Lunch & Dinner in the

Ronald McDonald House Family Room at Children's Mercy

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October 7

Location:

RMHC-KC Family Room (Children's Mercy Adele Hall Campus 2nd Floor) A 

2401 Gillham Road Kansas City, MO 64108

We will be providing both lunch and dinner on October 7 in the Ronald McDonald House Family Room at Children's Mercy. Due to the size of the kitchen, only 10 volunteers will actually go and serve the meals, but we are looking for LKFP families to contribute all of the items we'll need for the meals. Items may be dropped off at Chalfie's either Saturday evening or Sunday if you are contributing items but not helping serve the meals.

Directions to the Family Room

Volunteers at the Family Room are required to go through security and show an ID (18+). Just let security know you are serving a meal at the Family Room and be sure to tell your volunteers to bring a form of ID.

Thanks for helping keep families together! The Family Room is a special place within Children’s Mercy Hospital where inpatient families can rest and still be close to their child. The Ronald McDonald Family Room has 7 bedrooms for napping, showers and a laundry facility open to families. We are always looking for volunteers to provide and serve a “grab and go” breakfast, lunch or dinner to the families utilizing the room.

The Family Room does allow you to prep/prepare food off site and bring it in. In fact, it works better for some groups since it’s a single kitchen with one oven. Volunteer Groups are required to follow our guidelines for on site volunteering as well as proper food handling safety.

What RMHC-KC Provides:

  • Pantry staples such as milk, eggs, salad dressing, oil, flour and condiments

  • The kitchen space, appliances, pots & pans and serving platters/bowls.

What Your Group Provides:

  • Meal / Ingredients for the Meal

  • Paper products, cups, utensils for meal service (to-go containers are appreciated but not required)

  • Your menu emailed at least a week in advance  to avoid meal duplication

  • Volunteer Group – refer to kitchen size for maximum number in the group  

  • Meal and clean up service – use our kitchen facility to prepare or heat up the the meal on site in our kitchens. *The Family Room is our only location where food can be prepared off site. If volunteers can help plate the food or help serve, it’s ideal to help us serve more people. We serve until the food is gone and ask volunteers to help date and put away leftover food, load dishwashers or clean dishes used in meal prep.

  • Drinks are great! It’s your choice if you’d like to serve dessert

Virtual Zoom Book Club

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April 30 at 6:30 PM

Book: Kid Normal (6 hrs. 21 min.) CLICK HERE

Optional 2nd Book: Shelter Dogs (2 hrs. 15 min.) CLICK HERE

Due to limited opportunities to get books from the library, we're taking advantage of Audible's FREE online audio books being offered while kids are out of school! RSVP for our VIRTUAL Zoom book club on April 30 using the red highlighted text above and then use the links above to listen to one or both books!

Trunk or Treat at Ronald McDonald House

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October 28 from 1 - 3 pm

We will again be organizing and staffing a "Hot Chocolate Bar" booth at the Ronald McDonald House Trunk or Treat. This event is designed as an opportunity for patients, siblings, and families staying at the Ronald McDonald House while receiving treatment at Children's Mercy. Kids are welcome to wear costumes and bring trick or treat bags/buckets and make a lap around the parking lot themselves! All supplies will be provided; we just need some smiling faces to staff the booth!

Trunk or Treat at Ronald McDonald House

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October 27 from 1 - 3 pm

We will again be organizing and staffing a "Hot Chocolate Bar" booth at the Ronald McDonald House Trunk or Treat. This event is designed as an opportunity for patients, siblings, and families staying at the Ronald McDonald House while receiving treatment at Children's Mercy. Kids are welcome to wear costumes and bring trick or treat bags/buckets and make a lap around the parking lot themselves! All supplies will be provided; we just need some smiling faces to staff the booth!

Operation Gratitude Candy Collection (for Benninghoven kids)

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November 2 at 7:40 am

Benninghoven Elementary (meet out front)

Benninghoven will be collecting candy for troops through Operation Gratitude and Lucy's Kids for Peace kids are being asked to help with the collection. Benninghoven kids who are able can meet out front that morning to collect candy during morning drop-off. 

