The Call KC is a charitable organization in Kansas City that started in 2013 under the direction of Brent Lager and Brent Lobdell.
On the About page of their website Lager tells about an early experience that inspired Lager and Lobdell to launch the organization. Lager was handing out chocolate candy bars to a couple kids who had next to nothing. Despite the reality of their situation, they found happiness in that simple sweet.
This experience led to other volunteer experiences for the two. Along the way, an idea was born. What if more people volunteered in the Kansas City community. What if they created an organization that put out a Call to help others make a difference in others life?
“Volunteer with us once every six months and we promise that not only will you enhance the life of someone who needs it, but you will also experience a growth in your own heart — and you won’t be alone.”
In 2014, The Call KC was officially organized as a 501c3. People often want to volunteer to help others, groups often need volunteers, but many times they have a hard time finding one another at the same time. The Call KC functions as an intermediary to draw those two groups together more productively.
To date, they have recruited over 2,000 volunteers who completed almost 6,000 hours. In total, they have helped over 3,000 people through 65 charities.
You can learn more about The Call KC here: http://thecallkc.org/