KAC Serves2021

Backpack and School Supply Distribution

Kit items included
  • 1 NEW backpack
  • School Supply kit, prepacked by grade level
  • 3 additional supplies (selected on site by adult or child)
Details

  • Open to all WNY families experiencing financial hardship getting needed school supplies.
  • For backpack & school supply kits ONLY (all other items available during regular Aug 14th CMC distribution)
  • Online sign up required HERE. Any walk ins will have to wait until all families who signed up arrive & receive their backpacks first.
  • 2 backpack kits max per family. (see CMC director if family need is greater)
  • Information form per child will need to be completed by adult at check in to receive kit (no ID needed).
  • $5.00 per backpack kit (cash only).

Please be respectful and only get backpack kits if (1) it’s a financial hardship to buy them yourself and/or (2) haven’t already received what you need from another group.

Generally Accepted Donations

Emergency Response/Essentials

Baby Items:

  • Diapers (all sizes)
  • Pull-Ups (all Sizes
  • Baby wipes
  • New-in-package baby bottles and sippy cups
  • Baby/Child shampoo, conditioner, lotion
  • Baby body wash
  • Baby food, snacks (puffs, etc.)
  • Baby formula/cereal
  • Children's toothpaste and toothbrushes

General Items:

  • Shampoo/Conditioner
  • Toothbrush/toothpaste
  • Feminine Hygiene Products
  • Hand soap/bar soap
  • Lotion
  • Deodorant
  • Toilet Paper
  • Paper towels
  • Dish Soap
  • Laundry Soap
  • Razors
  • New Socks and Underwear

Clothe Me Co-Op
  • Children/youth size clothing (preemie-size 20)
  • adult size xs-xl teen styles (no mature clothing or professional attire)
  • children shoes all sizes, especially sneakers and boots
  • children's books
  • children's toys in new or like-new condition
  • infant items and accessories (bibs, socks, swaddlers, bath towels)
  • winter gear (coats/hats/gloves/scarves)
  • seasonal outfits/clothing, costumes
  • school uniforms
  • baby gear (high chairs, jumpers, pack-n-play, carriers, cart covers, bouncers, saucers, bath tubs...)
  • toddler toys (walkers, ride on toys, activity tables)
  • baby gates
  • strollers (no car seats please)
  • children's games
  • New Socks and Underwear (all children's sizes)
  • Maternity clothing (XS-XL)
  • Nursing bras and attire
Shelterless
  • Adult blankets
  • Winter gear (coats/jackets, gloves, hats, scarves)
  • Socks (new or like-new condition) (especially thermal)
  • Sneakers and Boots in all adult sizes
  • Men's clothing, all sizes
  • Hot Plates
  • New/gently used sauce pans or skillets
  • New Socks and Underwear (all adult sizes)
  • Dressers, Bed Frames
  • Mattresses in CLEAN, useable condition
  • Stoves (gas or electric)
  • Refrigerators (mini or regular size)

Furniture donations MUST be pre-approved by Will Marcy

Items we DO NOT accept
  • Housewares
  • Small Appliances/Kitchen Accessories
  • Dishes/Cups
  • Linens/Towels
  • Sports Equipment
  • Items with stains, rips or tears
  • Professional attire
  • Mature clothing styles
  • Dirty or broken items
  • Furniture not listed under the Shelterless Tab
  • Cribs or Car seats

All items should be in New or Like New condition with NO stains, rips or tears and in GOOD useable condition.

I Want to Serve

Time

*Volunteer at the church (sorting & packing items), sign up here or contact Rebecca Henderson

*Volunteer in the community with Shelterless - Contact Will Marcy

*Volunteer at home making sandwiches or “to-go” meals – Contact Maria Bampton

*Prayer is powerful – lift us up in prayer for protection and provision

Items
  • The most critically needed items are updated weekly
  • Donation drop off: every day (Monday-Sunday) between 9am-3pm at KAC in the vestibule of the new building
    1. Pull into the loop by the new building doors
    2. Enter vestibule (a door will be unlocked during posted hours)
    3. Put donations on grey cart
    4. Thank you!
Finances

Support Clothe Me Co-Op & Shelterless financially via the giving options listed on our homepage (http://kenmorealliance.com/) by writing/typing either ministry name in the “memo” or “other” box.



