Tracy Russell Executive Director Mother and Child Health Coalition
While the calendar marks a fresh start, Nurture KC’s ability to thrive requires a continuation of adaptability that we cultivated in 2020. Our primary focus has been on providing services to our families in a way that meets the moment. In 2021, these adjustments extend to Nurture KC beyond service delivery into sustaining the organization’s viability.

In that spirit, Nurture KC is partnering with Brown Button Estate Sales for our inaugural “Treasure Trove” estate sale with all net proceeds going to Nurture KC. Brown Button is synonymous with the highest quality merchandise and has a following in the tens of thousands across the metro. In recognition of its 10th anniversary, Brown Button is commemorating this milestone by giving back locally and we are honored to be the recipients. For more information about Brown Button Estate Sales, click here.

Our sale is open to the public Feb. 16 to 20. It is located at 7589 W. 119th Street in Overland Park in the former Lucas Liquor space. (See below article for more sale details.) Please join us and shop! Not only will you have access to fantastic home furnishings, but you get to support a great cause as well.

While we are thrilled with this new partnership, it is your continued support of Nurture KC that ensures our sustainability. Thank you for your dedication and willingness to participate in this event and others so that we may continue to serve Kansas City families in greatest need.

Tracy Russell
Executive Director, Nurture KC
Celebrating Brown Button partnership

If you want to learn more about our unique "Treasure Trove" estate sale mentioned in Tracy's column, check out Nurture KC's benefit sale page with Brown Button. Here, you will find:
  • Sale details
  • The "why" behind our partnership
  • How to donate items for the sale
  • What type of items are the right fit
  • Shopping protocols during COVID-19
  • Our organizational video highlighting some of our moms and community health workers

"We are excited to support Nurture KC, and all the families they help, in honor of our 10th anniversary." says Michael Fry, CEO of Brown Button. "We want to do something special to give back to Kansas City. This is a natural fit because Nurture KC makes a tangible difference for mothers and babies in our community. We hope both our Brown Button followers and the members of Nurture KC will turn out and support the sale quickly approaching."

Our sale kicks off on Tuesday, Feb. 16 with preferential shopping from 6 to 9 p.m. for guests donating $10 at the door or who have a receipt showing they have donated an item to the event. It's free to get into the sale on Wednesday, Feb. 17 through Saturday, Feb. 20, and open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on these dates.

To learn more about Brown Button, including the company's mission, click here.
Dr. Barbara Pahud explains how the COVID-19 vaccine works

This is a must-watch presentation, given by Dr. Barbara Pahud, at last week's
Mid America Immunization Coalition (MAIC) quarterly meeting.

"You don't want to miss this replay! She had our members captivated -- breaking down complex subject matter in easy-to-understand analogies and descriptions," says Shelby Ostrom, Strategic Initiatives Director, who oversees MAIC.

Dr. Pahud is the Research Director of Pediatric Infectious Diseases at Children Mercy. In partnership with the University of Oxford and the University of Kansas, Children's Mercy is at the forefront of developing a vaccine to prevent COVID-19.

Nurture KC is hiring a part-time administrative assistant

Would you or someone you know be a good fit with our team? We're hiring an admin to work 25 hours per week in our office, located at 1111 W. 39th Street, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Mondays through Thursdays. Duties include: reception/phones, membership maintenance, database coordination and board of directors liaison. We are looking for a good communicator who is detail-oriented and adept with technology including Microsoft Office and database software. To apply, send your resume to
Our families 'Get Healthy with Healthy Start'

We kicked off 2021 encouraging families in our Healthy Start program to live a healthy lifestyle -- eating right, staying active and taking care of their mental health. Below are the winners to our contest asking: How is your family adopting a healthy lifestyle? These families will receive Heart Healthy cookbooks and salad kits from the American Heart Association.

“We know teaching healthy habits at an early age helps promote a lifetime of healthy habits for the entire family,” says Shannon Williams, Healthy Start Director. “It's exciting seeing our families ‘Get Healthy with Healthy Start.'"
To those who renewed their memberships:
Barbara Spaw and Wilai Rojjanasrirat -- Individual memberships
Infant Loss Resources -- Patron membership ($250) 
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Donations in any amount will help us continue our work of improving the lives of KC metro area families. For detailed information about our programs, CLICK HERE.
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