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Kansas City Woman Works to Warm the Cold

KSAL StaffDecember 10, 2015

A young woman in Kansas City hopes to bring the gift of warmth to children in her metro area. Kadie Nugent, a 23-year-old resident of Kansas City, was working at the gym she manages when she began conversation with a vice-principal at a local school, “I was inspired by this vice-principal who was telling me about these amazing kids he works with day in and day out.”

The administrator explained to Nugent that the students at the school walk every day with no hats or scarves. Nugent, a graduate of the Kansas City Art Institute, went on to say, “He explained the hardship they go through every single day walking to school, and I thought, this is something reasonable I can do to provide for these students.”

Nugent hit social media asking for donations to buy fabric for the project she entitled “Keep KC Kids Warm”, and through her networking was able to get an incredible response in little time.


Since the fourteen days that she started the Go Fund Me account, Nugent and her co-founder Suzanne Corum-Rich have raised $5,334, enough for 889 kids to receive a hat and scarf. Their ultimate goal is to hit $8,000, enough for 1,300 students to have an easier walk to school.

Since receiving the first shipment of fabric, Nugent and a fleet of artists have begun to cut the scarves and hats, using their abilities to help those that need it most. She explained that with just six workers, they were able to finish everything in under six hours, an incredibly short amount of time to help those in need.

She has also partnered with her brother Roger Nugent and the Mennonite Central Committee in North Newton to collect winter coats and clothes for children.

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Kadie updated her friends on social media on the campaign's progress

Kadie updated her friends on social media on the campaign’s progress

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