Why Donate to Rise and Shine Foundation, Inc?

As the Executive Director of Rise and Shine Foundation, Inc, our goal is to make an impact on the Greater Kansas City community by providing a crisis relief (for mothers, fathers, grand-parents, friends and the community a safe place for our youth) shelter as an alternative to law enforcement, mental health system, juvunile justice facility, and foster care with day service supportive services to help the homeless and those living with special needs. The Collaborative Approach we provide to becoming an Empowered Individual is through our services of:


  • Personal Development Planning,

  • Educational Skills,   

  • Vocational Development,

  • Substance Abuse Prevention,

  • Interpersonal Skill Development,

  • Personal and Spiritual Development,

  • Community involvement,

  • Creative leisure activities/celebration,

  • Independent living preparation/follow up.



Our organization is dedicated to the process of making this happen but we need your help.



Your donation will bring us closer to our operational goal of $121,000. Many businesses, community leaders, and individual contacts are on board to support our effort. Our community is clearly excited and eager to see this project succeed. You can be a part of that excitement by supporting our adults and youth with up to a $500.00 donation or more. We are happy to acknowledge your donation on our website and at our numerous events, (unless you prefer otherwise).


Rise and Shine Foundation Inc is a non-profit organization (501c3) and your donation is tax-deductible.


You’d be surprised at how your everyday surplus could meet a vital need for Rise and Shine Foundation, Inc. Do you have a basement or garage in need of some cleaning? Do you have a retail company with “scratch and dent” inventory or last year’s models? Do you get returns that are perfectly fine? We can provide a tax-deductible receipt for the estimated value of your in-kind good or service.  Here are a few suggestions.


CONSUMABLES (We can ALWAYS use these, in any amount)

  • brooms/sponge mops

  • buckets of all purpose joint compound

  • cases of bottled water/soda/tea/juice

  • cleaning products/bleach / laundry soap/ antibacterial liquid soap

  • coffee/ tea/ hot chocolate /lemonade

  • copier paper – letter and legal

  • gift cards/ gas cards (Lowes, Target, Sams Club, Costco, Walmart)

  • heavy duty trash bags

  • lightbulbs

  • paint brushes (all sizes)

  • paper napkins / paper towels

  • plastic protective eye gear/ facial dust mask

  • sand paper for wood-stripping

  • Sharpees and Dry Erase markers

  • toilet paper

  • Ziploc bags (all sizes)



  • cordless drill with battery charger

  • extra long garden hoses (with couplers)

  • garden carts on wheels

  • large capacity ShopVac

  • steel rakes

  • snow blower

  • stainless steel pantry shelving




  • bird houses, bird feeders

  • bell choir set of bells (table, music, gloves, etc.)

  • craft supplies and small craft kits

  • floral bulbs (all kinds)

  • garden stepping stones

  • garden trellis (several – in wood only)

  • gardening hand tools (assorted)

  • hammock and/or tree swings (no plastic)

  • Inspirational/spiritual books, DVDs, videos, CDs

  • outdoor (all weather) plaques with Bible verses

  • seed packets for wild flowers and woodland annuals/perennials

  • stone or wrought iron garden benches (no plastic)



  • Transit van  (for transporting consumers)

  • Computers-Printers-Copiers/Scanner

  • HP 88XL printer cartridges (color & black)

  • 15 round all-weather folding tables

  • 12×12 (or larger) walk-in refrigerator with compressor

  • 6 twin bed mattress sets (new)

  • commercial stainless steel 3-bowl wash sink

  • commercial stainless steel work tables (assorted sizes)

  • commercial-grade washer & dryer

  • fencing for garden

  • industrial freezers (2)

  • outdoor canvass party tents (assorted sizes)

  • outdoor lighting system donated and installed

  • Plasma VGA flat screen

  • security/lock system donated and installed

  • zero-turn mower (in good condition)


I would like to thank you for considering this opportunity to partner with our organization for raising funds. If you have any queries regarding our organization, our fund management policy, or the project itself, please feel free to contact me at the address given above or at


Thank you,


Catrina Williams

The demand for the Rise and Shine Foundation, Inc services continue to grow as well as our wish list of services. The need is great in the Kansas City area and every person has the right to live life to his or her fullest and you can help. Donations will help those who find it hard to function in our great community to be just a little bit more independent. Please, make a difference in someones life and Donate to the Rise and Shine Foundation, Inc today.



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Rise and Shine Foundation,Inc is a 501c(3) Organization

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