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2-month-old baby boy who has been in the NICU since birth, discharging home on Wednesday (12/06) with complex medical needs and significant medical equipment (feeding tube/pump; suction machine; cough assist). Family already has a stroller (double stroller) but this stroller is not safe for baby due to positioning needs. The family has been encouraged to obtain either a carseat with bassinet attachment (and bottom shelf for equipment) or a wagon to help transport baby. Any help in obtaining this item that family was not expecting to have to need is greatly appreciated. Please reach me at(###) ###-#### to discuss plans for assistance.
Location: Kansas City, MO 64108-County:Jackson-Children Served: 1-Adults Served: 2-Agency: #MO-Children's Mercy Hospital-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$150
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!
Family ( mother, father, and their 7 years old and 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 week 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.
We are coming to you with an immediate need regarding a mother who is unable to pay her phone bill. This is a more immediate need because mom is currently unstable and needs to have access to her phone to reach out for mental health support if needed. She is engaged with our adult services and is slowing engaging due to severe anxiety, issues related to parenting a child who struggles with severe emotional disturbance and an abusive husband she is trying to separate she and her children from. For her safety she is in need of $110 to pay her phone bill before it is shut off. We are hoping you may have a donor interested in helping this mother. Thank you for your quick responses to the needs of those we serve. You’re blessing many lives!
This family is in need of items for their home. The mother has been able to not work due to maternity leave and needs items from her home; she has been trying to maintain the bills and the home with the little income that she has until she is able to work. She has made huge progress over the past six years despite going through tough times and has really shown significant progress with the program during my time with her. I have noticed there are things that the home needs when being there for visits with the family, along with looking over the rooms. The mother has recently moved into this apartment and really started with nothing. The home has maintained staying clean, and I would like to get Mom a few items so she does not have the financial burden of trying to come up with money while parenting three young children (including a newborn). I hope you can help me. This would greatly be appreciated by the family!
See the identified needed items, which would include a high chair, beds for the kids, dressers, clothes, etc.
The sizes for the family include :
Girl #1- size 4/5 or S
Girl #2 - 3T
Boy- 0-3months, 3-6 months
Diapers are size 6
The family is also in need of curtain rods and curtains for the home, if possible, since there are a lot of windows within the apartment- 84-inch curtains and adjustable curtain rods.
Thank you so much for considering to help!
Location: Independence, MO 64056-County:Jackson-Children Served: 3-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #MO- Cornerstones of Care-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$1635
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
Good afternoon! I have an 18 yr old youth currently in the custody of the MO children's Division that I am working with to help her transition to adulthood. To that end I am requesting community assistance to help my youth pay off her current phone bill so she can get off her parents plan and get her own phone plan. For context, My youth is currently in a transitional living program and has her own apartment in Jackson County. She has a job and is working on transitioning to living independently without assistance from others.
At this time, My youth has a phone but her phone plan is still on her parents. The parents themselves are homeless, and not financially dependable to pay the family plan (despite my youth paying her end each month). This has resulted in my youth losing service numerous times due to her parents being unable to pay the entire phone bill. My youth does not have internet in her apartment, and she needs reliable phone service to request stay in communication with me, request ubers, and have a lifeline in case of emergency. Currently only $400 remains to pay off her phone. Once she has this, she will be able to go to phone store with her parents and pay the remainder of her phone which will allow her to switch service providers. My youth plans to switch to mint mobile.
My youth's phone is currently off so any assistance to help support this youth would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!
m, 14 yr old, only has a pair of slides for shoes that she is wearing with socks in this cold weather. She also has no winter coat and is only wearing a light jacket in this cold cold weather. Her shoes size 8 and a winter coat size 2XL. She does not have a permanent placement at this time.
This request is to help parents in being able to throw a birthday party for their two year old daughter at Chuck E Cheese. This is one of six children and one of four birthdays in December and January. By covering the cost for the party would alleviate some of that stress the parents experience during this time to make sure their children get to have fun on their birthdays, get presents for their birthday, while also making sure that they are able to get all the children presents for Christmas.
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.
