Get Involved in Operation Breakthrough 2022!
By Jessica Bell, Project Engineer with Nexus 5 Group
We work hard to follow our five Core Values at Nexus 5 Group. One of our core values is Community Impact. For the 2020 and 2021 holiday season we partnered with Operation Breakthrough, and it's time to do that again in 2022!
What is Operation Breakthrough?
Operation Breakthrough is a childcare center that serves over 650 children from ages 6 weeks to 14 years old. They not only provide childcare, but the families are provided a variety of programs designed to promote healthy family relationships. A few of the programs include early childhood education, before and after school care, occupational and physical therapy provided on-site, dental clinics, health care clinics, speech and language therapy provided on-site, family nurturing programs to help parents, emergency aid, on-site food and clothing pantry, WIC classes available on-site and adult therapy.
The families that receive these services all live below the federal poverty level. In fact, eighty percent of the families live on less than $12,000 annually. One out of five children they serve is homeless, living in battered women’s or homeless shelters or transitional living, and sixty five percent of those children have experienced trauma or witnessed incidents of violence by age five.
Every holiday season Operation Breakthrough does a Christmas program and helps provide toys and household items to families in need through two programs, Adopt-A-Family and the Holiday Store. Last year, over 800 families were “adopted” by other families or businesses in the Kansas City area with their Adopt-A-Family program. Their Holiday Store served an additional 800 families. They ended up serving over 3,400 children for the 2021 Holiday Season.
If you have the ability to help a family this year, October is the time to sign up!
Here is how to adopt a family for the holidays:
If you are interested in adopting a family, send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Provide your name, mailing address and cell phone number along with how many children in a family you would like to adopt (e.g. a parent with 2 children.) They will email the children's wish list to you at the beginning of November.
Click here for more information about the Operation Breakthrough Christmas Program.
Another easy way to make a difference in the lives of children living below the poverty level is to make a donation to Operation Breakthrough.
We're looking forward to supporting Operation Breakthrough this holiday season and we want our whole team to get involved! Our mission is to Serve Well at home, at work and within our community. This is an extraordinary way to serve our community well. Please join us in our efforts to support Operation Breakthrough in 2022!