Catalog of SHARE Projects
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Organization2018-19 ChairCategoryDescription of service
Adelante Thrift Store and Mission AdelanteBrooklyn Manning and Brynn WinklerSupporting the immigrant community in KCKProvides second-hand items at fantastic prices, job-readiness training for employees and community members, and uses "profits" to support sustainable community development in the latino immigrant neighborhoods in KCK
After the HarvestHarvesting fresh produce for the poorThey provide fresh produce to the hungry by picking fallen food that is not going to normally be used.
Alexandra's HouseMolly Kate FordCare for sick babiesServing Terminally ill Unborn, Newborn and Abandoned Babies
Alzheimers Awarness/SupportSoumi Vesalidisease awareness, alzheimersThe Alzheimer’s Association works on a global, national and local level to enhance care and support for all those affected by Alzheimer’s and other dementias. We are here to help.
American RoyalElla Higgins, Molly Hoganyouth education, agricultureEvents including the barbecue allow us to give over $1 million annually for youth scholarships and support agriculture education programs.
Amethyst Placebattered women's shelterTransitional Housing for Women in Recovery and their Children
Avenue of Lifeempowering the poor in KCK and KCMOOur mission is to mobilize our community to equip and empower low-income individuals and families to be self-sustained and independent.
Bags of FunAlyssa Deering and Ari SharmanServing sick kidsBringing joy, laughter and relief to every child fighting a life-threatening disease or condition.
Blessings Abound Thrift StoreHelping those in needWe are a not for profit that accepts gently used items, we then sell those items and we donate all the proceeds to help others get back on their feet, feed the hungry, help single parents, and fund outreach programs.
Blood DriveMolly Kate Ford and Katie GarverickServing those in need of healthy blood, healthProvides healthy blood supply to those battling blood diseases and blood loss
Bone Marrow Drive-Delete Blood CancerEllie and Ava PetersDisease and HealthDelete Blood Cancer gets the word out about the importance of registering for the bone marrow registry and bone marrow donation to those battling blood cancer and disease. Registry will be held in conjunction with the blood drive!
Boys GrowEmpowering underserved youthThe mission of BoysGrow is to take an inner-city boy and open his eyes to the possibilities and realities of entrepreneurship. BoysGrow uses Farming and Agriculture as the vehicle to instill pride, identity, discipline, and an understanding of the Business World
Breakfast at St. Paul'sMolly Hogan and Noah UrestiFeeding the hungryServe breakfast to the hungy at St. Paul's KCK, 4th Saturday of months
Breast Cancer Bake Sale and AwarenessLauren Dornbusch and Sidney RieckerDisease awareness, Breast CancerBake Sale in conjunction with the Pink Out Football Game; contact athletic department to find out when that is and if it's possible to do at the game or game day.
Bridging the GapEnvironmentonnects environment, economy, and community to make Kansas City sustainable and works to provide environmental education
Brighton GardensHannah IvesFriendship for the elderlyOur warm and friendly team welcomes each resident into our family, gets to know each of our residents, and fills the community with the special touches of home
Brookdale HospiceThe Elderly, End of Life CareBrookdale Hospice provides comfort care for individuals who are facing the end of their life. As a hospice volunteer, you’ll be trained to make friendly visits to hospice patients residing within our retirement communities. We have 2 communities close to Shawnee Mission East – Brookdale Rosehill (12802 Johnson Drive Shawnee, KS 66212) and Brookdale Shawnee (11400 W. 65th St Shawnee KS 66203). Friendly visitors provide companionship to individuals who are lonely or who’d just like a “friendly face” to spend some time with them. The hours are flexible and will definitely work within your schedule.
Carnivals are ElementarySydney Crane, Clara Westhoff, Abigail RensSupport local elementary carnivals and PTASupport the local elementary carnivals and PTAs. Look up local grade schools on the district website and call for PTA president contact info.
CCVI and Trolley RunCaroline ChisholmAssisting children (and families) with visual impairmentPre-school education for children with visual impairment and support for their families
Chance to DancePacey Salzman and Gretchen Raedleyouth mentoring, danceDance program with Pawnee Elementary
Children's PlaceKiki Ehrich, Sarah GrimmHelping children who have suffered abuseNurturing and promoting the healthy development of young children who have survived abuse, neglect and trauma by providing specialized services and family support, within a safe and caring environment.
