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Family recently moved away from their church friends and family to a new home that offers more space for our fostering journey. We hope to add a play set and outdoor things for kids to enjoy on the few acres we have now. We also hope to be able to extend support to foster families in the southeast ks area similar to what we were so blessed with. We have started an intervention program , the first in the area. We are so excited to help the community here but miss everyone we moved away from. (foster parent, 3 kids)
This family of 6 has greatly struggled to afford food this month. This is a mother, grandmother, and 4 children. Mom and grandma are currently out of work and they will not receive their food stamp benefits for another 2 weeks. They are in need of two weeks worth of groceries to ensure the children can eat.
Location: Kansas City, MO 64108-County:Jackson-Children Served: 4-Adults Served: 2-Agency: #Big Brothers Big Sisters Kansas City-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$400
I am working with a single mother and 4 children. The family has steep stairs in their townhome and the 3 younger children (2, 3, and 5 years old) all tend to play on the stairs. We have watched them fall during our visits and we are sure that they do this frequently as there is nothing blocking or stopping them from using the stairs as a place to play. We would like to provide the family with extra tall baby gates that can be installed at the bottom and top of the stairs to prevent any accidents. They are renting so we were able to find a gate that can be added without drilling or changing anything in the townhome. This can be found on Amazon at: It is a little over $50 per gate once tax is added. Any assistance would be appreciated. We are also willing to take any used gates that would accommodate this need as well if anyone has 1 or 2. Thank you for your continuing support!
I am working with a single mother with 4 children. There are several concerns regarding the safety of the children and the conditions of the home at this time. The family has agreed to get rid of their pets as they are not being taken care of and are causing unsanitary conditions in the home. We were able to find a home for the dog but the family has 2 mother cats with litters. I have contacted Wayside Waifs and they will take all 6 cats for $150 ($75/mother and litter). This is a no-kill shelter and is one of the few who will work with the family. We have completed the application for them to take the cats and have asked that this fee be waived in full or partially but in talking to the intake coordinator, I think this is the best deal we might get. If anyone is aware of other shelters or no-kill solutions, we are certainly open to this. Any assistance would be appreciated and the sooner we can get the out of the home, the better. Thank you for your continued support for our workers and families!!
A wonderful single mom of 4 girls is needing help with her rent. Mother has a small child and recently her childcare provider was not able to watch her youngest child who is one year of age causing mom to have miss work. Mom does not speak or comprehend English very well making it harder for her to navigate and ask for help and to receive assistance. Mom rent is 1,300 dollars, while knowing this a great amount any help towards this amount would help mother and children to keep a roof over their heads.
Location: Kansas City, MO 64108-County:Jackson-Children Served: 4-Agency: #Big Brothers Big Sisters Kansas City-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$1300
Hi there I have a kiddo who has requested a bike. She is 5’ 3”, 135 pounds . She likes black, red, pink so I am sure any of those will work
She would like a 10-speed/mountain bike, something along those lines
please let me know if there is anyone who is willing to help with this request. She is an active 13 year old girl who wants to stay busy in the summer.
Location: Kansas City, MO 64106-County:Jackson-Children Served: 1-Agency: #MO- DSS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$150
A young mother with an infant with complex medical issues is needing a mini fridge to store his life sustaining total parenteral nutrition (TPN). Having a separate mini fridge is helpful to ensuring the TPN is kept sterile, which lowers the infant's chances for potentially deadly central line infections. If possible, it would be helpful to have the fridge delivered to the family's home due to this infant currently being admitted to the hospital.
Location: Kansas City, MO 64126-County:Jackson-Children Served: 1-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #MO-Children's Mercy Hospital-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$200
Single mom of 3 children is in need of getting birth certificates for her children so they can enroll in a new school. This family has been homeless, and by staying at many different homes, she has lost a lot of important information. We have been helping her get her ID, SSN, and now birth certificates for her and her children. This transition for the kids has been tough and she believes them switching schools to where they are now will help them become more stable. This process is all part of her getting a job, housing, etc. We are wrapping around this mom to support her in this process!
