Creative Innovative Street Outreach is dedicated to navigating housing 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, to address issues with a greater sense of urgency and less red tape. Creative Innovative Entrepreneurs is a 501c nonprofit. Checks may be made payable to Creative Innovative Entrepreneurs, 11301 E 49th Street, KCMO 64133. Tax receipts are available upon request.
Field costs in outreach include client transportation, emergency housing solutions, general supplies, rental applications and extreme weather gear. Most often our clients, workers and volunteers cover associated expenses independently. Support these efforts electronically, via our Cash App ($creativeinnovative) or Venmo (@cie-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. We have an Amazon wish list here. This list is specially curated to the most pertinent needs on the street, shipped directly to our 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. This storage is centrally located at **1700 E 8th St, KCMO. **Please look for the "Keep Caring KC" banner on Highland Ave around the corner from the main entrance.