Giving Blog

Charitable Giving Stories, News and Ideas from the Innovative Team at the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation and its Non-Geographic Label, Greater Horizons.
Jan 1, 2008

For the three-year-old in our house, this was the year of the princess. Princess stickers, princess clothes, princess dolls, a princess game, a princess book, and even a princess tunnel. Oh,...

Dec 24, 2007

My three-year-old and seven-year-old are usually delightful and good-natured (!), except when they are fighting with each other. ("When they are good they are very, very good and when t...

Dec 17, 2007

What's in your mailbox this season? Not the card from my family, since those are still sitting on my desk at home, begging to be addressed. Here it is electronically. Isn't technology great?...

Dec 10, 2007

Things are pretty slippery at our house—inside and out. Not only do we have an ice-covered driveway, but we also have a toddler learning to walk who refuses to wear her shoes, so she s...

Dec 3, 2007

Quite a year for football in our region, no? Whether you wear blue and red, or gold and black, one thing's for sure--givers are winners! Did you know that Trent Green and his wife, Julie, e...

Nov 26, 2007

How much trouble can a seven-year-old get into during ten unsupervised minutes? I now know the answer. "I'm going to get a drink of water," she said as she made her way up the stai...

Nov 19, 2007

Feeling like a turkey because you missed the informational scholarship luncheon at the Community Foundation last week? Never fear, click here if you would like us to send you the materials. ...

Nov 12, 2007

The Prairie Star Elementary School cookie dough sale is my latest experience with a volunteer-driven fundraising effort. Unfortunately I was an embarrassment to my first grader when I was th...

Nov 5, 2007

How did you spend that extra hour on Sunday morning? I always plan far too many activities to fill the hour we gain "falling back," from getting the kids' winter clothes ready, to ...

Oct 29, 2007

It is not yet Halloween and already my kids have collected way too much candy, earned through their appearances at the school fall festival last night dressed up as a lamb, princess, and det...

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