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Need help in purchasing new football cleats and helmet visor for a 14 y/o boy who recently reunified with his mom. Throughout his time in care he changed between multiple placements and different schools. Despite the many transfers, the teenager maintained excellent grades and attendance and has been able to play football at each school. He is growing rapidly and needs new cleats and a required visor for his new team. Football is extremely important to him and he works hard to ensure he can play in addition to his educational goals. He has high hopes and aspirations to attend college and interest in computers/coding. He utilizes football as a healthy coping skill and gains many skills from his coaches and team such as teamwork, discipline, and physical exercise. Either the specific items or a gift card to a sporting goods store would help obtain the items and allow him to pick out the right fit/style himself as he is learning financial skills as a teenager such as how much items cost, how to shop around, and check out/pay for yourself. Helping meet this need would free up funds in the home for other necessary items.
Location: Kansas City, MO 64106-County:Jackson-Children Served: 1-Agency: #Jackson County CASA-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$150
Two single moms, each with 2 children, are in need of extra support. Although they are both employed, they struggle financially to make ends meet. They are in need of basic furniture items for their home, including a couch, a kitchen table with 6 chairs, a vacuum cleaner, and clothing storage items. A plastic dresser or storage cart for each child would be ideal. The children include a girl (age 10) and three boys (ages, 7, 4, & 4). Thank you for any help you may be able to provide. Having a table and chairs in time for Thanksgiving would be a blessing.
Location: Kansas City, MO 64157-County:Clay-Children Served: 4-Adults Served: 2-Agency: #Liberty Public Schools-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$1450
16 Year Old Boy, Child is declared Autistic. The youth is learning how to interact with others and learning how to manage themselves. The youth has a development of a 1-2 year old baby. The youth is a genuinely happy child.
The youth need the following items:
-(Size Large Shirts in Kids, or XSmall in Adults)
-(Size X-Large Pants in Kids, or XSmall in Adults)
*Sippy Cups for drinking
*Chewy Sticks for teething
*Baby Food Pureed
-Chicken & Rice
*Blender to make pureed foods.
*Fake Toy Keys
Middle school boy finally made the basketball team his 8th grade year and is in need of sport glasses. He is too scared to play basketball in his glasses for fear of breaking them. His mom cannot afford a second pair. Unfortunately, when he plays without his glasses, he is unable to see distances and consistence his shots and passes. He has 2 working parents and 3 siblings. Mom contacted Walmart and was told the frames would be $54.00 and lens would be $35.00. Finances are tights and mom is not able to afford sport glasses for her son.
Location: Kansas City, MO 64151-County:Platte-Children Served: 1-Agency: #MO- Park Hill School District-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$100
Asking for a toddler/convertible car seat and a highchair
Young adult was in a car accident and has been unable to work. She will need a new car seat for her child because the seat was in the car at the time of the accident. She also needs a highchair because she was recently referred to an eating specialist for her son and told it would be best for him to have a highchair to eat.
We are specifically looking for a pair of tennis shoes for a girl, pre-school aged, size 10.5. She does not have a pair of shoes that are appropriate for school. We would love to have a few spare pairs of tennis shoes for other pre-school aged children, as school appropriate shoes are always needed at our Early Childhood Center/ Head Start. Besides the specific girls 10.5, any gender and pre-k sizes from 9-13 would be helpful. Thank you!
Location: Excelsior Springs, MO 64024-County:Clay-Children Served: 6-Agency: #Excelsior Springs School District-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$135
17 y/o boy is needing to have blood pressures checked at home with automatic blood pressure supplies and monitor. Patient has diagnosed chronic kidney disease and high blood pressure can worsen kidney function, and potentially result in organ failure. Wanting to assess blood pressure and how best to bring it down.
Location: Kansas City, MO 64106-County:Jackson-Children Served: 1-Agency: #MO-Children's Mercy Hospital-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$40
The DiPasquale Moore Law Firm would like to help meet this need.
DiPasquale Moore Law Firm. 2 weeks ago
There are resources made available from the community. We are taking the lead and working out the details. Please send me the name and address where I can send the blood pressure monitor. Thank you. Happy Thanksgiving.
Abiding Fellowship, Community Lead Church. 2 weeks ago
Critically ill premature newborn was transferred to Children's Mercy Hospital from birth hospital in Wichita, KS. Mother has been staying with patient while her other 6 children remain at home. Siblings are being cared for by maternal grandmother who flew from San Antonio, TX to assist mother. Mother not working while patient is admitted. Mother plans to return to her job once patient is discharged. Mother is needing assistance with November's rent. Patient will hopefully be discharged sometime in December 2023. Mother's rent with late fee is currently $715. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated as this will impact the entire family.
Location: Kansas City, MO 64108-County:Jackson-Children Served: 7-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #MO-Children's Mercy Hospital-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$715
We are desperately asking for donations and/or someone that can provide hair care services to one of our children currently in need. Over the last few months this youth has been through a lot and is now stable enough to work on her own health and wellbeing. This youth's natural hair is currently severely damaged and we have received a quote from a local salon for $900 to fix the damage and redo her sisterlocks.
A working single mother of two, who's a client of our agency, desperately needs to purchase a reliable used car. She had a car, but it needs repairs that she can't afford and that cost more than the car is worth. She can put down as much as $1,500 but needs her monthly payment to be between $200 and $300. Her credit is not good because her ex-husband racked up some debts, then disappeared and literally left her holding the bag.
