• Caring for Kids Spirit Day at Chick-fil-A April 5: All Day!

    Thank you, thank you, thank you to all of Caring for Kids' wonderful partners, schools and families for supporting Caring for Kids Spirit Day today, April 5, at Chick-fil-A! To participate, simply mention Caring for Kids when ordering at any Chick-fil-A KC metro location (except college locations) at any time today! There's still time to get your order in!

    Ten percent of your purchases support the work of Caring for Kids to mobilize more resources and volunteers into our local schools to directly benefit children.

  • Partners Fund Bussing for Kids To See Beauty and the Beast

    Rosehill Elementary’s Pre-K students got to meet Beauty and the Beast recently, thanks to the generous donation of funds from its Caring for Kids community partners. This was the school’s first ever Pre-K field trip, and 32 very excited students attended the Shawnee Mission South production of Beauty and the Beast.

    Cory Strathman, Rosehill Principal, said the funds provided helped open the door for this experience. “It can be expensive to have two busses with specialized seats for a 4-year-old,” he noted. “Thank you for making these children’s day!”

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    Mentor to Mentee Match Day at Warford

    Check out this great story posted by Hickman Mills C-1 School District:

    At the end of January, a group of Warford Elementary school students, their parents, and new mentors came together for a special Warford Mentor Mentee Match Day. The enjoyable night allowed the students to meet their newly named mentors and also allowed parents the chance to meet the person their child will be spending time with.

    Erica Thomas, instructional coach at Warford, worked closely with the school's church partners through the Caring for Kids organization to find mentors for 18 students. Thomas said the volunteers are from Cornerstone Presbyterian Church and Gracepoint Baptist Church. The event provided a light atmosphere that was friendly and exciting.

    "We began with an activity by giving each child and each mentor a card that matched each other," Thomas said. "Once they found each other, they sat together, had introductions, then played a get-to-know-you activity."

    Thomas described the students as being very excited to learn more about the person they will be spending time with over the next few months. The mentors are volunteering as part of HMC-1's All-in Mentor Program. Each will visit with his or her student for one hour each week.

    "I believe that it takes a village to raise a child," Thomas said. "Along with parents and teachers, we have community members who care about the well-being of children and they wish to serve as mentors to our Warford students."

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