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Community Garden

July 2nd, 2015

DSC_6098Do you have a green thumb, or simply like working with nature?  This year we harvested over 650 bundles of organic kale, collard greens, and lettuce for our food pantry. In 2016 we are hoping to expand our garden to provide even more fresh greens, herbs, and vegetables for the families at REAP, and we need your help! No gardening experience is necessary.

If you are interested in volunteering, please call our office at (816) 356-0054 or go to www.raytownreap.org/volunteering to sign up!

 

 

 

Computer Literacy Classes

June 8th, 2015

FREE Computer Classes

We are proud to announce that we will be offering FREE Computer Literacy classes at REAP this year. A huge thanks to Synetic Technologies for their generous donation of laptop computers and Graceway for purchasing the operating systems.

This six week course will cover computer basics, typing lessons, Microsoft Office, navigating the internet, and the online job-application process. Students will leave the class with a personal e-mail account, a physical and electronic copy of their resume. as well as the confidence to operate a computer in the ever-growing world of technology.

If you or someone you know is in need of both a job and basic computer skills, call (816) 356-0054 or email holly@raytownreap.org for more information. Registration will begin this August, and classes will start in September.

Sign-ups are now closed for the Spring session. Stay tuned for the next class!

 

Thank You Raytown!

June 8th, 2015

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After a busy month of food drives, our pantry went from empty shelves to overflowing with non-perishables! A huge thank you to all of our generous donors, volunteers, and community sponsors for helping us keep our neighbors fed and healthy. Together we collected over 40,000 items of food in just over one month!

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Health & Community Fair

June 16th, 2015

Picture1Health & Community Fair and School Supply Drive!

The Raytown Area Chamber of Commerce will partner with CareSpot, Graceway and Arvest Bank to put on the Raytown Health & Community Fair on Saturday, August 8, 2015; 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. to be held at The Point, 5600 Blue Ridge Cutoff, Raytown.

This event will include some health screenings with educational information about various health areas along with community booths that have a product or service beneficial to the community.  Listed below are some organizations that have been confirmed:

Arvest Bank will be grilling up hot dogs to hand out to those who attend; Raytown EMS will be on site providing general information along with car seat safety checks; Raytown Masonic Lodge will be providing child safety/identification kits among many other health and community areas, just to name a few.

REAP is collecting school supplies for children in the Raytown area! Our most needed items are spiral notebooks, index cards, Crayola markers (8 or 10 count), rulers, and glue.  You can bring them to the event that day.  Or you may drop them off at the Raytown Chamber office leading up to the event.

The health fair is free to attend to those who live within the Raytown Quality School District boundaries.

Questions?  Contact Vicki Turnbow, Raytown Area Chamber of Commerce at 816-353-8500.

Pancake Breakfast!

March 15th, 2016

Pancake BreakfastJoin us Saturday, March 19th from 9am-12pm for Blue Ridge Presbyterian’s annual Pancake Fundraiser!

All proceeds benefit REAP and the families we serve in the Raytown School District.

Call us at (816) 356-0054 with any questions.

April 23rd Food Drive!

March 31st, 2016

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Our bi-annual Boy Scout food drive is coming up soon! This year we are excited to have both the Raytown Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts working together to collect 20,000 items of food in one day for the empty shelves in our pantry.

Help us meet this goal by simply putting out a sack of non-perishable food on your porch Saturday, April 23rd! Starting at 9am that Saturday, the Scouts will be driving through Raytown neighborhoods collecting sacks and delivering them to REAP. Make sure they are placed where they can be seen from the street.

Our Raytown Rotary Club will have barrels at the Raytown Hy-Vee, Apple Market, and Wal-Mart from 9am-3pm collecting food from all the shoppers that morning. Make the 23rd your grocery day, and drop a can or two in the barrels on your way out!
A huge thank you to the Raytown Rotary Club, the Raytown Boy Scouts, and the Raytown Girl Scouts for dedicating so much time and energy in helping out our community.

If you are interested in volunteering for this event, please go to raytownreap.org/volunteering to sign up!
Call REAP at (816) 356-0054 for any questions.