Emergency Essentials

WHAT DOES IT LOOK LIKE?

DRIVE UP SERVICE INFORMATION
  • Kenmore Alliance Church has a quick, easy drive up service (175 Bonnett Ave, Tonawanda 14150)
  • Appointments available once a month during the first week of each month
  • Free and open to all WNY families
  • Check the sign up for days and times
DRIVE UP SERVICE INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Sign up for a time slot here.
  2. Arrive during your time slot and enter under the Portico, to the right in the parking lot
  3. Come inside the doors and fill out the Emergency Request Form for needed items. 
  4. Volunteers will use the "Emergency Request Form" to select & pack requested items (as available), while you wait and bring it to you. 

emergency supplies

KAC Serves Critical Needs:

  • Baby Wipes
  • Paper towels
  • Toilet paper
  • Shampoo and conditioner
  • Laundry soap
  • Dish Soap
  • Toothbrushes and toothpaste, kids and adult

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Clothe Me Co-Op

Monthly Distributions
  • 2nd Saturday of each month, additional times available by appointment only
  • 8am-11:30am
  • We assist individuals and families with children's clothing (newborn through adult XL), shoes, gear, toys and books 
  • Online sign up required HERE
  • Visit the CMC facebook page and/or sign-up link above for more details
Who Are We?

Clothe Me Co-Op (CMC) is 100% donation-based children's clothing & service ministry of Kenmore Alliance Church, made up of volunteers from all over the WNY community.  Donations are given to us with the intent of being a blessing.  We exist to bless families throughout WNY with very low/no cost children's clothing and other items.  

We carry all sizes and types of items for children from newborn through teens; to include clothing in sizes newborn to adult x-large, maternity clothes, shoes/boots, baby/toddler gear, children's books, gently used/new toys and more. 

Distributions are held in our gym which is transformed into a "store" for WNY families, foster families, teachers, social workers, etc. to shop for children who need it.

We also take appointments for emergencies & special needs. Contact us for an appointment.

CMC is open to the WNY community.  We do not ask for personal or financial information.  We are here to be a blessing, and expect our guests to treat it like the blessing that it is. 

Pricing

We ask a nominal donation for clothing and other items at our monthly distributions. Donation Suggestions Per Item:

  • Clothing*: .25 cents or $1 new with tags (nwt) (Ex: everyday shirt, sweater, sweatshirt, pants, shorts, capri, skirt, dress, pajamas, hat, gloves, etc.)
  • Shoes: .50 cents or $2 (nwt)
  • Books/DVD/CDs: .25 cents - $1 (as marked)
  • Infant Items/Gear: Priced as marked (generally $5 or less, $10 max)
  • Toys & Kid Gear: Priced as marked (.25 cents - $5, $10 max)
  • *Premium Seasonal Items*: .50 cents - $1 or $2 (nwt) (Ex: thick winter coat, snow suit, boots, or winter gear; Easter, Halloween, or Christmas outfit/item; etc.)

CASH ONLY!

Where does the money go?

CMC does not fundraise, receive grants, etc. The small donation we ask for clothing, shoes, etc. goes right back into the operation and continuation of CMC and buys the diapers, pull-ups, wipes, socks, underwear, school supplies, etc., which are all given away free when available.  We encourage donations of the items listed above and always welcome new volunteers! We have a host of different free items available monthly (baby food, formula, onesies, bibs, blankets, infant items, children items, etc.).  Each family receives free diapers, pull-ups and or wipes (as available).

Donation Information

CMC is ENTIRELY donation supported. Donations of new &/or clean, gently used children’s clothing, shoes, & other items are always welcome.

