Kusmin Family Community Champion

12208 Fairway Rd, Leawood, Kansas 66209
Team Leader(s) Carolyn Kusmin
Partner in the JOCO Community

Open Requests & Church Needs

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Help Reunify a Bio Family
2
Normal Request
The mother of a 9 year old boy is in need of rent assistance. She has completed all necessary steps to reunify with the child, but needs housing. She is in need of $500 to help pay an old bill before she is able to move into her new apartment. This will help the mother begin trial home placement with her son.
Location: Kansas City, MO 64114 - County: Jackson - Children Served: 1 - Adults Served: 1 - Agency: #MO- Cornerstones of Care - Tier 1: Physical Needs - Estimated Value: $500
No Responses
Needs 1 Need / $500 to go!
Rent Assistance
$500 out of $500 still needed
Help Improve a Child's Well-being
5
Normal Request
Children's Division has a report of concern for family of 5. Dad works outside the home and mom is a stay at home parent. There are two school age children 10 and 8, and one toddler 2yrs, in the home. Since COVID, the family is struggling financially. Dad reports they are pay check to pay check and with their medical and credit card debts, and increasing prices they are struggling to make ends meet. The family could use assistance with the following: Medical debt: $1700.00 Groceries: $350.00
Location: Kingsville, MO 64061 - County: Johnson - Children Served: 3 - Adults Served: 2 - Agency: #MO- DSS - Tier 1: Physical Needs - Estimated Value: $2050
No Responses
Needs 2 Needs / $2050 to go!
Medical / Dental
1 out of 1 items still needed
Groceries (see description for details)
1 out of 1 items still needed
Help Prevent a Child From Entering Foster Care
2
Critical Request
Single mother and daughter working on their relationship. Mother has trust issues working with DCCCA. Mother recovered from severe COVID recently and income has not been stable due to side effects of covid. Mother lost her job after being sick due to mental health of teen daughter. Mother recently started a new job and has missed a lot due to severe health issues. As a result mother has not been able to provide for home. DCCCA is looking for a donor willing to pay for daughters apple IPAD repair @ I Break U Fix. The daughter's birthday was a couple weeks ago and due to health issues and finances mother was unable to do anything for her. Having this IPAD repair bill paid would be a blessing and gift to both mother and daughter. The IPAD charging port was replaced and is ready for pickup when payment is made. This mother has had a lot of trust issues working with DCCCA and assistance with this would allow mother to know she is making good choices in taking care of her health. Mother has a lot of anxiety about not working and paying bills as she has never been behind or late on bills. As a result, she tends to focus on these things vs. her and daughter's health concerns.
Location: Mission, KS 66201 - County: Johnson - Children Served: 1 - Adults Served: 1 - Agency: #KS-DCCCA - Tier 1: Physical Needs - Estimated Value: $150
No Responses
Needs 1 Need / $150 to go!
IPAD Repair
1 out of 1 items still needed
Help Prevent a Child From Entering Foster Care
5
Critical Request
A single mother of 3 needs help to repair her car's alternator. She uses the car for her second job as an Uber driver for extra income, which is essential to maintain to keep up with the family's expenses. One of the children is on the autism spectrum and has regular mental health appointments. Mom is also caregiver for her mother who lives with the family. She has to drive her mother to her cancer treatments twice a week. DCCCA located a repair shop that gave us an estimate of $550 for the alternator + install. Thank you for you dedication to the families we serve!
Location: Kansas City, KS 66112 - County: Wyandotte - Children Served: 3 - Adults Served: 2 - Agency: #KS-DCCCA - Tier 1: Physical Needs - Estimated Value: $550
No Responses
Needs 1 Need / $550 to go!
Car repair
$550 out of $550 still needed
Help Prevent a Child From Entering Foster Care
3
High Urgency Request
Mother of two children going through substantial financial struggle and in need of major assistance with paying bills. Mother works full time but with the rising price of food, gas, and child care, she has been unable to pay these two bills for the past few months. This parent would be thoroughly appreciative of any assistance on any of these bills. She is doing her best to be able to provide for her two children but just needs a bit of assistance to help her and her family get back on their feet. Thank you for reading.
