About New Friends of Kansas City

New Friends of Kansas City offers many
opportunities to its members.
  • We sponsor many activities, including luncheons, "road show adventures", card and game groups, plus shopping and dining groups every month.
  • Mug Morning Coffees introduces members to the many special interest groups within New Friends of Kansas City.
  • We provide the opportunity to give back to the community with our organized philanthropy events.
  • You will have access to members only content on NewFriendsofKC.com
  • Develop new friendships and experiences in and around Kansas City.

If you’d like to join New Friends, please click on the “Registration” link below.  Annual dues are $35 by check or credit card. Our year begins September 1st. If joining after March 1st, the dues are discounted to $17.50

You are invited to Mug Morning…

To help you get better acquainted with the people and activities of New Friends of Kansas City we have organized a monthly coffee for guests, new members or members who want to make new friends. 

These gatherings offer the opportunity to meet with Board Members and Activity Leaders about what New Friends has to offer you. You'll get an overview of the interest groups, our philanthropies, and the kind of people you'll get to know in our group.

The coffees are held the first Tuesday of each month, from 9:30-11:30 in a member’s home. If you would like to attend, please send us an email or contact the person listed below. We'd love to have you join us.

For more information: 

Beth Hayden    913-745-4135


Luncheons & More...

New Friends of Kansas City gather for wonderful luncheons and programs on the second Thursday of each month.  Socials, shopping, exploring and so much more to do when you belong to New Friends of Kansas City.


New Friends promotes selected charities through service and volunteer opportunities. 

Our ongoing charity is the Cross-Lines Cooperative Council, a not-for-profit organization with programs designed to prevent homelessness. Cross-Lines provides emergency assistance, hygiene products, a thrift store, school supplies, a Christmas store, and community education opportunities.  New Friends provides 100 sack lunches each month which are distributed to clients who cannot get to the Cross-Lines site for a hot lunch.  Our group also collects items for Cross-Lines that are not covered by government assistance such as hygiene items and batteries.  

New Friends conducts a winter coat drive in the Fall to support the Cross-Lines Christmas store.  In addition, several of our members volunteer at the Christmas store by assisting clients in their selection of clothing, toys, household goods, and food for a holiday meal.  

On an annual basis, a charity is selected to be the recipient of the annual monetary donation.  The charity should primarily benefits women and children and not be affiliated with a specific religion or church.  The donation is made after all expenses for the year have been paid and expenses for the coming NFKC year’s beginning budget have been determined.  

Past recipients include:

2014 – New House
2015 – Safe Home
2016 – Johnson County Christmas Bureau
2017 – Giving The Basics
2018 - GROW House


In addition to our Philanthropic efforts, New Friends’ Members join together to donate time and talents to non-faith based charitable activities.  To date members have donated their time to the following charities:

  •   Happy Bottoms - volunteers repacked diapers/pull-ups, which were then distributed to over 33 agencies in the greater Kansas City area. 
  • Giving the Basics - members ventured into Dean’s Downtown Underground Cave offices of Giving the Basics where they packaged personal hygiene items that were sent to schools and shelters.
  • KC Symphony Designer’s Showhouse - members volunteer to host at the home each year.
  • Special Olympics - volunteers helped set up for the Special Olympics Winter Games Dinner and Auction.
  • Heart to Heart International – volunteers sort and pack medical and personal hygiene items that are shipped to local, national and international areas that have been devastated by natural disaster. 
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