Thursday, April 26, 2012

National Crime Victims' Rights Week

Every year in April a week is set aside to honor victims of crime. This year April 22-28 is set aside as National Crime Victims’ Rights Week. The theme for this year is "Extending the Vision: Reaching Every Victim".

I think it is extremely important to take a moment and honor those who have been traumatized by crime. There are so many types of crimes and victims in our country every year, many that go unnoticed and unrecognized. There are many agencies and people working to alleviate crime, but unfortunately we are not there yet.

At Hope House our mission is break the cycle of violence and to offer services to those who are victims of the crime of domestic violence. Many people still do not think of domestic violence as a crime, but think of it as a "family matter". It
is a crime and many in our community are partnering with us to stop this hideous crime from continuing to affect another generation.

We are grateful for all those who work with us to provide services to our clients so they can live a life free of abuse:

  • Police
  • Prosecutors
  • Probation and parole
  • Physicians and dentists
  • Social workers
  • Attorneys 
  • And many others too numerous to list

We are grateful for all they do to help our clients get back on their feet. We couldn’t do what we do without those partnerships.

During this week, let’s all take a moment to stop and think about those who have been victimized and who need help and support. If you know someone who has been a victim of a crime, I encourage you to reach out to them with a listening ear, or support in some other way. Recovering from a crime is not easy and every bit of support helps.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Celebrity Golf Classic

It is that time of year again! We are gearing up for our 8th annual Hope Takes Flight Celebrity Golf Classic. The tournament has been a huge success and this year will be no exception. 

The event will take place on Monday, May 21st at the Creekmoor Golf Club in Raymore, Missouri. Registration begins at 10AM and shotgun start at 11:45AM. 

Even if you are not a golfer, come out to see us. We will have a silent auction with lots of great items to bid on. We would love to see you there.

The tournament is one way we raise money for our daily operations. It is a great opportunity for you to have fun, enjoy the outdoors with a few of your friends, and help a support Hope House at the same time.

We will feed you lots of great food and give you a wonderful goody bag. We offer great prizes to the top three winning teams and winners of the competitions. Plus, there are opportunities to win great auction items. It is a win-win for you and for Hope House.

The golf course is one of the finest in the metro area and your team will be paired with a local celebrity. What are you waiting for? Sign up foryour sponsorship today.

If you haven’t joined us at this event, now is the time. It was a sell out last year so don’t wait too long or you might miss out on the fun!

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Margarita Ball

Spring is in the air and we are gearing up for our new event the Margarita Ball. It is sure to be a great time with music, margaritas and lots of food. We are excited about this new event and are looking forward to a great crowd.

The event will be April 13th from 7-11 PM at Studio Dan Meiners, 2500 West Pennway in Kansas City, Missouri (map it)

We’ll have two bands to entertain you:  Idle Time, a Jimmy Buffett cover band, as well as one of Kansas City’s most popular bands, The Zeros, who will be playing all your favorite 80s tunes. During breaks and between bands we are thrilled to have DJ Ashton Martin keeping everyone dancing.

We will have an auction with great items like 4 tickets to see Jimmy Buffet at the Sprint Center on April 21st in the luxurious KCP&L suite, a Chiefs’ luxury suite with 8 parking passes for the 2nd pre-season game, plus many more exciting items.

Thank you to Pat and Becky Dunn, the event’s honorary chairs, and working chairs Amy Blunt, Angela Nadler and Cici Rojas. It is going to be a fun-filled evening and we would love to have you join us.

Visit our website for more information, and to purchase your tickets. Online ticketing will close at 12:01AM on Thursday, April 12. After that time, please call Libby at 816-206-5823 to inquire about ticket availability.