Be The Change: Uniform Drive

cpa.jpgThe students of Crossroads Preparatory Academy Charter School need your help. Many of the students can only afford one uniform and their home doesn’t have a washing machine or the student is homeless without anywhere to wash the uniform. Teachers are Fabreezing uniforms to help children not be embarrassed by wearing unwashed clothing. You can BE THE CHANGE in these students’ lives by supplying extra uniforms for the school to give to those in need. We are encouraging companies to hold a Uniform Drive with collection boxes. Please see the documents below for details on uniform specifics. If your company would like boxes provided with photos of the items for your official Uniform Drive, please contact info@iremkc.com. PLEASE BRING ALL ITEMS THURSDAY, MARCH 21 to our monthly lunch at Milburn Country Club or request a pick-up from your office by emailing us at info@iremkc.com. THANK YOU in advance for making a difference in our community!

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Member Highlight

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This year’s IREM KC theme is “Be The Change,” and we love hearing stories of how our members are doing just that and making a difference! At January’s lunch, Lenora Carpenter, CPM, Managing Director of Cohen-Esrey, shared a new group that she has put together called “Layers of Love.” Lenora, along with friends and family, makes fleece lap blankets for residents at memory care facilities and nursing homes. Lenora started this project after seeing a need when visiting her mother in care: “My mother has been in memory care for 4+ years and I see many of the residents in wheelchairs or sitting around and they are cold.  It has been tugging on my heart to do something like this so now is the time!” Lenora’s goal is to make 80 lap blankets. She has put together 40 thus far and will deliver them to a nursing home on February 19. If you’d like to help Lenora with her project, you can donate money or fleece material. Lenora can be contacted at lenora.carpenter@yahoo.com.

IREM KC Member Lee Whitman, CPM, with MC Realty Group was our monthly member drawing winner at the January Lunch. Lee admired what Lenora is doing and donated his $50 prize to her for blanket supplies.

THANK YOU Lenora and Lee for BEING A CHANGE! Opportunities are all around us to make a positive difference in this world! If you have a story to share, please email us at info@iremkc.com.

IMG_6692.jpgLee Whitman, CPM, MC Realty and Lenora Carpenter, CPM, Cohen-Esrey at the January IREM KC Lunch Event.