Good Morning Bloggers,
My name is Natasha and this is my first blog for CGR! It is a privilege to say that my first time writing here is to introduce this year’s giving back food drive program! Today through January 1st, 2017, we will be accepting one non-perishable food item for $10 off of your repair!* The donations will go straight to The Kansas City Indian Center food pantry.
There is a good reason that we chose KCIC:
The Kansas City Indian Center (Heart of America Indian Center), a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation, has been serving the Kansas City’s American Indian population since 1971.
Times have changed in the last 40 years, but KCIC’s goals have not:
- Providing health, welfare and cultural services to American Indian individuals and families of our community
- Promoting fellowship among the American Indian people of all tribes living in the Kansas City Area
- Stimulating the natural integration of the American Indian into the community
- Encouraging artistic and vocational pursuits by American Indian people
- Preserving and fostering traditional American Indian cultural values
The Kansas City Indian Center also is near and dear to my heart. My time volunteering at KCIC gave me an opportunity to help my community and learn more about the culture of my ancestors. I volunteered once or twice a week, even when it was not in the best interest of my busy schedule, but I made it work. When the wonderful employees found out that I was falling behind, they encouraged me to take a few “staples” home to make my mediocre haul of groceries last a couple more weeks. I had seen the long lines on Fridays of families and did not want to take from anyone less fortunate than I already was. But my new friends would not take, ‘no’ for an answer, and in doing so showed me the impact a dedicated group of people can have.
KCIC is not just there for the Native Americans in the Kansas City area. They were and still are there for the whole community. Every Friday, my heart breaks to see people having to leave empty handed, but it does happen. Although KCIC receives some assistance, they are overlooked and overshadowed by some of the larger donation and outreach centers. That is why we want to do what we can to help with this great association. Non-perishable donations may seem small, but they can have a great impact!
Please join us in assisting these amazing souls as they contribute to our community. Tis the season of giving. We will forward your donations and give you $10 off of your repair as a thank you!
*Restrictions apply: Limit one discount per repair. Must be used in one transaction. Cannot be combined with any other offers, discounts, or used to redeem discounts of previously purchased repairs. Not redeemable for cash, gift cards, gift certificates, or store credit. No reproductions or rain checks accepted. Offer valid only during promotional period. Discount does not apply to taxes, shipping and handling charges, or similar charges. Reworks where a discount was applied may result in an adjusted refund amount. Discount excludes sale merchandise and/or clearance merchandise.