CAAGKC was founded to help people change their lives for the better; help them reach for the star and achieve the moon:
- $2.6 million in Energy Assistance has been distributed to individuals and families in Clay, Jackson, and Platte counties for the 2016 winter season.
- Out of the 487 people impacted by our Weatherization Program (LIWAP), nearly 100 were seniors.
- Our BackSnack program provided 4,212 children with nutritious food to take home over weekends because no child should spend the weekend hungry.
- 48,878 households received the emergency food they needed at the 30 local CAAGKC supported food pantries.
- CAAGKC toiletry pantries provided 26,455 moms and dads with the supplies they need to keep their families clean and healthy.
- We met the transportation needs of 1,237 people so they could get to their jobs, medical appointments, and even the grocery store.
- Nearly $3.6 million was utilized to provide homeowners and renters with energy-efficient home improvements free of charge.
- Our after-school and summer enrichment program, P.A.V.E. the Way, helped 172 high school students graduate.
The whole point of what we do here at CAAGKC is to help people move out of poverty and become financially independent. Below are just a few of our stories of success. These stories will inspire you and help you remember that you are not alone in this fight. CAAGKC is here to help you reach your goals and be all you can be. Do you want to share your success story with the community? Let us know.
Nicholas and Tabitha
It had been a difficult fall for Nicholas and Tabitha, to say the least. Tabitha had developed some major health issues and was unable to work. And just like that, half their income disappeared…
Margo and Demetrius
It can happen to anyone. One day you are working at a good job, living life and raising your child, and the next moment everything you have worked for is in jeopardy…
Like many high school juniors, Tanesha wasn’t exactly sure what she was going to do after graduation. She was raised in a less than ideal neighborhood and college seemed like just a pipe dream. But Tanesha had the opportunity to join a select group of students participating in the P.A.V.E. the Way program…
For 26 years, Carol has lived in her home. It has been the scene of numerous birthday parties, holiday dinners, and visits from the tooth fairy; holidays spent in the kitchen and vacations spent on the porch. Many joys (and sorrows) have run through the halls of her home, leaving behind the telltale scuffs and scratches of age.