Hang out long enough at any of our HPC-Thrift shops, and you will find that these are no ordinary thrift operations. Staff and volunteers meet together each week to ban together and make available to the public the seemingly endless influx of donations that come from local supporters daily. A real melting pot if you […]
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As the world has grappled with COVID-19 and shelter in place measures, the social calendar has been, of course, wiped clean. However, when it comes to celebrating, where there’s a will, there’s a way. For the Hillcrest Platte County staff, Covid-19 didn’t have to mean an end to philanthropic get-togethers. We live in a magical […]
Jane’s Story Jane* grew up in a single-parent home. Her mother worked hard to provide for them and always made sure Jane had what she needed. After graduating from high school, Jane took a full-time job. She continued living with her mother and began contributing a little of her earnings towards the monthly expenses. The […]
The following letter was written around Thanksgiving by a former program participant. Another wonderful example of how your donations make a difference in the lives of those in our community. As I started thinking of things that I am truly thankful for, as I do most days, I realized that for thanksgiving I want to […]
Stop for a moment and picture the face of homelessness. Is the picture in your mind someone who works two jobs? Do you see a loving wife and the mother of three children? Does your picture show a twenty-two-year-old working towards a goal to graduate from college?
For most of us, we live a lifestyle that is fully self-supporting in which we have money to cover the basics of life with enough left over to do the things that make life enjoyable. However, many across Kansas City and our nation struggle each week to pay their rent, utility bills, and to put […]
When my husband and I volunteered as budget counselors at Hillcrest Platte County, we had no idea how much we would get back from the residents. Gaining Wisdom from Experienced Counselors As graduates of Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace program, we felt confident we could help the transitional housing residents with budgets. During the training session […]
Leadership, Fundraising, Support, Referral Source – Ways I give back to Hillcrest Hillcrest Platte County tops the list of organizations I support because they make a difference in our community. I appreciate how it empowers people to be their best selves by taking responsibility. Everybody comes across hard times. HPC assists people in getting over […]