Gillis asked for a few Serve KC volunteers to wrap gifts that were donated to their children (living at Gillis). Come and stay as long (or short) as you can.
Directions to the Property: Enter Gillis property off Wornall onto 81st street. (You cannot get to Gillis propery at the large black gate on Wornall–gps may take you there). Turn west onto 81st from Wornall. Property entrance is a gated entrance that will be open, 1st left street on 81st, go past the gate. No need to enter a code at the gate. Go past 2 large buildings (sr citizen apartments). The Admin building is at the fork. Park in front of the Admin building or turn Left at the fork/at the Admin building then turn right to parking lot in front of the school. Ask for Thom Fox at Gillis.
Gillis Center is a healing place for at-risk children and families, providing education, counseling, social service, residence and emergency shelter. The children who live there, the boys and girls who attend their school-based day treatment, and the troubled families who go to heal; all have a story. Some stories are horrific and traumatic, some sad, some infuriating but almost all of them have the same ending: Hurting people made whole again at Gillis.
Thank you for volunteering!