Who can apply for assistance?
The Love Fund works with, and through, a network of youth service professionals. Any professional such as a case manager, medical care provider, therapist, counselor, etc. who works with, and is intimately familiar with a child’s unmet needs, may contact the Love Fund to request an application and apply for assistance on that child’s behalf.
What type of assistance does the Love Fund provide?
The Love Fund provides goods or services to any child with an unmet need that has been validated and applied for by a third party youth service professional. The child/children must be age 18 or younger and must reside within a 37-county area. Examples of assistance provided include: medical equipment, therapeutic materials, communication devices, beds and bedding; clothing, shoes, undergarments and outerwear; glasses and eye exams; safety equipment, educational devices and equipment; extracurricular gear and some fees; transportation and mobility needs; hearing aids; adaptive toys and tools, etc. Some things the Love Fund cannot allocate resources to are: food, utility assistance, rent and past due bills.
Is money ever given directly to the family or the child?
The Love Fund for Children allocates resources through a voucher system. Vouchers for goods or services are sent directly to the youth service professional who applied for assistance on behalf of a child or children under their care or supervision. The youth service professional then provides the vouchers to the child's family. The family and/or the youth service professional may then take the vouchers to a specified Love Fund retail partner for the goods and services listed on the voucher.
I’m a youth service professional, I’ve applied for assistance on behalf of a child under my care or supervision, now what?
Once the application is received in the office, the Love Fund staff will place it in queue in order that it was received. Once the funds are available, the staff will issue you a voucher for goods and/or services. Typically it is a 2-3 month waiting period for allocations. The Love Fund staff will only contact you if there is a question about your application. To make sure your application has no questions further delaying the allocation; please make sure it is completely filled out and has all required documentation.
How does the Love Fund raise money to help these children?
The Love Fund for Children receives no government or state funding. The Love Fund relies solely on donations from individual donors, private foundations, family foundations, corporate sponsors, and events. If you would like to sponsor an event please contact us at email@example.com.
What are some ways I can help the Love Fund help these children in my community?
There are many ways you can help the Love Fund and the children the Love Fund serves. Monetary donations are always welcome and can be sent to 3030 Summit, Kansas City, MO 64108, or by using the “Donate Now” link on this site. The Love Fund League and the Young Professionals supporting the Love Fund are always looking for enthusiastic, hard-working volunteers for various events. Supporting and participating in Love Fund events and programs such as Sack It for Santa, It’s in the Bag, and the Golf Classic are always ways that benefit the children the Love Fund serves. One BIG way you can help is to get the word out about the Love Fund. By liking and following our social media sites and by speaking with your friends, family and co-workers, this will help bring awareness to the Love Fund and to the fundraising events that the Love Fund hosts.
I have an idea for a fundraising event that I'd like to organize to help the Love Fund? What do I do?
Third-Party events are always welcome at the Love Fund. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information.
Does the Love Fund limit their support to only those children who are either impoverished or physically, mentally or emotionally challenged?
The Love Fund allocates resources to any child -- birth to age 18, and residing within one of the 37 counties we serve – who has a validated, unmet need and whose need falls within our funding guidelines.