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Community Involvement

The Miller Group strives to promote community involvement and a culture of caring and civic engagement. The number one value of Bob Miller, our founder, was placing God, family, and community before all else. Miller lives out these values through our business and personal relationships with dozens of nonprofits in the Kansas City community. In addition, we provide our associates one paid day a year to volunteer with the organization of thier choice, bring our nonprofit clients in to share about their mission, have a benevolence fund for employees in need, and match employee donations to our nonprofit clients through a program called The Miller Way. Caring for the community is part of our mission and our mindset.

What Have We Been Up To?

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How can you get involved with local nonprofits? Check out upcoming opportunities from Miller clients.

Catholic Education Foundation

Every child deserves a quality education. The Foundation has awarded nearly $15 million in scholarships by investing more than $1.3 million back into Catholic education each year. The CEF believes that ALL children who seek a Catholic education, one that offers both quality and faith, should be given the opportunity. By helping these children, and their families, they are making their dreams a reality.

Cornerstones of Care

This behavioral healthcare organization is certified in trauma-informed care. Providing prevention, treatment and support services to help more than 10,000 children and families each year, they specialize in six key service areas: Education, Mental & Behavioral Health, Foster Care & Adoption, Youth Support, Family Support, and Community Training Opportunities.

Are you or our group interested in participating in volunteer activities at Cornerstones of Care? Their volunteer specialist will match you with an opportunity that fits your schedule and interests. Whether you’re interested in assisting with a special event or program, participating in a “work day” on campus, hosting an activity for the children they serve, or holding a collection drive in support of their programs, Cornerstones of Care is happy to welcome you!

Birthday Club

*Cornerstones of Care – Ozanam Campus is currently in need of adult-sized bicycle helmets for their residents.

Healthy Living and Food Systems

To learn more about Cornerstones of Care:
Twitter: @CornerstonesKC
Facebook: @Cornerstonesofcare
Contact Jennifer Hurst: jennifer.hurst@cornerstonesofcare.org

Harvesters

Harvesters’ mission is to feed hungry people today and work to end hunger tomorrow. They are a regional food bank serving a 26-county area of northwestern Missouri and northeastern Kansas. Harvesters provides food and related household products to more than 620 not-for-profit agencies including emergency food pantries, community kitchens, homeless shelters, children’s homes and others. They also offer education programs to increase community awareness of hunger and teach about good nutrition.

If you would like to host a food drive or donate, you can do so online or take donations to the following locations:

  • Midtown/KCMO – Harvesters
    3801 Topping Avenue, Kansas City, MO 64129
    Hours: Mon., Fri., Sat. (8 a.m. – 4 p.m.) or Tues., Wed., Thurs. (8 a.m. – 8 p.m.)
  • Kansas/JOCO – Shawnee Mission Unitarian Universalist Church
    9400 Pflumm Road, Lenexa, KS 66215
    Hours: Saturday, Sept. 24 (10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.)
  • Northland/Liberty – Desperation Church
    940 Kent Street, Liberty, MO 64068
    Hours: Saturday, Sept. 24 (10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.)
  • East/South – Crown Pointe Church
    5950 NE Lakewood Way, Lee’s Summit, MO 64064
    Hours: Saturday, Sept. 24 (10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.)
  • Topeka/Lawrence – Harvesters
    215 SE Quincy, Topeka, KS 66603
    Hours: Saturday, Sept. 24 (8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.)

Schedule a time for individuals, families, and groups to volunteer.

Participate in team building with Harvesters’ Lunch Challenge.

Host your next birthday party at Harvesters!

Contact Rachel Ibok, Volunteer Engagement Coordinator, at ribok@harvesters.org or (816) 929-3089.

Heart to Heart International

PowerServ is a hygiene kit building event that will motivate and meet your needs to retain and engage your employees. Rather than a ropes course or paintball outing, companies across the country are using PowerServ as an easy and fun way to engage their employees from every department at annual sales meetings and company-wide gatherings. Click here for testimonial and recent event hosts.

Participants interact through an assebly line to build personal hygiene kits that are sent to people in need in the Kansas City community and around the world. Hygiene kits include essential items to stay clean: toothpaste, toothbrush, band aids, nail clippers, washcloth, soap, comb, hand towel, and shampoo.

To learn more about hosting a Powrserv event, please contact Bethany Williams at bethany.williams@hearttoheart.org.

Hope Faith Ministries

Mission Hope Thrift, a new Overland Park thrift store whose proceeds will support Hope Faith Ministries, is opening soon! They are looking for individuals with a heart for volunteering and making an impact in the community.

They need volunteers to help with:

  • Sorting incoming donations
  • Stocking shelves
  • Cashiering… And MORE!

9148 Metcalf Avenue Overland Park, KS 66212
Volunteer hours: Monday through Saturday, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

They graciously accept your donations of:
  • Clothing (clean, without tears and stains)
  • Shoes
  • Furniture (free of obvious stains, tears and odors)
  • Housewares and small appliances in working condition
  • Antiques
  • Large appliances in working order
  • Books, CDs, DVDs, video games
  • Linens
  • Vacuum cleaners in working order
  • Musical instruments
  • Tools, power and hand
  • Electronics in working order (cell phones, stereos, etc.)
  • TVs in working condition (new to 5 years old)
  • Sports and/or camping equipment
  • Toys, games, and puzzles
  • Large toys

To schedule a volunteer orientation session or request a furniture pick up, contact:
913-831-8222 or info@missionhopethrift.org

KidsTLC

  • Got a group that might want to help make our unit bathrooms more kid friendly?
  • Reading Buddies
    • Provide story time for small groups ages 6-11 years old
    • Bring your own favorite books (interactive, non-fiction or short story, pictures, poems/rhyming, short chapter, etc…)
    • Tuesday/ Thursday 6:30-7:30 pm
  • Donation Needs (Please drop off donations M-F 8 am-5 pm at the Mabee Admin Bldg.)
    • Quik Trip gift cards ($15 – $25 increments)
    • Walmart gift cards ($10-$50 increments)
    • At this time our clothing closet is full therefore we are not accepting used clothing donation
  • School volunteers – extra hands in the classroom!
    • 9-11 am or 1-3 pm
    • Prefer consistent weekly availability – ex. every Tuesday 9-11 am
    • Follow the Olathe School District scheduled for “no school” day

To learn more, please contact Elizabeth Hall at ehall@kidstlc.org or 913-324-3801.

Lead to Read

Lead to Read connects trusted, caring adult volunteers (called Readers) with kids in grades 1 through 4 from every walk of life. Once a week, for 30 minutes, Readers and kids explore the world by reading books provided by the children’s teachers, in the safety and security of an elementary school classroom.

Become a reader and encourage your company to send a group!

Warrior’s Ascent

All Warrior’s Ascent programs aim to support Warriors with Post Traumatic Stress (PTS). Because trauma affects the mind, body, and soul, any attempt to address the suffering of warriors must include the mind, body, and soul. These programs provide powerful healing experiences that are rooted in those of the ancient warrior traditions. Furthermore, they help warriors to heal themselves and others by providing in-depth education in holistic healing practices. The Academy of Healing is Warrior’s Ascent’s primary program, which provides cathartic healing experiences and introduce healing practices to warriors from around the country. All programs are FREE for participants.

Learn more and donate here.

If you would like to discuss community involvement with Miller or a community partnership, please contact Shaughnessy at shaughnessym@millercares.com.