Lead Help Build Protect.
We are a troupe of volunteers standing with those who need help standing on their own.

 

Here it is! An amazing short video about our Operation: Shopping Cart during the Keep America Beautiful-Topeka/Shawnee County event this weekend. After we ran out of time last year and didn’t have any tools, we had to leave it behind. This year we came prepared…

Notice in the first few seconds how it is barely visible as it laid buried on its side and also the inspirational, “Push” from a mom to her son as he cranked on the Come Along ratchet.

Special thanks to Elizabite for finding it or else we would still be wandering around looking for it.

Chicagoish: The Tweetup Documentary

thricepipes:

chshumentary:

Watch Chicagoish: The Tweetup Documentary free for 24 hours!


See the faces behind the avatars and hear real live stories of connection and community and what makes the #chsh tweetup so damn special.

With the overwhelming response we’ve had so far, we are going to leave the link live until tomorrow noon cst.

Then we’ll begin a plan for film festival exposure as well as a DVD release with some fun extras. Thank you for watching and sharing and believing in this project.

Take a moment to watch a little bit about the Chicago Tweet up with the lovable and quirky community of internets that also just so happened to be the same that donated money to help us afford the fees to incorporate and become a not for profit.

We are forever grateful.

Help fight with Cody as he fights for himself

Kacy is the heart and soul of our organization. Her son Cody has suddenly been diagnosed just days ago with Leukemia and was transferred to Kansas City to aggressively fight it.
 

Kacy and Morgan need our help. We are accepting donations on their behalf at www.silverbackks.org/donate
 

This will help with meals, traveling expenses and the mounting cost of hospitals bills.
 

Help fight with Cody as he fights for himself.

Get Down, Get Dirty - Earth Day Clean Up with Keep America Beautiful

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Our SilverTHUMBS troupe (community beautification and cleanup) of SilverbackKS is getting our team back together for Keep America Beautiful’s second annual Earth Day Community-wide litter cleanup on APRIL 20th.

We are eager to return to the Kansas Museum where we made such a significant difference that we were recognized as the second largest group and awarded for our work. Video from last year’s event can be seen above.

Sign up for this event here. More information can be found on the form.

Let’s do our part to make Topeka just that much better!

SilverbackKS / SilverTHUMBS
Topeka, KS

hidden-panda:

Volunteer. We have a group here in Topeka called SilverbackKS that started a year and a half ago passing iced bottles of water out to homeless and people sitting on their porches or walking down the streets on the 100+ degree days that summer. It’s turned into a local coffee shop donating their leftover cupping beans and cups for us to use during the winter. 

We also have subgroups: 

 - SilverMOMS - Facebook group of local parents wanting to help each other other that has taken off and become it’s own wonderful beast

 - SilverTeens - middle and high school students that collect crayons and coloring books for the children in the community

 - SilverThumbs - we corral volunteers from Facebook, twitter, email lists, and anywhere else we can think of to get volunteers for other groups in the community that have events. We’ve helped organize a clothing bank, cleaned up the creeks around a local museum, helped fix up a community hit by a tornado last year, etc.

 - SilverBRAS - we hope to start a bra drive in the next few months. We will then have an event near the shelter for women to come and learn about breast health and to get properly fitted for bras that they can then choose from the donations. 

Pretty much, we have a group of people in this little town we call home doing what we can to make it a community.

hidden-panda:

Volunteer. We have a group here in Topeka called SilverbackKS that started a year and a half ago passing iced bottles of water out to homeless and people sitting on their porches or walking down the streets on the 100+ degree days that summer. It’s turned into a local coffee shop donating their leftover cupping beans and cups for us to use during the winter.

We also have subgroups:

- SilverMOMS - Facebook group of local parents wanting to help each other other that has taken off and become it’s own wonderful beast

- SilverTeens - middle and high school students that collect crayons and coloring books for the children in the community

- SilverThumbs - we corral volunteers from Facebook, twitter, email lists, and anywhere else we can think of to get volunteers for other groups in the community that have events. We’ve helped organize a clothing bank, cleaned up the creeks around a local museum, helped fix up a community hit by a tornado last year, etc.

- SilverBRAS - we hope to start a bra drive in the next few months. We will then have an event near the shelter for women to come and learn about breast health and to get properly fitted for bras that they can then choose from the donations.

