SHAPING UP THE SHEFFIELD PLACE

One giant can of paint, a few gardening tools and a couple of hours on a Saturday morning was all it took for a small group of volunteers to help out a local charity in a big way.

Back on Oct. 26, 2013, we had a team of seven perform a plethora of projects at The Sheffield Place, a Kansas City organization that empowers homeless mothers and their children to heal from their trauma and help them become self-sufficient. Our volunteers helped in a numerous of ways at The Sheffield Place on Oct. 26, 2013.

The two-hour event included painting the fence surrounding the children’s playground, clearing out the urban garden in the back, sanitizing the housing units and classrooms inside and yanking weeds out of the flower garden in the front of the complex.

Along the way, the group was able to meet several of the mothers and children who currently live under the supportive ceilings of The Sheffield Place. And thanks to the home improvement type projects that the volunteers completed, the lives of those families — ones that have experienced some of the worse things imaginable — were made a little bit easier.

Anything helps and every one can use a helping hand. Whether it’s raising thousands of dollars for cancer research, or simply clearing out a garden so a homeless family can have a healthy meal, it all matters.

And so on this particular day, which was capped off with a Halloween party for the kids later that afternoon, it was the little things that made the biggest difference.

If you wish to join our crusade of helping others, including the great organization that is The Sheffield Place, contact us at TheCallKC@gmail.com.