Caring for Others
How we can help local individuals and organizations impacted by the effects of COVID-19
KC Regional COVID-19 Response & Recovery Fund
A coalition led by The Greater Kansas City Community Foundation, United Way of Greater Kansas City, LISC Greater Kansas City, and the Mid-America Regional Council (MARC).
This Fund provides grants to nonprofit organizations that have experience supporting impacted communities — particularly those that are disproportionately affected by this global pandemic and its economic consequences. Donate Here Online
Reconciliation Services & Thelma’s Kitchen
Reconciliation Services continues to offer case management, food, therapy, and housing assistance to those facing homelessness. An initiative of Reconciliation Services, Thelma’s Kitchen is a donate what-you-can cafe. During this time, Thelma’s Kitchen is continuing to serve daily to-go lunches to our neighbors on Troost. Donate here online to give toward specific initiatives at Reconciliation Services and Thelma’s Kitchen.
Covenant Presbyterian Church Food Pantry
The Covenant Presbyterian Church Food Pantry is continuing to distribute food (without physical contact) to those in need. If you would like to support the Food Pantry with a financial gift, checks can be mailed to: Covenant Presbyterian Church 5931 Swope Parkway Kansas City, MO 64130.
Other Organizations to Consider
Hope Faith Ministries – Donations to Serve those Facing Homelessness
Bev Schroeder is helping us coordinate donations of the following items to Hope Faith Ministries. For more information, contact Bev at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Hand sanitizer (bulk or travel size)
- 1 oz. bottles (empty)
- Bulk Kleenex
- Individual Kleenex packs
- Miniature soap
- Quart Ziplock bags
- Gallon Ziplock bags
- Bottled water
- Protein bars (or similar)
- Thermometer sheaths
- Hydrogen peroxide
- Cleaning/disinfecting wipes
- Hand soap
- Disinfectant spray
- Toilet paper
- Paper cups
- Paper plates
- Vitamin C
- Individually wrapped food items
Grandview Park Presbyterian Church Food Pantry
Grandview Park Presbyterian Church is located in Kansas City, Kansas in the heart of a community being heavily impacted by the financial consequences of the pandemic. The Church serves the neighborhood with a direct assistance fund and a food pantry. You can donate here through PayPal.
Uzazi Village provides postnatal care to the black community. They are currently offering virtual doula appointments, breastfeeding assistance, and diapers for mothers in need. You can donate here through PayPal.
Cherith Brook is serving those in need by providing sack meals four times a week. If you are interested in providing 60 sack meals or the ingredients, please call 816-241-8047 or email email@example.com. In addition, they have immediate needs for the following donations: small jeans: men’s sizes 28-34, women’s sizes 0-4; small underwear, bags for meals (recycled plastic or medium or large paper bags); alcohol (70% and up); face masks (handmade/sewn); one non-contact thermometer; and hand sanitizer. You can donate by sending checks or cash to Cherith Brook 3308 E. 12th St. Kansas City, MO 64127, or through Paypal at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Newhouse is on a mission to break the cycle of domestic violence by providing the tools that allow individuals and families to make positive choices and lead self-sufficient lives. During this unprecedented crisis, your support is needed now more than ever. Support Kansas City survivors by donating to the COVID-19 emergency fund.
Cross-Lines provides a crucial safety net for our neighbors in need in Kansas City. As a result of the current crisis, Cross-Lines’ Food Pantry is serving as many as 738 people in one day (they normally serve 300 families per month). Support Cross-Lines by donating money, volunteering, or donating food. More information is available here.
The mission of Amethyst Place is to support women recovering from drug and alcohol addiction, and their children by providing safe, drug-free housing and individualized services to promote healthy families. During this time, families at Amethyst Place are dealing with additional needs due to loss of income, job losses, increased child care needs due to school closures, and increased food costs. If you would like to support the families as they work to remain strong during this challenging time, an Amazon wish list is available here and monetary donations are always appreciated here on their website.