This year’s Temple Run KC benefits JVS.
JVS engages, encourages and empowers people to achieve social, cultural and economic integration.
The highest degree of charity is to take hold of persons who have been crushed,… to find work for them, and thus put them on their feet that they will not be dependent on others.— Moses Maimonides
JVS was established in 1949 to assist Holocaust survivors, refugees and those returning from WWII, enabling them to build better lives in the United States. Today, our programs meet the needs of all who face barriers to employment. Whether it is coaching a client on how to request a disability accommodation from their employer or helping a newly-arrived refugee enroll their children in school, JVS works to empower people to address challenges to their self-sufficiency.
We assist individuals and families in achieving self-reliance by providing support, personal development, employment and training services. JVS promotes independence by encouraging clients to participate in decisions and activities affecting their lives and JVS eases in the transition to the United States for refugees and their families.
JVS believes in adherence to outcomes to meet the needs of individuals to help them achieve self-reliance. We value cultural competence and ethnic diversity and are committed to our mission through our board and volunteers and the development of all of our staff. JVS believes in creating strong collaborations with organizations and funding sources to better serve the needs of Kansas City. And, above all, JVS makes clients, staff and visitors from all walks of life feel welcome.
HOW CAN YOU HELP?
Temple Run participants are invited (but not required) to donate items for school supply backpacks. Kobe Hagen, a local scout working on his Eagle will be helping us to collect and assemble school supply backpacks for local refugee children. You are invited to donate:
- Backpacks (new or gently used)
- Wide and College loose leaf paper
- Wide and College notebooks
- Pencil boxes
- Elmers school glue
- School scissors
- 24 ct. boxes of crayons or colored pencils.
In addition, we will be collecting and assembling pantry, bathroom and cleaning welcome boxes through the Liberty Stake LDS congregations and LDS Humanitarian Donations and delivering them the day of the race to JVS.