As has become a tradition of sorts, we wanted to take this Thanksgiving opportunity to shine a light on the wonderful nonprofit organizations Litigation Insights has worked with throughout 2019 (or will work with by year’s end). We’ve had such heartwarming experiences this year, and we are constantly humbled by the talented, enthusiastic staff that make these nonprofits function every day.
Giving the Basics
“With your help, Giving the Basics provides the necessities of life, not covered by government assistance programs, that most people take for granted such as laundry soap, shampoo, deodorant, toilet paper and other personal care hygiene products.
Our products immediately impact low-income families with small children, students, battered women, veterans, seniors, former prisoners and the mentally ill. Our products help children attend school feeling fresh so they feel comfortable in the learning environment and they assure adults have the dignity they need so they can gain employment.”
In March, our team joined the Kansas City-based organization, Giving the Basics, to sort, count, and package hygiene items and household products for those in need. We’re proud to say we packaged 48,756 items during our time there!
Happy Bottoms Diaper Bank
“Safety-net programs such as SNAP (food stamps) and WIC (women infants children) do not cover diapers. This is a huge expense for low-income families costing an estimated $80-100 per month. 1 in 3 American families struggle to provide enough diapers to keep their babies happy, healthy and dry.
Our mission is to collaborate with community partners to empower, connect and impact low income families by alleviating diaper need in the Kansas City community. Our vision is to positively impact the mental, physical and financial stability of a family in crisis and need through diaper assistance, education and connection to services.”
Happy Bottoms is an amazing Kansas City diaper bank, and we were pleased to join them in May to help wrap 218 total packages (5,450 diapers!) that went out to local children.
Spay and Neuter Kansas City
“We are Kansas City’s only community outreach program whose mission is to end pet homelessness through preventative services. Our goal is to keep pets out of the shelters, off the streets, and in their homes. We focus on positive outcomes for all pets and the people who love them.”
Spay and Neuter Kansas City assists pet owners in Kansas and Missouri with spaying and neutering, pet vaccinations and more, regardless of financial means. In September, we teamed with them for the day to assist with prep and cleaning of surgery supplies.
(Adopt-A-Family Christmas Program)
“For more than two decades, the staff at Operation Breakthrough, with much support from the community, has provided Christmas gifts and holiday meals to families in need in the central city.
In 2018, the Center helped around 820 families through the Adopt-A-Family program and with the help of generous adopters as well as those who provided extra toys for the Holiday Store, we were able to help over 3,200 children.”
Operation Breakthrough provides numerous educational programs, healthcare, parent programs, and emergency services to children and families in the Kansas City area. This December, Litigation Insights will be “adopting” a number of families through Operation Breakthrough’s Christmas Program.
Lastly, an additional shout-out to some of our other favorite nonprofits of 2019:
Founded in response to a tragic hate-crime in Kansas City, Faith Always Wins is on a mission “to promote dialogue for the betterment of our world through kindness, faith & healing.” Its events and workshops, such as Seven Days, encourage people to embrace diversity across race, religion, and culture.
“The mission of Head for the Cure is to raise awareness and funding to inspire hope for the community of brain cancer patients, their families, friends, caregivers and other supporters, while celebrating their courage, spirit and energy.”
“If a blind person has proper training and opportunity, blindness is only a physical nuisance. Our purpose is to integrate the blind of Kansas and our nation into society on a basis of equality with our sighted neighbors. We’re accomplishing this through innovative and exciting initiatives. Most important of all we are the blind speaking for ourselves.”
With so many nonprofits working around the country to provide much-needed assistance, we’re excited for what volunteering opportunities the next year will bring. We hope you’ll consider reaching out to organizations like these, especially as a company!
Happy Holidays from all of us at Litigation Insights!