Nov. 23, 2019

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Kansas City (RMHC-KC) keeps families together with their sick children when they are receiving medical care in local hospitals. On any given night, RMHC-KC helps 87 families reduce the burden of childhood illness through its lodging, programs and services. Last year, it supported 7,685 families in its three Houses and more than 60,000 visits from inpatients and their families at the Ronald McDonald Family Room within Children’s Mercy.

By providing a comfortable place to stay, warm meals and other supportive services, RMHC-KC works to keep families together during a difficult time. Families staying at RMHC-KC will experience a safe, peaceful environment so they can focus on what’s most important: their child’s health.

On December 6th & 7th, IBD Promotions will host a donation area for RMHC-KC at their ‘Tis the Season Art & Craft Show at the Pavilion at John Knox Village in Lee’s Summit. Vendors and customers will have the opportunity to donate gifts or money to support the families who stay at the RMHC-KC during the holidays.

Owners of IBD Promotions, Keith and Wanda Davenport, selected this charity because of a life-changing experience when their granddaughters were born. They are grateful for the support their family received from Ronald McDonald House and now want to give back to other families who stay there.

IBD Promotions selects a different charity at each of the four events that they manage and promote, and each has a personal meaning in their lives. “We are dedicated to helping others and giving back to the community. These shows allow us to share our passion with a wide audience and raise awareness and funds for these nonprofit organizations,” Wanda says.

‘Tis the Season Art & Craft Show was previously known as the Craft Patch and will feature only vendors who handmake their products locally. Families are encouraged to attend and visit Santa and Mrs. Claus on Saturday, December 7 between 12:00 and 2:00.

The Pavilion at John Knox Village is located at 520 NW Murray Road, Lee’s Summit, MO. The show hours are Friday, December 6th from 11:00 to 7:00 and Saturday, December 7th from 10:00 to 4:00.