Synergy Services

APO at Synergy's TurnStyles

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.


SYNERGY IN STYLE

Amongst the mountains of fabric, four volunteers put in four hours of work today at the Synergy in Style Thrift Store. From sorting donations to hanging cloths to reorganizing the racks, it all was done in an effort to help one of the premier shelters for victims of family violence in Kansas City.

Learn more about the impact Synergy Services is making and let us know if you wish to support this amazing organization any time soon.

CHANGE TAKES TIME, COMMITMENT AND LOVE

Valentine’s Day weekend was a hectic one for our volunteers.

To begin with, dental students from the University of Missouri-Kansas City spent the entire week preparing valentines for family charities around the city. On the afternoon on Feb. 14, the young adults then delivered the cards to mothers and children at Synergy ServicesMother’s Refuge,Hillcrest Transitional Housing Lee’s Summit and Hillcrest Transitional Housing Platte County.

In total, the students created and passed out 121 Valentine’s Day cards. Just an amazing showcase of kindness towards those in need.

On the following day, we had a group of eight young adults get together at Hillcrest Platte to wash and paint the charities’ hallways. Over a three-hour span, the group cleaned six apartment unit walkways as well as painted a trifecta of bannisters, window trims and door jams.

While the process wasn’t glamorous, it was certainly appreciated.

“Please pass along our thanks for the people who made the Valentine’s Day cards and the group that cleaned and painted the halls on Saturday,” Hillcrest volunteer manager Kendall Welch said. “Both items took some time and we really appreciate that. Halls look and smell so much better and the resident children were glad to get a card.”

These two volunteer outings are perfect examples of how little moments of love can make big impacts. Change takes time and only comes about after hours of commitment, dedication and compassion.

Thus, improving our communities is not just one large event that instantly creates heaven on earth. Instead, it’s hundreds of small acts of kindness — such as washing down a homeless shelter or making holiday cards for those who couldn’t afford them — that bring about true change.

If you want to make your community a better place, do so with actions. No matter how small or large, you can make a difference. Here is how — contact us at thecallkc@gmail.com.