Run entirely by volunteers, the Assistance League of Kansas City does an incredible job living into their Vision: "Together . . . Making Our Community Better." Celebrating its 30th Anniversary, the organization continues to serve youth and adults in the KC Metro area with a variety of outstanding programs and outreach activities. Among their program highlights is Operation School Bell, which provides new clothing to over 2,800 needy elementary and middle school children in local school districts each year. The Assistance League's ReSALE Shop is the premier thrift shop in the area, providing the lion's share of the funding for the good work this organization continues to devote in service to those in need. Truly an amazing group of dedicated volunteers!
A few weeks ago, I met with a mother of 4 kids, to help her with budgeting and credit counseling. As I got to know her financial situation, she expressed frustration at the overwhelming cost to keep up with school uniforms for her kids. They had already outgrown the uniforms she bought them within the first couple months of the new school year! To top it off, her daughter's winter coat was taken from her school locker, and the zipper of her youngest son's coat broke. So they were both wearing coats that weren't a proper fit for them. I reached out to the Assistance League of Kansas City, and through a partnership with Burlington Coat Factory, they provided this family with vouchers for 2 shirts, 2 pants, and a winter coat for EACH OF THE FOUR KIDS!!! I'm just so thrilled that I was able to find such a wonderful organization to provide much needed help!!
OSB helps kids at the middle school that I serve as a guidance counselor. For the last two years, 18 of our kids have had the opportunity to go shopping for new clothes for school. This is invaluable to our students. This is a time that they feel like "fitting in" is the most important. I love they have the opportunity to pick out NEW clothes that they feel reflect their own style. LOVE THIS PROGRAM!
I'm pleased to serve as an advisor to the Assistance League of Kansas City. The work they do with school age children, teens, seniors, assault survivors and others far exceeds many other organizations. They are always open to suggestions and want their program to be top quality all the time. They meet so many needs in our area. It's an honor to work with them. Deena James, Krueger & James Insurance