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January Event: Rick's Kids Diaper Drive

KindCraft is hosting a diaper drive for "Rick's Kids" -a program run by Bishop Sullivan Center. BSC provides food, jobs, and aid to people in the KC Metro area needing assistance. Our goal is to teach families to build empathy for those who struggle AND to donate lots of diapers to Rick's Kids.

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January Event: Rick's Kids Diaper Drive
January Event: Rick's Kids Diaper Drive

Time & Location

Jan 31, 2022, 4:00 PM

Drop Off Event

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 January KindCraft event, we will be collecting diapers for "Rick's Kids". Diapers of ALL sizes are needed. Please sign up for what you plan to donate so we can keep a count of how much we collect! Diapers can be dropped off after January 1st at one of the local locations: 

  • Courtney Smith- 16072 S. Elmridge St Olathe, KS (913-481-2817), OR
  • Anna Ramirez at 10471 W 131st St, Overland Park, KS 66213 ( 214-966-9056)

If you do a collection at your own organization 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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