It’s Back to School Time!

Join us as we send our neighbors in the Olathe Public School District and the clients of MLM back to school!

Did you know that there are approximately 450 children in the Olathe Public School District identified as “homeless”? Let’s make a difference in the lives of the children and families in our community by providing school supplies and food. Here are some ways you can help:

Deliver Invitations – July 14th at 9am

Pickup Items – July 21st at 11am – UPDATE: MEET AT THE SCHOOL ENTRANCE

Sort Items – July 22nd at 9:30am

Deliver Items – Contact Cris Molina for more information

Bring Items – check out this printable list of school supply and food suggestions

Help Wanted!

Do you find yourself with time on your hands during the week and need someplace to serve, think about these opportunities with our mission partners:

Blessings Abound needs volunteers to help move furniture. Furniture moving equipment is used; safety 1st! Flexible schedule, no regular commitment. Contact Tony Whitter or the store for more information.

City Union Mission is in need of people to assist with stocking and distributing goods from their Community Assistance Store. If you are interested in any of these opportunities, click here to complete a volunteer application.

New Hope Food Pantry is looking for help packing up donations or assisting the clients as they shop for food. Contact New Hope for more information at (913) 782-0955.

TurnStyles is seeking volunteers interested in working as Cashiers, Greeters or Merchandisers at their store in Overland Park.

We’ve All Seen Them

Those ads for equipping your college’s student’s first apartment but you don’t have a college student…or your college student already has everything they need. Well, there are people who could use those items and you can still put your shopping skills to work. Last year, the MLM Christmas store served almost 1,000 families (3,000 – 4,000 individuals)  who were able to shop for their own families. Each family member receives a clothing or “gift” item and each family receives a blanket, a small kitchen appliance, a Bible, a container of home made cookies and a gift card for groceries. Look for the display in the lobby late October/early November, but you can start shopping now for MLM Christmas store’s most needed items.

Job Openings

Make sure that you check the web sites for our Mission Partners if you are looking for a job, oftentimes they are looking for dedicated, mature Christians for their organizations: City Union Mission