Mon, Jul 10|
Olathe Community Center
July Event: How to Host a Diaper Drive
For our July event, KindCraft is hosting a diaper drive for "Rick's Kids" -a program run by Bishop Sullivan Center. KindCraft would love to teach your kids HOW to host a successful drive. This event will be an introductory class on best practices soliciting donations.
Time & Location
Jul 10, 2023, 6:45 PM – 7:45 PM
Olathe Community Center, 1205 E Kansas City Rd, Olathe, KS 66061, USA
About The Event
Finding a need in the community, and figuring out how you can help is an important part of charity work and we want to empower your children to be able to do this from a young age. Many adults are not comfortable asking for donations-for many of us, it feels uncomfortable and we don't feel confident doing it. If we want our kids to make a difference in their world, we need to give them the tools for success.
At this event, kids will learn
- how to find a need in their community (this time we have done this step for them with a need for diapers)
- the importance of really understanding the WHY behind their ask
- the details needed to actually host a drive
- goal setting
- best practices for asking for donations
- how to ask for donations
- how to thank donors
We will do some role playing and have fun with it. No matter what experience your child has in hosting a fundraiser, they are sure to learn something from this workshop :)
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 KindCraft event, we will be collecting diapers for "Rick's Kids". Diapers of ALL sizes are needed. There will be a separate registration to actually host a diaper drive.