Rewarding Lives Day 2018 | Aaron Wilken
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Rewarding Lives Day 2018

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On September 18, 2018, we celebrated the 4th annual “Rewarding Lives Day!” It’s our way of expressing our gratitude to our communities throughout Kansas and Missouri for the wonderful heritage we have enjoyed for the past 113 years. After all, ReeceNichols is all about rewarding lives — the lives of our agents, our employees & our consumers.

To celebrate, our agents & employees were encouraged to pay it forward. Here are some examples of how offices chose to give back!

OFFICE ACTIVITIES

Blue Springs

  • Hosted a food drive benefiting the Blue Springs Community Service League.
  • Volunteered time at Harvesters.

Branson & Branson West

  • Served up a free BBQ dinner for the teachers and support staff at the local school district.
  • Raised money for the local backpack program.

Cedar Creek

  • Supported underprivileged students at the Olathe Public Schools by collecting items of need.

Cedar Tree Square

  • Collected donations for Manna Fellowship Food Pantry in Belton.

College Blvd

  • Volunteered at Veterans Community Project.
  • Hosted a Trivia Night with funds benefiting Veterans Community Project.

Country Club Plaza

  • Supported Thelma’s Kitchen.

East

  • Worked together to support Just a Sandwich program and Stepping Stone.  

Home Office

  • Collected items of need for local Girl Scouts of NE Kansas and NW Missouri troops in underprivileged parts of the city.  

Kansas City North

  • Volunteered time at the Kansas City Rescue Shelter in the morning.
  • Hosted a blood drive at the office in the afternoon.

Leawood

  • Hosted Darol Rodrock to bring awareness to the Darol Rodrock Foundation.
  • Supported Hope Lodge by collecting items of need.  

Lee’s Summit

  • Served a meal at Ronald McDonald House and served dinner to the families in the Ronald McDonald room at Children’s Mercy Hospital.
  • In honor of a ReeceNichols agent, agents partnered with Summit Grill to provide and serve lunch at John Knox Village in their three memory care units, serving 78 residents and staff.
  • Collected and donated $2,000 to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Liberty

  • Hosted the Red Cross Blood Mobile.
  • Supported Habitat for Humanity through the KCRAR Rock the Block event.

Mount Vernon

  • Visited homes of local senior citizens to replace batteries in smoke alarms and check furnace filters.
  • Donated nearly $1,000 to the emergency services for children.

Neosho

  • Partnered with a local food truck (Ghetto Tacos) to deliver tacos to local businesses and raffled gift cards.
  • Raised $3,000 in proceeds from food, drink and gift card sales for Bright Futures Neosho.

Olathe

  • Collected towels and blankets for local animal shelters, travel size toiletries for Pathway to Hope and journals for MOCSA.

Overland Park

  • Collected and donated 859 pairs of shoes and dozens of pairs of socks for Shawnee Community Services free shoe closet.

Parkville

  • Collected canned goods for Harvesters.
  • Raised awareness and funds for the Southern Platte County Fire Protection District.  

South

  • Dropped off potted plants to local businesses and supported a local family whose son suffered a serious brain injury.

Southgate

  • Supported Cystic Fibrosis Patient and Family Advisory Council (CF PFAC) at Children's Mercy Hospital by creating and donating new diagnosis kits for moms and dads of newborns with cystic fibrosis.
  • Supported the Lead to Read program.
  • Supported the Lee Ann Britain Infant Development Center through Shawnee Mission Hospital.

Springfield

  • Served lunch to the doctors, nurses and staff that work at neighboring hospitals, giving them a break from the hectic day.

The Village

  • Collected items for a local animal shelter.

Town Center

  • Supported Spay and Neuter of Kansas City to help support their mission to spay, neuter and vaccinate local animals.

West

  • Collected and donated 200+ diapers, baby wipes, baby books and stuffed animals to Growing Futures (formerly Head Start of KC).

West Plains

  • Delivered doughnuts to local school educators, police departments and emergency rooms.
  • Collected items of need for local schools.   

Wyandotte

  • Supported Bridges Program.
  • Supplied needed items for the McKinney-Vento Program to support homeless students in Kansas City, Kansas.
  • Collected items for Harvesters.

We love having the opportunity to give back to the communities we’ve been working in for more than 100 years. Learn more about ourHome is the Heart initiative.

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