All for the Children

All for the Children13th Annual All for the Children
Saturday, March 23, 2024
10 a.m. - noon

MCC-Blue River
20301 E. 78 Highway
Independence, MO 64057

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

All for the Children will start off in the morning with fun and free carnival-type activities including:

  • University Health will do free dental screenings for all attendees
  • Fire trucks and police cars will be on display.
  • Free spray-on tattoos for kids from Bikers Against Child Abuse® (BACA)
  • Free forensic child ID kits from MO CHIP
  • Free gun locks
  • More fun activities including: science and chemistry experiments, soccer fun, balloon art and photo booth opportunities, princesses, a caricature artist, run the obstacle course, and arts and crafts activities for the kids!
  • Free backpacks with fun surprises for the first 200 kids

Come join us for a fun day for the family!

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 was founded by MCC-Blue River instructor Kim Glackin with assistance from fellow instructors. MCC-Blue River also partners with various businesses in the area -- particularly Independence and Blue Springs -- along with the students of the Independence School District's Little Blue Elementary School.

Glackin's hope was to provide a forum for educating families about parenting and child development in a fun and engaging way that builds a support network for families in the area.

Volunteer Opportunities

All for the Children welcomes community volunteers. Please email if you'd like to volunteer.


For the safety of our attendees, we ask that guests not bring pets, glass or alcohol to the event.

We also ask that all children be supervised by family members at all times during the event.

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Kimberly Glackin
Blake Fry
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