The Kansas City Blues Society (KCBS) is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit corporation that has been in existence since November, 1980. KCBS is the second oldest Blues Society in the nation and has served as the model for other blues societies. KCBS is a member of the International Blues Foundation and has sponsored many bands, youth bands, and solo/duo acts to the International The Blues In The Schools program is a program that was developed by the International Blues Foundation and is administered by its affiliates like the Kansas City Blues Society.
Pathway To Hope is a Non-Profit 501(c) 3 organization founded by Dick and Sharon Lawrenz in December 2000. In 1988, Sharon and Dick Lawrenz’s 11 year old son was diagnosed with mental illness. The couple struggled through a cumbersome Mental Health System and as a result of those taxing experiences, Pathway To Hope became a dream. They wanted to help other families. “No one should navigate the uncharted waters of mental illness alone,” Sharon said.
American Heart Association - Make it YOUR mission to fight heart disease!
1 in 3 women suffer from heart disease, but only 1 in 5 believes she is personally at risk, thinking heart disease couldn't happen to "someone like me." But it does.
Heart disease is STILL the No. 1 killer of women (not breast cancer), taking the life of one woman every minute. 80% of cardiac events in women may be prevented if women make the right choices for their hearts, involving diet, exercise and abstinence from smoking.
I joined the committee and work with the American Heart Association on behalf of my mother. This is dear to my heart as she was diagnosed with heart disease a few years ago. This was a very stressful time for all of us as the doctors told her, "she was just depressed" gave her a prescription for some anti-depressants and sent her on her way. With the persistence of my sister, she took her to doctors for over a year and a half until my mother was finally correctly diagnosed. I don't want any one else to go through this and will work to promote this great organization.
Young Women on the Move~ YWOTM, was founded in 2005 to teach middle school and high school girls the attitudes, behaviors, and skills necessary to lead a healthy life in every aspect. Its name symbolizes girls moving toward the future with healthy minds, bodies, and spirits that are focused on life’s possibilities.
YWOM serves six Kansas City, KS USD 500 schools: Argentine Middle, Central Middle, Northwest Middle, F.L. Schlagle High School, J.C. Harmon High School, and Wyandotte High School. Today, YWOM enjoys the school district’s full endorsement as its mentoring program for girls.
GLOW, Inc. is a life-changing learning program that emphasizes growth and leadership development through education, experience and challenge. They provide girls and young women with hands-on interactive programs to encourage positive emotional, social, spiritual, mental, and physical development. GLOW, Inc. serves three age groups; 8-12 and 13-17 and 18-24.
Please help me to show the young teen girls at the Victory Village Christian Academy boarding school... **Hope is Alive!**
This holiday season please join me by donating your gently-used teen/women clothing, coats, hat, gloves, NEW under garments, socks, etc. anything a young teen would need all shapes / all sizes - ages 12-17. Think of anything a young lady would need going off to stay at a dorm. *Donations accepted until January 31st!*