  • Clothing sizes accepted are all children/youth sizes (preemie/newborn–youth 20), all junior sizes, adult clothing sizes XS-XL, maternity, and all shoe sizes (especially sneakers & boots).
  • All clothing should be freshly washed with no stains, rips, tears, or excessive wear.
  • All shoes, baby/toddler gear, baby items, books, and toys should be clean & in good working order.
Volunteer/Ways to Serve

Clothe Me Co-Op is volunteer driven. It takes a team of 30+ volunteers to make this amazing ministry happen! There are many different ways to help with Clothe Me Co-Op no matter your age or physical ability. New volunteers are always welcome! There is A LOT of work to do during a month to prepare for each distribution, so we have regular weekly sorting and set-up times. New volunteers are always welcome!

SIGN UP for ongoing/recurring volunteer opportunities

CONTACT US for more information and/or volunteering questions

As special benefit for our volunteers: Volunteers are allowed to “shop” after assisting for at least 1 hour as a way to say thank you for giving us your time and talents! There are limits and guidelines provided, and the same price structure applies as on distribution day.


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Shelterless

Who Are We?

We minister in a variety of ways to the homeless, economically disadvantaged, and temporarily housed communities in both Erie and Niagara Counties. We partner with our fellow KAC Serves ministries, government agencies, local shelters, community organization, and faith-based groups to help meet the most immediate and critical physical needs of individuals and families; while also building relationships, praying with families, and reaching out to provide hope, love, and encouragement.

Volunteer/Ways To Serve:

  • Pick up and/or deliver emergency pantry food, clothing/shoes, undergarments, sleeping bags, blankets, winter gear, etc. to those who need it most in our community. (Wed evenings in Erie County and Fri evenings in Niagara County – more opportunities also available)
  • Community outreach and lunch/meals served with KAC Serves partners and/or other local faith-based groups in Buffalo on the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Saturdays of each month between 10am-2pm.
  • Furniture/appliance pick-up & delivery (on Mondays from 6-9pm)
  • Visiting &/or providing emergency pantry/supplies to temporarily sheltered individuals
  • Tutoring children
  • Emergency 2-1-1 assistance & picking up homeless to take to available shelter
  • Volunteer Bible study - weekly

SIGN UP for ongoing/recurring volunteer opportunities 

CONTACT for more information and/or volunteering questions

Table of Grace

Who Are We?

Table of Grace provides home-cooked food and meals for those in need. We partner with our fellow KAC Serves ministries and local faith-based groups to deliver and serve lunch bags and meals in Buffalo.

Volunteer/Ways to Serve:

  • Join the weekly rotation to make lunch bags for homeless and deliver to the church. Need 2 people/families weekly to make 25 bags each – each bag should contain a pb&j (peanut butter & jelly sandwich) and juice box (individuals need vitamin C)
  • Make and package meals at KAC on 2nd and 3rd Saturday mornings
  • Deliver and pass out meals in Buffalo with Shelterless 2nd & 3rd Saturdays in the early afternoon

SIGN UP for ongoing/recurring volunteer opportunities 

CONTACT for more information and/or volunteering questions


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Every Child

What Do We Do?

The “Every Child” foster care, adoption and global orphan care ministry is a collaborative effort of the church in Western NY to care for every child in need within our reach – both locally and globally.

Our mission statement is “to clear the way for the full expression of the church in WNY to care for children in need, both locally and abroad, until every child in need within our reach has an opportunity to hear and see The Gospel of Jesus Christ.”

Our goal is to break down barriers and make it easier for the church to fulfill this mandate. By design, the Every Child ministry functions as a bridge organization - connecting the church to those who are already doing great work in the social services community through strategic partnerships. One of our key goals is to see the church make a significant impact to the foster care system in WNY – seeing children in need placed in Christian homes so they can hear and see the gospel of Christ.

How To Get Involved

There are a number of ways to get involved!

Foster Care
Domestic or International Adoption
Global Orphan Care
Volunteer Support

Go to Every-Child for more information. KAC Contact Person: Alli Camp, allicamp@msn.com

Care Portal

Are you looking for ways to help those in our community? Let us introduce you to the newest system that our Every Child ministry has worked to implement, to meet the needs of families all over WNY! Take a look at this video to get a better idea of how Care Portal works:

Care Portal

To see the opportunity that exist to serve, or to begin praying for requests, sign up with KAC here:

Kenmore Alliance Church Portal