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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.
Platte County has a small food pantry cabinet that needs restocked. We are requesting non-perishable, but microwavable items. Such as Chef Boyardee cups/meals, mac-n-cheese cups, Hormel Complete Meals, etc.; also peanut butter and jelly are good options. Please nothing that has to be refrigerated or frozen as we do not have space to keep that and neither do some families. Please nothing that requires added ingredients, except water.
Location: Platte City, MO 64079-County:Platte-Children Served: 10-Adults Served: 12-Agency: #MO- DSS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$150
This family consists of two children and two adults. One of the adults has been diagnosed with cancer and currently receiving chemo and has hospice involved in her treatment. They were homeless last year and lost all of their belonging except what they could fit in bags. The other adult in the home is a caregiver for the mom with cancer and the children.
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:$1405
I am currently working with a single mother and her one month old baby. The mother has no work and currently is in critical need for formula for her baby girl. The baby has enough formula for today as yesterday we were able to provide her with a can . Baby will be needing formula for the next couple of days till she is able to have her wic appointment on Tuesday of next week. Please, please, help me, to help this mother who is in critical need. The formula she is currently using is Gentle infant-formula, purple label. we are requesting two or three cans if possible. Thank you for your constant help with supporting our families and case workers. God bless you!!!!!
Single mom dad in jail for abuse.
Dad has been sole provider mom needs help paying Utility bills.
Family is working with El Centro to get mom more help.
But currently this family continues to struggle to pay bills.
If the helpful church can contact this worker i can give you a copy of the bills.
Thanks and be blessed.
Yesterday we took into care a sibling set of 6 that we were able to place all 6 together and with family. The kids came with very little to no items and the relatives have has no time to prepare for their household being over doubled within hours of the kids coming into care. The ages and sizes are as follows
The sizes are as follows:
Girl 3-6 months
Boy pants size 29 and large shirts/hoodies
We are in need of everything for these kiddos. clothes, shoes, toys, beds, diapers, wipes, baby supplies, formula, car seats, baby gates, outlet covers everything, and anything would be helpful for this family.
The father in this case is a former addict and is trying to reintegrate with his children with very little supports to rely on. He has been working on his mental health, maintaining employment at a local production factory, and maintaining his sobriety. He has been jumping through all of these hoops all while maintaining as good a relationship with his 4 children as he can. His ex-wife has been less than willing to work with this agency as well to reintegrate with her children, so in this case the father is doing this alone. The two smallest children have special needs and quite a lot of behavioral issues. At this time, the father needs help on a security deposit for a residence. Our agency is able to help with half of this need, but there is a total need of $1,100 to help make this happen. The father did not want to ask for assistance, but has finally agreed to seek help for this substantial amount. This agency has plans to immediately work towards overnight visits with the intent of reintegration soon after should he be able to move into this residence. Thank you for any and all assistance.
Single pregnant mom in a potentially abusive relationship is trying to get out and back into her own apartment. She has a 7 year old and is 33 weeks pregnant. She has a lease on an apartment and is applying for rent assistance but needs help meeting this month's rent. She is currently working and participating in programs at Advice & Aid. Rent is broken down below so that multiple churches could help.
Location: Kansas City, MO 64139-County:Jackson-Children Served: 2-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #Advice & Aid Pregnancy Centers-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$1500
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 work with a family of 2 adults with 1 male and 2 female children who live well below the poverty line. There are concerns for head lice, roach, and flea infections which we are finding difficult to combat without chemicals. The children are currently sharing a king size bed on the floor. Although this is functional at their age, they would benefit from individual beds, sheets, pillows. (Cleaning Supplies) The family would benefit from a case of RID lice spray and a case of Roach/Flea bombs for the home. The dryer is not working. The family would benefit from a working dryer so they can dry cloth items on high to kill lice eggs on the fabric to combat the infestation.
Location: Saint Joseph, MO 64504-County:Buchanan-Children Served: 3-Adults Served: 2-Agency: #MO- DSS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$1760
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
Mother with 2 children is needing help getting their birth certificates so they can move into permanent housing. Mom had thought she had her sons, but realized they have been lost and she does not have the funds to get copies. Mom is working hard on personal goals to get into housing and we don't want this to be a barrier for her. Any amount towards this need is greatly appreciated.
A sweet kiddo in foster care has been approved to visit his dad & grandma in Arkansas for Christmas break. He has not seen his family in over a year and misses them terribly. This young man is 8 years old and absolutely loves airplanes and everything about them. He talks about airplanes nonstop and wants to be a pilot when he grows up. His foster parent has purchased a ticket for him to go visit during Christmas break however she is struggling financially. She knows this trip is needed & this little guy misses his family and also adores planes, so she purchased the ticket. This will be his very first flight and he is over the moon excited about going on an airplane. Foster mom is seeking assistance with the ticket she purchased because she also has other children in the home. She is asking for $150 for help with the plane ticket. A visa gift card etc could be used to help her pay other bills or use it for groceries or whatever is needed for her household. This trip will be something this little guy will never forget, please help fulfill this need and help brighten this little guy's life. Thank you so much!
Single mother with 4 children is needing assistance with gas for transportation. Her younger children have visitation with their father in Olathe, that mom is responsible to take them to, weekly. The children also all have therapy appointments, and it adds up to a lot of driving. She is looking for a job but will currently clean houses for income. She has not been able to make as much money recently and has used most of her other funds on bills. We are requesting a gas gift card to help with transportation funds.
Mom got out of a domestic violent relationship and had to move quickly. Mom wasn't able to take anything with her. She has nothing and is in need of most things. The most important things are 3 beds(2-twins and 1-queen), dishes, and any living room furniture. They also would take anything they can get for household goods.
Location: Saint Joseph, MO 64506-County:Buchanan-Children Served: 2-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #MO- St. Joseph School District-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$2277
Relative foster family adopted their five grandchildren and have two teenage biological children. A family friend's child (12 year old boy) came in to foster care, this family took placement as a "relative placement." Family has a bed, but no extra bedding. Additionally, another dresser (preferably a chest due to space) would be helpful, the child is currently using a basket for his clothing.
Location: Saint Joseph, MO 64507-County:Buchanan-Children Served: 1-Agency: #MO- Cornerstones of Care-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$220
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