Affordable Housing Tax Credits Available

Affordable Housing Tax Credits Available

55% Tax Credits are available through the Affordable Housing Assistance Program (AHAP) of the Missouri Housing Development Commission. The AHAP tax credit is a one-time credit donors may use towards their Missouri tax liability for up to 55% of the value of an eligible donation. How do I qualify? Individuals who report farm income; income from royalties or rental property; income from a Sole Proprietorship, S-Corporation, Partnership, or Limited Liability Company may qualify. Foundations and businesses may also qualify. Always discuss tax benefits with your tax advisor. Contact Chris Ijames, Director of Development at (417) 225-7416 or cijames@thekitcheninc.org to claim tax credits.
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The Kitchen Announces 2023 Board of Trustees Executive Officers

The Kitchen Announces 2023 Board of Trustees Executive Officers

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (Jan. 9, 2023)– The Kitchen announces 2023 Board of Trustees executive officers and new board members. The 2023 officers are: Ellen Hammock, Vice president of provider services at CoxHealth, as board president Rob Fridge, executive vice president of administration and chief financial officer at Drury University, as board vice president Susan Gladden, director of revenue integrity at Citizens Memorial Hospital, as board secretary Kim Tilley, vice president of operations for hospital services at Mercy, as board treasurer. New board members include Jen Albers, senior managing consultant at FORVIS; Eileen Hamra, co-founder of Fit Together, LLC; Dr. Katie Hoegeman,…
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Peter’s Story: 90-Year-Old Homeless Veteran Finds Hope at The Kitchen

Peter’s Story: 90-Year-Old Homeless Veteran Finds Hope at The Kitchen

This Veterans Day, we are sharing the story of a Veteran helped by our Home At Last program. Peter is a 90-year-old Korean War Veteran. He became homeless earlier this year when he was forced to move from the New Mexico apartment he’d lived in for 17 years. Peter Isn't What You'd Picture Peter isn't what you’d picture a homeless person to be. He served in the Navy from 1951 until the end of the Korean War in 1953. After the war, he got a bachelor’s degree from Marquette University where he played tennis. After graduation, he enlisted again, this…
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The Kitchen Achieves National Reaccreditation

The Kitchen Achieves National Reaccreditation

The Kitchen is proud to announce we have achieved national reaccreditation through the New York-based Council on Accreditation (COA). COA is an independent, nonprofit organization that partners with human service organizations worldwide to improve service delivery outcomes by developing, applying, and promoting appropriate best practice standards. COA accreditation ensures that we are providing the very best possible services to our participants and is a mechanism that enables The Kitchen to continually improve and evaluate the way it delivers services. Achieving COA accreditation means The Kitchen is among the best in the field. We are proud to be a part of…
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Sheila’s Story – Finding Hope in The Kitchen’s Homeless Shelter

Sheila’s Story – Finding Hope in The Kitchen’s Homeless Shelter

Sheila is a mother and wife in her mid-fifties. She has extensive health issues that put her in the hospital frequently including congestive heart failure, COPD, kidney disease, severe bipolar disorder, and PTSD. When Sheila’s husband went to prison in summer 2021, she became the sole provider for their daughter (11) and son (10). Sheila struggled to balance her health, her housing, and taking care of her children. The family was evicted from their home in March. Fortunately, Sheila’s children have been able to stay with their grandfather. Sheila found shelter at Safe to Sleep, a local homeless shelter for…
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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…
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