Treasure Chest

Treasure Chest Support During Pandemic

The PCR-3 Treasure Chest is also providing groceries to assist families who qualify for Free or Reduced Meal Plans. Families will need to register here or call 816-858-7001 weekly, so we can appropriately plan for resources. Once approved, families can drive through to receive additional food on Wednesdays from 4-6pm at either the Treasure Chest site (in the north parking lot of PCHS) or through Barry School's circle drive.


 

Treasure Chest Logo The old Central Office Building (between PCHS and Dairy Queen in Platte City) received a makeover during the summer of 2015, moving from a storage facility for special education and early childhood supplies and equipment, to a stocked resource center providing food, clothing, toiletries, and other home supplies for PCR-3 students and families in need. This resource center is an idea born from the collaboration of PCR-3's social workers, pupil services staff, and interested parent and community volunteers.

The Treasure Chest resource center provides opportunities to various stakeholders. District Social Workers identified a greater need for resources designated for the whole family, beyond the child we see every day in school. The facility serves three inter-related purposes; a place for our community members to give and support our families in need, a place for PCR-3 families who are disadvantaged by their economic situations to get necessary items, and a place where volunteers can provide assistance in operating the center.

The center also serves as a worksite for special education students in a transitional program. These students practice various employability and life skills in the resource center, such as merchandising, daily living activities, sorting/arranging, visual and spatial math skills, and managing their environment.

The Treasure Chest is open Wednesday evenings from 5:30 to 7:00 pm. and is also open for families and donors on an appointment basis. Appointments can be made by contacting any PCR-3 social worker or the Pupil Services Department:

Pupil Services Department 816-858-7001
Missy Falk, PCHS 816-858-2822 x. 1278
Lisa Bean, PCMS 816-858-2036 x. 2616
Stephanie Richison, Barry 816-436-9623 x. 3104
Dene't Wyckoff, Siegrist 816-858-5977 x. 1443
Kristal Short, Compass 816-858-0172 x. 4006
Heather Schuller, Pathfinder 816-436-6670 x. 3204

 

Barrels for donations to the Treasure Chest are located in each PCR-3 building. Items of greatest need include:

  • Shelf-stable food
  • Personal care items (toiletries, diapers, etc.)
  • Laundry and dishwashing soap
  • New socks and undergarments (primarily child sizes)

Follow the Treasure Chest on Facebook to learn of immediate needs.

 

Community Action Agency of Greater Kansas City (CAAGKC) provides low-income residents of Clay, Jackson and Platte counties in Missouri comprehensive support services that help them become self-sufficient. Please click on the link for more information. https://caagkc.org/about-caagkc/