November 18, 2023

Shop local and buy handmade, while helping other. Keith and Wanda Davenport, owners of IBD Promotions, select a different charity to support at each of their five art and craft shows each year. Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC-KC) made an impact on them when their twin granddaughters were prematurely born. They are grateful for the support their family received and want to give back. On December 1st and 2nd, 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 financial donations to support the families who have to stay at the RMHC-KC while their children are healing.

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. Annually, RMHC-KC supports over 8,000 families in its three Houses and 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.

‘Tis the Season Art & Craft Show features only vendors who handmake their products locally. Families are encouraged to attend and visit Santa and Mrs. Claus on Saturday, December 2nd between 12:00 and 3:00.

The Pavilion at John Knox Village is located at 520 NW Murray Road, Lee’s Summit, MO. The show hours are Friday, December 1st from 10:00 to 6:00 and Saturday, December 2nd from 10:00 to 4:00.

The Ronald McDonald House is where sick children and their families stay close to the care that they need. On any given night the Ronald McDonald House of Kansas City will serve 87 families. And in 2018, their houses and family rooms provided comfort and care to over 7,500 families as well as opened their doors to support over 60,000 visits from family and friends of in-patients at Children’s Mercy Hospital. For more information visit their website