We Are the Branches
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We Are the Branches

Taking time for reflection allows individuals to become empowered and encouraged as they consider just how many ways God has provided for and intervened on behalf of families in crisis. Recently the volunteers of Neighbors Who Care (NWC) met to reflect on the fruits of their labor in providing for various needs, and in so...

The Freedom to Care
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The Freedom to Care

What do the words “freedom” and “independence” mean to you? Maybe it’s freedom in a patriotic sense. Or perhaps it’s the freedom to make your own choices – freedom of religion and speech, to marry who you want and pursue the career path that you want.   For some people, like Tanesha*, these words can...

The Best Father’s Day Gift is Being a Good Dad
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The Best Father’s Day Gift is Being a Good Dad

For Father’s Day this year, we at Neighbors Who Care would like to take this opportunity to celebrate all of the good dads out there and share our passion for helping every dad to be a good one. The impact that dads have, positive or negative, goes much deeper than many of us realize, not...

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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...

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