Maggie Goldsborough, Kate Reinhardt, Summer Waris are the 2018 chairs of the Gift Gallery.
The holiday season is upon us and soon our schedules will fill, to-do lists will seem endless and with this hustle and bustle we can easily forget the joy that comes with giving back. There is no better way to celebrate the season than by fellowship with loved ones, gratitude and giving back.
Next weekend – Friday, November 9th and Saturday, November 10th – before the onset of Christmas parties, school programs and family dinners, the women of Mothers of Young Children at Curé of Ars will host the 16th Annual Gift Gallery, a fundraising event that provides an opportunity for others to give back simply by buying gifts. This one-of-a-kind shopping event brings together over 40 artisans and vendors, selling unique items that are perfect gifts for family and friends (and perhaps yourself). On Friday evening, enjoy early access shopping to our amazing selection of vendors, wine including a complimentary wine glass, appetizers, door prizes and swag bags (while supplies last)! On Saturday, enjoy festive music, complimentary breakfast food and coffee while you shop for a cause! 20% of every dollar spent at the event, will be donated to local children’s charities and scholarship funds—this has amounted to more than $260,000 in donations over the past 15 years!
One such organization that Gift Gallery is proud to support is the Catholic Education Foundation. CEF provides scholarships for students living in poverty allowing them to attend Catholic schools located throughout Northeast Kansas. This year more than 1,600 students at 24 schools will receive scholarships from the Catholic Education Foundation totaling more than $2.1 million. Allowing students to attend the CEF-supported Catholic high school increases their chances of graduating by more than 25% as compared to their peers at the neighborhood school three blocks away. At the CEF-supported high school, students also are attending college in much greater percentages compared to their peers at the neighborhood school (97% vs. 40%).
Gift Gallery is proud to partner with such a great organization. We look forward to seeing you at Gift Gallery!
COME. SHOP. GIVE!
What: The 16th Annual Gift Gallery
When: Saturday, November 10th, from 9am to 3pm and BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND – Preferential Shopping Night, Friday, November 9th, from 5:30pm to 8:30pm.
Where: Curé of Ars School, 9401 Mission Road in Leawood
Admission: Friday Night / Preferential Shopping Night Out tickets: $20 (includes Saturday admission). Saturday / Gift Gallery tickets: $5.