KANSAS CITY | ST. LOUIS LOCAL NONPROFIT NEWS

Kansas City | St. Louis Local Nonprofit News, Events and Chat for Thursday - December 8

The latest local Kansas City/Jefferson City/St. Louis area nonprofit news to help power your network, strengthen your organization and keep you involved with your professional peers, funders, competitors and cohorts!

The deadline to #SpeakUpForLibraries by mail or email is just a week away (Dec. 15). Our Central Library has a letter-writing station & teens created a display/letter station in the youth section to send feedback to @MissouriSOS. Learn more at http://kclibrary.org/SpeakUpMo

Last month, @AfftonSchools employees were surprised when members of the @AfftonEdFdn awarded $31,151 for 36 Teacher Grants. Learn more: https://www.afftonschools.net/article/930098 #afftonlearns #afftonstrong

On Tuesday, Dec 6, Sheri Hogland-Brand, @gotsch_learns 5th grade teacher, was recognized by the Board of Education for receiving the Elbert K. Fretwell Outstanding Educator Award from @stlbsa. In addition, St. Louis County declared it Sheri Hogland Day! 💜💛💜 #afftonstrong

Give your family a new holiday tradition this year. Everyone can buy a gift online with the Walmart Angel Tree Program.
https://salarmy.us/AngelTreeKWM

Okay, what can one learn at a 'Digital CPA Conference' 🙄that has something important to do with #nonprofits? Sector expert Jennifer Alleva @yptcllc says this: https://player.vimeo.com/progressive_redirect/playback/779004867/rendition/720p/file.mp4?loc=external&signature=e31a20e236e53d714cfaaa0d37be1864297d30447c4f46f64196642c1f77c8cd#t=865

Best advice! Thanks Dana @StaffingBtqInc

There are many ways to celebrate #PreservationMonth in your community! Get inspired from past education and advocacy efforts from across the state in Ben White’s article “Preparing for Preservation Month: Why Advocacy and Awareness Matters.”
http://www.momainstreet.org/blog/2022/preparing-for-preservation-month-why-advocacy-and-awareness-matter

Entrepreneurship & innovation fuel economic development, but many #entrepreneurs from historically underserved communities are often left behind. We recently spoke with @AsstSecCastillo about why #equity is crucial to build an inclusive, resilient economy. https://bit.ly/3OToZ6h

On the seventh day of Starlight... Adopt-A-Seat! Your friends and family will know how much they mean to you when you Adopt-a-Seat at Starlight in their honor. Learn more about how to leave your mark at Starlight this season: http://bit.ly/3OY11GV

Drop a can or two for Harvesters if you live near one of the participating bank branches!

Congratulations to our Library Board President Peter Browne, who was honored as a Local Hero @IngramsMagazine's 2022 Philanthropist of the Year Awards yesterday!

Hunger knows no boundaries. Outside the city, people in smaller communities struggle to have adequate access to nutritious food. Partners like Spring Hill Food Pantry aim to change that.

Its mobile distribution is offered every Thursday from 9-10 a.m. and 6-7:30 p.m.

"A lot of change needs to happen, both for the environment and justice -- and fast."

Read our Executive Director’s year-end thank you letter and learn how together, we can create change.
https://bridgingthegap.org/2022-year-end-letter/

Donate: https://bridgingthegap.org/about/donate/
#DonateBTG #JointheCore

It's Older Driver Safety Awareness Week.
Here's a reminder to help keep everyone safe on the roads.
Encourage your loved ones to Be mindful that as the seasons change, when the sun goes down early, driving may become more challenging at night.
#OlderDrivers

Join us next Tuesday, December 13 from 2-4pm for a gift-wrapping volunteer event! Our Donor Network, Women United, is hosting this event at @MothersRefuge who provides shelter and education to homeless, pregnant and parenting young women. Sign up here: https://buff.ly/3h6q4eu

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