Thu, Aug 31|
August Event: KindCraft Diaper Drive
In July, KindCraft is hosting a workshop to teach kids how to host a donation drive. In August, we hope they put what they learn to use by hosting a diaper drive of their own! The diapers will go to "Rick's Kids" -a program run by Bishop Sullivan Center.
Time & Location
Aug 31, 2023, 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM
About The Event
The Bishop Sullivan Center, located in Kansas City, Missouri provides food, jobs, and aid to individuals in the KC Metro area who need assistance. They have 2 food pantries, One City Cafe where homeless individuals can come eat a meal in a restaurant-like setting, and other programs including Project ElderCool.
They run a program called Rick's Kids in honor of Rick Koenig who was a friend and supporter of Bishop Sullivan Center. On January 11, 2020, Rick Koenig suffered a spinal cord injury. Less than a year later that injury would take his life at the age of 62. To memorialize Rick’s kind and giving spirit, Bishop Sullivan Center offers a new service through its food pantries-"Rick's Kids".
The Director of BSC found that when mothers were coming to the food pantry for food they were asking for items such as diapers, wipes, formula, etc. Diapers are not able to be purchased with food stamps. BSC had many clients who weren't changing diapers frequently, were using the wrong sizes or were reusing diapers.
So, BSC decided to set up some shelves in each of their pantries and fill them with items for infants. They have a sign over these shelves that reads, “Rick’s Kids.” Rick was a father of three, a grandfather of five, so kids held a special place in his heart. The items on the Rick’s Kids’ shelves will be given to low-income parents for their children. Unbeknownst to these children they, too, are “Rick’s Kids.”
For our July/August KindCraft event, we will be collecting diapers for "Rick's Kids". Diapers of ALL sizes are needed, especially sizes 3, 4, and 5. We encourage your family to host a drive. We will provide you with a toolkit to do this! We are also offering an in person workshop on July 10th at the Olathe Community Center (registration required). At this workshop, we will walk your family through the steps of hosting a drive.
Please register your drive and we can help promote it for you (if you want). You can set up your own drop off location or you can have your friends and family drop off diapers to any of the following locations.
Diapers can be dropped off by August 31, 2023 at one of the local locations:
Overland Park Drop off locations
Print & Ship KC 11750 W 135th St
Overland Park, KS 66221
10471 W 131st St,
Overland Park, KS 66213
7270 W 161st Overland Park, KS 66085
Bishop Sullivan Center
3936 Troost Ave
Kansas City, MO 64110
Olathe drop-off locations:
21733 W. 122nd St
Olathe, KS 66061
16306 S Burch
Olathe, KS 66062
Gardner drop-off locations:
653 N Pine Circle
Gardner, KS 66030
1027 E Cottage Creek Cir,
If you do a collection at your own business and would like for them to be picked up we can do that! Just let us know.
If you don't live close and would still like to contribute, diapers can be mailed to:
Bishop Sullivan Center - Rick's Kids
6435 Truman Road
Kansas City, MO 64126