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*We have begun collecting blankets for the homeless students in the Olathe School District. Our goal is to have 500 of them by the end of July. You can find them at various locations, currently they are $2.50 at Walmart and usually drop to $2.00 and sometimes you can find them for $1.00 on clearance. Here is a sample of the ones we have already collected.

*In need of a Spanish speaking volunteer that can help translate for clients that come in needing assistance. If you can help, please contact Joyce at 913-839-8567.
*If you live or work close to Children’s Mercy and would be able to drop off some donations for us, please call Joyce at 913-839-8567 to coordinate picking the items up.
*We have several opportunities to help both girl scouts and boy scouts get their badges. We are in search of someone that would be willing to help us coordinate this program. Please contact Julaire julaire@sfp21.net if you, someone or a group you know that would be willing to help us roll this out.


*Do you have clean grocery sacks you would like to see recycled instead of thrown out? We can use them! Bags are used to make homeless mats and shared with New Hope Food Pantry to help distribute their food donations. Bags can be dropped off at The Beach and our volunteers will get them ready to be used again.

​*Blessing bags are a staple project for us. If you have any of these items you would like to donate, we can use them. Click to see the list. We are running really low on these supplies. As soon as the supplies come in, we will need help putting the bags together.

​*Fleece, we are in need of fleece again for our no sew blankets and dog toys.

*Who likes to color? We have several sheets that will be turned into place mats at the nursing homes and senior centers. They can be picked up or colored onsite. We can use help with the lamination process too. Once completed, Starfish Project will laminate and set up delivery. 

*We also need someone that could help contact the senior centers and help arrange delivery. We have volunteers that could make the deliveries once they are set up. We want to blanket the KC Metro with these. Our first goal is to distribute 10,000. If you already have a loved one in a facility and would want to help coordinate there, that would be amazing as well! Contact Joyce to make arrangements, 913-839-8567.

*We have several t-shirts that need to be cut for Inclusions Connections. 

*We always have calls for needed items. Are you a part of our Facebook volunteer group?

*Monday mornings we need help sorting bread for local individuals, families and organizations. A great time to consider volunteering with us.

*For those of you that have not heard yet, Starfish Project Foundation was selected as one of The Mayors Children’s Fund recipients. The funds we receive will be allocated to Raleen’s Kids, a project very near and dear to my heart. In the meantime, we can still use full sized toiletries. Please see the list for items needed.

*3-5 people that could help and/or be back up on call for food pickups. We have places that would like us to pick up and we get calls from other groups that have food to donate. We are not currently able to pick up without some additional volunteers that can help. Please contact Joyce to get on the list 913-839-8567.

*(2) Instructors and volunteers needed to help with the arts program. If you interested or able to help, please contact Julaire at Julaire@sfp21.net.

*Do you know anyone that belongs to a 100 Women That Cares group? Would you consider submitting Starfish Project Foundation at your next meeting?

*Does your company match donations or give out community grants? These are great opportunities for us!​

*Do you belong to a group or organization that would like to volunteer as a team? Be sure to give us a call and we can set up a date and time for your group to come in and volunteer together.

*Do you want to volunteer, but don’t know where to start or how you can help? Please stop by The Beach and let’s get you plugged in! We have opportunities come up daily.

*Did you know that we have a print shop at The Beach and proceeds help support Starfish Project? They can do b/w, color, business cards, greeting cards, wide format printing: posters, banners, canvas, peel & sticks and so much more. Email printshop@sfp21.net with your printing needs.

Please think about us when you are ordering your personalized holiday cards or want to give canvas or peel & stick portraits (no nails and paint friendly) of your family as gifts.

*We serve a hot meal and hand up haircuts to anyone that can use one on the second Saturday of every month. Be on the lookout for our newest sign up.

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**Starfish Project/The Beach is open M – F, 9am – 5pm

Lunch and Hair Cuts

Our next Lunch and Haircuts will be Saturday, May 8th. Haircuts will be from 10:30 AM to 1:30 PM. A carry out meal will be from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM.

The to-go meal will consist of bbq beef, baked beans, potato salad, bread and desert.

I want to give a huge shout out to all of the volunteers in the community that come together every month to make this happen! Together We Are Making a Difference!



We will continue to update our opportunities, so please bookmark this page and keep checking back. Together We Are Making a Difference!


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