Charity Recipient Voting

These are the charities that are up for nomination for the BBPA charity recipient for the 2016-2017 calendar year:

  • Honor Flight Network of Kansas City (HFNKC)
    The mission of Honor Flight Network of Kansas City is to fly America’s veterans to Washington D.C. to visit those memorials dedicated to honor their sacrifices. Top priority is given to America’s most senior veterans- survivors of WWII and any veterans with a terminal illness who wish to visit THEIR memorial. Unfortunately, very few of these veterans have the funds or physical stamina to complete a trip to Washington D.C on their own so HFNKC provides them with a FREE trip to visit their memorial. You can get more information on their organization by calling: 913-683-1369 or by visiting their website:http://www.honorflightkc.org/.
  • Turn the Page KC
    Turn the Page KC was founded in 2012 by Mayor Sly James in order to help ensure that all children in Kansas City, Missouri are reading proficiently by the 3rd grade. They address the issue through a network of experts, service providers, and partner organizations focused on areas that support 3rd grade reading proficiency including: school readiness, school attendance, summer learning and high quality reading/mentoring programs. The overall goal of Turn the Page KC is to increase the number of KCMO 3rd graders reading at grade level proficiency to 70% by 2020. You can get more information on their organization by calling: 816-284-5673 or by visiting their website: http://turnthepagekc.org/.
  • “KC Tiny House Project”- Metropolitan Housing Development Corporation
    The focus of Metropolitan Housing Development Corporation (MHDC) is on helping to provide quality housing to deserving individuals and families in your urban communities. MHDC is multi-tasked, however, its principal operational venue revolves around the provision of housing opportunities for indigent, low-income and socially disadvantaged individuals and families. MHDC’s current and projected methodology encompasses new construction, renovation, rehabilitation and reclamation of properties in economically depressed areas. Once completed, housing units are provided free of charge or at low market rents to those who need assistance in obtaining safe, secure living environments for themselves and their families. Those individuals who qualify for housing come from a variety of sources such as:  The Veterans Administration, Salvation Army, Center for Abused Women, Beyond The Conviction, and other organizations whose charter provides for temporary housing assistance. You can get more information on their organization by calling: 816-337-8000 or by visiting their website: http://www.metrohomes.org/default.html.
  • The Down Syndrome Guild of Greater Kansas City (DSG)
    The Down Syndrome Guild of Greater Kansas City is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide support and resources for individuals with Down syndrome and their families. DSG seeks to provide the entire community with information and education to broaden awareness and foster positive attitudes regarding people with Down syndrome.  In 1984, a group of parents whose children had Down syndrome formed the DSG. They envisioned an organized network of resources. This vision has taken the DSG from an emerging grass roots parent movement to a premier nonprofit organization focused on advancements in education, inclusion and acceptance of people with Down syndrome. DSG currently serves 37 counties in Kansas and Missouri. We provide support to over 1300 individuals with Down syndrome, their families and the professionals who serve them.

These are all very deserving 501C3 organizations and we need your vote to decide who will be the winning nominee! You can make your vote on Facebook or you can send an email to: bbpakc@gmail.com and let us know who you think should be the winning nominee.