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 21, you'll be able to pick up a bag and list in from the Mission Engagement Space in the Narthex in Building A and in the Foundry Commons in Building B. Purchased items should be returned by August 5.
Want to help process donations? Sign up HERE! Ages 7+ are welcome to join us in the Lower Level Mission Space of Building A at Leawood Campus. Children aged 7-12 should be accompanied by an adult. This service opportunity requires some walking, bending, and lifting of up to 20 lbs, and volunteers should wear comfortable clothing during their shift.
Process School Supplies: Space is limited to 8 per session
Friday, July 26, 10am-noon
Monday, July 29, 1-3pm
Wednesday, July 31, 1-3pm
Friday, August 2, 10am-noon
Monday, August 5, 9-11:00am
Monday, August 5, 1-3pm
Tuesday, August 6, 9-11am
Wednesday, August 7, 9-11am
Process School Uniforms: Space is limited to 4 per session
Monday, July 29, 1-3pm
Wednesday, July 31, 1-3pm
Friday, August 2, 1-3pm
Monday, August 5, 10am-noon
Monday, August 5, 1-3pm
Tuesday, August 6, 10am-noon
For questions about School Supplies & Uniforms Drive contact Barbie Patterson at 913-451-9019, or email using the form below.
Quindaro Elementary is looking for 12 volunteers to help sort and distribute donated school supplies to the teacher's classrooms. Volunteers will sort from 9:30am - noon. Please contact Ginny Beene with any questions or to register.
For questions about School Supplies Distribution at Quindaro Elementary - August 6, 2019 contact Roberta Lyle at (913) 544-0254, or email using the form below.
Join us to explore the many ways you can be involved in the Partner Schools' Ministry. Learn more about opportunities like the bookmobile, tutoring, sorting books onsite with a team, one-time serving opportunities and much more. Registration is recommended to help us prepare materials.
For questions about Partner Schools Informational Meeting - October 3, 2019 contact Roberta Lyle at (913) 544-0254, or email using the form below.
Be a Backpack Angel!
Kids who are food insecure face additional hardship over the weekends. Resurrection’s Backpacks for Hunger Ministry helps alleviate this issue by providing nutritious, child-friendly food to over 1,800 students a week. Bags of weekend food go to students at Phillips, Rogers, Troost and Wheatley Elementary in KCMO, Quindaro and Welborn in KCK and Ridgeview Elementary in Olathe.
Students who participate in the program receive a bag with items such as cereal, shelf stable milk, fruit cups, soup or pasta and other non-perishable food that is easily prepared. You can provide food for a student for a year for $210, or $17.50/month by dropping a check in the collection plate with "Backpacks for Hunger" noted in the memo line or contact Roberta Lyle at firstname.lastname@example.org or 913-544-0254 to make arrangements to donate.
Tutor with children grades K-6 at one of Resurrection's partner school locations helping students improve their reading and math skills.
Tutor or Reading Buddy: Assist students with reading skills, letter recognition and/or letter sounds. Requires weekly commitment.
Classroom Assistant: Assist teachers in classrooms and work with individuals or small groups of children; help the teacher with other needed tasks. Requires weekly commitment.
Lunch Buddies: Be a mentor and build self confidence with children. Enjoy lunch with a student each week while reading, visiting, or working on flashcards.
Ages: Volunteers must be 18 years and older.
Training Requirements: In order to provide a safe environment for all children, background checks and specialized training will be required prior to serving as a tutor. Please go to the Urban Volunteer Page for training dates and to register. Safe Gatherings certification is also required for those working in the schools. If you are not already Safe Gatherings certified (certification lasts four years) you will receive tips to help you quickly complete the required online training when you attend Urban Volunteer training.
Additionally, if you will be volunteering in one of the Kansas City Missouri schools (Troost, JA Rogers, or Wheatley Elementary) you must complete this KCMO Volunteer Application.
If you are volunteering in one of the KCK schools (Welborn or Quindaro) please complete this KCK Volunteer Application.
For questions about Partner School Tutors and Classroom Buddies contact Roberta Lyle at (913) 544-0254, or email using the form below.
Our Backpacks for Hunger program is kicking off for the 2018-2019 school year.
During the school year our Backpacks for Hunger program helps to provide supplemental food for children in our six partner schools who are at risk for weekend hunger. Each week it takes nearly 140 volunteers to pack and transport the bags of supplemental food for approximately 1,500 children. Explore the many ways you can help.
Complete the volunteer interest form to learn more about the opportunities listed above.
All activities take place at Resurrection Leawood Campus, Building A, Lower Level Mission Space.
For questions about Backpacks for Hunger contact Roberta Lyle at (913) 544-0254, or email using the form below.
Urban Volunteer Training: "What You Don't Know Matters"
Urban volunteer training is required before serving in on-going Kansas City Mission programs. Empowering and educational, this training will provide each participant with a heightened awareness about our neighbors in Kansas City's urban core.
