What is Baby Grace?
To share God’s love and grace by offering material, emotional and spiritual support and development for families with young children.
North Star Baby Grace is one of several Baby Grace’s in the Greater Kansas City Area and a spiritual outreach of North Star Youth Group.
Where are Open Houses located?
North Star United Methodist Church
11250 N Eastern Ave
Kansas City, Mo 64156
What does Baby Grace North Star provide?
Quarterly Open Houses: North Star Baby Grace members have the opportunity to shop in our “free store” 4 times a year. Clothes, books, strollers, toys, and more are available for the taking. North Star Baby Grace attempts to provide each family with a small package of diapers at each Open House, however we cannot guarantee diapers will be available. These events also provide time to connect with other young moms and Baby Grace volunteers. Only one adult per family is permitted in to the distribution center. Children are always welcome at Baby Grace Open House, but they are YOUR responsibility. If possible, we recommend that you find someone to watch your children at home or bring someone with you that can watch your children while you are shopping. If you must bring them, they MUST remain with YOU at all times. Second chance shopping will be available after all groups have had their 30 minutes to shop and receive items they need for their children. You are welcome to return to the distribution center to select more items for your children at that time.
Christian Based Activities: Spring Carnival, Trunk or Treat and Cookies with Santa are just a few of the annual North Star Church activities Baby Grace members can enjoy. The Power of Prayer working for young parents and their children.
Are there qualifications to register for Baby Grace?
How do I register for Baby Grace?
Complete the North Star Baby Grace enrollment form with liability waiver available at: Our Facebook Page, northstarumc.com or at Open Houses . The only way we have to let you know of future events is by the contact information you provide to us. Please ensure it is legible and current! You will be asked to review and update your contact information before entering each Open House.
I’ve Completed the Enrollment Form, Now What?
You will be contacted by a North Star Baby Grace volunteer within 2 weeks via email or phone call. We are 100% volunteer staffed…please be patient with us.
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Event notifications: Periodic newsletters via email, Facebook (North Star Baby Grace), Liberty Tribune
We are currently meeting at Liberty Oaks Elementary School while our new building is in progress. Services are 9:00 and 10:30 each Sunday with childcare available. No need to put on your Sunday best…come as you are. Baby Grace volunteers are available during this time to welcome you and answer any questions you may have.
When is Baby Grace North Star open?
Quarterly Open Houses 8:30 am – 11:00am
One person per family is allowed to shop. All other family members are welcome to have breakfast while they wait.
How can I volunteer with Baby Grace?
It takes a small army to prepare for an Open House! Baby Grace members are encouraged to spend the Friday evening before a Saturday Open House helping out. Volunteers are expected to stay until set-up is complete, and work the entire time to receive early entry to Open House. This includes unloading inventory, carrying inventory into the distribution center, and sorting items. The only exception to this is if you are pregnant and not able to carry items. Set-Up is intended to be adults only. Please find someone to watch your children at home. If you must bring them with you, they are YOUR responsibility, must remain with you the entire time and not hinder your ability to participate in set-up. Volunteers must check-out prior to leaving. You will receive a color coded entry ticket that indicates one of the first two groups to be allowed into the distribution center Saturday. The time could be 9:00 am or 9:30 am.
I have donations for Baby Grace North Star, when can I drop them off?
If you have donations to drop off you can bring them to any of our open houses or contact us for more information.
What Baby Grace North Star NOT provide….
Emergency Assistance: North Star Baby Grace is not equipped to provide emergency or walk-in assistance. Assistance is provided at scheduled quarterly Open Houses. Our ministry is run by the volunteers of North Star Church who are available each Sunday morning at both 9:00 and 10:30 services at Liberty Oaks Elementary School. If there is a specific urgent need please visit at that time.
Financial Assistance: North Star Baby Grace is a non-profit ministry and not able to provide financial assistance of any kind.
What Moms Say About North Star Baby Grace:
“I’m so happy that Baby Grace is part of my and my son’s life.”
“Thanks for providing me the opportunity of a lifetime by sending me to camp.”
“Baby Grace has done more for us than we ever expected.”