COVID-19 has affected us all. One of the losses this year was our annual golf tournament. While this event is an opportunity to have fun and enjoy comradery, the tournament also benefitted a local organization with a donation from the net proceeds. For 2019, we were able to donate $7,000.00 to The Children’s Place of Kansas City. Since we are not able to provide a donation this summer, the board has decided that the chapter will match up to $1000 in donations for the Children's Place. We are counting on the Greater Kansas City ASIS chapter to show their support for this worthwhile cause.
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Message from The Children's Place
Operating funds due to loss of Earned Revenue income
We have seen a continued demand for our services as young children desperately need a safe and welcoming place to heal from the pandemic as well as abuse, loss and other deep hurts. Simultaneously, we have had to decrease face-to-face interactions and innovate to find new ways to offer services remotely or with increased distancing to prioritize the health and safety of our children and staff. Because of these changes, our revenue has been slashed in half. We are so grateful for the many in our community who have stepped up to help us to meet this gap, but the truth remains that we are adapting to a new reality of reduced income. We're in the process of moving into our new building. Our new home will welcome children into brightly colored classrooms and integrated therapy spaces so that they can heal from multiple traumas and return to the important work of being a child. When we dreamed of this new building years ago, we anticipated being able to serve 30 percent more children in this larger space. Now, living with the threats of a global pandemic, we are forced to keep our capacity limited to prioritize the safety of our children. As income from our services remains diminished, we need your help to ensure that these crucial programs remain available for those who need it most.