The knowjoey? foundation

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AUG 21ST
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The Know Joey? Foundation present FCFS 2022. We are back providing our community with back-to-school staples.

ABOUT

The Know Joey? Foundation is the brain child of Mr. Joseph Thomas, a notable barber and entrepreneur within the Kansas City area. Already successful from his well known barbershops, Joseph “Joey” Thomas wanted to create a non-profit that benefited the inner city Kansas City community young males. He recognized the number of different paths a young man could take growing up within the urban core of a city and wanted to do his part in making a positive impact on young men within the city, his home. Joey knew he could make a difference in encouraging at risk male youth to make positive life changes and to strive for success through education and entrepreneurship. 

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OUR PROGRAMS

Learn more about our signature community programs Fresh Cut Fresh Start and Turkey Tuesday. .

ABOUT US

The KnowJoey? Foundation has been working to support urban youth in the inner Kansas City area.

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Whether you contribute financially or as volunteer, you make a real difference.

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Your generosity makes our work possible. Whether you contribute financially or as advocate for good.



VISION STATEMENT:

To establish strong communal ties with entrepreneurs within the Kansas City area that will assist with the cultivation of young male minds.

purpose STATEMENT:

To establish a membership with entrepreneurs from the community to teach the youth within the community about life decisions, business and entrepreneurship.

VISION STATEMENT:

The Know Joey? Foundation strives to empower, lead and uplift young males within the Kansas City urban core through educational advancement and the exploration of entrepreneurial endeavors. The Know Joey? Foundation is to be an outlet for boys to express and discover themselves as they enter into the state of manhood.

Our History

The Know Joey? Foundation began its first year in 2007, and since its inception a short time ago, has been successful at creating multiple programs that are now well known in the Kansas City community. The “Grooming For Success” Program is a week long economic and life awareness youth camp established to teach and mentor young males on the steps to take to become an entrepreneur. It teaches young men self reliance and self discovery as they discover their own personal passion and grooms them on how to turn that passion into a business.

“Fresh Cut Fresh Start” is the annual back-to-school community challenge that serves a dual purpose of collecting school supplies for area children from local Kansas City residential donations and providing fresh haircuts for young men starting a new school year. Since beginning, this annual endeavor has given away over 1,000 free haircuts and hundreds of bookbags filled with free school supplies.

“Turkey Tuesday” Is the annual 24 hour turkey drive that collects frozen turkeys, non perishable canned and boxed good and monetary donations from area residents to give to families in need, so that they may celebrate the feasting holiday. Turkey Tuesday has managed to collects hundreds of turkeys and non perishable goods each year to help hundreds of families and each year aims to up that goal.

The Know Joey? Foundation continues to create and sponsor new programs and events in its efforts to promote positivity in the Kansas City core and remain a positive influence on young men in our community.

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HOW YOU CAN HELP

MAKE A DONATION

Your generosity makes our work possible. Whether you contribute financially or as advocate for good.

BECOME A PARTNER

Your business or service could offer needed resources, connect with us as an official partner and be mentioned on our website.

JOIN OUR EFFORTS

Sometimes the best help is yours. If you want to volunteer at events or planning. Contact Us to see how you can be apart.

SO FAR WE HAVE HELPED

1,500

FREE HAIRCUTS

10,287

FAMILIES FED

25,000

SCHOOL SUPPLIES GIVEN