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A child in foster care is in need of youth underwear with a cup slot, shin guards, and soccer cleats. He is needing to get into a sport to help with his emotion regulation and an emotional outlet. We have got him sign up for soccer- he is in need of some supplies in order to play. Soccer practice and the first game are on Sunday, April 1st. His current placement has 4 other siblings and is not able to afford these things for him. He wears size M in underwear. He wears size 6 in shoes.
Sports Academy in liberty has shin guards for $5-$13 size S.
Underwear with cup insert size M or youth 10-12.
Soccer cleats size 6 for as little as $14.99.
Doing this will allow this child to play the sport, build his confidence, team building, and allow him to have an emotional outlet.
A single mother needs help with furnishing her new apartment so that she can work towards reunifying with her two young girls. The mother needs 2 small dressers of 1 larger dresser to store the children's clothes in. The mother is working hard to be able to expand her visits and will hopefully be able to have the girls have overnight visits with her very soon.
I need a Q link wireless phone sent to the KVC Lawrence office (1202 E 23rd St Ste C Lawrence, KS 66046). I have account information. This will be for a parent to help them have access to any zoom or phone meetings that they need to attend for reintegration. They need a more reliable form of communication.
This Park Hill student and his mother were involved in a situation that caused them need to leave their home to stay safe. They are currently staying in a hotel, and are hoping to find permanent housing soon. The hotel is working with the family to have a low rate, but money is getting tight. They are also in need of food, but the hotel they are staying in does not have a kitchen, so mom has to be strategic in what they get. In addition to that, the family runs a food truck, and is doing several events in the next couple weeks, and needs access to a kitchen once a week to bake to prep for that week's event. Mom is working in addition to doing all of these other things, and would be grateful for any help she can get.
Location: Kansas City, MO 64153-County:Platte-Children Served: 1-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #MO- Park Hill School District-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$500
Single mother in need of financial aid due to her three-year-old son being hospitalized for an extended period of time. The child's hospitalization is a result of severe physical abuse by mom's now ex-boyfriend. Mom's daughter has also been admitted for abusive trauma but is now ready for discharge pending mom's living situation. Mom moved here from Nevada in November to be with her boyfriend. Mom has no familial supports or friends whom she trusts enough to care for her daughter while mom is at the hospital with her son.
A request for a monetary donation is being made so mom can afford an extended stay at a hotel. Biological father is on his way to help mother with childcare and will also be residing in the hotel. The goal is to house them for a week untill the daughter has a follow up appointment and can be taken back to Nevada.
Mom has no mode of transportation and will need to stay at a hotel near Children's Mercy.
A pregnant mom and her family are in need of assistance. They began a payment program when the electric bills were high last winter and have a notice of payment due for $501.44, due April 7th. This is adding stress to the family and although they are employed, they are taking care of an older mother and their child. Any help is much appreciated!
Location: Kansas City, MO 64156-County:Clay-Children Served: 2-Adults Served: 3-Agency: #Liberty Women's Clinic-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$502
A husband and wife just settled into Kansas City a couple months ago and are trying to get on their feet. They have a partial rent bill they are needing assistance on so they can get caught up. They have two little boys and they are still in process of getting employed. Helping them with rent will help them stay in their current place and remain stable.
A student is enrolled in a dual credit course at our high school. A student found out yesterday that since their family can not pay the dual credit fee they will be dropped from this class unable to earn college credit. Dad already works two jobs to support the family and won't have money to pay this fee tomorrow. The student is incredibly bright and is passing this course with flying colors and wants to be able to earn this college credit.
Location: Kansas City, MO 64152-County:Platte-Children Served: 1-Agency: #MO- Park Hill School District-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$250
Single mother of four children needs assistance with her Evergy bill of $1260. She needs $699 to get her electricity (includes heat) back on. She has recently been unemployed and is starting a job at the Ford Plant in April or May.
Location: Kansas City, MO 64154-County:Platte-Children Served: 4-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #MO- Park Hill School District-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$699
This child was going to be sent home in December but then the water was shut off and now the bill has gotten overwhelming. This mother is on the verge of being evicted and that will only set her case back even further. Please help me reunify this mother and son.
I have two girls who were disrupted from their original foster home and now live with their aunt in her one bedroom apartment. The girls sleep in their aunt's bed while their aunt sleeps in the living room, and we're requesting potential help in getting a bunk bed for the girls to sleep in and call their own.
We have a 12 year old female who is placed in a residential facility in Columbia, Missouri. Her family lives in Kansas City. Her sister and her aunt would like to be able to go and see their sister and bring her back on weekends once a month so that she can see her 5 other siblings. Family is really important to our youth and her being in Columbia has made it hard for her family to go see her. Her family does not have the financial ability to make it to and from Columbia often.
The request is for gas cards so that the aunt or sister can go pick their sister up once a month for a pass to see her family. I can keep the gas cards at my office and provide them to the aunt or sister once a month.
Location: Kansas City, MO 64106-County:Jackson-Children Served: 1-Adults Served: 2-Agency: #MO- DSS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$200
DCCCA is working with a mother who has been homeless and living in a hotel for seven months. The family has been able to obtain housing and will be ready to move in this weekend. The last obstacle is paying off past due utilities so mom can connect electricity at the new home. Two of the children have been living with family and friends because there was not enough space at the hotel. Having this cost covered not only gets mom out of the hotel room, it will put the family back together under one roof. Mom has contributed what she can to the bill and has obtained assistance from community resources and this amount is what remains after other resources have been tapped out. Thank you in advance for helping this family get into a home and be reunited!
We are working with a single mother who was unable to make her full rent payment this month and are asking for assistance in meeting this need. Mom put in all see could and made efforts to access community resources and received what she could from other agencies and now we are asking if someone in the community could bridge the gap and cover the remaining $500.
A foster parent needs assistance with a playpen with a Bassett attached, Twin size bed with rails, and a car seat (Grow with me from infant to toddler). This family is new to fostering a child and needs help to make the life of the child comfortable .
Special needs student who is nonverbal is in need of a communication device to help her speak/communicate with those around her. This device will give her the ability to communicate with other people by choosing words on the device to let others know what she is feeling and wanting to say. This device will help alleviate frustrations around not being able to communicate with others around her. It will help her be successful at school and at home.
Location: Lathrop, MO 64465-County:Clinton-Children Served: 1-Adults Served: 2-Agency: #Lathrop R-II School District-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$681
This client has a 5 month old and 2 year old child who are currently in CD custody but placed in the home with both she and the children's father. The mother is unemployed and remains home with both children. She is seeking employment to help out with the bills as CD will provide her family with daycare. The father goes to work. However the income isn't steady as the father is a construction worker and jobs are not only weather dependent but availability dependent. The father recently lost his mother who left behind a house that requires a monthly mortgage payment. The loan is through a company called "Mr. Cooper". The origianl loan amount on the home was $32,874.36 and the pay off amount is $51,550.21. The amount has increased drastically due to non-payment and late fees. This family is at risk of losing their home. This mother is very close to reunify with her children but in order for the children to remain in the parents home, stable housing is imperative. This family is at risk of losing their home as they've not been able to make a payment since December 2022. The requested amount includes the principal, escrow, and intrest. The loan company has requested a payment in the amount of: $1,438.75 no later than 3/24/2023. Please help this family maintain this home so that the children may remain with their parents.
Location: Kansas City, MO 64123-County:Jackson-Children Served: 2-Adults Served: 2-Agency: #MO- Crittenton-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$1438
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