The mission of Bags of Fun Kansas City and the Gabby Krause Foundation is to make a difference in the lives of children and their families who are faced with fighting cancer and other long-term childhood diseases.
Gabby Krause, an amazing 6-year old, made the original Bag of Fun to stay busy and happy during long hospital visits. It was Gabby's wish that every child at the hospital could have their own bag.
Charlie's House was named in honor of Charlie Horn, a 2 1/2 year old boy, who was killed in 2007 when he attempted to climb a 30" dresser in his home. The mission of Charlie`s House is to prevent injuries to children in and around the home. A not for profit organization with safety at its core, this group of amazing volunteers is dedicated to keeping the community informed and engaged when it comes to preventing injuries to children.
Within the next 12 months, Charlie's House plans to open a safety demonstration house in Greater Kansas City where parents, grandparents, and caregivers can experience firsthand how to safety-proof their homes. The Safety Demonstration Home will be the only full service home safety experience of it's kind in the nation. The location will also include a safety boutique display and space where home safety devices, products, and books will be available.
Charlie Horn was small, but his short life has left a huge impact on our community. Because of Charlie's tragic story, thousands of accidents will be prevented and hundreds of children's lives will be saved.
Since 1985, the Dream Factory of Greater Kansas City has remained dedicated to making dreams come true for critically or chronically ill children. As a 100 percent volunteer organization, granting dreams is our mission, smiling children is our vision. And in more than three decades, our devoted volunteers and generous business supporters have created thousands of smiles. We are proud to say that more than 85 percent of the funds raised or donated to the Greater Kansas City chapter of the Dream Factory remain right here, granting the dreams of deserving children in our community.
KidsTLC is a Kansas-based nonprofit organization that provides innovative and successful psychiatric treatment, homeless outreach to teens, outpatient behavioral health, autism and parent support programs. Services are focused on evidence-based therapies and trauma-informed care, with a strong emphasis on family wellness and preserving the family unit. KidsTLC responds to the growing needs of children in the Kansas City Metro area by adding critically needed services that fill community gaps and alleviate wait times for families to receive care. Programs help children heal on all levels through innovative therapeutic treatment philosophies; chaplaincy services; expressive therapies including pet, equine, art, play and music therapy; and a wealth of opportunities to improve the physical health of clients.
KC Pet Project is a 501c3, nonprofit charitable organization operating the Kansas City, Missouri Animal Shelter. We 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!
Noah's Bandage Project has two goals - 1) to help provide cool and fun bandages to kids that need them, and 2) to help raise funds for pediatric cancer research.
The mission of Operation Breakthrough is to help children who are living in poverty develop to their fullest potential by providing them a safe, loving and educational environment.
Operation Breakthrough also strives to support and empower the children's families through advocacy, referral services and emergency aid.
A scholarship in Brian's name is being funded for deserving young men. Brian became "A Man for Others" with his Jesuit education. The Rockhurst experience meant the world to him as he developed life long friendships with both students and teachers. Giving another young man this opportunity would have meant the world to Brian.
Educational assistance for children of the school. Mary Ellen, Brian's mother, retired after 30 years of teaching there. It is her deep devotion to students that made Brian proud of her accomplishments.
Educational assistance for deserving students. Additionally, STM for All is a school ministry devoted to the support of their students with special needs including a broad range of educational, mental and physical challenges.
Our mission is to create connections between children's service groups, dental professionals, professional sports organizations and their athletes. Together, we can provide underserved children in need, a life changing dental experience in which the excitement and allure of high profile sports reinforce the value of a life-long commitment to dental health care.