Donations

Blair’s mom, Michele Shanahan-DeMoss, is dedicated to keeping her light alive by making her dream of Foster Socks come true. Though she was hard at work on it when she died, Blair’s project was still a work in progress. Michele is working to set up a foundation to fund and execute Blair’s dreams. With your help, and charitable donations, Blair’s dreams can come to life. BFS is here to meet the needs of children in the KC Metro area. Socks, scholarships, and hope are just some of the things we wish to bless them with. Your charitable donations can make the life of a child that much better, simply because they will have a pair of socks to walk in. Below you will find easy ways to send and submit charitable donations that will keep Blair’s dream alive. Each dollar and each pair of socks helps a child that needs it, and the foster family that cares for them.

DONATE MONEY

Blair’s Foster Socks
P.O. Box 7075
Lee’s Summit, MO  64064

Donate

DONATE TIME

We always need help and volunteers at one of our many events throughout the year, you can provide a huge help to BFS and to foster children everywhere!

  • Annual Golf Classic
  • Big Hat Event
  • The Birthday Project

DONATE SOCKS

The Summit United Methodist Church
114 SE Douglas Street
Lees Summit, MO 64063

OR

Blair’s Foster Socks
P.O. Box 7075
Lees Summit, MO 64064-7075


Blair Michaela Shanahan Lane 2000-2011

Blair Michaela Shanahan Lane
2000-2011

It’s a conversation she and her daughter, Blair, never had — but following Blair’s tragic death in 2011, Michele Shanahan Demoss knew what Blair’s answer would have been. Yes. Blair would have said yes to giving others the chance to fight on. By donating 6 organs she was able to give the Gift of Life to 5 people.

Children in need of organ transplants — and their families — are often stuck in periods of financial and emotional difficulty, so spreading awareness about the need for organ donation furthers the Blair’s Foster Socks mission of supporting children in distressed situations.

Since Blair’s organ donation, Michele has met several of Blair’s organ recipients, including heart recipient Andrew. With her firsthand understanding of the life-saving and life-changing power of organ donation, Michele is a strong advocate for organ donation.

Organ Donation

If you are wondering if you should be an organ donor, read more about organ donation below and contact us!

SHOULD I BE AN ORGAN DONOR?

Did you know that over 120,000 people are in need of organ transplants in the United States alone? Since those in need of organ donation far outnumbers the availability of actual donations, thousands of people die each year waiting for their life-saving operations.

When you sign up to be an organ donor, you can provide the Gift of Life to up to 8 people; as a tissue or eye donor, you can positively affect up to 50 recipients. Imagine knowing that in your death, you could help someone walk, see, or live. You could provide hope to a child or adult who thought their time with loved ones was over, or who never thought they would be able to move again. And you’ll provide comfort to your family, who will still grieve yet know that your organ donation changed lives.

HOW CAN I SIGN UP TO BE AN ORGAN DONOR?

Each state has its own rules and regulations surrounding organ donation, as well as a separate organ donation registry which can be accessed online. Click here to find your state’s registry and confirm your intent to be an organ donor.

We also recommend speaking to your family about your intent for organ donation. If you are still wondering Should I be an organ donor?, your family can provide some clarity and advice.

CAN MICHELE SPEAK TO MY ORGANIZATION ABOUT ORGAN DONATION?

Read here for more information on inviting Michele to speak to your organization about organ donation.

RESOURCES ON ORGAN DONATION

To learn more about the power of organ donation or for more advice on whether you should be an organ donor, feel free to consult the following resources: