During the school months, members from UMKC’s Alpha Phi Omega ask us to schedule 3-4 outings for them – per week. It’s quite the operation and when it runs smooth, it’s fun to sit back and watch.
One of the best parts is when we get photos sent in. Below you’ll see a group that went to Synergy's Services TurnStyles Thrift Store on Feb. 7, 2015. These students get it. They volunteer constantly and they have fun doing it. They just keep asking for more and I can’t wait until the day we have the full-time staff to do just that.
Until then, enjoy the photos.
IMPACT STATISTICS — IN 22 MONTHS, WE'VE HELPED 584 VOLUNTEERS COMPLETE 1,644.5 SERVICE HOURS FOR 39 CHARITABLE ORGANIZATIONS IN KANSAS CITY.
Over the last month, Alpha Phi Omega has certainly been busy helping Kansas City.
The UMKC service group has fed the homeless, picked produce for food pantries, helped operate children parties, assisted major charity fundraisers and more. Ten events with 10 different area charities is an unbelievable rate of volunteer service, and they’ve done it all in just five weeks.
Thanks to their efforts, including the 2014 KC Marathon pictured below, and all the contributions from our past volunteers, we have now surpassed 1,000 volunteer service hours. In total, we have helped 29 charities by providing 356 volunteers and amassing 1,026 service hours in the process.
And we are just getting started. Join the movement today — help us help others right here in Kansas City.
The basic concept of this nonprofit is that we simply ask groups to help us help others. We recruit volunteers, then match them up with charities that need them. It’s a simple notion, but one we find to be lacking currently in our communities.
Ultimately, we want to be a catalyst for service. We want to cause a positive change in the Kansas City area, which we then plan to expand upon. Step one of that process has been volunteering, which has taken place almost weekly since we started this whole thing back in April 2013. For evidence of that, just check out this website’s archives.
Step two is growth, which has been steady but not astronomical over the last 12 months — until now. This past week, we began a partnership with Alpha Phi Omega, a service organization at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. In interest of space, the cliff notes entails us finding multiple service opportunities for their 400 members on a weekly basis.
That’s right — 400 members and counting. The massive increase in volunteers is a great achievement for us, as we will now be able to schedule more service outings over a larger area span at a quicker rate. It also means that our mission is working. The bump takes us pass 600 volunteers for the last year and a half.
Therefore, with that in mind, we want to capitalize on this momentum. Contact us today to line up a volunteer outing for you, your family and friends. We will customize the event to fit your needs (time, location, cause, etc). At the very least, spread the word about us, or tell us about a charity that may need volunteers — we got plenty.
The basic premise of this nonprofit is to ask people to help us help others. We have been and it’s working. Yet while 400 is a great number, 401 is even better.