Outreach Christian Church

PO BOX 934, Smithville, Missouri 64089
Team Leader(s) Brenda Crouse, Linda Yeager, Julie Elliott, John Elliott
Partner in the Clay County Community

Open Requests

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Help Prevent a Child From Entering Foster Care
22
Normal Request
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
1 Responses
Karen: Liberty University CBs can help fund items
Liberty University Flames Football. 4 hours ago
Needs 0 Needs / $0 to go!
Groceries (see description for details)
2 Item(s) Met in full!
Help improve a child's safety/well-being
4
Normal Request
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
No Responses
Needs 4 Needs / $1405 to go!
Kitchen Table with Chairs
1 out of 1 items still needed
Queen Mattress
3 out of 3 items still needed
Couch
1 out of 1 items still needed
Help with Christmas gifts
$300 out of $300 still needed
Help Improve a Child's Well-being
1
High Urgency Request
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.
Location: Liberty, MO 64068 - County: Clay - Children Served: 1 - Agency: #MO- DSS - Tier 1: Physical Needs - Estimated Value: $65
1 Responses
Debi: Will be able to provide the Pack-n-Play
Hope Church. 3 days ago
Needs 0 Needs / $0 to go!
Pack-n-Play
1 Item(s) Met in full!
Help Strengthen a Bio Family
2
Normal Request
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
1 Responses
Haley: 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!
Athens Church. 3 days ago
Needs 0 Needs / $0 to go!
Clothing for 3 year old
1 Item(s) Met in full!
Girls size 6 / 7 clothing- bright colors
1 Item(s) Met in full!
shoes size youth 11 girls
1 Item(s) Met in full!
Help improve a child's safety/well-being
3
Normal Request
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
5 Responses
Brenda: My neighbor who is a plumber might be able to help out. How many gallons for the hot water heater? We are guessing for a trailer it would be smaller than for a house.
Outreach Christian Church. 3 days ago
An Anonymous Responder: We would love to help get this family hot water by providing half the amount needed!
The Global Orphan Project. 3 days ago
Amanda: If this still needs help, we can cover the rest. Just let me know. Thanks!
First Baptist Church Platte City. 3 days ago
Brenda: Thank you for assisting with meeting this need
Platte Woods United Methodist Church. 14 hours ago
Brenda: There are resources made available from the community. We are taking the lead and working out the details. Please let me know who you need the funds to go to and we will get it sent. Thanks
Platte Woods United Methodist Church, Community Lead Church. 14 hours ago
Needs 0 Needs / $0 to go!
Hot water tank and repalcement cost.
$850 Met in full!
Help Improve a Child's Well-being
3
Normal Request
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
2 Responses
John: Brenda Crouse will provide bedding and check on the mattress and bed frame availability from CP.
Outreach Christian Church. 1 week ago
Greg: Northland Church will work with Brenda of Outreach Christian Church to deliver a SHP bed. The delivery is scheduled for Saturday.
Northland Baptist Church. 1 day ago
Needs 0 Needs / $0 to go!
alarm
$100 Met in full!
Bed Frame (Twin)
1 Item(s) Met in full!
Twin Mattress
1 Item(s) Met in full!
Twin Mattress Protector
1 Item(s) Met in full!
Twin / Full Comforter / Blanket
1 Item(s) Met in full!
Pillow
1 Item(s) Met in full!
Twin Bed Sheets
1 Item(s) Met in full!
Help improve a child's safety/well-being
2
Normal Request
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
5 Responses
Scott: May god bless this family!
Liberty Christian Fellowship. 3 days ago
Michelle: There are resources made available from the community. We are taking the lead and working out the details.
Liberty Christian Fellowship, Community Lead Church. 3 days ago
Michelle: Thank you for your donation!
Liberty Christian Fellowship. 3 days ago
Kyle: I’d like to get these for this family!
Liberty Christian Fellowship. 3 days ago
Daniel: The dresser I have is a long short dresser, that is fairly heavy, but I would be happy to donate it.
Northside Fellowship. 1 day ago
Needs 1 Need / $135 to go!
Dresser
1 out of 2 items still needed
Bed Frame (Full)
1 Item(s) Met in full!
Full Mattress
1 Item(s) Met in full!
Dish Towels Set of 4
1 Item(s) Met in full!
Plates Set of 4
1 Item(s) Met in full!
Silverware 20-piece set for 4
1 Item(s) Met in full!
Full Bed Sheets
1 Item(s) Met in full!
Full Box Spring
1 Item(s) Met in full!
Full / Queen Comforter or Blanket
1 Item(s) Met in full!
Help Improve a Child's Well-being
3
High Urgency Request
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.
Location: Kearney, MO 64060 - County: Clay - Children Served: 1 - Adults Served: 2 - Agency: #MO- DSS - Tier 1: Physical Needs - Estimated Value: $700
This request is paused
1 Responses
John: OCC is happy to help.
Outreach Christian Church. 1 week ago
Needs 0 Needs / $0 to go!
Extermination
$700 Met in full!
Help improve a child's safety/well-being
4
Normal Request
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
1 Responses
Brenda: 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
Outreach Christian Church. 4 weeks ago
Needs 1 Need / $700 to go!
Rental Property
1 out of 1 items still needed
Help Improve a Child's Well-being
4
High Urgency Need
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
Location: , MO 64030 - County: Jackson - Children Served: 3 - Adults Served: 1 - Tier 1: Physical Needs - Estimated Value: $150
To: Midtown Church's Church Needs Leader

