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3101 Troost Ave
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- To All of Our Donors...
For decades, the corner of 31st and Troost in KCMO has been synonymous with division. But we know this community to be vibrant with hidden strength waiting to be revealed!
For thousands of people annually, Reconciliation Services [RS], is a trusted gathering place of hope and healing. Key to our continuum of care is the new RS Cafe. The RS Cafe is an internet cafe where anyone can get a great cup of coffee, access the free high speed Wi-Fi and build relationships with people from both sides of Troost. The RS Cafe is also a radical envisioning of social services delivery with more dignity and lower barriers to entry.
Our staff and volunteers are working hard to give the RS Cafe a facelift with the support of Community Capital Fund (CCF). We’ve installed meeting pods for case management, a computer bar, booths, and a beautiful reception/ordering counter.
But we need a little more help - especially with the contractor and cafe lights. CCF has said they will give us $3000 more if we raise $2000 to match their gift by October 1st. Seriously, every dollar donated between now and October 1st will be doubled! Join us today to light up the RS Cafe and turn Troost from a dividing line into a gathering place for all.
Want to get involved? Please donate before October 1st. Every donor will receive a thank you letter and a polaroid of the finished Cafe. Donors giving $100+ will receive an RS t-shirt too!
Thanks to the many businesses who have already donated materials & labor including: Brent Webster Construction, Pam Wright & Spectrum Paint, Bledsoe’s Rental on Wornall, Home Depot in Midtown, St. Mary’s Orthodox Christian Church, and David Potts Painting.
Once we have met the campaign goal, CCF will release the matching funds to RS. Then we will be able to pay our amazing contractor/artist, Brent Webster, who helped transform the front lobby of RS into RS Cafe on a shoestring budget. Lastly, we will be able to light up the RS Cafe with new lights and welcome the community - this includes you!
why we're doing it
For decades the corner of 31st and Troost in KCMO has been synonymous with racial and economic division. Many living west of Troost fear venturing to 31st and Troost. People living east of Troost often feel underestimated and excluded from urban developments and Kansas City’s budding economy. But we know the community on Troost to be vibrant with hidden strength waiting to be revealed!
For the over 3,000 people Reconciliation Services serves annually, it is a trusted gathering place of hope and healing - a place of new beginnings and opportunity to move forward in life. Key to our continuum of care is the new RS Cafe, our new front door. The RS Cafe is an internet cafe where anyone can get a great cup of coffee, access the high speed Wi-Fi and build relationships with people from both sides of Troost. The RS Cafe is also a radical envisioning of social services delivery with more dignity and lower barriers to entry. In the last year that we’ve piloted the RS Cafe community, relationships have grown deeper and our emergency services outcomes have dramatically increased.
We are excited to invite you to join us in making the community’s cafe a more dignified gathering space and literally a brighter place to visit.
|ioby Platform Fee||WAIVED ($35.00)|
|Payment Processing Fee (3%)||WAIVED ($57.23)|
|TOTAL TO DISBURSE =||$2,000.00|
All funds went toward construction costs, materials and the new cafe lights.
All $2,000 raised through this campaign will be spent on the construction costs, materials and the new cafe lights. Any additional funds raised will support RS core operating expenses needed to offer the services in the RS Cafe.
Every dollar donated before Oct. 1st will be doubled by a generous pledge from the Community Capital Fund.
|ioby Platform Fee||waived|
|Donation Processing Fee of 3%||waived|
|TOTAL TO RAISE =||$2,000|
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