Bedtime Project Prep Party

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December 4 at 5 pm

Sprint Center

1407 Grand Blvd.

Kansas City, MO

Our Bedtime Project Prep party is a time to get together to wrap gifts and get organized for the upcoming Bedtime Project event. We will also make ornaments and wrap gifts to be handed out when we go Christmas Caroling. Pizza and drinks will be provided. Please RSVP by December 2 so we can plan accordingly for dinner. 

Scraps KC Hands-On Reuse Workshop

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January 27 at 2:00 pm

Scraps KC

3269 Roanoke Road

Kansas City, MO

ScrapsKC inspires creativity in art and education, positively impacts the environment, and provides hope for the homeless. During our workshop, we will learn about ways to reuse materials and thus divert them from landfills. We will be deconstructing dried-out markers and turning them into jumpropes which will be donated to schools in need of recess equipment!  Please bring any dried-out markers you have (the regular sized - not skinny - Crayola/RoseArt, etc. ones work best)! Kids will also have the chance to make a project of their choice using the supplies in the Make-and-Take space.

Check out the Scraps KC website here to learn more about this organization: https://scrapskc.org/

Thanksgiving Project

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LEADERSHIP TEAM OPPORTUNITIES FOR 6TH GRADERS AND OLDER

CLICK HERE TO CONTRIBUTE ITEMS FOR MEAL BASKETS

November 25 at 5:30

Holy Trinity - Social Room (inside main church entrance)

13615 W 92nd St, Lenexa, KS 66215

One of our favorite annual events! We will collectively gather the necessary items and assemble baskets containing everything a family needs for their Thanksgiving dinner including drinks, paper products, seasonings, roasting pans, canned goods, a turkey AND a ham, and pumpkin pies for dessert! Many of the canned goods are donated by a generous sponsor, and the rest of the items are included on the SignUp Genius and are fulfilled by our LKFP families and others who support our projects. Many people are looking for a way to help others during this time of year, so you’re encouraged to pass along our SignUp to friends and family. There are slots to donate $ to cover the turkeys and hams, so even people who don’t live locally can contribute. If you know of a family who could be a recipient of one of our baskets, please let me know. This could be a financial situation, job loss, sick family member, etc. Really anyone who needs some extra love! We will also be assembling gift bags of baby supplies that will be donated to Advice and Aid Pregnancy Center for mothers experiencing an unplanned pregnancy. Items for these bags are included on with the items for the meal baskets.

Bedtime Project

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SIGN UP FOR GIFT - GIVING (FULL!!)

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December 9 from 2-4 pm

East Hills Village

7575 Monroe

Kansas City, MO

Holiday Caroling

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December 11 at 6:15 pm

Bethesda Lutheran

14150 W. 113th Street

Lenexa, KS

For our holiday caroling this year we will be starting out at Bethesda Lutheran, a group home for adults with developmental disabilities. This is the evening of their Holiday party, so many residents will have family members visiting. We will lead a sing-along at the beginning of the party and will hand out gifts and ornaments to the residents. We will then walk a couple short blocks to Greenwood Terrace, a senior living facility, where we will carol and hand out gifts and ornaments. Anyone who is up for dessert can then meet at Dairy Queen just down the street and LKFP will treat the kids and celebrate our final event of 2018!

January Book Club

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January 10 from 7-8 pm

Babler's Home

7405 Summit Street

Shawnee, KS

Congratulations to Sadie Babler, who came up with the idea for a LKFP book club! Sadie will be hosting our first book club event on January 10 and the book she's chosen is Save Me A Seat. Click here for a Book Trailer video

Here is how the book club will be structured:

Anyone who would like to participate can! We'll do one book approx. every two months and will choose books at an approx. 3rd-6th grade level. Parents can read the books with younger kids who may not be able to read it on their own, but younger kids are still welcome to participate! Only kids who have read the book should attend the book club -unless they have given it a great effort and did not like the book, in which case they should be ready to share why they didn't connect with it. Everyone is responsible for sourcing the book on their own through the library, buying, or borrowing. Because we'll have a couple months per book, kids should be able to share copies if needed. A member will host in their home and will provide light snacks and drinks. 