Location: Belton, MO 64012 - County: Cass - Children Served: 2 - Adults Served: 1 - Agency: #Big Brothers Big Sisters Kansas City - Tier 1: Physical Needs - Estimated Value: $3232
No Responses
Needs 2 Needs / $3232 to go!
Car Payment (2 Months Behind)
$598 out of $598 still needed
Phone Bill (Late Fees, Suspension Fees, and Cancellation of Service Fees Included)
$2634 out of $2634 still needed
Help Improve a Child's Well-being
1
High Urgency Request
A youth is in need of some items for his weight loss journey. They are in the process of needing to get surgery and these are items the doctor calls for. They need a 5 pack supply of the 18 premier shakes in the flavor vanilla and bariatric multivitamins. Below i included the link for the items.
Location: Grandview, MO 64030 - County: Jackson - Children Served: 1 - Agency: #MO- DSS - Tier 1: Physical Needs - Estimated Value: $221
No Responses
Needs 2 Needs / $221 to go!
https: / / www.costco.com / premier-30g-protein-plus-energy-and-immune-support-shakes,-11-fl-oz,-18-pack.product.100651919.html
5 out of 5 items still needed
https: / / www.amazon.com / Bariatric-Multivitamin-Capsule-45mg-Gastric-Surgery / dp / B00JREK09G
1 out of 1 items still needed
Help Improve a Child's Well-being
2
Critical Request
A youth is in need of a twin bunk bedframe and mattress for him and his sibling. He doesn't have one
Location: Kansas City, MO 64123 - County: Jackson - Children Served: 2 - Agency: #MO- DSS - Tier 1: Physical Needs - Estimated Value: $564
No Responses
Needs 2 Needs / $564 to go!
Bunk Bed Frame
1 out of 1 items still needed
Twin Mattress
2 out of 2 items still needed
Help Prevent a Child From Entering Foster Care
3
Critical Request
I'm currently working with a mom and dad with new born baby who are facing imminent homelessness. They were given more time by a generous donor in motel till July 4 but still need another week in motel to get into a place they have found. We are asking for help to finish this transition into their own place.
Location: Mission, KS 66202 - County: Johnson - Children Served: 1 - Adults Served: 2 - Agency: #KS-DCCCA - Tier 1: Physical Needs - Estimated Value: $235
No Responses
Needs 1 Need / $235 to go!
Rent Assistance
$235 out of $235 still needed
Help Prevent a Child From Entering Foster Care
4
Critical Request
Mom recently lost her husband earlier this summer, unexpectedly. Mom has three kids, Dad was the only income. Mom stayed home with youngest 5yr old daughter, who needs special care. Mom is extremely behind in Utilities. Do to no regular income since husband passed away. 17 year old son is now working this summer. Young man is on the honor roll. Other son is battling mayor depression, him and dad were extremely close.
Location: Kansas City, KS 66102 - County: Wyandotte - Children Served: 3 - Adults Served: 1 - Agency: #KS-DCCCA - Tier 1: Physical Needs - Estimated Value: $454
No Responses
Needs 1 Need / $454 to go!
BPU Utilities
$454 out of $454 still needed
Help Improve a Child's Well-being
3
Normal Request
A single mother with 2 kids is struggling to pay her rent and needs help with paying $1000 toward her rent. She has been put on short term disability and had to pay for Autism therapy for her youngest son.
Location: Kansas City, KS 66102 - County: Wyandotte - Children Served: 2 - Adults Served: 1 - Agency: #KS-Made Men, Inc. - Tier 1: Physical Needs - Estimated Value: $1000
No Responses
Needs 1 Need / $1000 to go!
Rent Assistance
$1000 out of $1000 still needed
Help Reunify a Bio Family
2
High Urgency Request
A single mother recently regained custody of her young daughter. Mother is seeking employment, and housing to make a better life for her family. Mother is struggling financially and needs help with purchasing clothes for the growing child and groceries while she waits on her foods stamps to begin. This mother has overcome incredible obstacles to reunify with her child and just needs some extra help to over come this latest speed bump. We are asking for a gift card for a walmart gift card so that she can purchase clothing and groceries.
Location: Kansas City, MO 64126 - County: Jackson - Children Served: 1 - Adults Served: 1 - Agency: #MO- DSS - Tier 1: Physical Needs - Estimated Value: $250
No Responses
Needs 2 Needs / $250 to go!
