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All for the Children

All for the Children

11th Annual All for the Children
Saturday, April 9, 2022

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

Join Metropolitan Community College- Blue River and The Rotary Club of Eastern Independence on Saturday, April 9th at 10 a.m. for a fun-filled Eggstravaganza Children’s Fair. All for the Children, held at the MCC’s Blue River campus in Independence, features a variety of family fun activities including; costumed characters an egg hunt and more! All events are free and open to the public.

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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 KC Metro, 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

MCC-Blue River 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 All for the Children.

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

Frequently Asked Questions

What is All for The Children?

All of the Children is a student-led and student ran activity that serves as a family resource event for our community.

All for the Children will start off in the morning with free carnival type activities where there are lots of fun and free activities for families to see and do. During this time, we have costumed characters, information and entertainment booths that are run by our students and different community agencies, and then last but not least, we have a huge egg hunt for the kids! The Easter Bunny also makes an appearance throughout the day! Come join us for a fun day for the family and remember, all activities are free!!

What is the theme of All for the Children?

The All for the Children event has a central theme of Literacy across the Lifespan

Where is the event held?

The event is held pm the MCC-Blue River campus, located at 20301 MO-78, Independence, MO 64057

Is there a rain date?

No, there is no rain date. All for the Children will be held in rain or shine. If however, we have inclement weather like a snowpocalypse then the event will be canceled--not rescheduled.

Who organizes All for the Children?

This is a student-led and a student ran event coordinated by a committee of members from the MCC Faculty, Staff and Administration.

Will there be a separate area for ages during the egg-hunt?

Yes, we will be dividing the areas from ages 0-3 and ages 4 and above.

Can I bring my dog?

No, we do not allow pets at the event. Only service animals are allowed on campus.

Where can I park?

Parking is available on the MCC-Blue River campus. MCC-Blue River police will direct you as you enter campus.


Kimberly Glackin

Blake Fry
Media Contact