Apr. 13, 2019
Students in the Truman Heartland Community Foundation (THCF) Youth Advisory Council collected more than 40,000 items at their 6th Annual Fill Those Trucks Food Drive on Saturday, April 6.
Truman Heartland’s Youth Advisory Council, which engages more than 190 students annually from 13 area high schools, led the 8-hour food drive to collect nonperishable food and personal hygiene items to help those in need in our community. Donations benefited Community Services League, Raytown Emergency Assistance Program and Lee’s Summit Social Services.
Truman Heartland Community Foundation’s Youth Advisory Council is a program to involve young leaders in changing the future through the power of philanthropy. YAC engages more than 190 student leaders annually representing 13 area high schools, committed to improving the lives of children and young people throughout our Eastern Jackson County community. Learn more about YAC at http://www.thcf.org/Initiatives-Impact/Youth-Advisory-Council
Community Services League (CSL) was founded in 1916 by a group of local women including Bess Wallace Truman, CSL is a nonprofit organization striving to promote economic stability by offering emergency assistance, employment services, housing counseling, and other resources to families in need. CSL operates at 11 locations with the main office and two outreach offices in Independence, plus offices in Blue Springs, Buckner, Grain Valley, Lee’s Summit, Oak Grove, and Raytown. CSL is a United Way Agency and a 501(c)(3) organization as designated by the IRS.
For more than 20 years, Lee’s Summit Social Services (LSSS) has been assisting low-income, elderly and disabled persons in its service area. LSSS is a nonprofit organization promoting economic stability by offering emergency assistance, life skills and goals, and other resources to families and individuals in need. LSSS is a United Way Agency and a 501(c)(3) organization as designated by the IRS.
Raytown Emergency Assistance Program (REAP) was founded in 1982 to raise funding for utility assistance in the Raytown area, Raytown Emergency Assistance Program is a nonprofit organization striving to promote economic stability by offering emergency assistance and a variety of resources to Raytown families in need. REAP is supported by the city of Raytown, civic and school organizations, businesses, churches, and many individuals who give time, resources, and finances. REAP is a United Way Agency and a 501(c)(3) organization as designated by the IRS.