Charity Auction and Food Drive

Charity Auction – Happy Bottoms

Why Diapers?

1 in 3 American families struggle to provide enough diapers to keep their babies happy, healthy and dry. In the Kansas City area, an estimated 23,000+ children aren’t receiving the diapers they need to be happy and healthy. Despite today’s best outreach efforts, diapers still remain an underserved area of need. Together we can help solve this piece of the poverty puzzle!

At HappyBottoms, our goal is to provide diapers to children in need. The charts below show how we have tracked our progress toward filling Kansas City’s diaper need since April 2011. Each point represents the number of children receiving HappyBottoms diapers each month through our partner agencies.

The bad news is that there are more than 23,500 children living in poverty (families of four living on less than $24,000 per year) right here in the six counties of the Kansas City metro area. The good news is that we are making progress toward filling diaper need, and every dollar or diaper you donate makes a real difference.

Food Drive for Harvesters

Many Pagans observe this time of year as a opportunity to give thanks and blessings — and because of that, it is also recognized as a good time to give to those less fortunate than ourselves.

This year we are collecting non-perishable items and other needed items for the Harvesters Food Bank. As a thank you for your donation, you will also be entered into a special raffle for only those that donated to Harvesters.

We are encouraging everyone to bring at least two cans of food to the event!  Join us in the Food Fight as we acknowledge the group that brings the most items for our Food Drive.

About Harvesters

Harvesters’ mission is to feed hungry people today and work to end hunger tomorrow. As this area’s only food bank, Harvesters is a clearinghouse for the collection of food and household products from community and industry sources, distributing those products and providing nutrition services through a network of nonprofit agencies, and offering leadership and education programs to increase community awareness of hunger and generate solutions to alleviate hunger.

Their network includes more than 620 nonprofit agencies including emergency food pantries, soup kitchens, homeless shelters, children’s homes, homes for the mentally disabled and shelters for battered persons. As many as 66,000 different people are provided food assistance each week.

Most Needed Items

Your donation makes a difference! (No glass please!)

Canned vegetables
Canned fruit
Boxed meals – (Hamburger Helper, Pasta Roni)
Canned Meat/Tuna
Peanut Butter
Canned Soup
Cereal – hot and cold

Household Products

  • Soap
  • Deodorant
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper

Previous Charities:
Hope House (1999,2006), Wayside Waifs (2000), Rose Brooks Center (2002), Solace House (2003), SAFEHOME (2005), Lake Mary Center (2007), Southwest Boulevard Family Health Center (2008), Youth Friends (2009), Dream Factory of Kansas City (2010), Synergy (2012), Operation Wildlife (2013), Furry Kid’s Refuge (2014), (2015), Project Healing Waters (2016), National World War I Memorial Project (2017), KC Spay & Nueter (2018)