In 2020, Community Assistance Council saw greater need and served more clients than any other year in its 44-year history. As the only nonprofit with this range of services in south Kansas City, last year CAC provided nearly $1 million worth of rent, utilities, food, temporary shelter, case management and more for about 7,400 SKC residents.
This year, instead of our annual Caring About Community Gala, CAC asks you for a donation that helps us keep our neighbors in homes, with heat, lights and water, and food on the table. Your gift also helps eliminate clients’ barriers to stability and self-sufficiency, such as securing safe housing; attaining documents and education for employment; meeting transportation needs; connecting to health, legal and job resources; and more. Also, CAC collaborates with dozens of other organizations so if we can’t provide it, we are one direct connection from one that can.
In our part of Kansas City, Mo., we see, hear and feel the impact of poverty every day. In the four primary ZIP codes we serve - 64132, 64134, 64137 and 64138 - 11,115, or 38% of households, earn less than $35,000 annually and meet CAC’s guidelines for assistance. CAC now receives about 400 calls a week from families facing joblessness, homelessness, utility shut-offs, food insecurity and more. The need is much greater than our funds.
So our ask is for support to make an immediate and direct impact on south Kansas City. Every dollar stays in this community. Every dollar makes a difference. Donate online below or mail checks to CAC Impact, 10901 Blue Ridge Boulevard, Kansas City, MO 64134. Contact Rachel Casey, firstname.lastname@example.org, 816-763-3277 x 103 with questions. Thank you!
Use this form to make a donation. Or, if you would prefer, donations can be made by sending a check to: 10901 Blue Ridge Boulevard; Kansas City, MO 64134. Thank you for caring!