Looking for resources who can help her find a reliable car ASAP. She needs to purchase it within a week.
Parents recently immigrated to the US with their ten children. Mother just delivered her 11th child, a baby with a significant cardiac defect. Mother does not work as she is the primary caregiver to the children. Father works as a High School Custodian and does not have a paid paternity leave. Father has been taking a non-paid leave from work to be present for delivery of the baby and the baby's cardiac surgery. Parents are struggling financially and requested assistance with their rent due to father taking a recent non-paid leave.
Location: Kansas City, MO 64108-County:Jackson-Children Served: 11-Adults Served: 2-Agency: #MO-Children's Mercy Hospital-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$1000
I am a social worker with Children's Mercy. I am helping to assist a family with accessing secure housing. Mom's lease is up and family is at risk of homelessness. Mom has found a house to move into and is able to afford rent, but is needing support with the initial deposit.
Thank you for your consideration,
Emma Unsderfer, LMSW
Location: Kansas City, MO 64108-County:Jackson-Children Served: 4-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #MO-Children's Mercy Hospital-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$1000
We have a kinship placement that needs emergency help as they are going to be evicted from their home. They have court this morning and are trying to get a continuance. The four children ages 8-2 are with their grandmother and papa. They have had a circumstances that have affected them as her mother in law passed away. Before her mother in law passed away the SAHFR program was supposed to help with the water and one month rent. That program ended up running out of funds. CD is also trying to find away to get them help with the water bill to turn their water back on but they need assistance with this rent to avoid being without a home. We do not want anything to jeopardize this placement and are trying to keep the kids together. The rent is 650 that is due. CD is looking for other resources to try and help with the water bill. If they could get help with the rent it will keep them from being without a home and the children being separated as they have to have a home.
Location: Kansas City, MO 64129-County:Jackson-Children Served: 4-Adults Served: 2-Agency: #MO- DSS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$650
A family of 6 needs help. There are 4 children aged 2-12 who need beds. Three of the four are currently sleeping on spring mattresses that have numerous holes in them one of the mattresses is on the floor and children rotate who gets to sleep on that bed since none of the children want to. The 2-year-old does not have a bed. They sleep in a pack and play that is broken. The family recently got denied food stamps. Therefore, they are struggling to keep adequate amount of food. The children all have reported they are low on food.
The children will be so happy to have fresh bedding.
A family of 6 needs help. There are 4 children aged 2-12 who need beds. Three of the four are currently sleeping on spring mattresses that have numerous holes in them one of the mattresses is on the floor and children rotate who gets to sleep on that bed since none of the children want to. The 2-year-old does not have a bed. They sleep in a pack and play that is broken. The children will be over the moon if they all are able to get a good night's sleep with fresh bedding.
A request for beds has been put in for this family.
Mother and father had twins 4 months ago that were born extremely premature. Unfortunately, the parents experienced the loss of patient’s twin sibling shortly after birth. Their only child remains admitted to the hospital, where she has been since birth while she continues to work on breathing and feeding needs. It is not only difficult to have a newborn admitted to the hospital, but to have another one of your children not survive is unfathomable.
This experience has caused even additional hardship for this family. Parents work in the helping profession, so finances have been tight. Both parents returned to work, but due to the stress of the situation mother has had to take some time off work to ensure she is able to be the best parent she can be when baby comes home. Once baby comes home, mother would like to take an additional 6 weeks off work so she can bond and have a true maternity leave experience. This will be unpaid leave for her.
While mother is at home for those 6 weeks, they are at risk of not having enough money to cover their rent. As such, parents would benefit from having the help of at least $1000, which will help cover 2 months’ rent so mother can spend some time at home bonding.
If family can’t get help, mother will have to continue working when patient first comes home, which is heart wrenching for any new parent.
Any help would be great to help family out and I know they will be truly appreciated by them.
A mother is moving into her own apartment. She is moving from transitional living. She has been residing here with her 15 month old child. This mother is in need of financial assistance in obtaining a u-haul in order to get furniture from a community resource. Without the help of this financial assistance (gift card), the mother will not be able to obtain furniture for herself and he child.
Location: Kansas City, MO 64126-County:Jackson-Children Served: 1-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #MO- DSS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$75
A single mom with two children who is on disability due to the fact that she has shunts in her brain and will be having her 9th brain surgery soon. She cannot work due to this. They are in need of 1 full-size and 1 twin-size mattress AND bed frames. They also need some bedding for these beds. The girl is 17 years old and could use some full-size bedding (not pink) and the boy age 12 is the twin size and likes gaming themes. Please let me know if you can assist with this request. Thank you! Updated on October 27, 2023 by an Agency Worker Single mom with two kids who relies on disability and cannot work due to a neurological condition that relies on shunts in the brain; her ninth brain surgery will be happening soon. With rent going up, making rent payments has become difficult, and the family is worried with winter approaching. Anything helps!
Location: Independence, MO 64056-County:Jackson-Children Served: 2-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #MO- Cornerstones of Care-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$620
I hope you are well.
From the request, it was mentioned that the 12 yr old boy is in need of a twin bed. I have a member at my church who has a twin bed and box spring in good condition that she would like to donate to someone who needs it. Would this family be interested?
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