It may seem like good news is hard to find right now. However, during a time of crisis many KCK locals and businesses have stepped up to help those in need. Here is your roundup of good things that happened in Kansas City, KS this week.
The Kansas City Kansas Chamber of Commerce young professional initiative KCK Foward has launched their launched its “KCK Local” hat fundraiser to benefit local charity Giving the Basics, a registered 501C3 charitable organization dedicated to assuring that basic human dignity products are available to everyone when they need them. Toilet paper, toothpaste, feminine hygiene products, soap and shampoo are a few of the products that many of us take for granted. These products are not covered by government assistance, so sadly, many people often go without. Giving the Basics decided that everyone deserved basic human dignity products. These hats are available to purchase through May 12th.
When Kansas City Kansas Public Schools found out they would not be able to hold typical graduation ceremonies for their seniors from six different schools, they came up with an innovative plan to still commemorate this accomplishment. They teamed up with Boulevard Drive-In (currently in it's 70th year of operation) to honor graduates on the big screen. More details of these memorable events will follow.
Harvesters Community Food Network, in partnership with the Unified Government of KCK/WYCO and the KCKPD, was able to feed more than 1 ,300 families during their food distribution in the old Indian Springs Mall parking lot in Kansas City, KS. Harvesters distributes a variety of fresh food/grocery items are in a drive-through model at various locations in both Kansas and Missouri. Cars are served on a first-come, first-served basis. Find distribution locations here
The Unified Government of Kansas City Kansas/Wyandotte County released its' Road to Recovery guide prepared by the ReStart WYCO Committee formed by Mayor David Alvey. The full ReStart WYCO Road to Recovery can be viewed at wycokck.org/COVID-19. The 25-member ReStart WYCO Committee is comprised of health professionals and business representatives from throughout Wyandotte County. The four-phased approach to reopening various public-facing businesses and organizational sectors of our community in a way that ensures a high degree of safety is maintained for everyone. Each phase provides a different level of guidance to help save lives and reduce transmission of the COVID-19 virus.
Many restaurants in Kansas City, KS are now featuring to-go cocktails and beer. These include 1889 Pizza Napoletana, Legends Outlets Kansas City restaurants: Jazz, a Louisiana Kitchen, Yard House, Granite City and more.
The Kansas City Kansas Convention & Visitors Bureau has partnered up with local influencers and restaurants to find the safest, easiest ways to still show support for local businesses. Check out the #SupportLocalKCK page for more information.
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