Children's TLC/ Groundhog RunPacey Salzman, Lauren Decker, Amelia CummerfordHelping kids with disabilitiesThe mission of Children’s TLC is to provide therapeutic and educational services for children with disabilities in an environment which fosters their independence and celebrates their successes.
Claridge CourtJack McElroyFriendship for the elderlyTo assist, hang out with, and care for the elderly
Cornerstones of CareServices for families at risk (abuse, trauma and foster care)We partner with children, young adults and families to achieve safety and health through mental and behavioral health services, foster care and adoption, youth and family support services and education.
Cultivate KCurban, organic farms in the urban coreCultivate Kansas City grows food, farms, and community in support of a sustainable, healthy, and local food system in greater Kansas City.
Deanna RoseBecca Heinz, Tera Hawesyouth mentoring on the urban farmEducational farm for children
DeLaSalleyouth educationDeLaSalle Education Center is the only alternative charter high school in Missouri dedicated to serving urban core students at risk of not completing high school. Many of our students have fallen behind in their grade level and face overwhelming academic needs and personal challenges. DeLaSalle’s unique combination of small class sizes, wraparound support services and workforce development programs give our students the tools they need to succeed and graduate.
Don BoscoKatie DrakeImmigrant supportSupport for the immigrant community including English lessons, senior services…
Down's Syndrome GuildKimball Gogel, Ellie PhillipsHelping those with disabilitiesAssist as peer mentors
Dress A GirlLucy HoffmanInternational outreach for childrenSew dresses to share with girls in impoverished countries
Dress it Up with Blessed Dress KCHelping underserved youthFormal Wear collection for the underserved
Dye for a Cause-Austism AwarenessKimball Gogel, Ellie PhillipsAustism Awareness and assistanceTie-dye project to raise awareness for autism during April, Autism Awareness Month. Check with the autism society for additional opporutnities to help!
Emma's Place for Exceptional ChildrenJackie Cameron, Katie DrakeWorking with children with special needsVolunteer as peer mentors to Emma's Place, which provides childcare to those with disabilities.
Farmers HouseJack Reeves (exec)/Owen CurranWorking with people with Special NeedsEmbracing, Enhancing, and Supporting the lives of Youth and Adults with Developmental Disabilities
Free Hot SoupEmilie LilijegrenServing the homelessProvides a hot meal to the homeless at a park
Freshmen ConnectionTommy Moreland, John Spencer, Courtenay Tetrick, Audrey BrownSpecial Projects for the freshmen class
Front Porch AllianceAssists youth at-riskWorks with Kansas City’s eastside residents (community most at-risk for violence) and community partners to build youth leadership and opportunities for families to make positive, lasting changes to their lives and neighborhoods.
Girls Love MailBrigid WentzSupport for those with cancer/illnessProvides letter of encouragement to women diagnosed with breast cancer. Could also be a variation on this…pen pals with sick children at Children's Mercy??
Giving BrickSupports kids in needRe-packages and donates legos and lego sets to kiddos in need
Giving the BasicsGia Hense, Liddy Stallard, Megan WalstromHygiene supplies for the poorGiving the Basics is the community hub for individuals and businesses to donate hygiene products and financial resources, for the purchase of human dignity products, which are then distributed effectively to local organizations of need. In turn these donations are then given directly to families and individuals in need.
Habitat for HumanityServing the homelessSeeking to put God's love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes,community and hope.
Happy BottomsEmilie LiliegrenSupporting families in need, babieswork with social service agency partners to provide diapers to low-income families while raising awareness of diaper need in our community.
Harvesters/backsnacksLucille Winter and Grace Strongmanfeeds the hungryfeed hungry people today and work to end hunger tomorrow
Hayden's Hope Totes/FosterAdoptConnectPacey Salzman, Amelia Cummerford, Lauren DeckerSupport for kids in foster careWork with Hayden's HOpe Totes and FosterAdoptConnect to create a bowling fundraiser next year; volunteer with FosterAdoptConnect
Heart to Heart InternationalAlyssa Deering and Ari SharmanHealthcareProvides healthcare to third world countries
Heartland Therapeutic RidingElizabeth Sandstrom, Sydney Rieckerspecial needsRiding horses for the disabled. Heartland’s mission is to serve children and adults with disabilities and to improve quality of life through equine-assisted activities and therapies. We are committed to changing lives, one ride at a time.
