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Platte County has a small food pantry cabinet that needs restocked. We are requesting non-perishable, but microwavable items. Such as Chef Boyardee cups/meals, mac-n-cheese cups, Hormel Complete Meals, etc.; also peanut butter and jelly are good options. Please nothing that has to be refrigerated or frozen as we do not have space to keep that and neither do some families. Please nothing that requires added ingredients, except water.
Location: Platte City, MO 64079-County:Platte-Children Served: 10-Adults Served: 12-Agency: #MO- DSS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$150
This family consists of two children and two adults. One of the adults has been diagnosed with cancer and currently receiving chemo and has hospice involved in her treatment. They were homeless last year and lost all of their belonging except what they could fit in bags. The other adult in the home is a caregiver for the mom with cancer and the children.
Location: Kansas City, MO 64154-County:Platte-Children Served: 2-Adults Served: 2-Agency: #MO- Park Hill School District-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$1405
Single mom currently living in a motel room with her 1-year-old child is facing tough times right now and struggling financially. She is in need of a pack-n-play so that her child can have a comfortable, more suitable sleeping arrangement rather than bedsharing with mom. Mom and child will be living in motel for a while due to recent eviction, and mom has no sleeping accommodations appropriate for baby and cannot afford to buy one at this time.
A single mother and her 3 year old daughter are in temporary housing due to a fire at their home. The family is struggling financially and the mother is trying to get back on her feet. The 3 year old needs clothing and mom also needs assistance for Christmas.
A gift card to Walmart or Target would help cover Christmas. The 3 year old wears size 6/7 girls, and loves bright colors. Shoe size is size 11. Thank you!
Location: Platte City, MO 64079-County:Platte-Children Served: 1-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #MO- DSS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$440
Hi there, we would love to help out. Is the clothing for the 3 year old separate from the size 6/7 clothing - just confused that those were separate boxes to check. Let me know how we can get this to you/how much in gift cards vs. clothes. Thanks!
I am working with a single mom and her 2 children who are living in a trailer. Mom struggles financially and is on a tight budget.The childrens father is involved periodically but does not help mom fianancially. Mom's trailer is older and has needed a number of repairs since she moved in. Most of her monthly income goes to cover lot rent for the trailer. At this time, this is their only housing option. Mom recently got water again, however the hot water tank on the trailer is not working so they do not have any hot water. I got an estimate on a new tank and installation from a plumber that is sadly higher than I expected. The water heater has a whole in it and needs to be replaced at a cost of $600. The labor cost is $250. I am putting in a request for help with any part of this cost. I will look for other funding resources to cover the amount that is left. I am appreciative of any help with this.
Location: Platte City, MO 64079-County:Platte-Children Served: 2-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #MO-Platte County R-3 School District-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$850
Single mother of two children who are autistic. Mother is needing help with alarms on the doors/windows to prevent one of the children from sneaking out of the home. The child is known to sneak out of the home. Mother is needing help as a prevention to be aware if the child was to get out of the home with the alarms on the doors/windows. This child (male) also needs a twin size bed, mattress, mattress cover, and bedding.
Location: Kansas City, MO 64156-County:Clay-Children Served: 2-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #MO- DSS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$570
After a long period of homelessness, the family has found a small duplex to live in. But they are without most furniture. Mom was able to aquire a bed for her child, but is in need of a bed for herself. Mom would also welcome help with smaller home items such as end tables, nightstands, bathroom rugs, area rugs, futon, TV, dishes, silverware, towels, washrag. Any kitchen appliances like crock-pot, air fryer, toaster, blender, food processor, coffee maker.
Location: Liberty, MO 64068-County:Clay-Children Served: 1-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #Liberty Public Schools-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$982
7 Year old child - mother's home has bed bugs. Mother is trying to use home remedies to get rid of the bed bugs but has not been successful. Mom does not have the financial resources to use an exterminator. Mom is struggling and wants to get rid of the bed bugs. A company in the area has given as estimate of $700.00 to work with Mom to eliminate bed bugs. An estimate is available to submit. Mom does need additional supports and would welcome any help.