Groceries (see description for details)
1 out of 1 items still needed
Clothes for a Child / Children (see description for details)
1 out of 1 items still needed
Help Strengthen a Bio Family
7
High Urgency Request
This family is in need of a gas gift card so that they are able to get to the social security office and to work. Any amount towards this need would be greatly appreciated by the family.
Location: Lawrence, KS 66046 - County: Douglas - Children Served: 5 - Adults Served: 2 - Agency: #KS-DCCCA - Tier 1: Physical Needs - Estimated Value: $100
3 Responses
Juan Pablo: $100 gas gift card
Community Responder. 23 hours ago
Becky: I can purchase this gift card tomorrow. What is the best way to get it to your client? Thanks! Becky
Fellowship Bible Church, Community Lead Church. 22 hours ago
Becky: Thank you for your willingness to help with this need!
Fellowship Bible Church. 22 hours ago
Needs 0 Needs / $0 to go!
Gas Gift Card
$100 Met in full!
Help Prevent a Child From Entering Foster Care
2
Critical Request
We are working with a family that could use a hand up at this time. Mom had emergency gallbladder surgery, resulting in 3 weeks off work recovering without pay. Dad also recently took a cut in pay, so this family is struggling financially. They are currently $447.31 past due on their electric bill. This is causing the family a lot of stress, as keeping the electricity on is critical in preventing the removal of their child from the home. Any amount toward this need would be greatly appreciated and will be a preventative measure to avoid the disruption of this well-bonded family unit.
Location: Kansas City, KS 66106 - County: Wyandotte - Children Served: 1 - Adults Served: 1 - Agency: #KS-DCCCA - Tier 1: Physical Needs - Estimated Value: $447
No Responses
Needs 3 Needs / $447 to go!
Utility bill
$149 out of $149 still needed
Utility bill
$149 out of $149 still needed
Utility bill
$149 out of $149 still needed
Help Improve a Child's Well-being
4
Normal Request
I am working with a single mom of 3 children with developmental disabilities and mental health issues. Mom herself has a life-threatening physical illness, making it impossible for her to work. She is expecting a settlement in the next couple of months due to the chemicals that caused of her illness. In the meantime, she needs help with replacing the furniture in her living room that was previously ruined due to children's incontinence issues. I am asking for waterproof furniture (pleather) that would allow mom and children comfortable seating to congregate. Any donations towards these items will be a huge support to this loving mom who is doing a fantastic job of raising her children despite her own challenges and theirs.
Location: Lawrence, KS 66047 - County: Douglas - Children Served: 3 - Adults Served: 1 - Agency: #KS-DCCCA - Tier 1: Physical Needs - Estimated Value: $1000
No Responses
Needs 2 Needs / $1000 to go!
Waterproof couch
1 out of 1 items still needed
Waterproof couch
1 out of 1 items still needed
Help Prevent a Child From Entering Foster Care
4
High Urgency Request
I am working with a single mom of 3 children with developmental disabilities and mental health issues. Mom herself has a life-threatening physical illness, making it impossible for her to work. She is expecting a settlement in the next couple of months due to the chemicals that caused of her illness. In the meantime, she needs help with the following expenses: cleaning supplies, hygiene items, and waterproof furniture (due to incontinence issues). Any donations towards these expenses will be a huge support to this loving mom who is doing a fantastic job of raising her children despite her own challenges and theirs.
Location: Lawrence, KS 66047 - County: Douglas - Children Served: 3 - Adults Served: 1 - Agency: #KS-DCCCA - Tier 1: Physical Needs - Estimated Value: $600
3 Responses
Jon: We can help meet this need
Medi-Share. 1 day ago
Becky: I can purchase the Walmart gift cards tomorrow. What would be the best way to get them to the family? Thanks! Becky
Fellowship Bible Church, Community Lead Church. 23 hours ago
Becky: Thank you for your generous donation! I will get these gift cards purchase and delivered!
Fellowship Bible Church. 23 hours ago
Needs 0 Needs / $0 to go!
