Nestled in the Heart of America, Kansas City is known for its friendly-midwestern charm. Part of that charm is a commitment to helping the community through volunteer activiites. We'd love to have your group join us in our city's efforts to spread kindness and good will through our Corporate Social Responsibility opportunities. The groups listed below appreciate your time and efforts. Contact them directly, or contact Jenny Wilson at the CVA for more information.

Operation Breakthrough

Operation Breakthrough is the largest single-site early education child care and social services facility in the state of Missouri serving over 400 children daily from the urban core.

The mission of Operation Breakthrough is to help children who are living in poverty develop to their fullest potential by providing them a safe, loving and educational environment.

These children are full of potential. With the right start, they can absolutely become the firefighter who comes to the rescue, the chef who feeds the town, the lawyer who fights for what's right or the doctor who saves the day. They can be contributors to the community. Together, we can give them the boost they need to get there.

Operation Breakthrough also strives to support and empower the children's families through advocacy, referral services and emergency aid.

How You Can Help

  • Donation of goods
  • Hands-on Experiences
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Harvesters

Harvesters' mission is to feed hungry people today and work to end hunger tomorrow.

Harvesters' mission is to feed hungry people today and work to end hunger tomorrow.

As this area's only food bank, Harvesters is a clearinghouse for the collection and distribution of food and related household products. We've been helping people in need since 1979 by:

  • Collecting food and household products from community and industry sources
  • Distributing those products and providing nutrition services through a network of nonprofit agencies
  • Offering leadership and education programs to increase community awareness of hunger and generate solutions to alleviate hunger

How You Can Help

  • Collection drive
  • Sponsor a food & fund drive
  • Can accommodate up to 200 on-site
  • Help sort food and household goods collected from food drives and donated by the food industry
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Heart to Heart International

Heart to Heart International has been creating a healthier world since 1992. Our mission is to improve global health through initiatives that connect people and resources to a world in need. Through our mobilization efforts, we provide medical education, deliver medical aid, respond to people in crisis and address community-health concerns around the globe. You will find this in our DNA as you browse our core ideology. We are continually driven to help more people in need and engage more people in our cause--all with the dream of a world where disaster and disease are no longer universal concerns.

Volunteer at Heart To Heart International

How You Can Help

  • Heart to Heart can accommodate up to 20 volunteers on-site
  • Care kits can be assembled at the convention center. A representative from Heart to Heart would come on-site.

Amethyst Place

Amethyst Place provides safe and supportive housing to women (and their children) recovering from drug and alcohol addiction.

We have many volunteer opportunities to choose from and could not do what we do without volunteers. Decorating apartments, sharing a special talent with our moms or children, helping with child care, tutoring and mentoring are just a few examples.

Volunteer at Amethyst Place

How You Can Help

  • Make a monetary donation
  • Donate goods – Amethyst Place furnishes each apartment with gently used furniture.
  • Make a basket – Apartment Essential care kits
  • Volunteer your time
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Christmas in October

Christmas in October’s mission is to bring volunteers and communities together to improve the homes and lives of low-income, elderly, disabled, and Veteran homeowners.

Volunteer for Christmas in October

How You Can Help

  • Make a monetary contribution – any time throughout the year to help us purchase needed materials and equipment.
  • Organize a group of volunteers within your organization to spend a day helping improve the living conditions of the elderly and disabled.
  • Donate supplies such as construction materials, equipment, appliances and more to help us keep expenses in check.
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