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Operation Breakthrough, Inc.
July 11, 2011

I have been a volunteer and contributor to Operation Breakthrough for over 20 years.
In spite of the fact that the children are poor and many are homeless, it is one of the happiest, busiest places in Kansas City. It is impossible to be at Operation Breakthrough and not find yourself smiling.
I have served on many boards in Kansas City, there is not a more committed, dedicated staff any where.
This is not just a day care center or a school. Operation Breakthrough cares for all aspects of a child's life.
Operation Breakthrough offers a" village" to raise our poorest children.

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Operation Breakthrough has given me great joy. I was given a profound gift when I discovered this wonderful place. I have also learned about the struggles of the poorest among us and I am a better person because of them.

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I would find more people to help lobby at the Missouri state capitol to help inform the state's legislators about the plight of poor children and their parents, so these law makers would offer more support to Operation Breakthrough's mission.

MY ROLE:
Volunteer & I have worked in the warehouse, attended performances, read to children,worked on food distribution,served on the advisory board, attended every major fundraiser and volunteered my time for numerous other activities.

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