6 Ways to Change Lives Forever

What if you could make a donation that didn’t just solve an immediate need? That could potentially change a family’s future for years—even generations—to come?  When you contribute to The Grooming Project, you do just that. The Grooming Project solves an immediate...

Healthy Smiles Lead to Stable Employment

By Abby Jaskolski Dental care is a necessity that many fail to appreciate until it’s no longer an option. Gerry Barker, a retired dental professor and former board member for The Grooming Project, knew first-hand how much the students’ health was suffering after a...

Family Man: Ronnie Davis

By Linda O’Dell As one of only a few men in the current roster of The Grooming Project students, Ronnie Davis definitely stands out, but as brother to five sisters and father of five daughters, being surrounded by women is nothing new for him. What is new is the...

What Do People Deserve?

A graduate of The Grooming Project and her children. By Jarrod Sanderson, LCSW and COO of The Grooming Project and  On a drizzly fall Kansas City day in 2015, I received a call from a fellow Licensed Clinical Social Worker who was a former colleague. She’d since moved...

A Special Delivery

Unexpected package helps doors open By Sarah Baum Natasha Kirsch, founder and CEO, smiles as she explains how important the first delivery of professional clippers was to the Grooming Project.  “I really don’t know if we’d be here without help from Andis Company. I’m...

Changing Generations of Lives

The Grooming Project training leads to metro “Best Of” recognition—and bridges the generations for one program graduate.  When April Utter saw a Help Wanted posting for a dog groomer at Camp Bow Wow’s Westport location in June 2020, she knew she had to act quickly. ...
Jessica’s Story

Jessica’s Story

By Meg Townsend It has been said that, “When the world says, ‘Give up,’ Hope whispers, ‘Try it one more time.’ That statement, from an unknown author, aptly depicts the spirit of Grooming Project student Jessica Gabriel. Jessica, who graduated from The Grooming...