Donate Items On Our Winter Needs List

Donate Items On Our Winter Needs List

Give items on our winter needs list to help folks experiencing homelessness. Participants in our programs need a variety of items to find stability and purpose. Cold Weather Needs ChapstickFirst aid kitsGloves, hats, scarvesHot HandsMylar blankets, throw blanketsSleeping bagsSocks, underwear (new)Thermal underwear (new)Zip-up hoodies Hygiene Bodywash, shampoo, conditionerBrushes (new), hairsprayDeodorantRazors, shaving creamTampons, padsToothbrushes Kitchen Can openersCups, glassesPlatesPots, pansTupperware Food Bottled waterCanned proteinHigh protein snacksPop-top canned meals Furniture Dressers (small)Kitchen table, chairsMattresses (no stains/tears)Sofas, armchairs Household/Cleaning Ajax/CometAll-purpose cleanerBath towels, bathmatsBath/shower cleanerBleach, toilet bowl cleanerBrooms, mopsClothes ironsDish soap, detergentGlass cleanerLaundry detergentPaper towels Pillows, sheets, beddingPine-SolSoap PadsSponges/steel woolTissuesToilet Bowl Cleaner Toilet brushes, plungersToilet paperTrash bags Rare Breed Youth Services Baby wipes, diapersbackpacks, duffle bagsBoots, sneakersBungee cordsCoverallsFlashlights, batteriesRain ponchos, umbrellasTarps, hammocksYA/teen clothes (new/gently used) Bus Passes Single ride passes can be purchased at CU…
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The Kitchen Hosts Open House at New O’Reilly Family Campus

The Kitchen Hosts Open House at New O’Reilly Family Campus

The Kitchen will host an open house at the O’Reilly Family Campus Wednesday, September 21 from 8:30am to 10:30am. Located at 730 N Glenstone Ave, the O’Reilly Family Campus houses The Kitchen’s Emergency Shelter and the Sam F. and June S. Hamra Family Support Services building. The Kitchen’s Emergency Shelter includes 13 apartments to provide emergency shelter for families. The Sam F. and June S. Hamra Family Support Services building is home to The Kitchen’s Community Housing and Home at Last programs, housing operations office, donation center, and administrative offices. Take a look inside The Kitchen's emergency shelter. The event will feature local artist Pam Atkinson Vowell’s portrait series “Home?” which explores homelessness in Springfield. Sales will benefit The Kitchen. See Pam's art featured on KY3. Join The Kitchen at…
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Pregnant & Parenting Youth Grant Renewed for Second Year

Pregnant & Parenting Youth Grant Renewed for Second Year

We are so excited to have our Change for Children grant renewed for year two by The Musgrave Foundation. This grant supports a case manager specifically for pregnant and parenting youth. The pregnant and parenting youth case manager is located at Rare Breed Youth Services, 301 N Main Ave. Homeless and at-risk youth ages 13-24 can receive a wide range of services at Rare Breed including immediate access to basic needs and rapid access to community services. Youth who are pregnant or parenting have other needs specific to their situations. That’s where our pregnant and parenting youth case manager steps in. In addition to leading a weekly parent time class Thursdays at 10am, the pregnant and parenting youth case manager supports each new and expecting parent individually. The case manager…
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The Kitchen to Break Ground on New Affordable Housing Development

The Kitchen to Break Ground on New Affordable Housing Development

The Kitchen, Inc. will break ground on a new affordable housing development Thursday, July 28 at 11am. The property, located at 550 N Duke Ave, is the future site of Maplewood Villas, a 44-unit affordable housing development designed for low-income and formerly homeless seniors—especially Veterans. The project is funded by The Missouri Housing Development Commission, Bank of Missouri, and CRA Investments. Maplewood Villas will include 44 two-bedroom, one-bathroom units for seniors 55 and older. All units will be ground-floor accessible units. 11 units will be set aside specifically to serve homeless Veterans. A portion of units will also be set aside for extremely low-income residents. Read more about Maplewood Villas.  The groundbreaking is open to the public. Join The Kitchen at 550 N Duke Ave at 11am on July 28.…
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New Affordable Housing Development: Maplewood Villas

New Affordable Housing Development: Maplewood Villas

Maplewood Villas will be a 44-unit affordable housing development for seniors 55+ Ending homelessness will take more than case management and housing assistance. Our community needs more housing options that are safe, affordable, and desirable to serve low-income families and individuals. The Kitchen, Inc. is excited to announce a new affordable housing development to help meet this need. Maplewood Villas, Affordable Housing for Seniors 55+ Maplewood Villas will be a 44-unit affordable housing development specifically designed for low-income and formally homeless seniors—especially Veterans. Funding for the project comes from the Missouri Housing Development Commission. Maplewood Villas will include 44 universally designed, two-bedroom, one-bathroom units for seniors 55 and older. All units will be ground-floor, accessible units. 11 units will be set aside specifically to serve homeless Veterans. A portion of…
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Harter House Store Raise Over $100,000 for The Kitchen, Inc.

Harter House Store Raise Over $100,000 for The Kitchen, Inc.

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (June 1, 2022) – The 25th Annual Jerry Bettlach/Jim Trimble Memorial Raises over $100,000 to Benefit The Kitchen, Inc. Harter House stores in Springfield, Hollister, Nixa, Kimberling City, Strafford, and Shell Knob participated along with customers, friends, family, and suppliers to benefit The Kitchen, Inc. during the 25th Annual Jerry Bettlach/Jim Trimble Memorial event. The event took place March 2-8, 2022. To date, the Memorial event for Jerry and Jim has raised more than 1.3 million for The Kitchen, Inc. “We are so grateful for the Bettlach Family, Harter House staff, and their customers. Their continued support of the Kitchen through the Jerry Bettlach/Jim Trimble Memorial event is crucial to ending homelessness for families in our community. In 2021, The Kitchen housed 816 people, including 205 children. This would…
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