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Highlighting assistants. Assistance League of Kansas City

This holiday season, we’re shining a light on the “helpers” in our community. Here’s how the Assistance League of Kansas City is helping the greater Kansas City metro area.



I AM THE HOLY CODE. LAST YEAR WE STARTED OUR RELEASE A WEEK AHEAD OF DECEMBER 2ND OUR COMMUNITY HELPERS. THEY OFFER HOPE, EMPATHY AND SUPPORT TO PEOPLE IN NEED. WE WILL PASS A FIELD YEAR. IT IS A COMPANY. WE HAD ALMOST IMPACT ON THE ECONOMY. THE NEED FOR FAMILIES IS GREAT, SO WE ARE CONTINUING THE TRADITION OF TALK ABOUT THE PEOPLE WHO MAKE OUR COMMUNITY A BETTER PLACE AND IF YOU CAN HELP THEM, THEIR MISSION. AND WE WANT TO DISCUSS SOME OF THE JOURNEYS OF PEOPLE’S LIFE. THIS IS THE RESALE SHOP IN GLADSTONE. THIS IS THE BEST RIFT. PACKED WITH SHOPPING SHOPS FOR BABIES, KIDS AND FAMILIES. IT HAS NINE CHARITY PROGRAMS SERVING CHILD STUDENTS AND PROGRAMS IN OUR COMMUNITY. A TEAM OF NEARLY 400 VOLUNTEERS WORKS TO MAKE IT ALL DONE. >> IT’S A WIN WITH THE RESALE SHOP BECAUSE NOT ONLY ARE WE CYCLING HERE, ONE MAN’S TRASH IS ANOTHER MAN’S TREASURE, BUT WE ALSO GIVE BACK TO THE COMMUNITY. >> GROUPS MAKE INFLUENCE. IDENTIFY ONE PROGRAM FOR EXAMPLE USING A SCHOOL CALL THAT PROVIDES STUDENTS WITH OUTFITS, HEALTH PACKAGES AND APPAREL. THEY HAVE PROVIDED SUPPORT TO MORE THAN 4500 STUDENTS IN THE COMMUNITY. JOINING ME NOW IS LINDA CRAIG, THE CHAIRMAN OF THIS SCHOOL OF OPERATIONS CALL. YOU WORK TO HELP THE CHILDREN IN OUR COMMUNITY IN MANY WAYS. >> THAT’S ONE OF OUR PROGRAMS WHERE WE DO A LOT OF THINGS FOR DIFFERENT KIDS. OPERATION SHARP BELT IS PROBABLY THE BIGGEST OTHER GRAM WE DO, BUT WE HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THE COMMUNITY. THIS IS THE INTENT OF THE ASSISTANCE LEAGUE. TRY TO EXPERIENCE A DIFFERENCE IN THE LIVES OF CHILDREN AND ADULTS. >> HOW IS IT WHEN YOU SEE A CHILD BENEFIT FROM THIS? >> THAT’S LIKE A KID GOING TO MACY’S. DO THEY GET DRESSED IN AND OUT? WE HAVE ADVICE BECAUSE WE WORK IN COUNSELORS THROUGH THE SCHOOL, WE HAD A COUNSELOR GO INTO THIS STORY WHICH IS DARLING. SHE SAID HE WAS ALWAYS STANDING OUTSIDE HER CLASSROOM AS THE KIDS WERE COMING IN. SHE SAYS ONE DAY THERE WAS A LITTLE GIRL WHO WAS ALWAYS SHY AND QUIET. HE CAME TO THE COUNSELOR AND WENT –TA-DAH BECAUSE HIS ENTIRE SCHOOL HAD. IT WAS CLOSE TO THE CALL OF OPERATION RUMP SCHOOL. AND THAT CONFIDENCE HAPPENS WHEN EVERYONE HAS WHAT IT NEEDS. WE’RE GLAD TO HEAR HE WAS HAPPY WITH IT! >> AND YOU ALSO HELP CHILDREN RECOVER — AND FAMILIES RECOVER FROM DOMESTIC VIOLENCE. >> WE TRY TO PARTNER WITH OTHER ORGANIZATIONS WHENEVER WE CAN TO HELP OUR COMMUNITY. BECAUSE OUR COMMUNITY IS OUR FAMILY. >> IT’S NOT JUST FOR KIDS WE’VE MENTIONED ADULTS IT’S ALSO A MAJOR FOCUS FOR YOU TOO. >> YES WE WORK WITH SENIOR SERVICES IN DIFFERENT REGIONS. I WILL GIVE YOU A STORY FOR CHRISTMAS EVERYONE ALWAYS GIVE AND THEY SAID LET’S DO SOMETHING ON OUR TIME IN MAY. WE DONE GIVING A BASKET TO LOCKED-UP SENIORS. WE GAVE THEM THE NICE THINGS YOU’LL WANT SNACKS AND SUCH BARS. WE WENT TO A HOUSE AND TALKED TO THE MAN OR WOMAN AND THEY WERE FIREFUL AND WE LEFT. WE LOOKED BACK IN THE MIRROR AND THEY WENT US GOODBYE. WE PUSHED BACK UNTIL WE PASSED. BUT THIS WAS ANOTHER PLACE FOR KIKI TO GET SOME DAY. >> TELL ME ABOUT THE RESALE STORE YOU MENTIONED A LITTLE AGO. >> WE HAVE TO FUND OUR PROGRAMS AND THIS IS ONE OF THE FUNDING WE USE. USE DONATIONS — WE USE DONATIONS FROM THE COMMUNITY. WE CALL IT FOR SHOPPING – THE BEST ECONOMY STORE. WE HAVE GREAT DEALS AND IT’S ON NORTH OAK! THAT IS OUR BIG WAY OF FUNDING. WE HAVE GREAT CUSTOMERS, REALLY WE ARE VERY FLEXIBLE IN THE TIME OF COVID. WE NEED TO REORGANIZE THIS — V STORE AS WE DID THE GUIDELINES — THE STORES, SO WE MET THE GUIDELINES. AND THE CLIENTS WERE BIG AND FOLLOWED ALL THE RULES. WE WERE CLOSE FOR ONE MONTH AND THEN YOU COULD REOPEN. SO WE PUT THEM THROUGH THE PANDEMIC. >> WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST KNEE RIGHT NOW? >> FINANCING. FINANCING IS ALWAYS AGAINST OUR NEEDS. WE WANT TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN OUR COMMUNITY. WE WANT TO BE ABLE TO DO VARIOUS ACTIVITIES THAT ENHANCE THE LIFE OF OUR COMMUNITY. WE DO IT ALL — WE ARE ALL VOLUNTEERS. YOU CAN DONATE AND CLEARLY GO INTO THE SHOPPING STORE AND DONATE ITEMS TO US OR YOU CAN PURCHASE. YOU CAN BE A MEMBER. WE NEED VOLUNTEERS. MEMBERS ARE CORRECT. >> THANK YOU THANK YOU FOR COMING AND LET’S TALK ABOUT THIS WE’RE NUMBERS OUT THERE ARE SOME WAYS YOU CAN HELP THE SUPPORT LEAGUE CAN ALWAYS USE MONEY DONATIONS AND GENTS. AND YOU CAN ALSO VOLUNTEER AND BECOME A MEMBER. AND WE CAN ALSO SUPPORT AND LIKE THEM ONLINE SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORMS.

Highlighting assistants. Assistance League of Kansas City

This holiday season, we’re shining a light on the “helpers” in our community. Here’s how the Assistance League of Kansas City is helping the greater Kansas City metro area.

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