I On Philanthropy

Newhouse Volunteers

A Day in the Garden

On September 19th, a group of volunteers visited Newhouse Shelter to planet beautiful fall mums and plants. Newhouse provides safety, hope and strength to abused women and children. Thank you, volunteers, for giving back to Our Town!
(Sitting) Edie Downing, (standing) Marilee Benage, Audrey Shaneyfelt, Chris Kerns

 
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Cheers to Volunteers

Laura Marshment
Laura Marshment began volunteering for the Humane Society 11 years ago and serves on the Pet Telethon and Dog-n-Jog committees. In 2006 she started a rescue group called KC Angel Rescue.  Laura has two adopted dogs, Maximus and Buckley. Thank you for all you do for Our Town, Laura!
Also featured in the September 1st issue of The Independent

Laura Marshment with her dogs Buckley and Maximus

 
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Renovation Sensation Homes Tour

Terrific Tour
The eighth annual Renovation Sensation Homes Tour will be held on September 12th. Four exceptional homes in the Shawnee Mission East area will be featured. All proceeds from the Tour will directly benefit SHARE, recognized as the largest student-led community service organization in the country and an integral part of Shawnee Mission East High School.

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Bike 4 the Brain

Mental Health
Our Town will gather on September 3rd for the Seventh Annual Bike 4 the Brain (B4B) running, walking and cycling event. Participants will have the opportunity to partake in a 5K non-competitive run/walk, a tricycle challenge and a variety of bicycle races. This year’s event will benefit Kids TLC, Niles Home for Children, reStart, Sheffield Place, Synergy Services, and Wyandot Center for Homeless Outreach.

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The Women’s Foundation of Greater Kansas City

New Roots
New Roots for Refugees is a Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas program with collaboration from Cultivate Kansas City. The organization helps promote positive change for refugees resettled by Catholic Charities. The Women’s Foundation of Greater Kansas City is providing a generous grant to New Roots for Refugees and giving more hope for refugees in Our Town.

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