Creative Innovative Street Outreach is dedicated to navigating unhoused insecure communities to healthier living environments. We believe our efforts are most effective when we interact and empower our city as a team.
We provide dozens of ways to contribute, including volunteering time and resources. Read the details below, and do what best suits you.
Raising funds allows our organization more autonomy, and to address issues with a greater sense of urgency and less red tape. Creative Innovative is a 501(c)(3) Nonprofit TAX-ID 83-3008361 (formerly known as Creative & Innovative Entrepreneurs). Checks may be payable to Creative Innovative, 11301 E 49th Street, KCMO 64133. Tax receipts are available upon request.
Our efforts are community/privately/grant funded. Extreme outreach include client transportation, emergency housing solutions, general supplies, rental applications, rental/utility resource assistance, and extreme weather gear. Most often our clients, workers, and volunteers cover associated expenses independently. Support these efforts electronically every dime counts, donate via our Cash App ($creativeinnovative) or Venmo (@ci-2018). (Note what you would like the support to be used for, i.e., meals, rides, tents, hotels, etc.)
Choose how your money is spent on the needs you care for the most. Please go to our Amazon wish list by clicking this link KC Winter Gear Ready to donate. This list is specially curated to the most pertinent needs on the street, shipped directly to our Winter Street Outreach Donation Coordinator. The needs of our service population vary between the different seasons. We adjust this list accordingly to reflect weather changes.
We accept donations in-person at the site of our collaborative storage agreement, where we share supplies with other outreach groups and service providers across the KC Metro. Donation drop-off can be dropped off by calling 816.313.2474 or email us @ Creativeeinnovative@gmail.com