Rose Brooks and Barkley Celebrate Together

In its almost 50 year history, Barkley has regularly committed to philanthropic causes in the local community. A few years ago, we decided to formalize our efforts into Good Works, a program that provides volunteer opportunities for all of our employees to give back. Our CEO Jeff King sets an annual volunteer hours goal, expecting...

Good Works: Barkley partners throw reStart Valentine’s Day party

Roses are red Violets are blue Community service is sweet Helping reStart was a treat! Barkley partners spread some love and joy to the children and families at reStart by throwing a Valentine’s party with cards and cookie decorating. reStart provides shelter and supportive services to empower the homeless in our community to move toward...

Good Works: Barkley and Liquid 9 Get Creative for Rose Brooks

I recently participated in a Barkley volunteer activity with Rose Brooks’ Holiday Store. It was a Tuesday morning and traffic was light, so I began thinking about ways to drive more traffic and donations to their location at the Ward Parkway Mall. The Holiday Store is located very close to the Target entrance and AMC movie theatre, so my...

Good Works: Barkley Partners Bake Holiday Cheer at Ronald McDonald House

Last week several volunteers from Barkley arrived at Kansas City’s Ronald McDonald House with one thing in mind: to bake delicious holiday treats. The after-effect desired: spreading holiday cheer to the families and children staying that week. Barkley partners split into baking teams, and the kitchen began smelling like cookies and chocolate in no time. A...

Good Works: Barkley Partners Help the Littlest Members of the KC Community

A group of Barkley partners recently volunteered with HappyBottoms, a local organization that provides diapers to low-income families. In our Kansas City community, one in five kids lives in poverty, and programs such as SNAP (food stamps) do not cover the expensive cost of diapers. This leaves an estimated 19,000 kids not receiving the needed...

Good Works: Barkley Partners Help Ring In the Holidays

Barkley partners helped ring in the holiday season by volunteering with the Salvation Army as kettle ringers on the Country Club Plaza earlier this week. Even though it was a blustery day, good cheer abounded as our folks chatted with generous shoppers and helped raise valuable dollars for this organization. From children with a handful...