A family has recently moved into a new home after one of the children's father was killed. The family is still grieving, and losing a source of income has forced the mom to look for other employment. She has a job opportunity that would help but does not have reliable transportation at this time to get to work. She has a bus pass, but not all work sites are on the bus line, so she is requesting an adult bike that she could use to get to and from work. Since they moved, the family is also seeking furniture for their home at this time. They are in need of dressers and a dining room table with chairs. Anything is helpful (however the bike is a priority so the mom can take the new job opportunity and earn more money for her family). I am not sure how much bike/furniture would cost so the amounts below are a rough estimate.
Location: Kansas City, MO 64128-County:Jackson-Children Served: 3-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #Big Brothers Big Sisters Kansas City-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$810
This family has multiple people in the household as they came together to take care of these 5 children who came into care. These 5 children's grandmother, lives with her mother and father and her other daughter who has two kids. We all joined together to make this placement work, so these children did not have to be separated. The grandmother does a lot for these children multiple doctor appointments and taking care of an infant with medical needs. The children are 10,7,4,2 and 4 months old. This family is in desperate need of a dryer if we could find one as their dryer quit working and going to the laundry mat is very expensive. They also need some help with a highchair big enough for the 2-year-old as he does need it. If they could get this help it would benefit the placement and the children.
Location: Kansas City, MO 64117-County:Clay-Children Served: 5-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #MO- DSS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$585
This family has struggled to reunite and secure an appropriate apartment. They now have an apartment but had fallen behind in rent and utilities. They have now caught the utilities up and believe that going forward they will be able to satisfy their monthly rent and utilities. Both mom and dad work full-time. They are requesting $670 for February rent to insure they go into the month with all bills paid and they believe they will be able to manage all going forward.
Location: Kansas City, MO 64106-County:Jackson-Children Served: 3-Adults Served: 2-Agency: #MO- DSS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$670
An expecting mother of 5 is in need of a car seat. She has a high-risk pregnancy which has caused her to be unable to work and unable to afford a car seat. Providing this car seat would ensure that the mother has a safe way to transport the child for postnatal appointments as well as back and forth to day care once the mother goes back to work. The mother is having a boy.
Location: Kansas City, MO 64124-County:Jackson-Children Served: 1-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #Phoenix Family-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$160
Mother Needs a two Chest of drawers for her children's clothing. Children are 9, 7, 2. Childrens Division is looking to reunite this family in the very near future. This would be of great benefit to the family and would greatly benefit the smooth transition.
Location: Kansas City, MO 64106-County:Jackson-Children Served: 3-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #MO- DSS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$270
A young name is in need of a new futon. He has been offered a bed, but he prefers a futon for when he has friends over. The one that he currently has is broken. He is wanting one that is more comfortable like a bed as well. Getting this futon will allow for him to not only get a good night's rest, but it will also allow for him to socialize with his friends.
Location: Kansas City, MO 64116-County:Clay-Children Served: 1-Agency: #MO- DSS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$400
An expecting mother of two is in need of a Queen box spring. The mother has been unable to work due to her pregnancy and is not able to afford a box spring on her own. She is worried that after she gives birth, she will have difficulty get up and down from the mattress on the floor. Having a box spring would provide this mother and her two children that sleep with her a safe place to sleep and less complications once she gives birth.
Location: Kansas City, MO 64124-County:Jackson-Children Served: 3-Adults Served: 2-Agency: #Phoenix Family-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$110
Teenage boy recently moved in with his grandmother and she says he eats a lot! She could really use some extra help with food and gas money to take him to visit his mom and to appointments he needs to attend.
Location: Kansas City, MO 64106-County:Jackson-Children Served: 1-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #MO- DSS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$500
Grandmother has taken in two children ages 11 and 13 and is not receiving any payment help. She really needs help with grocery bills and gas money for taking them to several appointments and school activities.
Location: Kansas City, MO 64106-County:Jackson-Children Served: 2-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #MO- DSS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$700
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