The KMBZ Caring For Kids radiothon helps KC's abused and neglected children

August 14, 2019 - 10:48 am
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Kansas City, MO - The Caring For Kids Radiothon benefiting the Children's Shelter runs Thursday, August 15th from 7am to 9pm.

Over the course of three decades, the shelter has taken in more than 7,200 Missouri children who were taken from their homes because of abuse or neglect. The shelter provides care for up to 20 children at a time.

 

HOW TO DONATE

Call 913-744-3877 during the Radiothon to pledge your support.

Make a secure donation online here.

You can also simply dial #250 from your mobile phone - and say "Salvation Army" - and you'll be connected to volunteers to make your donation!  (Use your phone, not a text).

 

GO INSIDE THE SHELTER


 

Developing an attachment to the kids, most of whom are placed by the foster care system, is easy, said Erin Eaton, shelter director.

Eaton says her husband sometimes ribs her about checking the back seat of the car in case she brought home one of the youngsters. 

There are constant reminders of the resiliency of children, especially those who take on adult responsibliities. Eaton remembers the 12-year-old sister of a little boy who had been sexually abused.

Eaton says the girl was like a guardian angel to her brother.

"He would go to bed and she would just post up outside his door, in a rocking chair, and play a little game, maybe read a book until she knew he was safe and asleep," Eaton said. "She sat outside his room for about half an hour every night because he had been the identified target of such violent abuse, she needed to know that he was safe."

2019 Radiothon Donation Opportunities

Topgolf Tickets – $200.00

  • We will be at Topgolf in Overland Park on September 20, 2019 from 2 to 6pm. 
  • The Dana & Parks show will be there for a live remote.
  • This donation level gives you one ticket to that event and includes 2 hours of golf and access to our premium buffet and cash bar.

Topgolf Team - $1,500.00

  • We will be at Topgolf in Overland Park on September 20, 2019 from 2 to 6pm. 
  • The Dana & Parks show will be there for a live remote.
  • This donation level gives you 6 tickets to that event and includes 2 hours of golf and access to our premium buffet and cash bar.
  • You also get 2 spectator tickets for those that want to enjoy the buffet & remote, but don’t want to play golf.

Golf with Dana - $1,000.00

  • Golf with Dana after the live remote at Topgolf in Overland Park on September 20, 2019 from 6 to 7pm. 
  • This donation level gives you 1 ticket to golf with Dana for one hour, as well as appetizers for the group.
  • Limited Opportunity - Only 11 tickets are available.

Sporting KC Tickets - $500.00

  • Sporting KC vs Houston Dynamo game on Saturday, August 31, 2019 at 7:30pm. 
  • Tickets are for the Mazuma Mezzanine, directly above the heart & soul of Children’s Mercy Park, the Cauldron. 
  • This donation level gives you one ticket to the game, access to a premium buffet and cash bar, plus you can enter the park 90 minutes early and enjoy the game from this luxury location.
  • Limited Opportunity: Only 40 tickets are available.

Mavericks Tickets Package - December 6 @7:05pm - $500.00

  • Donate to receive tickets to the Mavericks hockey game against Wichita Thunder on Friday, December 6 at 7:05pm at the Silverstein Eye Centers Arena. 
  • This opportunity includes 4 center ice tickets for the game with 4 VIP seats on the players bench during warm-ups.
  • December 6 is Salvation Army night at the Mavericks game! The Salvation Army in Kansas City will compete with The Salvation Army in Wichita to see which fan base (the Mavericks or the Thunder) can raise more in donations during the games between the two teams. 
  • Limited Opportunity: Only one package of 4 tickets is available.

K-State Basketball Tickets Package - November 13 - $600.00

  • Donate to receive tickets to the K-State Men's Basketball game against Monmouth on Wednesday, November 13. 
  • This opportunity includes 4 tickets in a loge box during the game. 
  • Limited Opportunity: Only one package of 4 tickets is available.

Matching Gifts

  • We have two matching gifts of $5,000 from an anonymous donor. They have asked that we spread these out and do them at two different times during the day.

 

 

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