MLM support is both crucial and diverse

Residents from throughout Greater Kansas City volunteer with MLM at a wide variety of events, including this food distribution.

Thanks to 35 area Lutheran congregations and nearly 30 other churches, MLM is able to deliver a wide range of programs to aid the homeless, eldlery and others in need throughout metropolitan Kansas City. These partnerships form a critical link in the chain that stretches across the greater Kansas City area, reaching people who are hungry, homeless or hurting. MLM wants to thank our many supporters who assist through funding assistance as well as volunteer services. MLM staff members are available for pulpit talks, brief presentations on our services to congregations who would like to know more about our programs and services.

We urge anyone interested in contributing their time or other suport, or with questions to contact MLM by call (816) 931-0027, e-mailing

Some of the highlights of our funding support include MLM's association with Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, a national aid association of Lutherans and the Lutheran Brother that has joined to create the largest fraternal benefit society in the nation. Through this unique program, donations may be earmarked for MLM and often receiving matching Thrivent funding.

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Volunteers with a wide range of talents and interests extend MLM’s reach far beyond its staff positions. Volunteers interview clients and help seniors with home repair. MLM’s annual Christmas Stores are run entirely by volunteers. Volunteers are always welcome to help with all aspects of the Homeless Services Center. To see some of our volunteers in action, view these photos.

Ready to be an MLM volunteer today? There are ways for almost everyone to help make metropolitan Kansas City a better place. See our volunteer information page.