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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.

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August Event: KindCraft Diaper Drive
August Event: KindCraft Diaper Drive

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Aug 31, 2023, 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM

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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

 913-681-6688  

Anna’s house 

10471 W 131st St,  

Overland Park, KS 66213 

Diamond Gymnastics

7270 W 161st  Overland Park, KS 66085

913.851.7500

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,

Gardner, KS

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

816-231-0984

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