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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.
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.
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.
This 14 year old boy has been in care for over two years. He moved bounced around a little, before finding stable placement with his siblings in March of 2021. He has an 8th grade field trip to Washinton, DC coming up in April (with payment due in December). This youth is a great kid. Once he got into a stable and loving home, and was able to find the right dosage of medication, he has thrived. He does well in school, loves playing sports, and he has a very humble and kind personality. He would really like to go on this trip, and his foster family would really like for him to be able to join his classmates. They need some help to make this happen. The cost of the trip is $1,609, and that is a lot for the family to take on, especially since they have five other children in the home.
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!
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
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
Kinship foster home is requesting help getting dressers for the children's rooms. They are caring for 3 foster children (2 girls and a boy), in addition to their own, and proper clothing storage is necessary for the licensing process. The family is requesting fairly specific dressers that they had previously been trying to save up to purchase themselves. The dressers they picked out are from Amazon and links to the dressers are below - 2 black and 1 brown.
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Location: Kansas City, MO 64134-County:Jackson-Children Served: 3-Adults Served: 2-Agency: #MO- Crittenton-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$405
A single mother of 6 is in need of a baby gate to keep her two 8 month olds, one of whom has sickle cell anemia, out of the kitchen while she is cooking. They are crawling and in the beginning stages of trying to stand up, so it is imperative that she protect her children in this way.
A single mother of 6 is in need of 2 baby high chairs for her twins, one of which has sickle cell anemia and is small for his age. Currently, she must set them on the floor while she cares for the other 4 children.
This family is in need of a gift card to help with clothing for three young children. As the weather gets colder and the children have grown they are in need of new winter clothes. The children are 4, 1, and 6 months old.
Location: Kansas City, MO 64128-County:Jackson-Children Served: 3-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #MO- DSS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$300
We have a special needs youth with high level care needs placed with a relative who is needing a dresser to store his personal items and the family does not have the financial means at this time to purchase the additional furniture item.
Location: Overland Park, KS 66223-County:Johnson-Children Served: 1-Agency: #KS-Cornerstones of Care-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$135
I have a used dresser in ok and usable condition. It's in the lower level of my home, and I'd need help getting it upstairs and transported to the family who needs it. Picture: (face of 3rd drawer has a crack)
Father of 3 needing assistance with paying for gas and groceries. The family has just recently gotten into an apartment after living between a car and a hotel for months. After utilities and rent were paid no money remains for gas to get the kids to summer school, to pick up groceries, and get Dad to work.
Any assistance will be greatly appreciated
***Update*** Utilities for this family have been disconnected. Some payments have been made however, a $2,000 balance remains to reconnect service. A mother with two kids is in need of assistance with utilities asap. The family was abandoned by the husband/father and is now at risk for service disconnection. The mother works hard but has been struggling to stay on top of things since being abandoned by her husband. She's been trying to borrow money from family and friends but time is running out. She is afraid that losing electricity will put the family at risk and that her children could possibly be taken from her. Any Assistance for this family would be greatly appreciated. Mom received a shut-off notice on 5/23/22 for $3,265.24
A family with 3 children is in need of assistance to pay for the father's surgery, so that they don't fall behind on rent. The father is the only source of income for the family, so recovering from surgery will also impact the family's income and ability to pay bills.
We responded to a CarePortal request for this family back in September. Bio family had just reintegrated with their two female children ages 5 and 4 and were needing help with rent and two dressers. We were able to connect on both of the needs and met this sweet family in person to deliver the items. Soon after, a car battery installation was needed and before we even had a chance to have one of our volunteers get over there to help, dad had already taken care of it himself. They have a strong desire to be independent.
We have been staying in touch with them and they recently let us know that the vehicle had broken down for good. Thankfully, they have another car they can use if the past due payment on it is made. They are able to afford the monthly payments on their own, they just need help getting caught up. Any amount is appreciated and will help get them closer to self-sufficiency again.
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