Treasured volunteer Roberta Abramson has served on the board of directors of Hope House for nearly five years. Much of Roberta’s time has been spent working on events and fundraising and bringing awareness to the issue of domestic violence. Roberta currently works for Hallmark Cards and has connected many people within the creative community to Hope House.
Also featured in the May 18th issue of The Independent
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Sports & Fitness
The team captains for Camp WIN are high school aged girls who act as camp counselors. They are mentors and motivators for the campers and help the coaches and instructors. “I look forward to being a team captain every summer because of the wonderful opportunity it brings for me to meet new people and make a difference in the lives of young girls,” says Mary Joyce. Camp WIN will take place from June 3rd through the 6th at St.
Kris Rauh is the vice president of development for the Mid America Chapter, National MS Society. Her primary responsibilities include overseeing the fundraising, budgets, sponsorships, and logistics for 31 Walk MS events, four Bike MS events and two Dinner of Champions. Kris is a member of the 2014 class of Centurions and is currently serving on the projects committee.
Enjoy a rare garden and home tour, hosted by the Westport Garden Club, on May 18th. Entertaining Gardens is a benefit Powell Gardens’ “Good to Grow” program. The event will feature six stunning gardens, with three of them including tours of the homes; a gift shop and a garden raffle. Don Hall and the late Adele Hall are the honorary chairmen, and Ginny McCanse and Marilyn Hebenstreit are the co-chairmen. For tickets visit: thewestportgardenclub.
The Kansas City Red Coaters
The Kansas City Red Coaters are a community-service organization comprised of 70 volunteers who are passionate about the Kansas City Chiefs and giving back to Our Town. The Red Coaters contributed more than 3500 hours of community service in 2012 and joined with Clark Hunt, Chiefs Cheerleaders and KC Wolf to collect over $40,000 to benefit Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Kansas City.