DCCCA is serving a hard-working single father who goes to work Monday through Friday, 8 am to 3 pm, while also attending barber college Monday through Thursday, 5 pm to 10 pm. He currently does not have his own source of transportation and has been relying on the availability of his family and friends to get him to work and class but has missed multiple days due to his support system not being available. This donation would mean so much to the family because he would be able to continue to seek his education and employment which has been what empowers him to be a successful father.
13 y.o. male, on the tactilely sensitive spectrum, currently living in a group home...in need of Winter clothes.
Sizes: 14/16 youth; XL youth, Small-Adult
Needs: Winter coat, hoodie, long sleeve shirts, pants (no denim, only soft fabric)
gloves, socks: size 10 to 13.
Steer clear of zippers and buttons.
Likes Star Wars and Mine Craft.
A single mother raising two children has been facing difficulties finding work because of health issues and not being able to drive. She's reaching out for help to get a new mattress and box spring for her family. However, just mattresses will work fine as well. The family's current beds are almost a decade old, falling apart, and were hand-me downs. On top of that, the mother deals with Psoriasis and Arthritis, and her pain has been worsening because her bed doesn't provide enough support.
Unfortunately, the family hasn't had success getting help from local resources for beds. They urgently need a Queen-sized bed and two twin-sized beds.
If they could get assistance with this, it would greatly improve their sleep, relieve the discomfort of sleeping on worn-out beds, and ease the stress the mother feels from struggling to find suitable beds for her family.
Location: Kansas City, MO 64132-County:Jackson-Children Served: 2-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #Phoenix Family-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$400
The mother of three children has had to relocate after issues with her current location being in ex husband's name. She unfortunately had to request a new benefits card that will not received in time to pay the 1st months rent and deposit on her new apartment. She is supposed to sign the lease on Friday 12/1/23. She has partial payment in cash, but without being able to access her benefit funds she is going to be $400 short. She is requesting $400 to help secure a new home for her and the children.
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
Restore Community Church has a new twin roll out trundle bed with metal slats and lockable casters for this family. It is not a toddler bed, but the platform frame is only a few inches high, and might be suitable for this family. Restore also can provide a new mattress and bedding. If desired, Northland Church KC can deliver this week.
Single mom needing pull ups and rubber sheets for two twin beds.
Two of the children continue to wet the bed at night and teachers are reporting the children smell of urine when at school. All four children sleep in the beds together so both mattresses need to be covered.
Mom just lost her job, so money is an issue at this time to get the items.
Location: Kansas City, MO 64152-County:Platte-Children Served: 4-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #MO- DSS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$110
S is raising her three grandchildren N (F, 11), D (M, 4), and S (F, 3). S owns a small catering business to help provide for the children. Recently right before Thanksgiving her car caught fire and was destroyed. Thankfully no one was harmed but liability insurance does not cover this type of total so she is left without a vehicle.
Right now S is riding the bus to make small catering order deliveries, but this is not going to work long-term. S has a neighbor who is willing to sell her a used car for $2,500, but she would also accept anything that was donated.
Having a car will allow S to continue to bring money in and provide for her three grandchildren, while also being able to get them to school and all necessary appointments. With the weather about to get cold and bad, S fears that she will not be able to continue her catering business without a car because she can only take small orders on the bus due to the logistics of storing/transporting the food on and off each bus/route change.
Mom and her three boys, ages 14, 12, and 1-year-old are working with our amazing Family Preservation Program. Unfortunately, someone broke into their home and smashed a window and glass on their door. We want this family to feel safe and warm. Mom is doing the best she can and does not have the extra funds to fix the glass. Can someone either please donate their skills and replace the glass in the door and window or donate the finances to have a handyman complete this? We are so grateful for our amazing CarePortal Churches and how much you care about families in our community. Thank you for anything that you can do in order to help this family.
DCCCA is hosting a Christmas Party Dec 7th for all of our foster families and families receiving services from our Family Preservation program. We know the holidays can be a difficult time for families in our services so we try to go above and beyond to plan a special evening for them that encourages family bonding while embracing the holiday spirit. DCCCA is providing a meal for everyone in attendance but we are in need of a donor that can help us purchase decorations, supplies and dessert for the party. Any assistance for this would be greatly appreciated!
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