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An Unlikely Friendship

A year and a half ago, a couple of chaplains from our Neighbors Who Care team met with Aneesa, a single mom of two teens, working a full time job during the day and a second job at night to make ends meet. When she received a diagnosis of epilepsy (uncontrolled seizures), her income took...

Restoring Fatherhood in KC
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Restoring Fatherhood in KC

The importance of fatherhood is preached in the church but often overlooked in the community. One organization, started in Southern Missouri, called Good Dads (gooddads.com), aims to support fathers in the community to live up to the full potential God has intended for them.    Good Dads (gooddads.com) is an effort to address what we...

Neighbors Who Care 2021 Impact
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Neighbors Who Care 2021 Impact

Thanks for stopping by!  For this month’s Neighbors Who Care blog post, we want to share our 2021 Impact Report. If you have ever wondered what Neighbors Who Care does, or if you are already involved and want to see the amazing impact YOU are having, you will want to read this! Thank you for...

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Delivering Christmas Joy

Christmas. A time when, we, as Christians, celebrate the greatest gift of all, our savior Jesus, by blessing others with gifts.  New Life City Church, a congregation in downtown Kansas City, felt called to adopt three families at Christmas. God, however, had even bigger plans.  These families had one thing in common: they were all...

A Gift for Tarica
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A Gift for Tarica

Sometimes caring for a neighbor means looking beyond basic needs and simply giving a gift of fun—   We often feature stories about how NWC comes alongside families in crisis by meeting urgent or practical needs. But sometimes being a “neighbor who cares” means seeing beyond what is basic and practical – and remembering that...

Struggling Single Mom Finally Gets a Car
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Struggling Single Mom Finally Gets a Car

Erin, a single mother of three from Shawnee, Kansas, contracted COVID-19 in November 2020.  The illness devastated her transplanted kidney and sent her into end-stage kidney failure, requiring Erin to spend a lot of time this year at doctor’s appointments and undergoing weekly dialysis. All the medical appointments and treatments, in turn, made it hard...

Mizzou Football Team, CarePortal Community Champion
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Mizzou Football Team, CarePortal Community Champion

In this blog post, we highlight Mizzou’s efforts to help keep children out of the foster care system by supporting families in crisis through their partnership with CarePortal.   Every day, there are nearly a half million children in the U.S. foster care system. Every year, more children are put into the system than leave...

Creating A Circle of Care Around a New Mom and Her Four Children
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Creating A Circle of Care Around a New Mom and Her Four Children

  It started with a car seat.   Neighbors Who Care responded to what appeared to be a very simple-to-fulfill request for car seats from CarePortal.  A family new to Kansas City, and also new to the country, had four children: an 11-year-old girl, two boys (aged four and six) and a newborn infant. Not one...

A new car for a family forever altered by a tragic shooting
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A new car for a family forever altered by a tragic shooting

A mother and son were left with near-fatal injuries and a totaled vehicle after being involved in a shooting last year.  The aftermath has altered their life forever, but with God’s perfect timing and generous provision, Neighbors Who Care was able to deliver a long-awaited blessing in June…   June 2020 – Driving her son...

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