Help make birthdays a little brighter for families visiting the Resurrection Overland Park Food Pantry by assembling a Birthday Kit.
Put the following items in a gift bag:
Disposable cake pan
Sprinkles (if not already included in the frosting)
Birthday plates, napkins, cups, and decorations
Feel free to create a theme with the items (unicorns, superheroes, dinosaurs, etc.)
Bags can be dropped off at the food pantry each Sunday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 1-3 pm.
Get directions to the food pantry
reStart needs 75 sack lunches each week for clients who go to work. This preparation involves donating non-perishable and individually wrapped food items (see examples listed below), as well as assembling and delivering the sacks. They ask that volunteers provide at least 30 sack lunches at a time.
Food donations may include (but are not limited to) the following items:
Peanut butter sandwiches (no jelly, please)
Individually wrapped snacks of any kind
Email Daisha Kimbrough to coordinate drop-off
Enjoy the great outdoors and help care for God's creation by organizing your own litter clean-up.
Pick a local park or trail in your neighborhood, grab a friend, some sturdy trash bags, gloves and trash grabbing tools (if you have them), and leave the place better than you found it. Note: Please stay safe and use your best judgment when picking up sharp or potentially hazardous materials.
Want help with organizing your clean-up? Contact KC Water.
KC Water Community Outreach Opportunities
Flourish Furnishings collects, prepares and distributes donated furnishings and home essentials to offer a “hand up” by meeting the household furnishings needs in Kansas City’s urban and suburban communities.
Help provide essentials for their clients with Kitchen, Bath or Cleaning Essentials kits. These projects stock their shelves so they can serve over 40 families per week by filling the gaps in donations and making sure everyone has what they need to “Flourish” in their new home.
Create an essentials kit
As you start your summer vegetable gardens, consider planting an extra row or extra plants to donate to local food pantries.
Fruits and vegetables that will keep well: beets, broccoli, peas, cabbage, peppers, cantaloupe, lima beans, carrots, spinach, cauliflower, squash, cucumbers, tomatoes, eggplant, turnips, green beans, watermelon, onions and zucchini.
Food pantries accepting fresh garden produce donations:
Resurrection Overland Park Food Pantry (95th & Antioch)
Synergy Services assists individuals and families with immediate respite from violence and services that empower clients to find and choose good options for future safety and success.
Help provide a client with a mini hygiene kit by putting the following in a Ziploc bag:
One $5-$10 gift card for fast food/QT
Mini trail mix
Individual chips/cracker bag
Fruit snack/fruit leather
Individual wet wipes
Individual disposable mask/cloth mask in packaging
Completed kits can be delivered to Synergy Services - 400 E 6 St, Parkville, MO 64152.
The Don Bosco Senior Center helps seniors age 60 and over maintain independent living by providing meals, transportation, fellowship, and activities that promote health, education, and recreation.
Create Greeting Cards for Seniors
Bring a little joy to a senior's life with a greeting hand colored greeting cards from kids. Non-religious themes like “Happy Spring” and uplifting drawings are appropriate. The seniors appreciate if the child or parent writes the first name only & age of child, but this is not required.
Once your cards are finished, please email Anne Miller to coordinate delivery.
Mission Adelante strives to make disciples by serving, sharing life, and sharing Jesus with people from all places. Immigrants from Latin America make up a significant part of the population in Wyandotte County. Mission Adelante offers English classes, citizenship classes and other community development projects throughout the year.
Food Baskets (great for small groups)
Occasionally families find themselves in tight financial situations. Your family or group can help by assembling basic baskets of staple food items to be distributed through our resource center. Then, bring them to Mission Adelante, and we'll distribute them through our resource center. It's a great, hands-on way to serve for all ages that meets real needs.
Assemble a Food Basket
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