This week saw Giving Tuesday as a way to assist non-profits in their missions to serve the community. The giving wasn’t just for Tuesday. All month long, individuals are donating to their favorite cause.
President Trump in a statement in Tuesday encouraged all Americans to give of their time, talents and finances.
“We are reminded of the abundant blessings that God has placed in our lives, and we recommit to answering His call to help those in need through acts of compassion and generosity,” Trump said in a statement. “Together, we are able to support extraordinary and worthy causes while also enriching the lives of our fellow Americans.”
Trump went on to say that the country has a “commitment to strengthening the human bonds that unite us as one Nation by lifting up our neighbors and pledging our support to those in need.”
For local non-profits and ministries serving adopted and foster children, women and unborn children, and working to create a culture of life, this is a critical time of year. Often by December, finances are low and busy schedules mean fewer volunteers. Metro Voice is providing the following Christmas “wish list” for organizations that responded with a list of what they need this season and in the coming year.
Here’s the 2019 wish list
ALPHA CHRISTIAN CHILDREN’S HOME
Of all the things Alpha Christian Children’s Home needs/wants for Christmas, the most important thing would be your prayers. He knows exactly what each child needs to draw children to Him and what they need to help them heal. Also a 15 passenger van, newer truck, volunteers, and food are needed.
15017 27th Street.
PO Box 727
Perry, Kansas 66073-0727
Michelle Kincaid | 785-597-5235
BIRTHRIGHT OF GREATER KANSAS CITY
“We need bi-lingual volunteers so that we can better serve and communicate with Spanish-speaking mothers who call and come to Birthright,” stated Glenda Merten, director of Birthright of Greater Kansas City.
6309 Walnut Street
Kansas City, Missouri
CONCERNED WOMEN OF AMERICA, MISSOURI
CWA hopes for finances to support their work advocating on behalf of women and families before the state legislature and Congress.
P.O. Box 1352, St. Peters, MO 63376
Bev Ehlen, State Director
CHRISTIAN FAMILY SERVICES OF THE MIDWEST, INC.
“As a non-profit faith-based organization we receive no government funds but rely heavily on the giving of individual contributors—whom we consider the lifeblood of our organization for their sacrificial and much appreciated giving.,” stated Susan Timmons Christian Family Services.
Current wish list includes 2 new desktop computers, a new rolling office chair, 20 lb. copy paper, colored copy paper, and financial gifts. We do have tax credits for Missouri tax payers for gifts of $100 or more.
8249 W. 95th St., Ste. 107
Overland Park, KS 66212
Susan K. Timmons, LSCSW
KANSANS FOR LIFE
Baby food and Similac for Angels of Grace Center
Baby food and Similac
Angels Of Grace Family Service Center
1220 Troup Ave, Kansas City, KS 66104
Contact: Wanda Bibbs
MISSOURI BAPTIST CHILDREN’S HOME
The Missouri Baptist Children’s Home has opened a new home at the Peculiar location. They are in need of household items such as dishes, small appliances, etc. The young people would enjoy bean bag chairs, weighted blankets, stress balls, fidget items. A perfect project for youth groups would be to provide pampering items for the girls and sports items and fidget toys for boys.
20509 S State Route J
PO Box 447
Peculiar, MO 64078
MISSOURI RIGHT TO LIFE-WESTERN REGION
Missouri Right to Life – Western Region has volunteers on their wish list.
“We would like people to give the gift of time this year,” says Director Maryann Peale.
9504 East 63rd Street Suite 103
Kansas City, MO 64133
“Yearend giving is essential to program success for Mother’s Refuge,” states director Kelsi Green. “As a homeless shelter serving young moms and their precious babies, we rely on donors to support the ministry. With support of faithful individuals and organizations, we will be able to expand our program services in the near future!”
This Christmas season gift cards to Amazon, Walmart, and Quiktrip are greatly appreciated to help support young homeless moms and babies in need. Paper towels, diapers, and trash bags are needs for Mother’s Refuge shelter.
14400 E. 42nd St. South, Suite 220
Independence, MO 64055
Angel McDonald | 816-353-8070
PARKVILLE WOMEN’S CLINIC
“Is God calling you to use your passions, talents and abilities to make an eternal impact?” asks Director Sonya Rice. “There are many different gifts and skills that work together to make the ministry of Parkville Women’s Clinic thrive!”
Baby wipes as we are completely out, QT gas cards $10 (to assist our clients to get to classes), Target or Wal-Mart Gift cards $25, white copy paper, Staples or Office Max gift cards for office supplies, Nitrile powder free exam gloves, new dorm size refrigerator, bottled water, and plastic storage tubs medium and large. We need volunteers who want to use their passion, talents, and abilities to make an eternal impact.
6326 N Lucerne Ave.
Kansas City Mo 64151
816 746 4855
THE LIGHTHOUSE (MBCH)
“Last year, the generosity of donors allowed us to provide moms with 10,368 diapers and 6,144 baby items,” states director Julie Ball. “The LIGHT House is truly blessed by those who support us through both financial and in-kind contributions.”
“Every Tuesday, nearly twenty moms are offered the opportunity to receive supplies, education, support and fellowship through our Outreach Program. It is important to have a safe and nurturing space for their children to go during that time and we rely on volunteers to provide this critical support. If you are interested in helping in our Outreach Program, please call Julie Karanja at 816-361-2233 to receive more information.”
Women toiletries: body wash, shampoo & conditioner, shampoo and conditioner for ethnic hair, and bath towels. For babies: bottles & formula Enfamil and Gentlease, diapers of all sizes, baby wash & lotion, and gently used baby items.