Recap: 400+ Attend Kids Helping Kids Day for a Morning of Service


Kids Helping Kids DayKansas 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.

Kids Helping Kids Day
Kids Helping Kids Day

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.

Kids Helping Kids DayWe’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.

Kids Helping Kids - Solace HouseOther projects included:

Kids and adults made get well cards for kids in the care of Olathe Health.

Kids Helping Kids DayWe packed snack kits and activity kits for families staying at Kansas City’s Ronald McDonald Houses. Thanks to Pinnacle Gymnastics and The Goddard Schools.

Kids Helping Kids Day

Mission Parks & Recreation led us in creating dog toys and rice sock heating pads for homeless pets staying at Unleashed.

Kids Helping Kids Day

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.

Kids Helping Kids Day

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.

Kids Helping Kids DayWhile 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!

Kids Helping Kids Day
Kids Helping Kids Day
Kids Helping Kids Day

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.

Kids Helping Kids Day
Kids Helping Kids Day
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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!

Kids Helping Kids Day
Kids Helping Kids Day
Kids Helping Kids Day

 

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!

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Sarah is mama to 8-year-old, Henry, 5-year-old Clark and 4-year-old Lucy. After growing up in Manhattan, Kansas (Go Cats!), she moved to Minnesota where she met her husband, Shea. Realizing how much she hated snow in May, she convinced him to move to Kansas City in 2010. Together they have lived in Midtown, Waldo, the Plaza before migrating to Johnson County. Sarah has her master’s in urban administration. In between the crazy, she likes to try new restaurants, go for walks around the neighborhood, dig in the sand at Franklin Park and experience all things KC.