In order to provide a safe environment for all those we serve in urban areas, background checks and specialized trainings will be required prior to serving. Urban Volunteer training occurs monthly. Please check the calendar to sign up for an upcoming training. Those who need this training may be interested in serving on the bookmobile, as a tutor, or in a classroom at one of our partner schools. Additionally, those individuals who may go into some of our partner agencies in urban areas should plan to take this training.
Click here to register for any of the below dates
July 10, 2019 (Wednesday)
August 10, 2019 (Saturday)
September 18, 2019 (Wednesday)
October 12, 2019 (Saturday)
November 6, 2019 (Wednesday)
December 11, 2019 (Wednesday)
Training is held from 9am-noon in Building B, Room B257 of the Leawood campus.
Safe Gatherings certification is also required for those working in the schools or entering people's homes for furnishings pick ups. If you are not already Safe Gatherings certified (certification lasts four years) you will receive tips to help you quickly complete the required online training when you attend Urban Volunteer training.
For questions about Urban Volunteer Training contact Roberta Lyle at (913) 544-0254, or email using the form below.
Join the team of drivers and volunteers that keep the bookmobile rolling and help kids select books to keep and enjoy.
Drivers typically serve for 4-5 hours during regular business hours and occasionally some evenings and weekends. Serve as often or as little as your schedule allows. Must be 21 years of age with good driving record. Please contact Linda Warne to learn more about driving our bookmobile.
Bookmobile volunteers help students in need select a "just right" book they can keep and add to their home libraries. Contact Ann Carter to learn how you can serve with the Resurrection Bookmobile.
To get involved, please plan to attend an upcoming Urban Volunteer Training and complete the Safe Gatherings application process. Bookmobile volunteers must be 16 or older. More information & upcoming dates are available on our Urban Volunteer Training page.
Have books to donate? New or gently used books for grades K-6 are in great need. Please consider dropping them off in the donation area just inside the SW doors of the Leawood narthex in the bins marked "education".
For questions about Bookmobile contact Roberta Lyle at (913) 544-0254, or email using the form below.
Using Psalm 4:8 as the guiding mission, the Beds Program provides new beds to children who don’t have beds of their own in Kansas City urban and suburban communities. Our purpose is to recognize and address the physical need for sleep, thus providing a sense of comfort, rest and peace. Through this coordinated demonstration of God’s love and provision, we will bring smiles and comfort to children and families. Our focus is to serve the children referred by Resurrection's partner school districts and specific mission partners.
Volunteers are needed to help us prepare for our fall events by sorting pajamas, packing linen kits and preparing bedtime bags. This is a great family serving opportunity. Please contact email@example.com.
Ways you can help at the pick up party:
Host a linen drive in your school, workplace, or neighborhood! New twin linens will be provided to school aged children who receive beds through the Program. If you need more information on the Program for your drive, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Have access to free or inexpensive lumber? We are always looking for lumber to build our slat support structure. This structure is used in place of a box spring.
Don’t let a Kansas City child sleep on the floor tonight. Consider sponsoring a bed!
Contact email@example.com with questions.
Please visit the Beds Ministry Donations page for more information about how to support this ministry with donations.
I will both lie down and sleep in peace; for you alone, O Lord, make me lie down in safety. -Psalm 4:8
For questions about Beds Ministry Overview & Volunteer Opportunities contact Beds Ministry , or email using the form below.
Grace United Community Ministries operates to better the community one person at a time in a holistic approach through basic needs, supportive needs and spiritual needs.
Grace currently offers an after school tutoring program for children Kindergarten through 8th grade.
When: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, 3:50-5:45 pm.
Where: Grace United Ministries, 811 Benton Blvd, Kansas City, MO.
Approximately 80-90 students attend four days a week, Monday through Thursday from 3:50 to 5:45 pm. The program follows the KCMO school calendar. All students are tested to determine their reading grade level and math proficiency. A retired district reading specialist coordinates the curriculum and after more than ten years of operating, the program has achieved success in helping these children reach grade level proficiencies. Adults work one on one with students in a structured environment and normally tutor three students each session.
Passions and skills that are especially helpful for serving in this role are children, education, literacy, care & support, mentoring, underprivileged, justice and mentoring.
If you are interested in helping with this ministry, please contact Linda Anderson at firstname.lastname@example.org or (816) 352-3741.
For questions about After School Tutoring contact Linda Anderson at (816) 352-3741, or email using the form below.
Bless the Teacher is a new ministry opportunity can be done from home. Volunteers are partnered with a teacher(s) from one of our partner schools. Bless the Teacher volunteers will write notes of encouragement on a monthly basis.
For questions about Bless the Teacher contact Linda Crawford , or email using the form below.
If you are considering taking the next step and attending training but would like to know more details about serving opportunities and time commitments involved please email Ann Carter or call her at (913) 707-7209.
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Leawood, KS 66224
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Olathe, KS 66061
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Kansas City, MO 64108
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Overland Park, KS 66212
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