News Release

 

Greater Kansas City Area Kiwanis Clubs

To Host Mom’s Day Baby Shower Drive May 12, 2018

 

 

Nineteen Kiwanis Clubs are joining with twenty-six grocery stores across the Greater Kansas City Metropolitan area to host the eighteenth annual Mom’s Day Baby Shower Drive for agencies helping babies in need.  Last year we collectively raised approximately $38,000 worth of baby items and cash.  For all years 2000 through 2017, we collectively raised approximately $442,000.

 

The campaign to collect and distribute baby care items to seventeen local service agencies will be held the Saturday before Mother’s Day, May 12.  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 12 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; Shiloh Center; Angels of Grace Family Center; Black Healthcare Coalition; Child Abuse Prevention Association; The Children’s Place; Gardner Multi-Service Center; Hope House; House of Hope; Lee’s Summit Social Services; Love, Inc. of Clay County; Missouri Valley Human Resource Community Center; Mother’s Hands; Newhouse; Operation Breakthrough; Ray County Department of Family Service; Raytown Emergency Assistance Program; reStart, Inc.; Safehome; Salvation Army; and Synergy Services, Inc.

 

Kiwanis Clubs participating in the Baby Shower Drive are:

 

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

 

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

 

For additional information or to contact agency representatives for interviews or individual Kiwanis Clubs for local coverage in your area, please call Steve Russell at 913-522-3864.