Kansas City Community News: Playing Nice Ahead Of Holidays

Don't let our headline snark fool you . . . Over the course of this year we've found that WE ACTUALLY ENJOY THESE COMMUNITY NEWS POSTS because they offer a nicer view of people and places in Kansas City beyond the culture war that fuels the media.  

The holidays might just be an excuse to be nicer . . . But that's just as good of an excuse as any. 

Accordingly . . .

Check TKC news gathering . . .

EquipmentShare nonprofit's holiday-time gift: No-cost mammograms for 50 community members

COLUMBIA, Missouri - An employee-led foundation affiliated with one of Missouri's top startups is helping offer free mammogram sessions for up to 50 uninsured individuals in the Boone County area where rapidly-scaling EquipmentShare calls home. The holiday-timed give-back is a partnership between the EquipmentShare Foundation, the Columbia/Boone County Health Department and , the world's largest privately-owned manufacturer of construction and agricultural equipment.

Mattie Rhodes Center serves more than 400 Northeast neighbors at holiday giveaway

Abby Hoover Managing Editor More than 400 community members turned out for Mattie Rhodes Center's annual Holiday Gift Giveaway at its Northeast location at 148 N. Topping on Saturday. Kansas City organizations with resources, crafts and food to share gathered at the center to serve Mattie Rhodes' clients.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater KC offers free services over winter break

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City is opening its doors to families for free over winter break. On weekdays from Dec. 19 to Jan. 4, parents can leave their children at one of six club locations for free from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

This Kansas City Chiefs player just paid off nearly $10,000 in layaway Christmas gifts at a KC store

One of the newest members of Chiefs Kingdom gave the gift of Christmas to more than 50 families at a special event on Monday.Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster was behind a holiday surprise for more than 50 families. Smith-Schuster and his foundation paid off almost $10,000 in layaways at a Kansas City-area Burlington store.

Visitors seldom leave empty handed at Whistle Stop Antiques

Sally Smith strolled into Whistle Stop Antiques during a lunch break and inquired about a possible booth rental. As is often the case when visiting an antique shop, she did not leave empty-handed but left with much more than she ever anticipated.

Goodbye, Gary! You know Gary, now meet his family

You've seen Gary on KCTV5 for nearly three decades. Now, meet the family members he's going to spend time with.

KCPS elementary students get free haircuts before winter break

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - On Friday, some elementary school students in the Kansas City Public Schools district got a visit not only from santa, but also licensed cosmetologists and barbers. Free haircuts were given to kids at Faxon Elementary by The Walker Foundation to help them look and feel their best before winter break.

Hopefully, we'll have more for the morning update . . . STAY TUNED!!!