Pretty much, we have a group of people in this little town we call home doing what we can to make it a community.

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Today we tried a couple new things. We were joined by another organization and we also attempted to stretch our reach a little further.

We were very fortunate to by joined this Sunday by Open Heart Outreach which is a recent start up like ourselves. They are a mom and pop clothing bank that is changing the game. Like us. They shadowed us and when we stopped to warm someone up with a cup of coffee, they warmed them up with a blanket. We loved having them and hope to pair up with them again soon.

We also went a little further and tried to make contact with more in tents and under bridges. The good part is we didn’t have any luck. Hopefully in this weather they have found a better place. We also reached out to the Quincy House for homeless Veterans.

We had two Seaman High Schoolers join us. As Freshman they are required to volunteer for 10 hours in a semester. We loved having them and we think it’s obvious this has an affect on them.

Overall it was another great day. We met some new Topekans and and some old. We continue to build on trust and grow relationships. Adina brought gloves which was the greatest thing ever for some. We had fresh baked cookies from Polly and handed out FIVE gallons of amazing PT’s coffee.

Once again we are so grateful to PT’s Coffee Roasting Co. for their generosity. It’s not just coffee they provide, it’s a conversation starter. It’s common grounds. It’s community gathering around a single cup of love. We would not be able to reach the amount of people that we do because the coffee is the ice breaker. Our generosity may warm their heart but you can’t wrap your freezing hands around generosity on a cold, windy Kansas morning.


Sign up today and join us one morning. https://docs.google.com/
spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AjN3SfwxMtuodEV6UlpvSTF2ME5jNWo4SzdKajBNMnc#gid=1 Your teary eyes, smile and swollen heart will thank you later.

SilverbackKS Sunday 12.2.12

Sign up here to go out with us 9-11am on Sunday’s or to bake some cookies for these folks to go with their coffee.

Sign up here to be on our regular list of Volunteers and get emails for future events.

And above all, word of mouth support is vital to us. Please Like and Share us on FB. Tell your friends and family about us, we can always use more help.

Thank you.

karlfun:

Here’s a little bit more about how TCCP could use your help. BIG thank-you to Ryan Bishop for creating a series of videos for us. There will be three more shown at the event.

This GivingTuesday we want to direct you to this wonderful cause.

HERE. WE. GO.

mightyquinn72:

This is it. We need help becoming a nonprofit. We are now incorporated which means we can take donations. Donations we will use to pay fees and filing costs to become an official 501(c)(3) nonprofit. Once we are a nonprofit, all donations retroactively are tax deductable.
This is it. If you ever looked at what we do and said, “I wish I could help” this is your chance to help our little group.
Give if you can. Thank you so much, Jude.

In less than 24 hours we are almost halfway to our goal of $1,100 needed to raise to pay the fees and filing costs to become an official 501(c)(3) non profit.

Once we are official all donations are retroactively tax deductable. If you can, please help us make our goal. We appreciate all of your help.

Here is our video of a SilverbackKS Sunday as captured by our friend Colin. This is who we are. This is what we do. This is SilverbackKS.

We Will Help

Yesterday we launched SilverMOMS.

Parents have their hands full 24/7 but sometimes it seems like everything that can go wrong, does and all at the same time. We will be each others support group. Please LIKE and support this page.

In addition to that SilverMOMS PRIVATE GROUP will be for posting if and when you need a hand. Others will see it and reply if they can help you. It’s family on call. When you’re at your wits end and wished that there was a service you could call and an extra parent would show up to help… this is it. If you’re going through a tough time and wish you could connect with someone who’s been there, this is it.

Like our page.

Ask to be added to the private group.

If you need help, ask.

If you can help, help.

Everyone has problems but with SilverMOMS you don’t have to face them alone.

One last picture from the party that got lost in the mix. 
@manspeaker is a BFD guys!

One last picture from the party that got lost in the mix. 

@manspeaker is a BFD guys!

It’s been a great first year for SilverbackKS!

Water and coffee and time has been graciously passed out to the Topeka community by our volunteers.

We paid them back this past weekend with a little celebration.

Fun was had and new friends were made. 

Excited to see what year 2 brings!