Kansas City Mom Collective hosted our first Kids Helping Kids Day, a community service event designed for every member of the family, no matter what age. Along with our title sponsor, Olathe Health, we were thrilled to welcome 400 guests to Olathe’s Ball Conference Center, to complete service projects benefitting great organizations all around the metro.
Take a peek at our service projects below.
Guests created “Take What You Need Rocks” rocks and clothesline tags for the families served by Solace House a grief counseling center. Whether it’s hope, comfort, faith, hope or something else, these will serve as a reminder of their healing goals.
We also created a group art project, weaving a web of positive thoughts to stay at Solace House and honor Childhood Grief Month, symbolized by the blue butterfly.
We’re so thankful to Wee Create Studio in helping us facilitate these two projects! Because of your support, we were also able to donate $2,500 to Solace House to further their programs and support of Kansas City kids.
Other projects included:
Kids and adults made get well cards for kids in the care of Olathe Health.
Girls in Real Life helped us create empowerment clips to inspire girls to remember their inner power and beauty. We all know someone who needs a good friend. Engaged KC helped us create friendship kits, perfect for handing out to a new friend.
One of the kids’ favorites was decorating thank you cards for police and fire fighters. Bonus: an Olathe police officer was on site to collect the cards, which led to some sweet moments where kids met and thanked their heroes! Thanks to Sweet Tooth Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics for arranging this meaningful project.
While we are proud of all your work this day, our bigger hope is that it inspires your family to continue your family’s commitment to serving others all year long. Virtue Chiropractic helped families’ brainstorm ideas for ways to serve your family, friends and strangers all year long.
To help remind us to take care of ourselves, Tony Temple of Temple Made Fitness showed us in the most fun way how to keep moving – animal style! We roared like lions, crawled like tigers and jumped around like kangaroos!
And like all KCMC events, no one left hungry. Thanks to Grounded Mobile Coffee, Unforked, Jimmy Johns, Nekter Juice Bar, Another Broken Egg and Jarvy’s Shave Ice for all the food and drink for our hard working kids.
As a reward for all their hard work focusing on others, kid walked away with painted nails from Overland Park Paint & Nail Bar and Mohawks, braids and new dos from Shear Madness. Thanks to DJ Miles McMahon from Theater of the Imagination for keeping our energy high throughout the morning with fun music and dancing! We can’t forget Luminate KC for the awesome photo op with their Be Kind sign!
Thank you to everyone who gave up a morning to serve with their family. We challenge you to find ways to continue this service all year long. Stay tuned to Kansas City Mom Collective for more Kids Helping Kids events!
*Thanks to Amber Dawkins Photography for capturing the morning in pictures!