To be able to help connect organizations with people who want to volunteer is the kind of act that has my name written all over it. Uncover KC gives me the chance to help out others while also becoming the person I want to be.
Join us for the 2nd Annual UKC Poker Tournament on Friday, Dec. 7. Slated for 5-10 p.m. at the Union Library event space (1317 Union Avenue, KCMO 64101), come enjoy a fun night of games with good friends, great food and better drinks, plus much more!
The Healthy Living Program consists of a series of experiential, hands-on, outdoor educational opportunities focused on community empowerment and engagement. Thanks to the support of several other local organizations, the program is able to promote and teach mind, body, community and environmental health to the children and youth in Cornerstones' care.
Back in 2011, an organization in Australia started a grassroots movement called Plastic Free July as a way to raise awareness about how many single-use plastics we throw away/into the ocean every year. Today, this movement has grown to include over 150 countries and millions of participants working to reduce plastic consumption, likely preventing billions of pounds of non-compostable waste from entering our oceans and landfills.
In the fall of 2017, Hurricane Maria became the tenth-most intense Atlantic hurricane on record, tearing through the Caribbean area for over a two-week stretch. Center of that devastation, and perhaps the most damaged by it, was the island of Puerto Rico. To better understand the devastation, as well as how the Kansas City community can help with recovery, we sat down with KC resident and PR native Lizmarie Garcia.
After last year's record-setting drive of 8,848 pairs, we we're hoping to hit the 10,000 mark in 2017. Thanks to the 74 groups and individuals that participated this year, we we're able to zoom past that mark for the first time ever.
Did you know socks are the most needed item among homeless shelters? In order to help combat this common problem, Uncover KC is excited to announce that we will be running our annual Socktober campaign for the fifth consecutive year.
It also just so happened that this evolution coincided with our KC2040 partnership, which leads to today’s exciting news — we’ve officially merged to form Uncover KC. Uncover KC is the culmination of years of working in the heart of our communities, seeing first hand what individuals want to do and what organizations need.
As the movement grew, we met a ton of amazing people that shared the same spirit as us. Luckily, we we’re blessed enough to have several of those join our cause and thanks to their time, talent and treasures, a dream became a reality.Over the last two months, the organization has had to say good-bye to a pair of those founding pillars and I just want to take a moment to recognize each.