Kids are encouraged to bring book suggestions to the first book club and we will vote on the next several books.

All LKFP kids are invited to participate! Parents can read the books with younger kids who may not be able to read it on their own, but younger kids are still welcome to participate! Only kids who have read the book should attend the book club -unless they have given it a great effort and did not like the book, in which case they should be ready to share why they didn't connect with it. Everyone is responsible for sourcing the book on their own through the library, buying, or borrowing. A member will host in their home and will provide light snacks and drinks. Kids are encouraged to bring book suggestions to book club!

Peace Pack Project

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LEADERSHIP TEAM OPPORTUNITIES FOR 6TH GRADERS AND OLDER

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August 18

Location TBD

Join us for our 7th annual Peace Pack Project! Peace Packs are drawstring bags filled with school supplies and small toys, Our LKFP kids paint their handprints on the bags and make a wish for the recipient before filling up the bags! Our kid leadership team will be deciding on an organization to receive this year's Peace Packs. In the past they have been donated to children in Guatemala, kids in domestic violence shelters, refugee children in KC, and kids in the foster care system.

This project relies heavily on outside support to collect all of the items needed to make 50 Peace Packs, so please share the SignUp with friends, relatives, neighbors, etc.!

Birthday Box Project

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February 17 at 2:00 pm

Holy Trinity School Library

Pflumm & 92nd Street (directions below)

Lenexa, KS

Directions: Holy Trinity school Library.  Holy Trinity's campus is located one block west of Pflumm and 92nd Street in Lenexa.  After you turn west onto 92nd Street, take your first right, which is an unmarked alleyway between the parish office (on the right side of the alley) and the school (on the left side of the alley).  You may park in the parish office's parking or in the lot at the end of the alley.  The library has a door directly to the outside, which you will see as you go through the alley.

We will be collecting supplies and assembling 50 Birthday Boxes complete with the supplies needed for a birthday cake and small celebration! These boxes will be donated to Sunflower House, an organization serving children who have been victims of physical and sexual abuse through education, advocacy, forensic, medical and therapeutic services. Without these Birthday Boxes, these children may not have the opportunity to celebrate their birthday. Please share the sign up and invite friends and neighbors to contribute. 

Butterfly Garden Annual Planting / Maintenance

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LEADERSHIP TEAM OPPORTUNITIES FOR 6TH GRADERS AND OLDER
 

May 13 at 6:30

The Goddard School

22885 W 68th Terrace

Shawnee, KS 66226

We'll be doing our annual upkeep of our butterfly garden that was planted 5+ years ago at the Goddard School (where Lucy went to "school" before her illness). Come out and get your hands dirty and do some weeding, planting, and mulching. This event is quick - we'll be done in an hour! Bring gardening gloves if you'd like and any small gardening tools you have available.

Summer Pool Party & Ronald McDonald House Quick Meal Pack Project

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LEADERSHIP TEAM OPPORTUNITIES FOR 6TH GRADERS AND OLDER

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June 10 at 7 pm

Wedgewood Neighborhood Pool - Blackfish & Cottonwood in Shawnee

Let's kick off summer with a LKFP Pool Party at the Wedgewood Neighborhood Pool AND squeeze in a great service project while we're at it! For the project, we'll be assembling Quick Meal Packs - meals that families staying at the Ronald McDonald House can grab when a hot meal isn't available. See the yellow link above to contribute items for the bags. For our party, Bonges will grill hot dogs and families can sign up to bring additional items. See the red link above. Feel free to bring floaties, pool toys, and adult beverages in non-glass containers!

Lemonade Stands for Henry's Haul

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July 20 (or another day that's convenient for you!)

