Giving Tree Donations

Jackson County associates let their giving spirits shine over the holidays and donated more than 300 items to help working adults with disabilities.

While presenting the items to JobOne on Jan. 13, County Executive Frank White, Jr. said, “Before Christmas we were kicking around the idea of what can we do for the community, and a group of associates came up with the idea of doing a “Giving Tree.” So then we discussed which agency would benefit from it and decided on JobOne.”

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While presenting the items to JobOne on Jan. 13, County Executive Frank White, Jr. said, “Before Christmas we were kicking around the idea of what can we do for the community, and a group of associates came up with the idea of doing a “Giving Tree.” So then we discussed which agency would benefit from it and decided on JobOne.”

Trees were put up at the Kansas City Courthouse and the Truman Courthouse encouraging associates to purchase gifts. “People were able to go by and take the tags that we had hanging from the trees, which really helped because on the back it listed items that we could purchase and donate to JobOne,” White said.

“Any time you can contribute and bring people together in a giving spirit, it benefits our community,” he said. “I know that I’m always community-first and people-first so I’m really excited, and I want to thank you all for letting us be a part of your day.  What you do for our community is just tremendous and to be here today to share this with you is just awesome. We look forward to future things we can do together. There is nothing like having good relationships in the community, and that is what we try to accomplish at the county.”

Trees were put up at the Kansas City Courthouse and the Truman Courthouse encouraging associates to purchase gifts. “People were able to go by and take the tags that we had hanging from the trees, which really helped because on the back it listed items that we could purchase and donate to JobOne,” White said.


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“Any time you can contribute and bring people together in a giving spirit, it benefits our community,” he said. “I know that I’m always community-first and people-first so I’m really excited, and I want to thank you all for letting us be a part of your day.  What you do for our community is just tremendous and to be here today to share this with you is just awesome. We look forward to future things we can do together. There is nothing like having good relationships in the community, and that is what we try to accomplish at the county.”

JobOne Chief Executive Officer Aaron Martin thanked the county and said, “The generosity from the employees of the county is tremendous. For many, many years going back to the early 1970s, the citizens of Jackson County have been supporting agencies like JobOne through the tax levy. It is a unique thing in the state of Missouri -- not all counties have that tax levy set aside to provide for these services. We couldn’t do this without the county.”

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