A recent study by BMO Private Bank found that wealthy Missourians will individually donate less than the national average in 2013. Despite this, the study also found that the donations are on the rise.
A Missouri man was accused of stealing donation displays that collect money for the Children’s Miracle Network. The man stole the money from places in Lee Summit, a town in western Missouri.
A woman from Lexington, Mo., a small town east of Kansas City, reported in a Letter to the Editor that members of a charity in Missouri took off the price tags of donated clothing and wore the clothes themselves. She encouraged readers to follow up on donations to avoid this situation in the future.
Last week, A.J. Mooney, an employee at the VA hospitals in Leavenworth and Topeka, ran the 62 miles between the two hospitals in an effort to raise money for charities. Why run a marathon when you can run an ultramarathon?
Boxing for a cause. The annual Kansas City Guns ‘N Hoses boxing competition was on Nov. 2, 2013. Firefighters, police officers and ordinary civilians boxed to raise money for the Surviving Spouse and Family Endowment.