Block & Company, Inc., Realtors gifts space for new Children's Mercy proctored learning site in Leawood, KS

December 15, 2020

Children's Mercy has partnered with the YMCA of Greater Kansas City and Block & Company, Inc., Realtors to open a proctored learning site for their employees with children in grades K-8. The learning site opened on Monday, Dec. 14, 2020 and is located in Block's Village of Seville shopping center at 13124 State Line Road in Leawood, a few miles south of I-435.

This is a unique partnership showcasing the strength of the Kansas City community rallying together in times of need. This resource is allowing Children's Mercy employees to focus on delivering the best care possible to children in our region and beyond. The site can accommodate a daily maximum of 70 children and priority will be given to Children's Mercy employees who work on-site in direct patient care.

"Our greatest strength at Children's Mercy is our people. We strive to make our employee's lives and jobs easier. COVID-19 has been an unthinkable and unimaginable time for all of us. We wanted to assist our employees by providing another resource for them and their children during this time. We are thankful to have partnered with the YMCA of Greater Kansas City to provide this resource for our employees. I thank John Mikos and Steve Scraggs, along with all the YMCA staff, for working so hard with our staff here at Children's Mercy to make this resource a reality," said Jodi Coombs, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Office at Children's Mercy.

Block & Company, Inc., Realtors donated the 14,000 square foot space to Children's Mercy and YMCA. David M. Block, President of Block & Company was crucial in bringing the deal together.

"David Block has a heart of gold and cares deeply about Kansas City and has always been quick to respond and assist, especially in a time of crisis. As a decades long supporter of the hospital to help find a cure for diabetes through the Emilie Rosebud Diabetes Research Foundation, he didn't hesitate to step into a much needed gap for our front line healthcare workers to find an ideal, accessible location for our families. His team is no different and were quick to execute the necessary documents with the highest professional acumen," said Mark Haas, Assistant Director of Philanthropic Giving at Children's Mercy. "We are so very grateful for David's commitment to our city, to our hospital, and our kiddos. A real gem and asset for our region!"

Block & Company, Inc., Realtors is the property management and leasing company for the Village of Seville and the new proctored learning facility.

For More Information please contact Lisa Augustine - Manager, Media Relations - Children's Mercy at or 816-302-0197

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About Block & Company, Inc., Realtors
Block & Company, Inc. Realtors is a full service commercial real estate company headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri since its inception in 1946. The firm's services include brokerage, development, investment, asset/property management, tenant representation, and corporate real estate services. Our commercial brokerage specializes in restaurant, retail, automotive, hotel, industrial, office, shopping center/development, commercial investments, asset/property management, and many other real estate services. With transactions extending to 187 cities in 35 states, Block & Company manages millions of square feet of retail, restaurant, office, and industrial space. Block & Company is proud to be known as one of the Midwest's premier full service real estate organizations, consistently ranked among the industry leaders by trade magazines, local business publications, and our industry peers.
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