1 Responses
Kendana: Praying for you, and for your children. You are not forgotten nor abandoned.
Community Responder. 5 months ago
Needs 0 Needs / $0 to go!
Gas & Groceries
$150 Met in full!
Stabilize Housing Insecurity
5
High Urgency Need
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.
Location: , MO 64130 - County: Jackson - Children Served: 3 - Adults Served: 2 - Tier 1: Physical Needs - Estimated Value: $5485
Check the needs you want to meet (Estimated value: $4990)
To: Antioch Kansas City's Church Needs Leader

4 Responses
An Anonymous Responder: A small contribution, praying for all needs to be met.
Antioch Kansas City. 6 months ago
An Anonymous Responder: Let us know how we can help.
Antioch Kansas City. 6 months ago
Erin: We can help fund this
Antioch Kansas City. 5 months ago
Erin: we can help
Antioch Kansas City. 5 months ago
Needs 2 Needs / $4990 to go!
Cost of surgery
$4140 out of $4635 still needed
Lost income due to recovery time
$850 out of $850 still needed
Support an Emergency Worker
82
Normal Need
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!
Location: , MO 64114 - County: Jackson - Children Served: 2 - Adults Served: 80 - Tier 1: Physical Needs - Estimated Value: $1000
Check the needs you want to meet (Estimated value: $1000)
To: The Table's Church Needs Leader

No Responses
Needs 2 Needs / $1000 to go!
Break Room Items
1 out of 1 items still needed
Ice Maker
1 out of 1 items still needed
Stabilize Housing Insecurity
3
Critical Need
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.
Location: , MO 66104 - County: Jackson - Children Served: 2 - Adults Served: 1 - Tier 1: Physical Needs - Estimated Value: $1500
Check the needs you want to meet (Estimated value: $1500)
To: New Life CityChurch's Church Needs Leader

No Responses
Needs 1 Need / $1500 to go!
Utility Bill Assistance
$1500 out of $1500 still needed
Help Strengthen a Bio Family
3
Critical Need
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.
Location: , MO 64110 - County: Jackson - Children Served: 2 - Adults Served: 1 - Tier 1: Physical Needs - Estimated Value: $400
To: New Jerusalem Tabernacle Church's Church Needs Leader

1 Responses
John: My daughter and I would like to provide the $400 for rent assistance for this single mother of two.
Community Responder. 1 month ago
Needs 0 Needs / $0 to go!
assistance with rent
$400 Met in full!
Help Improve a Child's Well-being
2
Critical Need
Single mother of 1yr old daughter. Needs assistance with car note of $220. The need is urgent to prevent repossession. Transportation of child to daycare and for work is critical.
Location: , MO 64150 - County: Jackson - Children Served: 1 - Adults Served: 1 - Tier 1: Physical Needs - Estimated Value: $440
To: The Oasis Church's Church Needs Leader

2 Responses
Erika: Icare will fund this request
Community Responder. 10 months ago
Erika: icare will fund
Community Responder. 10 months ago
Needs 0 Needs / $0 to go!
Car Note
$220 Met in full!
Help Strengthen a Bio Family
3
Normal Need
We previously helped this family with light bill from a CarePortal Request (53051) - a single mom of an 8 year-old girl with severe anxiety and seizures, and a 6 year old boy with a variety of medical issues leading to immobility, obesity and developmental delays. Mom works literally around the clock to provide all of the extra care they need, on top of having her own medical issues she is trying to address for the first time in years. Since the original request, we have been getting to know the family and providing additional items as needed. Mom is very sweet, thankful and responsible and it has been a joy to support them. She never wants to ask for help but recently shared that bathing her son at his size is very difficult and taxing for her, and that having a special showered and chair would be a huge help and relieve a lot of the stress around caring for her high-needs son. Additionally, their AC went out over the Summer so we are looking for funding for a window unit that was provided to them. Thank you for any help you can provide!
Location: , MO 66102 - County: Jackson - Children Served: 2 - Adults Served: 1 - Tier 1: Physical Needs - Estimated Value: $298
Check the needs you want to meet (Estimated value: $228)
To: New Life CityChurch's Church Needs Leader

1 Responses
Kirsten: I can provide shower chair and shower head. God Bless.
Community Responder. 1 year ago
Needs 1 Need / $228 to go!
Window AC Unit
1 out of 1 items still needed
Showerhead
$23 Met in full!
Shower Chair
$47 Met in full!
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The Global Orphan Project

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Response Team Stats

Responders
0
Responses
74
Requests met
52
Children served
113
Economic impact
$45,581