Hillcrest Transitionalhelping the homelessHelps families get from homelessness to self sufficiency
Hope Housedomestic abuseHope House's mission is to break the cycle of domestic violence by providing safe refuge and supportive services that educate and empower those affected by domestic violence.
Inclusion ConnectionsMary McConvilleSupporting people with disabilitiesInclusion Connections is an Olathe based non-profit serving teens and young adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities in the Johnson County area. We offer many programs that include exercise, health/nutrition, cooking, acting, music, dog training and more. For job skills training, we operate a dog treat business called PawsAbilities, where we make, package and sell our treats.
JCDSSupporting people with disabilitiesJohnson County Development Supports serves people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. We focus on individuals’ abilities, provide choice driven supports, and advocate alongside people to live and work in our community.
JDRFWill Hardingdisease awareness, diabetesJDRF has been a global leader in the search for an end to type 1 diabetes (T1D), through both research funding and advocacy
Just Like You FilmsHolly FrigonAwareness campaigns for those with challengesHelp schedule and show JLY films at schools around the metro.
Kansas Special OlympicsPaige ProtheSupporting athletics for those with special needsThe mission of Special Olympics is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.
KC Pet ProjectShelby WinterHomeless petsWe care for nearly 10,000 animals a year and work collaboratively with Animal Control and other animal welfare organizations to increase the number of homeless pets adopted, and focus on lifesaving programs promoting pet retention, identification, lost pet reunions, and pet ownership education throughout the community. The KC Pet Project is creating a No Kill Kansas City – we’re passionate about lifesaving!
Keeler Center-KCKAiding women and their families in the urban coreEmpowering women in the urban core. When we help a woman learn to read or speak English, manage her health or finances, or start a business, we see her create ripples of hope and change that lift up her children and her community
KVCLaini Reynolds and Olivia CaponecchiSupport for traumatized families and foster care/adoptionWe help families in crisis by providing support to keep them safely together. Including families recovering from trauma, foster families, etc.
Literacy KCAnnakate Dilks, Kelly Murphyyouth educationTo advance literacy within the Kansas City metropolitan area through direct services, advocacy, and collaboration.
Locks of LoveSupport for those with cancer/illnessPlan an event to cut hair for wigs
Mattie Rhodesfamily social workMattie Rhodes Center is a community development organization dedicated to individual and family well-being through social services, behavioral health counseling and the arts.
Meals on WheelsLauren Dornbusch and Sidney Rieckerfeeds our hungry elderlywe lead the effort to make sure people in our community receive the nutritious meals and the human connection they need to help them live independently.
Micah MinistryFeeding the hungryServes weekly meals to the hungry&provides supplies
Mitzvah GardenFeeding the hungry; gardeningCommunity Garden at 123rd and Nall that serves food pantries
MOCSAsexual assault shelterMOCSA exists to improve the lives of those impacted by sexual assault and abuse, and to prevent sexual violence in our community.
Morning GloryFeeding the hungry- weekday breakfastsMorning Glory Ministries attempts to focus on its mission and ease the burden of the marginalized individuals in our society through all three of the ministries offered: Morning Glory Cafe, Hospitality House and Emergency Assistance.
Night to ShineAnnabel Huxtable, Sarah O'Bryansupporting those with disabilitiesDance for kids with disabilities-Tim Tebow foundation
No Kid Hungry Bake SaleAllison Wilcox, Ashton Emley, Camryn Cohenfighting childhood hungerAssist with bake sale put on by local chefs to benefit the No Kid Hungry initiative in October
Nourish KCPJ Spencerfeeds the hungryserves hot, nutritious meals to all who come with no questions asked. We believe that food is most basic human right and the table is an automatic equalizer - all of us need to eat and we all deserve food that nourishes.
Operation BreakthroughAnnabel Huxtable, Sarah O'Bryanchildcare for the poorOperation Breakthrough provides a safe, loving and educational environment for children in poverty and empowers their families through advocacy, emergency aid and education.
