Morning Scoop – Day of Giving this week + survey reminder

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from … The Morning Scoop – Downtown Council of KCMO, April 14, 2020


‘Day of Giving’ set for Thursday

The United Way of Greater Kansas City is leading a coalition of local charitable, business, and government leaders to present A Day of Giving this week.

The COVID-19 health crisis has been difficult for all of us, but even more devastating for the poor and vulnerable. We invite you to support this critical cause. Every dollar raised in Kansas City will stay here to serve our community.

The Kansas City COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund will provide dollars for housing needs like rent, utilities, and mortgages; food assistance; access to healthcare services, and more, with grants made to local 501(c)(3) charities and public organizations.

Thanks to contributions from area foundations and businesses, organizers have already raised millions toward their $10 million goal. On Thursday, local media will be encouraging donations to the fund, as we come together to provide relief to those most in need.

And, you don’t have to wait until Thursday to give. If you’d like to make an individual donation to the fund, click here.

Area businesses who would like to donate can contact Denise St. Omer, Greater Kansas City Community Foundation at

COR to host pop-up donations

Church of the Resurrection Downtown will host a drive-through, pop-up donation drive for Synergy Services from 9-11 a.m. Saturday in the parking lot of 1522 McGee St.

Synergy Services, Inc. began in 1970 as Synergy House, the only shelter for runaway and homeless youth in western Missouri.

Through the years, the organization’s reach has extended to include young children and women victimized by abuse.

Follow this COR link to review the items they are needing the most.

KC Library expands digital reach

The KC Public Library is open online daily featuring digital takes on its signature event speaker series, additional offerings for youth and families, and more. Check out the upcoming schedule.

Reminder… DTC survey awaits you

Downtown Council members and stakeholders are asked to take a moment and complete the DTC survey about the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on your business.

Your responses will help us better support your organization today and more effectively plan for recovery.