12 Ways to Give to Downtown Lee’s Summit

In honor of #GivingTuesday, we put together a list of ways (large and small) you can give back to the heart of Lee’s Summit. We strive to make the most of every volunteer hour, investment dollar, and gift of expertise. Thank you for all you do!

#1 – Be Our Boots on the Ground
Sometimes we need people to deliver posters to businesses, and sometimes we need people to grill hot dogs. We have lots of odd jobs and can always find one to fit your needs!


#2 – Donate
We have many opportunities to become an investor in Downtown Lee’s Summit Main Street including annual giving and monthly giving options, which can both be done in person or through our website.



#3 – Pour Beer
Have you always secretly dreamt of being a bartender? We know…us too!  Make your dream come true by volunteering at our annual Downtown Days Festival and work in one of the beer tents.


#4 – Sponsor an Event
We host over 100 days of events in Downtown Lee’s Summit and sponsoring an event is a great way to reach thousands of local families and individuals.


#5 – Shop Local
Many people exercised their right to #shopsmall at last Saturdays event, but that doesn’t mean you have to stop there! Consider making your purchases at our locally-owned shops and restaurants and watch our downtown grow.


#6 – Clean Up
See trash on the sidewalk? Throw it away. Help keep our downtown clean! We can also accommodate larger group projects if you are into that sorta thing!


#7 – Join a committee
We may be partial, but we think that Downtown Lee’s Summit has the best volunteers and committees. Consider serving on one of our event committees or on one of the four main organizational committees (Design, Economic Enhancement, Organization, and Promotions).


#8 – Volunteer
Help out with our large events, like the Emerald Isle Parade in March. Volunteer opportunities include set-up, breakfast, Gold Coin Hunt, crowd control, and clean up!


#9 – Give a Gift from the Heart
Have you purchased a Downtown Lee’s Summit gift card yet? You can get them at the DLSMS office during regular office hours and special events, or online.


#10 – Attend an Event
Remember all those events we talked about where you can be a volunteer? You can also come enjoy them as a guest and be reminded of how great our little-big town can be! Check our Facebook page or website for upcoming events.


#11 – Shop the Market
Buy fresh, local produce at the Best Farmers Market in the State of Missouri! The market is open on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 7am until sellout from April through November.


#12 – Tag Us
Make sure to use the hashtag #downtownLS when you are sharing photos on social media. We love to see all the fun things you’re doing downtown! Find us on Instagram and Facebook: @downtownLS