Kansas City Community News: Holiday Traditions, Healing & Faith

For late night lurkers and early birds, we share a bevy of nicer and important news items from throughout the metro.

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Kansas City's historic northeast pushes back against proposed school closures

But now, Lykins residents and several groups supporting them worry their community could be dealt a major blow: the closing of Whittier Elementary School.

Students at New Chelsea Elementary receive Bombas socks thanks to administrator

KANSAS CITY, Kan. - Most people may have an average somewhere between 10-20 pairs of socks in their drawer right now. But how about 14,000? That's the reality for one Kansas City, Kansas, woman who says she's not keeping them all for herself.

The Nutcracker returns in full force to the Kauffman Center this December

A holiday tradition will return in full force to the Kauffman Center in December.KMBC went behind the scenes of The Nutcracker.Eleven-year-old Sam Stein will get his shot as Fritz in the 2022 production of The Nutcracker.Stein was found through the new Road Scholar program, where the KC Ballet goes to

Your Guide to Donating to Local Nonprofits on Giving Tuesday-and Beyond - In Kansas City

The month of thanks and giving includes Giving Tuesday. Designated as the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, Giving Tuesday is celebrated to kick off the holiday season by giving back to the community-whether it be donating to a charitable cause or volunteering. In Kansas City, there are over 8,000 nonprofit organizations that help our local communities flourish....

Kansas City nonprofit looking for donations to give Christmas presents to children of homicide victims

The holidays can be hard for those who have lost a loved one, especially children. A local group is working to make sure children of homicide victims feel loved this holiday season. It's been 10 years since Sunnie Carney lost her dad to gun violence.

Faith Leader Turns Grief Into Services for Suffering Families

On Jan. 21, 2019, tragedy altered the life trajectory of a church-going, God-fearing family in Kansas City. Bishop Frank and Lady Carmen Douglas of Beth-Judah Ministries lost their son - Cameron - when he was shot and killed at the age of 23. Cameron left behind a baby girl.

Chiefs' Chris Jones, Derrick Nnadi hand out Thanksgiving meals, turkeys

Chiefs players Chris Jones and Derrick Nnadi were helping make Thanksgiving special for Kansas City families on Monday.Derrick Nnadi passed out about 150 Thanksgiving meals at the Boys and Girls Club in Independence.The food came from Slap's BBQ and included turkey, baked beans and potato casserole.

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