Office: (816) 261-8158 Thrift Shoppe: (816) 259-5074

Get Involved

Volunteering and Donation Needs

Get Involved

Pivotal Point Transitional Housing relies heavily on the gift of time from volunteers. There are several ways to get involved and make a difference in the lives of local families:

Stocking the Pantry

Whether you are available to volunteer at the Pantry and stock shelves, or you are able to donate items for the Pantry, your gifts of time and donations are appreciated at Pivotal Point Transitional Housing.

Pantry donations can be taken to the Thrift Shoppe any time during business hours (10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Saturday) or contact Lisa Robinson to set up a time to deliver to the apartments (3000 Parkway A).

A few of the items that are particularly helpful to families in transition include:

  • granola bars
  • cereal bars
  • fruit snacks
  • crackers
  • cereal
  • coffee and coffee filters
  • ketchup
  • bbq sauce
  • hamburger/tuna helper
  • taco shells and seasoning
  • paper towels
  • cleaning sprays
  • hand soap
  • dish soap
  • men's body wash

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Lisa Robinson

Thrift Shoppe

Volunteers are the life blood of our organization! We are always looking for volunteers to assist in the day to day operations of our Thrift Shoppe. Our Volunteer Coordinator would love to meet with you and discuss all the possible ways you can help support Pivotal Point by volunteering your precious time.

Individuals and groups of all ages and sizes are welcome, we have projects for everyone!

If you are interested in volunteering please contact:

Kathy Kapp
4826 Frederick Ave
Saint Joseph, MO 64506

Apartment Sponsors

You are Pivotal... Become an apartment sponsor. Contact Melissa Frakes at

When you volunteer as an apartment advocate at Pivotal Point Transitional Housing, you make a home out of the residence for a family placed under your care. An apartment advocate is a one-year commitment, in which you clean and furnish the apartment, then care for the family that moves into it, celebrating birthdays and holidays with them and then celebrating their graduation from the program.

View Current Sponsors
Blue Skies Home Health Care
Grace Evangelical Church
Word of Life Church
Huffman United Methodist
Evening Optomist Club
Ashland United Methodist Church
Brookdale Presbyterian Church
Wyatt Park Baptist Church
Green Valley Baptist
Living Hope Church
Central Christian Church
Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation

Life Skills Education and Apartment Living

Volunteers are needed to share their skills or hobbies with Pivotal Point Transitional Housing residents. Residents of Pivotal Point Transitional Housing are required to attend a life skills class each week, provided it does not conflict with their work schedule. These classes generally cover topics such as nutrition, budgeting and ways to save money, cooking, work skills and hobbies such as yoga and art. Each class is about one hour in length.

There is also is a need for volunteers in Apartment Living to come alongside residents for prayer, encouragement, support and care. You may offer guidance to a resident beginning a weekly budget or assist them in preparing for a job interview. In any given week, there’s a need for residents to receive a kind word or some encouragement.

Click here to download our life skills topics sheet.

Click here if you are interested in teaching a life skills class.