Post Date: Wed, January 18, 2023
Thanks, Kansas City, for stepping up. You responded in record numbers to the annual MLK Day of Service Hygiene Kit Drive conducted by the Library’s AmeriCorps VISTA Project and Digital Corps. Donated personal care items – from soap, shampoo, and deodorant to washcloths, combs, hairbrushes, and hand sanitizer – were packaged into nearly 1,100 kits to be distributed to individuals in the city who are unhoused.
Post Date: Tue, March 15, 2022
Every day, AmeriCorps members and AmeriCorps Seniors volunteers put their values into action to make a difference in communities, focusing on where the need for change is the greatest. The Library’s VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) Project currently engages 22 AmeriCorps VISTA members at 15 different agencies across the Kansas City area – the Library among them. Join us in applauding this dedication to service during AmeriCorps Week, celebrated March 13-19.
Post Date: Wed, September 1, 2021
Two decades ago – on September 11, 2001 – nearly 3,000 people lost their lives in the deadliest terrorist attacks in history. This year, thousands of Americans of all ages and backgrounds will honor that sacrifice by participating in service projects, ranging from food drives and home repairs to neighborhood cleanups and disaster preparation activities.
Post Date: Fri, December 30, 2022
In the spirit of the service embodied by Dr. King, the Library’s AmeriCorps VISTA Project is collecting donations of travel size personal care items for a Hygiene Kit Drive. Between January 3-12, 2023, visit any Kansas City Public Library location and bring supplies to drop off in dedicated boxes.
Post Date: Thu, December 26, 2019
In the spirit of service embodied by the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. the Library’s AmeriCorps VISTA Project
is collecting donations of travel-size personal care items for a Hygiene Kit Drive
. Between January 2–15, 2020
, visit any Kansas City Public Library location and bring supplies to drop off in dedicated boxes. Donated materials will be assembled into kits that will be given to individuals experiencing homelessness.
Post Date: Wed, January 19, 2022
In keeping with the civil rights leader’s spirit of service, the Kansas City Public Library’s AmeriCorps VISTA Project is collecting donations of travel-sized personal care items for a Hygiene Kit Drive. From January 3-12, 2022, visit any Kansas City Public Library location to drop off supplies in dedicated boxes.
Post Date: Wed, April 10, 2019
The Library salutes its AmeriCorps VISTA members and the vital work they've done the past four-plus years in areas ranging from refugee and immigrant services to tech training.