We support St. Vincent’s Operation Breakthrough, a child care center at 31st and Troost in Kansas City, MO. This organization takes care of more than 400 children each day – most from low-income single parent homes and area shelters.
We have contributed thousands of dollars over the years. Our annual golf tournament/sports auction is the primary source of our contributions to St. Vincent’s. Some proceeds from the annual Awards Banquet are also contributed. In addition to a 15-passenger van donated in November 2004 and a $12,000 cash donation to be used for new playground equipment, in November 2005 we contributed $12,000 to finish one of the special education rooms in their new facility. With the generosity of membership we have been able to donate a minimum of $10,000 annually.
In addition, we encourage members to volunteer whenever possible. It’s very rewarding to go to the center and read to the younger children or help the older ones with homework. Thanks to all our members who have helped make a big difference in the lives of these wonderful kids!