And that’s a wrap for 2018!

Our wonderful Travois team loves to give back! We’re closing out 2018 by donating our time, the gift of life and holiday cheer. Read below to learn more about what we’ve been up to and check out our past volunteer efforts here.

Inspiring kids to love to read

Travois members began volunteering with Lead to Read KC this fall. Lead to Read connects adult volunteers (called readers) with kids in grades 1 through 4. Once a week, for 30 minutes, readers and kids explore the world by reading books provided by the children’s teachers. Lead to Read’s goal is simple: To inspire kids to love to read – and to let them know that someone cares. Learn more here.

Donating to help save lives

We hosted our annual blood drive in early December and had a great turnout! Our staff and community members participate to make this event a success each year! It’s the season of giving — find a Red Cross blood drive near you and help save lives.

Supporting the Kansas City Indian Center

The development team volunteered at Kansas City Indian Center and assembled 25 buckets of cleaning supplies! The team also made sugar cookies for a decorating party for kids of families served. The cookies were for guests of the center’s “Free Food Fridays” event! Find ways to donate here.

Fulfilling holiday wishes

For the seventh year in a row, our staff participated in an adopt-a-family program and purchased gifts for two families! Each family member provided a wish list, and Travois employees were able to fulfill every one of those wishes.

Our annual wrapping party “wrapped up” 2018 and included holiday music, eggnog and cookies! When all of the gifts were wrapped, and bows were applied, we loaded up a moving truck and made the drive to deliver them. We look forward to this gift-giving tradition every year and appreciate the opportunity to spread holiday cheer! We wish you a happy holiday too!

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