Published December 30th, 2019 at 6:00 AM
Here at Flatland, we want to offer a gentle reminder that the holidays are a season of giving, not just receiving. So our gift to you is a daily list of sometimes-obscure local charitable organizations that could use your help. From Dec. 24 to Jan. 1, we are providing brief descriptions of deserving charities and information about how you can contribute. We know there are many wonderful local charities, so we’re also providing a list of organizations featured this year on 90.9 The Bridge’s “Give Back Friday” segments. Our hope is that the “Season of Giving” feature becomes something of a holiday tradition here at Flatland, because there are so many groups that deserve the attention, and community needs never end.
Reach Out and Read Kansas City began in 1997 as a collaboration between the pediatricians at Children’s Mercy and University of Kansas Pediatrics at KU Medical Center. Since the program was founded, it has provided more than 1 million books to children in need and has expanded via partnerships with more than 50 health care clinics in the Kansas City area. The group’s mission is to “give young children the foundation they need in order to succeed by incorporating books into pediatric care and encouraging families to read aloud together.”
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