Walmart gift card for cleaning and hygiene supplies
1 Item(s) Met in full!
Walmart gift card for food
1 Item(s) Met in full!
Help Improve a Child's Well-being
2
Normal Request
There is an NRKIN on my caseload who took in a sibling set of three, with the younger two being twins. Since taking these three children in, the foster mother has been incredible in getting the children up to date on medical appointments, and enrolling them in services. It is suspected that the younger of the twins may have cerebral palsy and had a stroke in the womb. This NRKIN has requested a care portal service, as the physical therapist for the twins (whom are under 2 years of age) has recommended a rebounder for medicinal and therapeutic use. The request is due to the family having multiple children, and this would financially help them out instead of paying for it out of pocket. Thank you for your time and consideration!
Location: Gardner, KS 66030 - County: Johnson - Children Served: 2 - Agency: #KS- KVC - Tier 1: Physical Needs - Estimated Value: $100
1 Responses
Jennifer: Holy Trinity will cover this need. Please email specs or a link to the type of rebounder needed. Thanks. Jennifer Lopez
HOLY TRINITY CATHOLIC CHURCH. 1 day ago
Needs 0 Needs / $0 to go!
Custom Tangible
1 Item(s) Met in full!
Help Improve a Child's Well-being
3
High Urgency Request
Single mother with a 6 year old & 3 year old lost her job awhile back. She has been trying to get childcare to begin working again. While in that process she has used majority of her funds for living expenses and has fallen short on rent. She is trying really hard to get back on her feet, so any assistance so that she does not potentially lose her apartment is greatly appreciated!
Location: Lawrence, KS 66046 - County: Douglas - Children Served: 2 - Adults Served: 1 - Agency: #KS-DCCCA - Tier 1: Physical Needs - Estimated Value: $325
No Responses
Needs 1 Need / $325 to go!
Rent Assistance
$325 out of $325 still needed
Help Preserve a Kinship Placement
4
Normal Request
Children’s Division is requesting assistance for a relative that is caring for 2 children on a safety plan. The children are currently staying with a relative, but is needing some assistance with Daycare while the children are in their home. The relative is paying $200 a week total for the children in daycare, while they work. The children were placed in their home as part of an emergency safety plan, therefore the relative was not accepting to provide for daycare on short notice. If the need is met this would help the relative financially until further arrangements can be made, along with Children’s Division and the family coming up with a more permanent solution
Location: Kansas City, MO 64152 - County: Platte - Children Served: 2 - Adults Served: 2 - Agency: #MO- DSS - Tier 1: Physical Needs - Estimated Value: $400
2 Responses
Tracey: Northside Christian will put 200 towards this need. Please let me know how to proceed.
Northside Christian Church. 1 day ago
Janet: Restore can also do $200 to help with childcare
Restore Community Church - Park Hill. 1 day ago
Needs 0 Needs / $0 to go!
Daycare help
$400 Met in full!
Help Improve a Child's Well-being
1
Normal Request
Hello everyone, I have a 16-year-old male on my caseload that is nearing a permanency goal of guardianship. Recently, the foster mother in this case has experienced a variety of different stressors including financial issues related to housing. Due to this, the family is needing extra assistance in affording salon hair care for the 16 y/o. Both the child and parent have also expressed having minimal knowledge of how to care for his hair, so having this service provided for them will be both a financial and educational help.
Location: Grain Valley, MO 64029 - County: Jackson - Children Served: 1 - Agency: #MO- Crittenton - Tier 1: Physical Needs - Estimated Value: $100
No Responses
Needs 1 Need / $100 to go!
Hair care
$100 out of $100 still needed
Help Improve a Child's Well-being
2
Normal Request
Young mother is needing some assistance to pay her evergy bill. She had lost her job back in March due to her sons medical condition and has been faced with hardships since that time. She is very stressed with finances and we are hoping to be able to help her any way that we can as she puts so much energy and time into her son's health. Any amount of donation is greatly appreciated and this mother is well deserving of it.
Location: Mission, KS 66202 - County: Johnson - Children Served: 1 - Adults Served: 1 - Agency: #KS-DCCCA - Tier 1: Physical Needs - Estimated Value: $209
No Responses
Needs 1 Need / $209 to go!
Utility Bill Assistance
$209 out of $209 still needed
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Responses
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Requests met
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Children served
65
Economic impact
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