Take Stock of Your Blessings & Help Others

As Thanksgiving Day rapidly approaches, we urge all of our friends to take stock of your blessings. To most of us, the holiday season is a time for family, warmth, gift giving and receiving, and love. It's easy to forget there are those among us who don't have a warm bed to sleep in, food on their table, family to celebrate with, or means to provide for their families. If you find in your heart that you'd like to help those less fortunate this year, take a look at this list we've put together of organizations who can facilitate this for you.

AFL-CIO Community Services

Adopt-A-Family: Matches needy families and individuals in the area with families, groups, and organizations who are willing to help so everyone can enjoy the Christmas holidays. See how to adopt HERE.
Fab-U-Less Finds: A place where members of the community can shop for affordable clothing, furniture, electronics, and household goods. See how to donate HERE.

United Way of Greater St. Joseph

For current and upcoming volunteer opportunities click HERE.

Second Harvest Community Food Bank

Contributions are accepted in the form of time, monetary donations, and food donations. For details click HERE.

Kansas & Western Missouri Salvation Army

Adopt-A-Family: Adopt a family or adopt a senior. Receive information on age, gender, and gift wishes, etc. In addition to this, sponsors are asked to provide a grocery store gift certificate to provide the family/senior with a holiday meal. Find details HERE.
Christmas Dinner: Traditional Christmas meals are provided to the community on Christmas Day. Find out how you can help HERE.

St. Joseph YWCA

For a list of items currently needed by the St. Joseph YWCA, click HERE.

St. Joseph InterServ

You can help InterServ through a monetary donation, food donations, and donating your time. Find details HERE.

Big Brothers Big Sisters

Find out how you can make a monetary donation HERE. Find out how you can donate clothing and household goods HERE. Find out how you can become a Big Brother or Big Sister HERE.

Community Action Partnership of Greater St. Joseph

Donate to the Resource Room, which provides essential goods to families in crisis, make a monetary donation, or volunteer your time. Find more details HERE.

Noyes Home for Children

For a list of items currently needed, click HERE. Donations may be dropped off at the Noyes Home for Children, 801 North Noyes Blvd., Monday through Friday between the hours of 8am and 5pm.