“People need to spread love towards strangers. We all bleed the same blood and we are all part of a global community now.” – Aloe Black
Our second annual Ignition was an amazing experience. Each of our groups is working hard to help one of three Kansas City organizations:
The Pilgrim Center Pilgrim Center envisions a community where neighbors and neighborhoods are empowered to live connected, creative, and compassionate lives. Their mission is to provide an open space in midtown Kansas City where neighbors can come together and build a stronger community.
The HALO Foundation HALO provides housing, healing and education to youth in the greatest need. Its goal is to empower youth to become contributing members of their communities. HALO is a volunteer-driven, grassroots non-profit based in Kansas City, Missouri. HALO serves more than 1,000 youth each year. HALO currently has 21 programs. Internationally, HALO supports youth homes and programs in Uganda, Kenya, Mexico, India, Guatemala and Nicaragua. This includes providing food, water, shelter, clothing, education, art therapy, caretakers, and vocational training or college for youth in the greatest need. Domestically, HALO operates Learning Centers and TLP (housing) programs in Kansas City, and Jefferson City, Missouri, and programming in New York, Portland, and Los Angeles.
MetroCare KC MetroCARE improves access to medical care for uninsured patients through volunteerism among health care providers.
Take a look at what our groups did in the trenches: