All for the Children

All for the Children12th Annual All for the Children
Saturday, April 1, 2023
MCC-Blue River

About All for the Children


All for the Children aims to improve the quality of life for those within our community through education and community engagement.


The annual All for the Children event is the brainchild of MCC-Blue River instructor Kim Glackin with assistance from fellow instructors. MCC-Blue River also partners with various business partners around the Kansas City area, specifically Independence and Blue Springs, along with the students of the Independence School District's Little Blue Elementary School.

There are factors that contribute to child abuse, including poverty, financial stresses, lack of knowledge among adults about parenting skills and child development and the use of drugs and alcohol around children. About 80 percent of them are under the age of four. Our community can protect its children by educating families about parenting and child development, and by building community support for children and their families.

Volunteer Opportunities

All for the Children welcomes community volunteers.


Safety is the upmost important, so MCC-Blue River asks, for the safety of our event-goers, that guests do not bring pets, glass or alcohol to the event.

We also ask that all children will need to be supervised by family members at all time throughout the event.

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Kimberly Glackin
Blake Fry
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