County:Jackson-Children Served: 1-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #Big Brothers Big Sisters Kansas City-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$325
A 17-year-old girl, eldest of her family, expressed feeling frustrated because her car needs repair. At 17, there are a lot of things she is buying for her senior year that she needs money for (college applications, basketball shoes, fees on her school account, senior pictures, etc) but without a car she is hardly able to work as she has no way to get there. She lives in a single parent household with four siblings and helps mom with running errands and taking kids to and from school. This young woman is a A+ student and is very involved in her community.
She said it would be a little over $250 to fix her car but any assistance would help tremendously.
Location: Kansas City, MO 64133-County:Jackson-Children Served: 1-Agency: #Big Brothers Big Sisters Kansas City-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$250
A child has been placed with his grandmother. The child is 2 years old and needs his own bed. The home also needs smoke detectors and a fire extinguisher to be able to meet the needs of an appropriate placement.
Location: Kansas City, MO 64114-County:Jackson-Children Served: 1-Agency: #MO- Cornerstones of Care-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$130
Three youth have recently made the wrestling team at their school. This is the first time they have been allowed to participate in extracurricular activities. Their placement is unable to purchase them wrestling shoes due to their costs.
Location: Kansas City, MO 64134-County:Jackson-Children Served: 3-Agency: #Jackson County CASA-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$180
This request is for a family with 3 siblings, 2 boys (10 and 3) and a girl (7). They have been in care almost 3 years due to parental substance abuse, lack of housing and criminal issues. The grandmother has placement of the oldest child and has agreed to be a permanent resource for all the children, but is need of a few items to make that happen. They need a twin bed, a toddler bed and 2 dressers. If they obtain these items, the 2 younger children will be able to be placed with them and hopefully permanency will be achieved for these children.
Location: Kansas City, MO 64132-County:Jackson-Children Served: 3-Adults Served: 2-Agency: #Jackson County CASA-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$620
A single mother of four is needing some assistance to help children. She is not working at this time due to the cost of daycare and has three children that are not yet in school and one being an infant. She has utilized her older car seat from her other children for the infant, but she is asking for assistance with a newer car seat that will transition as the child ages and the baby is currently about 4 1/2 months old but bigger than the average child at that age. In the request the toddler/convertible car seat was chosen as mom would like one that transitions but want to again point out that kiddo is still an infant so chose the most accurate for description purposes. She also would like to get a pack 'n play for her baby with a fitted sheet. She does not want a crib and has specifically asked for a pack 'n play only. In addition to that, the mom could also use some help with clothing for all of the children. There is a boy who is 6 years old and would wear size 7 or 8, medium, two girls ages 3 and 4 and similar in size so sizes 4 and 5 would be fine for both. The 4 1/2 month could benefit from clothing sizes 6 months and above. All of this will help keep the kiddos safe, warm, and ready for the ever-changing weather and help alleviate some of the financial stress on the mom. Thanks!
We can help with the pack n play and crib sheet. If mom has transportation, she can visit our church's Impact Center and pick out clothes for her kiddos. She just needs to make an appointment. If she doesn't have transportation, we may be able to pick up clothing for her.
Journey Church International. 3 days ago
Needs2 Needs / $400 to go!
Toddler / Convertible Car Seat
1 out of 1 items still needed
Clothes for a Child / Children (see description details)
Grandmother/mother needs assistance with her rent. On top of her three minor children and her two adult children, has taken in her younger grandsons, one of whom is disabled, which has put a strain on her finances. Grandmother has been a saint to her family and has taken care of them, while also caring for her nieces and nephews, and her terminally ill mother, who lives in Kansas. This money would help her take care of her rent and allow her family to stay in the same home they have for decades.
Location: Kansas City, MO 64128-County:Jackson-Children Served: 5-Adults Served: 3-Agency: #MO- DSS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$500
This mother of two has been working very hard to get her children back in her care period she is very close and is getting ready to start overnight visits. However she does not have beds for the children in her home. This family has been through a lot including the loss of one child in the last few months has suffered through a lot of grief and loss but has really turned things around and is on track. There is a 6 year old little girl and a four year old little boy
Location: Kansas City, KS 66102-County:Wyandotte-Children Served: 2-Agency: #KS-Cornerstones of Care-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$275
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