The mission of Operation Breakthrough is to provide a safe, loving and educational environment for children in poverty and to empower their families through advocacy, emergency aid, and education.
This summer, you can help by hosting supply drives, bringing your group to volunteer, or by becoming a long-term volunteer. Here is more information:
Supply Drives: Operation Breakthrough graciously accepts donations that are used to help their families meet the basic needs for food, hygiene items, children’s books, and gently used children’s clothing. Click here for lists of needed food and supplies.
- Adopt a Classroom or Neighborhood
- Sponsor a Donation or Collection Drive
- Group Service Projects
- Lobby “Take Home” Activities
- Playground Pals
Click here to learn more and sign up today.
All volunteers working directly with students are required to complete a background check ($14.25 fee) and TB skin test as well as attend an orientation.
Early Classroom Volunteer — Assist teachers in daily classroom activities and routines. You must be at least 14 yrs. of age. They ask that you commit to a minimum of 12 weeks if you wish to volunteer with children 6 weeks to 5 years. Shifts are Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. or 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.
MakerCity Volunteer — Sign up for shifts in different zones in MakerCity, learning alongside School-Age students (ages 5-14) when you are available, with a minimum of 2 shifts/month. They are partnering with the Kansas City Public Schools during the day, so shifts are available while the School-Age students are at their schools. MakerCity volunteers must be 16 yrs. of age.
Click here for more information and to get started today!