YOUR TIME & LOCATION!

Henry's Haul is an organization run by LKFP mom, Kristi Lewczenko. Henry's Haul  holds an annual drive to collect new Matchbox and Hot Wheels cars that are donated to Children's Mercy. LKFP kids are encouraged to hold a lemonade stand to raise money for Henry's Haul. Kids can join with others or do their own on a date and at a location of their choice! Following their lemonade stand, they may purchase cars themselves OR donate the money and Henry's Haul will purchase through their vendor at a lower cost per item.

Mobile Food Pantry Volunteer Opportunities

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**The Mobile Food Pantry opportunities are not exclusive to LKFP so please feel free to pass along info to friends! Non-members can access this SignUp via the home page of the LKFP website.**

June 12 from 10:00 am to noon at Curls Manor (3900 E 52nd Street, KCMO) near the Kansas City Zoo

June 12 from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm at Parallel Senior Villas (6246 Parallel Ave, KCK) in Kansas City, Kansas

June 19 from 9:30 to 11:30 am at Marlborough Manor (1818 E 79th Street, KCMO) in South Kansas City

June 27 from 8:30 to 10:30 am at Cathedral Square Towers (444 W 12th Street, KCMO) Downtown KCMO

July 9 from 8:30 to 10:30 am at St. Joseph Place (1900 E 10th Street, KCMO) in the Historic Northeast Neighborhood 

July 9 from 1:30 to 3:30 am at Red Bridge Manor (11300 Colorado Avenue, KCMO) near Grandview

July 10 from 10:00 am to noon at Curls Manor (3900 E 52nd Street, KCMO) near the Kansas City Zoo

July 10  from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm at Parallel Senior Villas (6246 Parallel Ave, KCK) in Kansas City, Kansas

July 17 from 9:30 to 11:30 am at Marlborough Manor (1818 E 79th Street, KCMO) in South Kansas City

July 25 from 8:30 to 10:30 am at Cathedral Square Towers (444 W 12th Street, KCMO) Downtown KCMO

Access to fresh fruits and vegetables is a challenge for low-income seniors. Help these seniors stock their kitchens with fresh food! Each month, Harvesters delivers fresh produce to various senior housing communities and volunteers are needed to unload, unpack, and sort. (At some locations, a produce "market" is set up and residents come and select their items. At other communities volunteers assemble bags for each resident and deliver to their apartments.) The best part is when you get to see the faces of the seniors that you were able to help! This is a great opportunity for families to volunteer together! Seniors get produce free of charge and don’t have far to carry heavy grocery bags!

Testimonials from previous Mobile Food Pantry volunteers:

"It was very eye--opening to see older people without a lot who still have high spirits. They were appreciative and approachable and joyful and kind. Definitely an experience for all to partake." -Sidra

"I liked it because we go to help other people and see them. I liked organizing the bags." -Grace

Bedtime Project Prep Party

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LEADERSHIP TEAM OPPORTUNITIES FOR 6TH GRADERS AND OLDER


Tuesday, December 3 at 5 pm

Sprint Center

1407 Grand Blvd.

Kansas City, MO

Our Bedtime Project Prep party is a time to get together to wrap gifts and get organized for the upcoming Bedtime Project event. We will also make ornaments and wrap gifts to be handed out when we go Christmas Caroling. Pizza and drinks will be provided. Please RSVP by November 29 so we can plan accordingly for dinner. 

 

Bedtime Project

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LEADERSHIP TEAM OPPORTUNITIES FOR 6TH GRADERS AND OLDER

Sunday, December 8 from 3-5 pm

East Hills Village

7575 Monroe

Kansas City, MO

Our December Bedtime Project has traditionally been one of the kids’ favorites! We partner with Phoenix Family (an organization that provides services to low-income families) to make the holidays brighter for the kids in the after-school program at three of their residential properties. Though our LKFP families and others, we are able to provide each of these children with new PJs, a warm blanket, a pillow and pillowcase, a gift, a board game, books, socks and underwear, winter hats & gloves, and a toothbrush and toothpaste.  We will go to East Hills Village for an afternoon of games, playing, hot chocolate and cookies, gift-giving, and a dance party with a DJ! This is a great opportunity for our kids to realize that there are so many out there without some of the basics that we take for granted, but also to realize that they’re all kids and are more alike than different in the end. 

