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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.
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
***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.
We are working with a single mom with 3 children and has been homeless for about 5 months. She recently found employment and is doing her best to get back on her feet. Unfortunately her car has recently broken down and is at risk of losing her job. We helped her get her car in for an assessment and unfortunately the repair costs exceed the value of the vehicle. We are looking for a vehicle donation, or to raise the funds to cover the cost of an older Explorer model along with any additional costs for repair of the replacement vehicle. Reliable transportation is so critical to helping families regain and sustain stability; we would really love to be able to bring some good news to this mother. Thank you so much for considering this 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!
The mother on this case has completed all services and is close to reunification with her son. The mother utilizing a car that her father provided her to assist with reunification but he is now wanting it back leaving this mother without proper transportation. The mother has a Jeep Grand Cherokee that has been sitting for a year. She has put in a new battery, alternator, starter, serpentine belt tensioner pulley and harmonic balancer. She changed all the spark plugs, put on new coil packs, new head gaskets and timing chain. She has put on a new cherry bomb straight pipe muffler, changed out 2 or 3 sensors. The drivers side inside door panel wont stay on and the cv boots and knuckles are bad on the front. The four wheel drive is in 2 wheel bc the joint and shaft busted and were removed. The shaft is in the back. the right tire is flat too. The mother makes about 1000 a month and is needing help with her car to make sure she is able to take her son to school, school activities and to his regular doctors appointments. The mother has tried everything she can to get the car working again but needs help to figure out what is wrong with it or to find a car she can afford on her own.
UPDATE: Our team from New Life CityChurch helped assess the vehicle and have determined that the necessary repairs exceed the value of the vehicle. We found a 2014 Chevy Cruze with 66k miles worth about $6k-$8k available for purchase for only $3,000. We have $1,000 of funding from the original request (63649, We are trying to raise the other $2,000 to take advantage of this great opportunity to the purchase the Chevy for this mom so she can finally have her own reliable transportation for her and her son.
Anything helps! Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions. Thank you wonderful CarePortal community!
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