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A single aunt is willing and able to be placement to her 4 year old and 5 month old nieces after her mother gave notice on being placement due to some health issues, however she is short a bed for the 4 year old. She does have 3 of her own children living in the home. In order to make the placement work temporarily, she will be having her 4 year old niece sleep in her 9 year old daughter's bed and her 9 year old will be sleeping in her room. Placement is looking for a twin size bunk bed for the 4 year old and the 9 year old as the 4 year old is tall for her age and may not fit into a toddler size bed and the 9 year old will not fit into a toddler size bed.
Location: Kansas City, MO 64118-County:Clay-Children Served: 1-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #MO- DSS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$405
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!
Our clinic has been assisting a mother whose husband recently left the home due to domestic issues. Due to only having one income now, as well as a daughter with health issues, she has fallen behind on rent and was served an eviction notice. Her total rent due is $1,164.50 but she is putting $485 on it tomorrow. She has applied for a rent assistance program and is also applying for Section 8 housing as she knows she can non longer afford rent without her partner. We are asking for assistance in paying the remaining amount $679.50 and can provide a copy of the bill. Thank you!
Location: Kansas City, MO 64118-County:Clay-Children Served: 3-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #Liberty Women's Clinic-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$679
Family of 5 spending at least $500 monthly at laundry mat. Family is low income and struggling to keep up with utilities and mortgage. DCCCA would like to secure a dryer for family in order to reduce monthly expenses. Reducing cost of laundry will free money for utilities and mortgage. Family of 3 teenagers and a baby. Father and mother both dealing with medical issues. Father is working though hours are less during the winter months. Mother is not able to work at this time due to pain.
DCCCA requesting washer and dryer. Donor can purchase and set up for delivery or donate to DCCCA for workers to arrange delivery and set up. DCCCA is open to used electic units as long as donor can assure units are in working condition. Thank you for considering as we hope to secure prior to closing case to provide resource for financial stability
Mom of 3 needs help acquiring activity toys, rattles, and a baby play gym for a 3 month old. She needs a baby swing and size 3 diapers diapers also. Mom did not expect to have a third child and had given away all baby items. Mom is not going back to work until the end of February so she does not have any income at this time. Her other children are 6 (girl) and 4 (boy who has developmental delays). At this time she is not receiving child support and only has her retired father to help her out.
Location: Kansas City, MO 64151-County:Platte-Children Served: 1-Agency: #MO- DSS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$241
Grandma has placement of three of her grandsons from Missouri foster care, ages 16, 13, and 12. A pipe in her front yard burst and needed to be replaced. She then was hit with another large bill in December when she needed to fill her propane tank to heat the house. Grandma is needing financial assistance to help with these unexpected bills. This would allow her to avoid going deeper into debt and ensure the family will have heat.
We are currently working with an 8 year old child who is diagnosed with several mental health concerns. She has hallucinations and struggles with feeling safe in any environment. The family is very caring and working with her to help her in every possible way. She also has mental health services and treatment. While working with the family, we were able to identify 3 tools they could use to help the child feel safer. Both parents are working but with normal expenses and extra expenses for the child, they are living paycheck to paycheck. I am asking for help to purchase these needed items. I've listed the items that can be purchased through Amazon by any donor or I will happily order these with any donations received. Thank you for considering this request and for all of your support for our families and workers!!
Child needs a light switch for the hallway in her home. She is afraid of the dark and being alone. The family rents and cannot make any renovations so we found a light switch that links to the actual light and doesn't require wiring: ($19.99 and tax).
Child needs a dimmable night light for her bedroom and bathroom so that she can control the amount of light in her room but have a reliable light during the night: ($17.99 and tax)
Child needs a camera in her room to record her activity at night for her therapist and psychiatrist: ($29.99 and tax)
Mother Needs a two Chest of drawers for her children's clothing. Children are 9, 7, 2. Childrens Division is looking to reunite this family in the very near future. This would be of great benefit to the family and would greatly benefit the smooth transition.
Location: Kansas City, MO 64106-County:Jackson-Children Served: 3-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #MO- DSS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$270
Youth is 15 year old and will be expecting her first child. The due date is March 1, 2023 but she is already experiencing contractions. Youth is currently in care and needing assistance with providing for her child. It is high priority for her to receive a car seat and crib/ w mattress. She will appreciate all baby necessities and items to help with breastfeeding.
Youth is also in foster care.
Location: Kansas City, MO 64138-County:Jackson-Children Served: 1-Agency: #MO- Crittenton-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$425
A family is in need of two bookselves and a curio cabinet to help them get organized. They are a big family with a wide range of ages. They have limited storage area for things like games, books, toys, dishes, pots, and pans. Having storage areas will allow for them to have a place for their belongings to go instead of them being in random piles.
Location: Kansas City, MO 64116-County:Clay-Children Served: 6-Adults Served: 3-Agency: #MO- DSS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$700
A young name is in need of a new futon. He has been offered a bed, but he prefers a futon for when he has friends over. The one that he currently has is broken. He is wanting one that is more comfortable like a bed as well. Getting this futon will allow for him to not only get a good night's rest, but it will also allow for him to socialize with his friends.
Location: Kansas City, MO 64116-County:Clay-Children Served: 1-Agency: #MO- DSS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$400
a mother recently reintegrated with her boys - she is needing a vehicle or assistance with purchasing a vechicle to transport her boys to and from school, doctors appointments, and mental health appointments
Location: Kansas City, KS 66102-County:Wyandotte-Children Served: 2-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #KS-Cornerstones of Care-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$4990
Hello I am needing a car seat for a grandma who takes care of her grandchild part of the time while the mother works. This will help out the whole family because the grandmother does not have the resources to get a car seat but needs one to take care of the grandchild. The grandchild is 7 months old.
Location: Kansas City, MO 64128-County:Jackson-Children Served: 1-Adults Served: 2-Agency: #Phoenix Family-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$180
I have a 15 year old foster child on my caseload who currently has braces but has been unable to get the brackets replaced and be seen by the orthodontist as her step-mother has not been financially able to make the monthly payment. The 15 year old's braces were put on in 2020 when she was residing with her biological father and step-mother. Since coming into care with three of her siblings (there are 5 kids total- one is not in care), the step-mother has not been able to pay the monthly bill due to other priorities (rent, utilities, food, gas, after school programs, sports, etc). The step-mother is employed full time but still does not have the finances to get caught up on the 15 year old's braces.
Assistance for the braces is greatly needed as the 15 year old's is starting to struggle with the lack of services required to maintain her braces. I do have the billing from the orthodontist office for verification of pricing.
To get the plan re-open, the cost will be $500. To pay off the total amount for the braces and receive current maintenance for the braces is $2300.00
Hello! I have a single mom in need of financial assistance with replacing the windshield on her vehicle. The estimated online cost for this repair through Safelite autoglass is $364.98. This will be the first step to helping mom get stable with her newborn baby because this will allow her to have reliable transportation to work, daycare, and appointments. Please let us know if this is something you can help with.
We have a single mom of 3 kiddos in need of assistance with formula for her baby. Mom has applied for food assistance but the process to be approved will take several weeks. The baby needs a large container of Enfamil, regular (yellow container). A walmart gift card would work as well if the actual item can't be donated. Thank you!
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