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NIGHT OF HOPE
Pathway To Hope is
committed to serving the personal and social needs of individuals and families
arising from a broad spectrum of mental illness, encourages, educates, &
empowers individuals & families arising from dealing with a broad spectrum
of mental illnesses.
A Night of Hope is an annual event that allows the community to connect with
the organization and get involved.
SACS volunteers registered guests, sold raffle tickets, and directed guests at
URBAN RENDEVOUS VIII
mission of the Urban Ranger Corps is to help prepare at-risk inner city
youth for responsible and productive futures through a program of
disciplined work experience and service in their community; leadership
development; and individualized planning for post-High School careers.
Urban Rendevous is their annual fundraiser held in 2017 at the College
Basketball Experience. SACS has helped with this event for many
years and this year registered guests and checked out accounts after
HARVESTERS FOOD SORT
mission is to feed hungry people today and work to end hunger tomorrow.
They are a regional food bank serving a 26-county area
of northwestern Missouri and northeastern Kansas. Harvesters provides
food and related household products to more than 620 not-for-profit
agencies including emergency food pantries, community kitchens,
homeless shelters, children’s homes and others. SACS regularly
helps sort food, this month sorting and boxing over 3800 lbs of meat
July Jubilee celebrates the anniversary of the Americans with
Disabilities Act (ADA). Held annually, the Jubilee is a fun and
festive community event that everyone looks forward to each year. SACS
volunteers sold tickets for and helped serve a pancake breakfast and
enjoyed the entertainment.
"KIKI" CURLS PUBLIC HEALTH AND SAFETY FAIR
Brain Injury Association of Kansas and Greater Kansas City distributes
bike helmets at this event. Volunteers from SACS help with fitting
helmets and training kids in their use. Some volunteers were better with fitting hair styles than others.
KANSAS CITY FRINGE FESTIVAL
celebrating its lucky 13th anniversary, the Kansas City Fringe Festival
is an 11-day explosion of performing and visual arts. It is the
single biggest celebration of arts and culture in the Kansas City
metropolitan region. SACS volunteers help at opening night
festivities and take on many tasks during the festival, including
ushering at shows and acting as house managers. On opening night
we were handing out shirts and mingling with performers.HEART OF AMERICA VA STAND DOWN
Heart of America Stand Down Foundation hosts two Stand Downs, annually,
serving veterans in the Kansas City metropolitan area
mission is to provide marginal and homeless veterans in the Kansas City
metro access to short- and long-term resources necessary to
begin rebuilding their lives. Together, as a community, we provide
resources necessary to assist veterans in ridding barriers that
prohibit them from more fulfilling, productive lives.
SACS volunteers served lunch at the spring Stand Down,. Mayor James and Congressman Cleaver offered remarks. OUTPOURING OF HOPE
COMMUNITY SERVICES LEAGUE
Services League seeks to make meaningful and lasting change in people's
lives. Their mission is to assist communities in reaching their
potential by providing immediate relief to people in need, assessing
their situations, and providing solutions that lead to economic
stability. Their goal is to help people improve their household income,
household net worth, credit scores, and overall self-sufficiency and
well-being with the following: income supports, housing counseling,
employment readiness, and financial counseling. SACS volunteers
support the efforts of CSL by assisting with their fundraisers.
Recently volunteers assisted with registration and food and drink
serving at the Outpouring of Hope event.
DUMPSTER DIVING FOR BRIDGING THE GAP
The Gap (BTG) works to make the Kansas City region sustainable by
“connecting environment, economy and community,”and
is the premier organization in the area providing environmental
education and volunteer action through more than 1,500 volunteers
SACS volunteers are among them. Recently we
enthusiastically helped out at the Metro North Recycling Center. NIGHT OUT WITH ELVIS
Some of our volunteers took the night off recently to see an Elvis impersonator and do a little dancing. We love to dance.