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Parkway Baptist Church, 12320 Parallel Parkway, Kansas City, Kansas, plans a Community Blood Center blood drive from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. June 25 in the church classrooms. To schedule a donation, visit www.esavealifenow.org or call 816-753-4040.
Volunteers are needed for Samaritan’s Purse’s project, Operation Christmas Child. In this program, led by the Rev. Franklin Graham, volunteers fill shoeboxes with toys, school supplies and hygiene items. The shoeboxes are given to needy children. Operation Christmas Child has delivered more than 157 million gift-filled shoeboxes to children in more than 160 countries since 1993. This year, the local Kansas City, Kansas West Area Team hopes to collect 15,782 shoebox gifts to contribute to the 2018 global goal of reaching more than 11 million children in need. Shannon Zaring leads the local Kansas City, Kansas, West Area Team for Operation Christmas Child. To learn more about joining the Kansas City, Kansas West Area Team Area Team or to apply for leadership opportunities, visit samaritanspurse.org/volunteerwithOCC.
The Summer Festival for the Sisters, Servants of Mary, will be held from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 3, at 800 N. 18th St., Kansas City, Kansas. The festival will include homemade tacos and tamales, Italian sausage and barbecue beef sandwiches. Other highlights of the festival will be games for children and booths with items for sale. Proceeds will benefit charitable programs of the Sisters, Servants of Mary.
St. John the Baptist Catholic parish, 708 N. 4th St., Kansas City, Kansas, plans a free Croatian Day fundraiser from 6 to 10 p.m. June 2. Croatian food, beverages and raffles will be available for a freewill donation. The event will include music by Hrvatski Obicaj.
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 1300 N. 18th St., Kansas City, Kan., will observe the Day of Pentecost at 10 a.m. Sunday, May 20.
Wyandotte United Methodist Church, 7901 Oakland Ave., Kansas City, Kansas, plans a Community Blood Center blood drive from 2:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. June 19 in the church Fellowship Hall. To schedule a donation, visit www.esavealifenow.org or call 816-753-4040.
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