OverrunMegan StopperanDisease awareness, ovarian cancerSupport the Overrun benefit for Ovarian Cancer Research
Pack of PalsMolly Kate Ford, Piper Noblit, Ryan Bolin, Hugh Hawesspecial needsCoordinate special projects with our special friends at SME
Paws 4 AutismCatherine Esrey and Taylor Kealanimals and special needshelps animals in support of those with autism
Pets for LifePacey Salzman, Amelia Cummerford, Lauren Deckerpet shelterThe purpose of Pets for Life, Inc. is to enhance the care and treatment of people in local hospitals, nursing homes, shelters for domestic violence, mental health programs, treatment centers for youth and corrections facilities through the use of certified therapy teams of pets and volunteers.
PinkyswearHope and Hanna RobinettCancer, ChildrenSupports families with children battling cancer
Prep-KCOur mission is to create and implement strategies to improve college and career preparation for Kansas City's urban students.
Project LinusLauren Dornbusch, Sidney Rieckeryouth in needProvides security blankets to children in need
Reconciliation ServicesSeeks reconciliation between racial and economic divisions around 31st and Troost
ReStartRiley Kimmel, Hannah Phillips, Emily Cooper, Annabelle Cook, Andie McConnell, Grace Padonhomeless youthreStart provides shelter and supportive services to help homeless men, women, youth and families move toward independence and self-sufficiency and to end homelessness in our community.
ReStart the MusiKCKayla StarnsConcert benefit by teens for teens
Ronald McDonald HouseEmilie LiliegrenSupporting families with sick childrenAssist at the Ronald McDonald Houses; see website for opportunities
Rose Brooks CenterChloe Sowden, Ellie Brown, Megan Funkeysupporting victims of domestic violenceDomestic Violence Shelter
Safe HomeLily Ogg and Emma Barickmansupporting victims of domestic violenceSAFEHOME’s mission is to break the cycle of domestic violence and partner abuse for victims and their children by providing shelter, advocacy, counseling, and prevention education in our community.
Salvation Army Bell RingingKiki Ehrich, Sarah GrimmServing the poorBell ringing to benefit the Salvation Army at the holidays
School Buddies-New Chelsea KCKEmily Feyyouth, educationMentor & tutor underserved kids in KCK
School Buddies-SMSDPaige Prothe; Elle Vuillemin and Libby Hise (Belinder)youth, educationTutor elementary school kids and help in classrooms in SMSD schools
Shawnee Indian MissionCivic service for a historical landmarkHelp maintain the historic Indian Mission in Fairway. Volunteers needed to help with outdoor cleanup in fall and spring, assistance with the Fall Festival and other events during the year.
Shepherds CenterDasha HamiltonAssisting the elderlyProvides many service to help our elderly age with dignity
Sleepyhead BedsSupporting those in needProvides beds to children and families in need
SME Camp!Annakate Dilks, Kelly MurphyAssisting SME, childrenProvide a day camp setting for the children of SME staff during in-service days
SME Pond and Stream ProjectAssisting SME, NatureSME habitat project, help maintain the Shawnee Mission East habitat
SME Unified TeamSophie Lawrence, Addie VonDrehleAssisting SME, special educationCoach and play basketball, bocce ball and soccer matches with our special ed friends against other Unified Team schools
SMSD Birthday PartiesAddie VonDrehle, Meredith Nordenyouth, mentoringMonthly birthday parties at Apache and Nieman Elementaries
SMSD Tennis Clinic for underserved schoolsQuin Napier, Oliver Brocementoring youth, tennisorganize tennis clinics with an underserved school is SMSD
The Forumfriendship for the elderlyOrganize fun activities with our elder friends
The Mission Projectspecial needsProvides housing and activities for people with disabilities
Unleashed Pet RescueSullivan Goettsch and Keaton Duckworth
UpliftMeredith Nordenserving the homelessMission is to deliver those basic human needs, care and compassion to the homeless on the streets that are not usually received from other organizations. We'll have 8 spots on four evenings during the school year. Captains will recruit a volunteer team for their assigned date.
Upper RoomParker GordonYouthtutoring inner-city kids with reading. basically helping the student with their reading skills
Veterans Community ProjectJJ Ruf, Cayden Reig, Thomas PollockSupport for veteransWe are determined to make a difference in the lives of homeless Veterans, a task accomplished only by community for community.We are building Veterans Village – a specialized community network of tiny homes and services dedicated to supporting every man and woman who took the oath for our country.