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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)
Children's Division is currently working with a grandmother who is taking care of a 4-year-old boy and a 2-year-old girl while their mother is attempting to make some positive changes in her life. The grandmother has been successful in getting many of the needed supplies for the children, but she is having difficulty finding car seats for them. It would be an absolute blessing for them to be able to safely get to and from daycare.
Location: Kansas City, MO 64130-County:Jackson-Children Served: 2-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #MO- DSS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$160
Children's Division is currently working with a single mother of four elementary age children. She is working full time, but still struggling to pay her gas and water bill. All four children are in therapy currently and because of the time requirements, she is unable to get another job for extra money. Any help in assisting her would be greatly appreciated!
Location: Kansas City, MO 64130-County:Jackson-Children Served: 4-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #MO- DSS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$457
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
this request is to help the bio parent maintain her employment with a production facelity. She is in need of the following items to help her keep her job so she can reunify with her 5 kids.
steel toe boots size 8
plane t shirts size M
Jeans size 9/10
please let me know if there is anything you may be able to help with. Thank you so much
Location: Kansas City, MO 64109-County:Jackson-Children Served: 5-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #MO- DSS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$200
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 mother of 4 is expecting her 5th child on February 16th and is asking for baby boy clothes, socks, and bibs. She has received other baby items from family and friends but lacks baby boy clothes. She is a working mother and was put in a situation where she could not purchase everything for her new baby boy. Anything could help with providing this mother with a great life for her baby boy.
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
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