This project relies heavily on outside support so please share the SignUp with friends, relatives, neighbors, etc.!

Virtual Book Club

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April 30 at 6:30 PM

All LKFP kids are invited to participate! Parents can read the books with younger kids who may not be able to read it on their own, but younger kids are still welcome to participate! Only kids who have read the book should attend the book club -unless they have given it a great effort and did not like the book, in which case they should be ready to share why they didn't connect with it. Everyone is responsible for sourcing the book on their own through the library, buying, or borrowing. A member will host in their home and will provide light snacks and drinks. Kids are encouraged to bring book suggestions to book club!

Bethesda Lutheran Holiday Party & Caroling

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Bethesda Lutheran

14155 W 113 St. (near College & Pflumm)

1:45 - 3:00 PM

The past several years, Lucy's Kids for Peace has done our holiday caroling AND helped provide a Christmas party for the individuals who attend the day program at Bethesda Lutheran Communities. Bethesda Lutheran provides community housing and day programs for adults with developmental disabilities. This year we are excited to be able to combine these two activities into one visit THIS Friday afternoon, December 20.  This is a GREAT way to kick off winter break by spending a little time with these folks who are always so glad to see us!

We will be treating everyone to Christmas cookies and juice, making simple crafts, singing carols, and handing out the gifts (lotion and fuzzy socks) and ornaments we made at the prep party earlier this month. We will begin at 1:45 an be done around 3:00. 

 

PLEASE let us know if you need help transporting kids! Andi Bonge will be picking up her two from Trailridge at 1:25 and can transport 5 more to the party and home, and I can fill my car as well! Please let Andi (913.544.3681) or myself (917.330.9540) know if your kid(s) would like to attend but need a ride.  

Lucy's Kids for Peace Family Campout

Our 7th grade leadership team is hard at work planning and organizing a LKFP Family Campout for this fall! The kids are gaining valuable experience in organization, collaboration, leadership, and more by serving on the following committees:

INVITATIONS / COMMUNICATION: Lily & Kayley

FOOD: Evan, Ashley, Becca, Meredith, Ava V.

ACTIVITIES / TEAM BUILDING: Ava G., Parker, Solveig, Alex, Jaxon, Ellison

SERVICE PROJECT: Sidra & Kaia

Please see the invitation below for full details. We hope you will join us and support these youth leaders in their project!  Click here to RSVP. Click here to sign up to bring a food item.

2018 Thanksgiving Project

November 19, 2018

See photos of our Thanksgiving Project!

2018 Bedtime Project

December 9, 2018

OUR PROJECTS

Several of our upcoming projects will depend on the support of people like YOU who believe in the work the kids of Lucy's Kids for Peace are doing! Check out the links below to see our needs for these projects.

 

Thanksgiving Meal Project 

Lucy's Kids for Peace Family Campout

Our 7th & 8th grade planning team is working on our 2nd annual LKFP Family Campout to be held at the Lawrence KOA on September 21! The kids are gaining valuable experience in organization, collaboration, leadership, and more by serving on the following committees:

INVITATIONS / COMMUNICATION: Kayley & Kaia

FOOD: Patrick, Meredith, & Ava G.

ACTIVITIES / TEAM BUILDING: Stella, Becca, & Ellison

SERVICE PROJECT: Lily & Evan

Please see the invitation for full details. We hope you will join us and support these youth leaders in their project!  

         

RSVP & SIGN UP FOR FOOD ITEMS

PACKING LIST

WE HOPE YOU CAN JOIN US!

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LKFP Book Club

The Family Under the Bridge

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Work in Progress!