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Pregnant mama with a 1 year old is struggling to make ends meet due to relationship difficulties and losing her job. She has few resources in the area and is trying to get back on her feet. Requesting a booster/high chair that straps to a chair and has a tray on it.
Location: Grandview, MO 64030-County:Jackson-Children Served: 2-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #Advice & Aid Pregnancy Centers-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$50
A single mom with 3 young children has fled a violent situation and is trying very hard to get back on her feet and support her family. Her current vehicle has been very unreliable and has required multiple service repairs. It is also not large enough to properly accomodate 3 carseats. Both mom and I realize this is a very big ask, but if you know someone that has a reliable and safe vehicle that they are interested in donating to a very sweet and gracious young mom who could really use the support, please let me know. Or, if you would be willing to help with the cost of her current car repairs, please let me know and I will provide further details. Thank you!
Location: Overland Park, KS 66213-County:Johnson-Children Served: 3-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #Blue Valley Schools-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$1500
I work with a family at our school who is a single parent and is employeed and just barely making ends meet. Their bank account information was stollen last week and she is in crisis trying to pay her bills. Her car tag fee is one bill she cannot pay and they are expired by a few weeks and she is worried she will get in trouble. She relies on her vehicle to get her children to school and to drive to her job. The amount of the tags is $245. If anyone is able to help this family, they have a lot on their plate and this would enable the mom to prioritize other bills and expenses this holiday. Thank you for considering!
I am a Foster Care Case Manager and I have a 24-year-old woman who is foster placement for her 14-year-old niece. She was unexpectedly brought into this position, and she is in need of a full-size bed frame for her niece as she is currently sleeping on a bed on the ground.
Location: Kansas City, MO 64145-County:Jackson-Children Served: 1-Agency: #MO- Cornerstones of Care-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$235
Single mother who just recently moved and started a new job is in need of some used living room furniture to furnish her home. There is one child in the home with no additional supports. Thank you in advance for strengthening this family.
Mother is a single mom and is doing the best she can raising 4 boys. She is behind on BPU bill as she recently moved to Kansas after fleeing from her abusive husband. Mom is working really hard but just needs some extra support. Mother is asking for help with groceries and payment of her utility bill to alleviate concerns for children going hungry, and to ensure they are getting fed properly. It will also ensure their electricity does not get shut off as the holidays and cold weather approach.
A relative family has taken in a sibling group of three, ages 9, 10 and 12 as their pre-adoptive resource. The mentioned family member, a relative to these three kids, moved from the State of Washington two summers ago to adopt her nieces and nephew. The sibling group have been in care for over five years and have finally gained a sense of permanency in the near future with their family. With the household expanding to seven members, the mentioned family is financially struggling with putting food on the table to feed all of their children. We kindly request any donations that may help this family provide groceries, especially with the holidays quickly approaching.
Location: Kansas City, MO 64114-County:Jackson-Children Served: 3-Agency: #MO- Cornerstones of Care-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$100
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
Kinship placement, Grandpa & Great Aunt are caring for 2 young children in their family. The home has cockroaches and desperately needs to be treated. The family is strapped for money and is unable to pay for the treatment. The family has gotten a quote from a pest control company for an initial treatment that would cost $350. They would need to follow up with additional treatments but any help to get them started would be appreciated. This would greatly improve the quality of living for the entire family but especially the children ages 18 months and 5 years old. Please consider helping this family. Thank you.
Location: Kansas City, KS 66104-County:Wyandotte-Children Served: 2-Adults Served: 2-Agency: #KS-Cornerstones of Care-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$350
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
A bio dad that recently found out he had a son, and is going to soon reintegrate the 1 year old home to him. Dad has never had a baby before and needs some basic items to get his son home to him. Dad did not know about his son and was not expecting a baby to come live with him and so soon. So any and all baby items are needed.
Location: Kansas City, KS 66104-County:Wyandotte-Children Served: 1-Agency: #KS-Cornerstones of Care-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$650
I work with a family who has been struggling to make ends meet this year. She is a single mother who works in education and is struggling with her car payment and is in danger of losing the car. She owes $630.00 at this time but any portion of that amount would help. Without the car her children could lose access to attending school due to bus issues in our area and driving them is the only option at this time. Any help would help her get closer to getting caught up on this bill.
Location: Overland Park, KS 66223-County:Johnson-Children Served: 3-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #Blue Valley Schools-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$630
Young adult still in foster care is close to exiting foster care by emancipation. He has a long-term home and has moved in. However, he only has an old mattress and no bed frame. He has broken his past bed frame as he rocks in his sleep at night, a result from past trauma. Requesting a new mattress and bed frame for this young man as he transitions to the rest of his life so he can have a more comfortable sleeping arrangement in his room and also a rug to go under the bed frame to prevent scratching the floor when he rocks at night during sleep.
Location: Kansas City, KS 66109-County:Wyandotte-Children Served: 1-Agency: #KS-Cornerstones of Care-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$465
Parents are behind on utility bills, 198.45 for electric and 610.96 for gas. Children are currently placed out of the home with relatives, however, if the utilities get shut off parents will not be able to have visits in the home and it could hinder reunification as parents could be subject to eviction for having the utilities shut off. Parents are actively involved with the case and doing all services asked of them to reunify with their children. Having the utilities shut off could be a detriment for the case and cause possible delay in reunification.
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
Family ( mother, father, and their 3 year old child), need assistance paying for their hotel where they have been staying at since becoming homeless. the family does try and work but father recently lost his job. Family will have no income until the first of November and they need to pay for another night by tomorrow 11/28/2023 or they will be on the street. Family and their workers have explored hotel vouchers, homeless shelters, and any family assistance but so far they have not come up with any. amount below will cover a week, by which time, they will have income on the 1st of December. hotel is the Super 8 by Wyndham Lees Summit.
On the children's day of referral into foster care, our kinship department worked tirelessly to find relative connections for these four children to help ensure that they would be able to stay together with their siblings. We were able to find an uncle of the children and his significant other that were enthused to take in the children to ensure that the children were able to go to a home that they were familiar with and people that they had connections to. They were able to be approved as the placement for the children and the children have been safe and stable in their uncle's home since coming into care. However, the family has had a difficult time being able to get beds and mattresses for the children to be able to continue to remain in the home and they are in need of two twin sized bed frames and mattresses and a twin sized bunk bed with mattresses as soon as possible to be able to continue to maintain the children in the home. The family would greatly appreciate any assistance in getting these items to be able to continue to remain placement for their nieces and nephew. Thank you for your consideration and for any help that you may be able to provide.
Struggling family has unexpected bills and has fallen behind on their storage bill. As of Nov 27, 2023 All their belongings will be put up for auction.
Family got behind when living situations changed and family had to start paying all of the rent instead of just 600.00$
Family is now needing to move and pay first and last month rent for a bigger place so their family can be re unified. Already struggling they now have to pay a 1200$ deposit / $250 per fee and first month's rent which is $1225. Not to mention they lost their food stamps and any extra money goes to feeding the kids. Unfortunately, if their unit is lost at auction this will put reintegration even further behind due to having to replace all their belonging. Would you please consider pitching in.
We are so grateful
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
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