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Harvesters

Hunger exists in every county in our nation. In Kansas and Missouri, there are hungry people living in sparsely-populated rural counties, suburban communities and urban centers. Due to the pandemic, 323,660 people may be food insecure—That is 12.4 percent of…
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New Friends New Life

Trafficking ravages the lives of 40M+ people around the world. It’s a $150 million+ industry—the largest in the world. Together, we can make progress towards ending modern day slavery. We must END IT.  New Friends New Life restores and empowers those…
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Great Plains SPCA

I’m a huge animal lover. As a little girl, my nickname was Ellie May after the animal obsessed tv character. That’s why I’m grateful for the Great Plains SPCA and the incredible work they are doing. Rescue animals, like people,…
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Pete’s Garden

Do you ever get “hangry?” I know I do! Knowing kids go hungry every day and that we can do something about it is a huge motivator. Time flew by while I helped pack 500 meals and heard about the…
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Giving The Basics

It seems so basic-but it’s not. I tried going without the basics for just a day to see what so many people in our community experience, and I couldn’t do it. I didn’t even last a day. One of my…
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The Golden Scoop

At The Golden Scoop they empower special needs heroes to succeed far beyond what most people think is possible. Remember to never underestimate, under value, or put limitations on people. The Golden Scoop employs 21 Superstars and has 18 on the…
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KidsTLC

I had the best time emceeing the KidsTLC fashion show! KidsTLC transforms the lives of children and families experiencing mental and behavioral health challenges, developmental trauma, and autism. They foster an environment where children feel safe, secure, and learn to…
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Kansas Special Olympics

It’s better to be impactful than impressive. SO EXCITED to host the first in-person event for Kansas Special Olympics post COVID! What a joy to gather and work on our fitness while enjoying the connectedness of togetherness. It’s better to…
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European Soccer Camp

I don’t play soccer anymore, but I’m the one that really scored! I grew up playing at Junior’s European Soccer Camp before concussions sidelined me, and it was a great privilege to return to encourage some precious kiddos to chase…
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Story Time at the Library

I grew up hearing the mantra, “readers are leaders,” but today far too many kids fall behind in reading and get left behind. Especially this past year. Kids who aren’t successfully reading at grade level by the third grade are…