Volunteer Stories

Bringing Heart & Soul to the business of resale

By Mary Zahner Bauer, KCH Director of Donor Relations Published:  May 10, 2022 Have you ever walked into a store and immediately fell in love with every item you saw? When you feel like you have found the perfect place...

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Inspiration Meets Passion

By Bethany Vonseggern, KCH Communications Coordinator Published: April 26, 2022 What inspires you? Is it your surroundings, hobbies, loved ones, art? This list could go on and on as there is no one singular answer, is there? Inspiration can take...

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Why I Volunteer to Visit People With Alzheimer’s

By Marie Marley, KCH Volunteer  Published: April 12, 2022 Everyone wants to be needed. We all want to feel we're making a difference in someone else's life. We could even say it's a universal human need. When I began volunteering...

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Much more than a store, it’s a story

by Wanda Kelsey-Mendez Much more than a store, it’s a story was published in the July/August 2021 issue of Healthy Kansas City Magazine and is shared with permission. I pulled a beautiful jacket out of the box and smiled. I...

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We Honor Veterans – Independence Day and Every Day

It's an honor and a privilege to be asked to care for veterans — an honor that we at Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care take very seriously. For many years we have been part of the We Honor Veterans...

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Alzheimer's Disease

Please wear a tux

Guest blog by Marie Marley, Volunteer at Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care “Please wear a tux,” I said over the phone to Don, the classical violinist I was hiring to play a special concert for my Romanian soul mate,...

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Heroes for Hospice 2021

Heroes for Hospice 5K is a run/walk that raises money for Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care and MidlandCare of Topeka. H4H is the brainchild of two Kansas City philanthropists. Both have very personal connections with hospice. The pandemic put...

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Circle of Lights

by Wanda Kelsey-Mendez Circle of Lights was published in the May/June 2021 issue of Healthy Kansas City Magazine and is shared with permission. [caption id="attachment_21124" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Photo by Wanda Kelsey-Mendez “I juggled an umbrella in one hand and my...

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Kansas City Hospice

Advance directives – who will speak for you if you are unable?

By David Wiley, President & CEO, Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care National Healthcare Decisions Day is every April 16 to remind us about advance planning. Because it's the day after tax day, it's easy to remember! “I have an...

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Mustache Month raffle for a Peloton Bike+

If social distancing is giving you the blues, we MUSTACHE you a question! How about joining us for the silliest FUN-raiser for a serious cause? Each February we liven up the cold winter and support kiddos in KC needing hospice...

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