A.B. May is proud to be a part of Kansas City, and we are committed to partnering with local organizations to invest in our shared future. As a company, we get excited about getting involved in our community. We are especially moved by the needs of marginalized neighborhoods within Kansas City, and we believe that dignity is key to any mission.
We choose to especially focus on partners who are developing next-generation leaders and meeting universal needs like food, warmth, and quality education. Here are a few of the organizations we love and support:
Caring for Kids
Caring for Kids mobilizes community organizations in partnership with schools to inspire hope and help prepare children to reach their highest potential. We love partnering with our neighborhood school, Eastwood Hills Elementary. Our coworkers volunteer to be penpals, lunch buddies, reading coaches, and participate in clothing and book drives. From back-to-school to Teacher Appreciation events and our yearly 5th-grade Training Academy, we count it a privilege to partner with Eastwood Hills.
Bishop Sullivan Center
Bishop Sullivan Center shows God’s love to people in financial hardship by providing food, job-finding assistance, and other aid. Beyond material assistance, Bishop Sullivan Center strives to build relationships between those who live in poverty and those who do not, promoting mutual understanding and affirming the dignity of all. We are especially excited to participate in Project Eldercool. Since 2000, Project Eldercool has installed 5,600 air conditioners for free and kept thousands of seniors safe from the heat. This organization is close to our hearts because comfort is core to our business.
High Aspirations is a mentorship program in Kansas City’s urban core for developing personal and life-skills in African-American young men to enable them to live socially productive lives. High Aspirations connects community leaders with boys ages 8-18 in a multifaceted program designed to innovatively improve their lives socially, emotionally, academically, and spiritually. We have watched them grow from a tiny start up in 2004 to the robust leadership development program they are today. We are big believers in the life-changing power of mentorship and relational investment, and we love the way High Aspirations empowers kids to achieve their goals in life.