Kansas City charity, or in one case, the lack thereof

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The Kansas City Rescue Mission denied a request to help deliver Thanksgiving meals to the homeless by the Kansas City Atheist Coalition, saying that they wouldn’t be sending the right religious message to the people they help.

Despite gradually shrinking revenue, Hallmark Cards, Inc., which is headquartered in Kansas City, still manages to donate a huge amount to Kansas City charities. The Hall Family Foundation will give $38 million to the KC area by the end of this year.

A Kansas City man diagnosed with Lou Gehrig’s disease was nominated for a national honor from NASCAR for more than 30 years of volunteer work. Don Post coordinates more than 400 volunteers for KC’s March for Babies and Bikers for Babies charity events.

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