Urban Necessities Project
, a ministry of St. Mary's, St. Augustine's, and Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral, is a collaborative effort to serve the City Center community in Kansas City. Members of The Project seek to fulfill a need within the community to provide
basic non-food items
for individuals and families such as toiletries and household necessities. The Project received an initial grant from the Deanery to begin our mission. In order to provide a sustainable service, we hope to involve all members of our parish communities as we come together on behalf of the individuals in our city who need our help.
two ways that you can help support this ministry
: 1) donate the requested necessities as specified below; or 2) volunteer to help with the distribution of the items.
February Drive - beginning Feb. 10
and running throughout the month
toothpaste (6-8 oz tube)
toilet paper (4 pack)
bath soap (individually wrapped 4 oz bar)
March Drive - beginning March 3rd and running throughout the month
shampoo (12-14 oz)
deodorant (men’s and women’s, 3-4 oz stick)
Donations can be dropped off in the baskets by the baptismal font in the back of the nave.
Items will be distributed in conjunction with Downtown Outreach on the
2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month
. We will need 3-4 volunteers each time to help take orders, pick up the items to distribute, and stuff and distribute bags to our guests.
We will have an exploratory meeting on Sunday, February 17
after the 10:00 Mass for anyone who might want to volunteer and would like more information.
In the meantime, you may also contact
if you have questions about The Project! She can be reached at