Each year Metro Voice highlights area ministries and their Christmas “Wish List.” It’s an opportunity for the community to give back to specific needs or causes that these organizations need assistance with. In the past we’ve focused on homelessness (we have other articles about that) but this year we are focusing on organizations working in the areas of adoption, fostering and the pro-life cause including women’s clinics and services.
ADVICE AND AID
Our great need is $5 gift cards to QT.
Ruth Tisdale, Director
Birthright needs items for gift boxes for new moms for a “baby shower.” They ask for baby bottles, pacifiers, baby wash and baby shampoo and other baby shower items.
Glenda Merten, Director
CHRISTIAN FAMILY SERVICES OF THE MIDWEST, INC.
Our current wish list includes a new laptop computer, a new Ergonomic office chair, 20 lb. copy paper, colored copy paper, printer, copy machine, electric stapler, file cabinet and especially financial gifts. We do have tax credits for Missouri taxpayers for gifts of $100 or more. Contact us for more info at 913-383-3337.
Susan Timmons, Director
Dr. Artrell Harris, Director
KANSANS FOR LIFE
We can be successful in Kansas by educating legislators and the public about the dangers of unlimited abortion, and the need for the Value Them Both Amendment. Read more about it HERE. Your partnership and gift today will help ensure that we prevail. Please consider making a generous end-of-year donation online through Kansans for Life’s website at KFL.org/Donate, or by mail to 3301 W. 13th St., Wichita, KS 67203.
MISSOURI RIGHT TO LIFE
At Missouri Right to Life-Western Region, we believe that prayer is the foundation of any effective ministry, volunteers are the bricks that create stability, and financial donations are the mortar that holds it all together. We welcome and appreciate your partnership in any of these ways as we defend the sanctity of life in the new year.
Allan Verhulst, Board Member
Alliance for Life
The Alliance for Life has a vision for 2021 to expand the life movement within churches. Our wish would be for the financial resources needed to help us raise up and train life disciples within the church that will create an environment of the church as a “safe place” for women when they find themselves in an unplanned pregnancy. Where they will turn to the church first rather than considering abortion first.
816-806-4168 or 417-598-1040.
Marsha Middleton, Director
ALPHA CHRISTIAN CHILDREN’S HOME
This year Alpha Christian Children’s Home needs cleaning supplies (Disinfectants, Dishwasher detergent, Laundry detergent, etc.) and pantry goods like cereals, canned fruits, and baking supplies. We also need larger items like an Electric Even, a Chain Saw for cutting firewood, Building Materials for construction, and Financial Support toward meeting the children’s daily needs, as well as for providing a good Christmas for them. Most of all we are appreciative of your prayers for the Lord’s daily guidance as we work to serve those whom he has entrusted to our care.
Jeff Mulpas. Director of Mission Development
MISSOURI BAPTIST CHILDREN’S HOME
They would like cologne for boys and cologne and spray sets for girls. Both boys and girls would enjoy stress balls and fidget items.
Dawn Hensley, Director
Mother’s Refuge needs items to keep our home functioning at full capacity this holiday season. Our top needs include gift cards to Amazon, Walmart, Target, Sam’s and/or QuickTrip. Our Wish list also includes paper plates, wipes, diapers- size 3 and up, cleaning supplies, and laundry detergent. We appreciate any and all support to serve homeless, pregnant and parenting young moms and babies in our community!
Assistant Executive Director
SHOW-ME CHRISTIAN YOUTH HOME
Our current wish list includes: Individual gift cards of $5 and $10 are greatly appreciated as they serve as great rewards at home and incentives for school.
Larger items for our 10 homes and two on-campus schools: Playground equipment items (new slide, toddler and regular swing combo, cargo net, net bridge, and climbing ladder), weights for sports programs, heavy-duty benches for outdoor play areas, refrigerator, two toddler beds with mattresses, wireless printer, 2-seat bike trailer, dishwasher, washer/dryer set, two basketball hoops, large outdoor grill for a family of 12, corn hole game, foosball table, and fold-up ping pong table.
The LIGHT House is assisting around 30 families with Christmas this year and hoping to collect Walmart gift cards in increments of $10s/$20s, so each parent can pick out a gift item for their child. The LIGHT House provides support to pregnant & parenting young women in the Kansas City area, who have chosen life for their babies, through residential care & Outreach educational services. During the COVID pandemic, we had to suspend in personal classes, but continue to assist families with bi-monthly distribution of baby supplies & clothing.
Julie Karanja, MA, PMH-C
Outreach Manager & Counselor
Make sure to put one of the items on this wish list on your shopping or to-do list this Christmas.
–Anita Widaman | Metro Voice