Ray-Pec Cares “Adopt a Family for the Holidays” Program
If you are a family who needs help with presents and would like to be adopted OR a family, business or organization who would like to adopt a family please follow the steps below.
Families Requesting Assistance: Deadline Nov. 5
- All information you submit on the form will be given to the family, business or organization who adopts you. This is not an anonymous match. The family, business or organization will then contact you to arrange pick up or drop off of gifts. They may also contact you with additional questions about the needs and wants provided on the form.
- Families will be matched in the order the requests are received.
- We can’t guarantee your family will be adopted - this is dependent on the amount willing to help.
- You will receive an email before Thanksgiving informing you if your family was adopted.
- If your family was adopted through this Ray-Pec Cares program, please refrain from asking for help from additional community organizations as other families will need that support. We do check with various community organizations to help this process.
- List a variety of needs and wants on the form for each child, including gender and sizes. *We are asking families to spend about $50-75 per child they adopt, please keep requests reasonable and within this range.
If you are requesting assistance, fill out this form: https://forms.gle/RgEsXxgrA354hWDJ9
Families/Businesses or Organizations Interested in Adopting a Family
If you plan to adopt a family during this holiday season, please consider adopting a family through Ray-Pec Cares, knowing you are helping a family right here in our school district.
- Due to volunteer manpower limitations, the matching process will not be anonymous, unless you designate your desire to have someone else deliver your gifts for you.
- You will be emailed your family’s information before Thanksgiving. Feel free to contact the family directly if you have any additional questions regarding the needs and wants provided.
- Please plan on spending a minimum of $50-75 per child - this will help guide you in deciding what size family you are willing to adopt.
- Additional info: It is up to you if you want to help the parents too. Often families will add in a gift card to clothing or grocery stores. It often works best if you don’t wrap the presents, but instead include wrapping paper, tape and gift tags you can give to the parents. This way the parents are able to see what the presents are, wrap the presents themselves and write the child’s name on the outside of the present to make it more personal.
If you or someone you know is interested in adopting a family, please go to the following link and fill out the form no later than Friday, Nov. 12: https://forms.gle/ev5QnMSswNBKLhEm8
*Feel free to pass this form on to anyone in the community interested in helping, they do not have to have students in school.
RAY-PEC CARES NEIGHBORS HELPING NEIGHBORS PROGRAM
(Ray-Pec Cares is an outreach of the Raymore-Peculiar Public School Foundation)
“When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, "Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.” - Fred Rogers
With all of the uncertainty of this time, we know one thing: there is still help for today, and hope for tomorrow. As we attempt to maximize service and minimize risk, we are looking for the helpers. If you have a need, we want to help meet it. If you can help, we want to connect you to a person that has a need. So...Welcome to Neighbors Helping Neighbors.
There are two forms below: one for requesting assistance and one for the helpers. These forms will help us match helpers to needs.
Note: When you submit a form requesting help, we do not guarantee that we can say yes. If we are able to meet your need, you will be contacted via the information provided on the form.
"Helpers" can help with the following: MEALS, HYGIENE ITEMS, BABY ITEMS, CLOTHING, SCHOOL SUPPLIES, RUNNING ERRANDS, and BASIC ITEMS TO ENTERTAIN KIDS SUCH AS GAMES, PUZZLES, ETC. They are not expected to meet all needs and should not be asked to pay bills. Requests should be reasonable, respectful and adhere to the helper’s boundaries.
THANK YOU FOR BEING A NEIGHBOR!
Big Brothers Big Sisters
The Ray-Pec Public School Foundation and Ray-Pec School District are partnering with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Kansas City!
Big Brothers Big Sisters creates and supports life-changing friendships between children facing adversity in the Kansas City area with caring, adult mentors. Little Brothers and Little Sisters who are matched with a "Big" are proven to receive better grades, have higher self-esteem and be more likely to reach their full potential.
To learn how your student may participate as a Little Brother or Little Sister, visit the Big Brothers Big Sisters website or contact your student’s school counselor. You may also contact Jodie Huston, Foundation Executive Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Board Member Dana Jermain presented a report about Big Brothers, Big Sisters at the Dec. 19, 2019, meeting of the Foundation Board of Directors. See statistics about the success of the program! View the report