Through our Local Impact Ministries, we partner with organizations and groups to make a difference throughout the Kansas City area. We collect food, clothing, furniture and technology to distribute to those in need; provide tutoring and meal assistance at local schools; participate in construction projects to renovate and renew homes; and serve in many other ways right here in our own neighborhoods.
In celebration of the hope that Easter brings, Resurrection gives $100,000 grant(s) from our offering to Kansas City organizations that are positively impacting the lives of people in our community. This year we are helping children with special needs have a bright future by awarding $50,000 grants two organizations. Additionally there are ways to personally help these organizations by volunteering your time.
Britain Infant Development Center at Shawnee Mission Medical Center provides cutting-edge therapeutic treatments during the crucial early years of brain development for children with special needs. This grant will help purchase technology and equipment to improve visual and motor skills for children with visual impairment, improve self-regulatory skills for children with Sensory Processing and Autism Spectrum Disorders, and increase social engagement. Learn more about this organization here. For volunteer opportunities please contact Amy Milroy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ability KC celebrates and works with children of all abilities to help them realize their full potential. The grant funds will expand an Assistive Technology Lab to benefit children with disabilities and fragile medical conditions. The lab will offer devices and technology for use by children in the classroom and during speech and occupational therapy sessions. Speech generating devices enagble children to communicate basic wants, needs, feelings and ideas as they develop the verbalization and motor skills vital to achieving developmental milestones. Ability KC is delighted and exited to welcome and engage Church of the Resurrection members in volunteer roles as well. Please click here for a list of volunteer opportunities with Ability KC. Visit abilitykc.org for more information about this organization.
For questions about Easter Offering Recipients & Volunteer Opportunities contact Michelle VanPelt at (913) 232-4116, or email using the form below.
Schools Furnishing HOPE! is entering its 5th year in partnership with the Blue Valley School District. During our first 4 years, the My Father's House Schools Furnishing HOPE! team distributed 18,351 pieces of school furniture to 38 educational programs and agencies in the Kansas City area.
These efforts were made possible by over 800 volunteers and 8,500 volunteer hours! Register now and be part of the team furnishing hope!
Event dates: June 12-16 and June 19-23
Shifts: There are two shifts daily for each position.
Lunch is provided for volunteers who register for a morning and afternoon shift on the same day.
Volunteers may select from the following positions for each of his/her desired shifts:
To ensure proper supervision and safety for all participants, the following policy applies to all volunteers under 18.
Youth 16 and 17 may participate unaccompanied at the Schools Furnishing HOPE! event if they have a liability waiver signed by the parent/guardian of the youth. Waivers may not be signed by any other person.
For safety reasons, no on under the age of 12 may participate in this event or be at the event site.
For questions about Schools Furnishing HOPE! 2017 contact Mary Jones at 913-544-0755, or email using the form below.
This year our Bless the School project will be Phillips at Attucks Elementary. Hundreds of volunteers will engage in work that refreshes and revitalizes the school, inside and out. Resurrection Downtown partners with this school providing tutors, programs and events. We will be working jointly with Resurrection Downtown to enhance this new space.
Shifts will be 9 am - noon, 1-4 pm and 5:30-8:30 pm daily (no evening shifts on Friday or Saturday). Ages 12 and up are welcome (see youth policy below).
Phillips at Attucks is a Kansas City, MO neighborhood school that serves over 350 students (Pre-K through 6th grade). After Wendell Phillips school closed last year the staff and students were moved to the former Attucks Elementary to continue to build on the success and academic achievement as one of the district's highest performing schools.
Volunteers are needed to serve in a variety of skilled and less skilled roles from painting, cleaning, organizing and hospitality to more heavy physical roles including playground installation and spreading mulch. Playground work team volunteers must be able to lift 50 pounds and be age 16 or older.
If you can't commit to physically joining our team we have some behind the scenes ways you can help.
To ensure proper supervision and safety for all participants, the following policy applies to all youth volunteers who sign up with the Volunteer Coordinator or via online registration.
Youth 16 and older may participate unaccompanied in the Bless the School Project if they have a combined Resurrection/KCMO School District Youth Release Form, and both are signed by the parent/guardian of the youth. Releases may not be signed by any other person.
For safety reasons, no one under the age of 12 may participate in this project or be on the project site.
For questions about Bless the School contact Ann Carter at 913-707-7209, or email using the form below.
The start of a new school year can be expensive for families on a budget. School supplies will be provided to students at partner schools and kids in foster care. Uniforms will also be provided to students who successfully complete Grace UMC's summer academic program.
Help these families by providing school supplies and/or uniforms for their elementary-aged students. Beginning July 15th you'll be able to pick up a bag and list in from the Mission Engagement Space in the Narthex. Purchased items should be returned by August 6th.
For questions about School Supply & Uniform Drive contact Barbie Patterson at 913-451-9019, or email using the form below.
Spend time helping kids improve their reading skills during this academic program. Kids who don't read over the summer typically experience a learning slide. You can help students maintain and grow their reading ability by spending one-on-one time with 1st-3rd graders at the Mary Kelly Center Summer Reading Program.
Program runs June 12th-July 21st from 9am-noon. Volunteers aged 12 and older are welcome to serve one or more dates (flexible schedule-can be consecutive days, once a week etc.) for an hour or more.
Please contact Todd Janvrin at TLJKansas@gmail.com or call 913-491-0969 to register or get more information.
For questions about Summer Reading Program contact Todd Janvrin at 913-491-0969, or email using the form below.
For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.Matthew 25:35-36
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