Stephanie Vest Foundation

Stephanie Vest was the quintessential stay-at-home mom who took pride in caring for her children and husband. She was a woman who embraced life with zeal and passion and loved her family more than could be measured. An authentic, stylish and vivacious woman, she found joy even when completing seemingly mundane tasks such as laundry, which she made more pleasant…

Kansas City Bone And Joint Clinic 
Gives Back Through Operation Walk

Kansas City Bone and Joint Clinic Gives Back to Help Patients Move Through Life Pain-Free In 2012, Janet Sitzmann gingerly and painfully made her way through life on two bad knees, often assisted by a cane or a walker. With no insurance and no way to afford knee replacement surgery out-of-pocket, her situation seemed hopeless.

The Perfect Match

Developing Potential Inc. believes in respect and placing value on others. They are an innovative company that is working to help others find their niche in life, giving some ,whose gifts and talents might be otherwise overlooked ,opportunities for employment that fits their skill sets and interests.

Dental Arts

God put them here for a reason. That’s the driving force behind the three dentists—Dr. James Elias, Dr. Kirk Opdahl, and Dr. Jeremy Bowen—who lead the team at Dental Arts.

Mother’s Refuge

Their backgrounds are all different; however their goal is the same; to seek shelter and safety for their baby. Various reasons may bring them there: an abusive situation, rejected by family, being homeless or human trafficking. Whatever the reason may be Mother’s Refuge calls out to hurting young mother’s to provide an oasis of love and compassion.

Treating The Whole Person, One Individual at a Time

For Jim Leach, it was a battle with bipolar disease. For Aaron Price, it was a devastating car crash that led to being paralyzed. Each man had a very different challenge that lay before him, but each was able to turn to the same place for help: The Whole Person. This incredible local nonprofit aids people with disabilities so they…

MEALS ON WHEELS 
OF LEE’S SUMMIT

Acts of kindness are truly food for the soul, and one long-standing group in Lee’s Summit has proven for more than forty years that when one person gives, two people receive, and as a result, the heart – and the body – is nourished. Now in it is 41st year of service, Meals on Wheels of Lee’s Summit is still…

TUTORING to Change a Life

When Blake Burau returned to Lee’s Summit West (LSW) High School last year as a senior, it was only one short month after losing his mother, Rhonda Vansickle, to cancer. The youngest of Rhonda’s three boys, he was the last son remaining at home.

Community Foundation Makes It Easy to “Grow Your Giving”

When Bill Gates, Warren Buffet or Oprah Winfrey give money to worthy causes, it’s usually millions, or even billions, of dollars. But most charitable giving comes from everyday people in much smaller amounts. And that is at the heart of the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation.

Love Lives Here

PULL-OUT QUOTE: There are many moving parts to our organization. I can start talking about socks and foster care and before you know it, we’re talking about organ donation and the dangers of negligent firearms discharge. I’m reminded that just one thing can make a difference.

Meet Founder and Coach Bill Birmingham

By day, Lee’s Summit resident Bill Birmingham works as a Service Delivery Manager for IBM. However, four times per week plus one day on the weekend, he relishes his role as the founder and coach of the Kansas City Blue Devils Youth Sport Association. The organization touches the lives of 100-150 local urban youth per year, giving them an opportunity…

The Single Mom KC

 Warm. Welcoming. Safe.  Misty Honnold uses those words repeatedly when she talks about The Single Mom KC, a hospitality-based group focused on helping single mothers overcome obstacles and find the support and resources necessary to thrive, not just survive.  The Single Mom KC operates from three guiding principles: first, to bring hope to single mothers by removing shame and reproach;…