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Refugees and supporters at a Jewish Vocational Services (JVS) event
Refugees and supporters at a Jewish Vocational Services (JVS) event

Current Community Needs

Each month we feature the current needs of a local community organization. Listed below are easy ways to support the Greater Kansas City Section of National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW). NCJW is a grassroots organization of volunteers and advocates who turn progressive ideals into action. Contact Beatrice Fine or log in to DonorCentral to give through your Donor Advised Fund.

How to help:

  • KATS is a program that provides birthday bags containing an age appropriate toy, toothbrush, toothpaste, dental floss, and a sticker. Each bag costs about $10, so a $100 donation would would provide 10 birthday bags to students in grades K-6 in Kansas City, Kansas.
     
  • Suitcase to Start support youth aging out of foster care with the items they need to start their first home (or go to college). NCJW provides kitchen items, bedding, towels, cleaning supplies and personal care items along with a suitcase. It costs approximately $230 for all of the items.
     
  • The Back to School Store provides all of the items for children in kindergarten through fifth grade as they prepare to go back to school. The “store” is set up with various stations and filled with brand new tennis shoes, winter coats, hats, gloves, jeans, tee shirts, underwear, socks, backpacks and school supplies. Each child is accompanied by an adult volunteer as they visit each location to choose what they need for school. It is a joyful and uplifting experience for all. It costs approximately $100 per student.
     
  • Baskets for Babies is a program for young mothers living in a shelter or who cannot afford items for their infants. NCJW provides baskets filled with blankets, diapers, wipes, diaper rash cream, bottles, nipples, onesies, pants, socks, pacifiers, etc.
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