Local groups need help to help the needy | Community life


As the holiday season begins to unfold, many Northlands are looking for various aids to help others.

Synergy services

Synergy Services, with locations in Platte and Clay counties, needs food donations to help “fill a Thanksgiving plate.”

The shopping list of needs includes 16 ounce cans of instant potatoes, gravy mix packets, cans of green beans, fried onions, cans of cranberry sauce, pie crusts, cans of pumpkin or fruit pie filling, a stuffing mix and a 12-pack of soda or juice cans. $ 20 gift cards for Walmart are also required to purchase a turkey.

For delivery terms, questions, or other information, contact Jennifer Hurst at [email protected]

Liberty Christmas Tree

The Liberty Christmas Tree is in need of volunteers to adopt needy families who have signed up to receive gifts and food for the holidays.

Each year, more than 350 families ask for help from the Liberty Community Christmas Tree program.

Volunteers must attend a buyers meeting to select a family to purchase items for. Families are distributed on a first come, first served basis. Bring a valid driver’s license to the meeting. Meetings are held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., November 30 to December 2, at Heritage Hall, 117 W. Kansas St.

Once the last name is received, the adopter should call the family to ask what the children would like for Christmas, purchase these gifts using a gift card given at shopping meetings, wrap and label all items. gifts and bring them to Heritage Hall on Saturday, December 11. There, the adopter will pick up cans of canned goods and perishable foodstuffs. The last step is for the adopter to deliver food and gifts to the family.

If one family can’t fully adopt another, the Clay County Sheriff’s Office is partnering with the Liberty Christmas Tree Commission to collect non-perishable food for families. Donations of these items can be dropped off in collection barrels in the main office lobby at 12 S. Main St. in Liberty.

Suggested items include peanut butter and jelly, canned meats like tuna and chicken, canned soups and crackers, canned or dried fruit, applesauce, canned vegetables, canned pasta, pasta sauce and dried herbs and spices.

The barrels will be in place until December 3.


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