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John's Belts and our Partners

John's Belts is a fundraising and educational initiative to provided belts to those re-entering society after incarceration and youth impacted by poverty. John's Belts are quality full grain-leather belts provided by Michael's Fine Clothes for Men in Kansas City, MO. Our distribution partners are The Village Initiative and Wyandotte High School in Kansas City, KS.  Currently, all donations are being matched by 200% by Cupertino Electric in Des Moines, IA. 


The John's Belts Blog Series

Explore the journey of the John Anderton case through the lead organizer and advocate for the family, Nikki Richardson. Read the 4-part blog series about obstacles in his case and impacts KCKPD's use of force policy has on marginalized communities. 

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Ways to Give

If you are interested in donating to John's Belts you can find the donation campaign page under Ways to Give. We appreciate any amount you can extend to helping us restore dignity and safety to our communities. 

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Educate your group or organization about Use of Force.

Justice for Wyandotte is offering a educational event about the tragic story behind John's Belts. This event provides an inside look into KCKPD's Use of Force policy and how it can impact you. If you are interested in this event, register for more information by clicking here. 

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John's Belts

John's Belts was created by Justice for Wyandotte on behalf of the Anderton in memory of their brother, John Anderton. John Anderton was killed by police on February 8, 2023. This donation project was created to educate the community about Kansas City, KS use of force policy and provide a critical clothing item that restores dignity and increases safety to those in need.

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