News Release


Greater Kansas City Area Kiwanis Clubs

To Host Mom’s Day Baby Shower Drive May 7, 2016


Twenty Kiwanis Clubs are joining with twenty-six grocery stores across the Greater Kansas City Metropolitan area to host the seventeenth annual Mom’s Day Baby Shower Drive for agencies helping babies in need.


The campaign to collect and distribute baby care items to seventeen local service agencies will be held the Saturday before Mother’s Day, May 7.  Kiwanians and representatives of the agencies will staff collection tables at the stores between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.


The Metro Kansas City Kiwanis Council is organizing the drive for agencies serving families and children in Cass, Carroll, Clay, Jackson, Platte and Ray Counties in Missouri, and Johnson and Miami Counties in Kansas.  The Council is aware of the agencies’ critical need for new, daily care items for babies of the families they are serving.  Many times, the agencies have no specific funding for items such as disposable diapers and formula.


The Council urges Kansas City area residents to come to their local stores on May 7 and purchase items for giving while shopping or drop off other donations.  Kiwanians and agency representatives at the stores will have lists of needed items, plus information on the benefiting agencies.


The Metro Kansas City Kiwanis Council was formed to address community needs for young children in the greater Kansas City area.  The Council is partnering with agencies serving children to enable Kiwanis Club members to provide needed assistance and networking opportunities.


Agencies benefiting from the Baby Shower Drive are:


Advise and Aide Pregnancy Center; Alternatives Clinic; Angels of Grace Family Center; Black Healthcare Coalition; Child Abuse Prevention Association; The Children’s Place; Della Lamb Community Services; Gardner Multi-Service Center; Hope House; Lee’s Summit Social Services; Love, Inc. of Clay County; Missouri Valley Human Resource Community Center; Newhouse; Operation Breakthrough; Raytown Emergency Assistance Program; reStart, Inc.; Safehome; Salvation Army; and Synergy Services, Inc.


Kiwanis Clubs participating in the Baby Shower Drive are:


Missouri – Blue Valley; Carrollton; Downtown Kansas City; Harrisonville; Independence; Lee’s Summit; Liberty; Mid-Town Kansas City; North Kansas City; Raytown Three Trails, Richmond and Smithville.


Kansas – Gardner; Johnson County; Olathe Sunrise; Old Mission; Overland Park; Shawnee; and St. Thomas Aquinas Key Club.


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