This request is for a relative placement out of state. They are anxiously awaiting ICPC to be completed so they can take placement. This is a young couple who are in need of everything baby. They do live in Delaware so if the items are purchased CD would asked that they are shipped to this family directly. However gift cards would work as well so this family can buy the things they want specifically. If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to me.
For Safety & Cleaning they could really benefit from outlet covers, cabinet locks, and an oversized baby gate for the stairs. The gift card is to get the various other items needed in order to make placement
Location: Saint Joseph, MO 64501-County:Buchanan-Children Served: 1-Adults Served: 2-Agency: #MO- DSS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$845
This request is for a mother who is trying to reunify with her children. She has recently successfully completed inpatient drug treatment and is actively participating in outpatient treatment. She has a vehicle but it has issues and is not reliable. She is currently borrowing her grandmother's vehicle but this is not a long term solution. She has a 2002 Chrysler Sebring that needs a new internal water pump, timing chain, and guides. She was quoted by a mechanic for $1580
Location: Saint Joseph, MO 64501-County:Buchanan-Children Served: 2-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #MO- DSS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$1580
Local family is in need of a rental home. They are currently living with a family member, but are in need of a place of their own. The family size is two adults and two children. The children are high school and elementary school age. Any information on possible rentals would be greatly appreciated.
Location: Lathrop, MO 64465-County:Clinton-Children Served: 2-Adults Served: 2-Agency: #Lathrop R-II School District-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$700
A friend of mine who lives in Plattsburg but has family in Lathrop shared this ad with me. Also, she asked if a rental in Plattsburg would work for this family? It looks like a FB listing under Lathrop Missouri Discussion, posted by McKenna Gorman, a week ago Monday. Available January 1st. 2 bedroom, 1 bath, $920/month. Please let me know if more information is needed. Brenda Crouse
This family had their rent money stolen recently and need help paying their rent so they don't get evicted. They are also lacking money for diapers for a young child (size 5 diapers please). Meeting these needs will help ensure the family is able to stay in their home and can provide for the children in the home. Please contact me for the family's contact information. Updated on October 21, 2022 by an Agency Worker Update: Needed within 24 hours if possible
Location: Saint Joseph, MO 64501-County:Buchanan-Children Served: 4-Adults Served: 3-Agency: #MO- DSS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$615
***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.
As a previous worker at Children's Division I know first hand the stress and hard work these workers go through. I would love to spread some love to the local Children's Division office downtown KC by supplying them with an Ice Maker. This seem like a small thing but they have been needing an ice maker since I was there 2 1/2 years ago and even before then. They have an older fridge that they have some ice trays in the freezer but that is not enough for everyone to add some ice to their beverages. An Ice maker would be a huge blessing to these workers as they can grab ice and water on their way to their next visit. They could grab ice for the soda donated to them from churches.
I have done some research on ice makers and have found a few that could work for their break room space. I am asking $500 for the ice maker and an additional $500 to help cheer up their break room adding new chairs, tables and items to make it feel more inviting and comfortable.
These items could go a long way for these workers and just in time for the hot days coming up! Thank you!
A single mom with an 8 year-old boy and 9 year-old girl coming out of homelessness after losing disability benefits and are in major need of funding for utility bills. Dad is an addict and not in the picture and uncle on dad's side is helping them get stable. They are staying in an empty house owned by a relative of the uncle and he is paying their rent for now but they are living with no furniture, water or electricity. There are past due balances and activation fees on the electric and water that need to be paid in order for them to be turned on, totaling almost $1500, but any amount helps! We are hoping the CarePortal community can contribute some funds to help get the utilities turned on for this family.
A single mother with two sons, 10 yrs and 7 yrs is in need of assistance with rent. This mother of two loss employment brought on by the pandemic and struggles with getting a job. This has caused her to fall behind in her rent and is urgently in need of assistance to avoid eviction.
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