FREE VIRTUAL PROGRAM | Care and Compassion to the Homeless
Join us to hear Kathy Dean share the story of Uplift - how they started, how they have grown, and how they continue to carry out their mission today. Uplift delivers and provides the homeless 2-3 times a week with a fresh meal, beverage, and goods; such as weather appropriate clothing, tents, and pet food. These large vans travel several designated routes through the Kansas City metro in all weather conditions, hot or cold; the need never ends. There is an estimated 1,800 people that are homeless in Kansas City alone.
About Uplift Organization Inc.
Uplift is a homeless outreach program serving the Kansas City metro. They are an all volunteer group founded in 1990. Uplift is a 501c3. They are not funded by federal, state or local government grants or sponsored by other organizations and/or agencies. Uplift survives by donations and your personal commitment to feed and clothe the area's homeless.
Kathy Dean has been married to her husband, Leo, for 41 years. Together they have two daughters and two grandchildren. She started as a volunteer for Uplift 15 years ago. Kathy started at Uplift as a driver. Kathy then served as a board member and for the past 8 years as the president of Uplift. She recently stepped down as president in February, but continues to serve as a board member and serve the homeless on the streets of Kansas City.