KC CAN! Community Projects
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KC CAN! provides financial, in-kind and volunteer support to 15 – 20 community projects every year. Below are a few of the projects and organizations KC CAN! supports annually.
The Bridge Home: The Bridge Home is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping girls ages 8 – 18 who are victims of abuse and neglect. In 2009, KC CAN! teamed with The Bridge Home on a project to refurbish a home for teenage mothers and their newborn babies.
Center School District: KC CAN! helped the Center School District open a Day Care Center for the young children of teenage parents. The center provides quality daycare for children of high school students, allowing parents to stay in school and complete their high school education.
Charlie’s House: The mission of Charlie’s House is to prevent injuries to children in and around the home. Charlie’s House is working to open a safety demonstration house in Greater Kansas City so that caregivers can learn and practice how to safety-proof their own households. KC CAN! is dedicated in assisting Charlie’s House to make the demonstration house a reality.
Faith & Mercy Drive: The Faith & Mercy Drive collects clothes, toys, art supplies, games, books and movies to benefit the children who are patients of Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics through the Child Life Department.
Gillis: KC CAN! has undertaken multiple projects with Gillis to help address the needs of children and families in their programs. Gillis provides campus-based living and community services to provide children and families support.
Higher M-Pact: KC CAN! has partnered with Higher M-Pact to support initiatives that teach high-risk, urban youth to become productive leaders in our community.
Playground Projects: Since 2004, KC CAN! has led an ongoing project to provide safe, high-quality playgrounds to targeted areas in Kansas City that have unsafe playgrounds or no play area for children at all. Since then, we have placed playgrounds in several locations in our community.
Safety Street: In 2003, KC CAN! launched its flagship program Safety Street. Safety Street is an educational program that teaches children basic safety skills needed to operate in today’s city environment. The program, attended by 5,000+ children every year, is proven to reduce preventable injuries among children.