I On Philanthropy

The Symphony Ball Auction

Style and the Symphony
The silent auction of The Symphony Ball will feature a glorious gathering of luxurious items. The event, to be held on September 8th at the Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center, will raise funds for the Kansas City Symphony. Ursula Terrasi is the auction chairman. Additional auction items are featured in the September 1st issue of The Independent.

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Cheers to Volunteers

Alphapointe Adventure Camp
Joan Carhart, Ann Hatch, Paulette Markel, and Valerie Vaughn, Alphapointe Adventure Camp volunteers; worked hard this summer preparing lunches for the kids. Thanks to the help of these volunteers, 22 Adventure campers enjoyed making campfire pizzas over an open fire. More than 30 volunteers helped make this summer an amazing experience for the campers.

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9th Annual Remembrance Walk

Supporting Our Town
On September 9th, Suicide Awareness Survivor Support will host its 9th Annual Remembrance Walk at Loose Park. The fundraiser helps support suicide awareness, education, prevention and survivor support.

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Cheers to Volunteers

Caitlin O’Neal

Caitlin O’Neal has gone above and beyond! She was recently named outstanding volunteer for the Cerner Corporation for spending her time giving to Cerner’s First Hand Foundation. In 2010, she received the President’s Volunteer Service Award from President Barack Obama for volunteering more than 100 hours of community service. Thank you, Caitlin, for all you do for Our Town!
Also featured in the August 18th issue

 
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Newhouse Volunteers

Finger Paintings & Marble Races

On August 9th, a group of volunteers visited Newhouse Shelter and set up marble races and created finger paintings with the kids. Newhouse provides safety, hope and strength to abused women and children. Thank you, volunteers, for giving back to Our Town!
(Front row) Jade Jackman, Jena Halvorson and Bailey Sutherland (Back row) Carrie Malone, Lacey Harris, J’nell Sutherland and Amy Holmes
 
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