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Kansas City Metro Men’s Chorus Concert to benefit Shepherd’s Center of Raytown

Kansas City Metro Men’s Chorus

Concert to benefit Shepherd’s Center of Raytown

Saturday, November 5, 2016
4:00 pm

Blue Ridge United Methodist Church 
5055 Blue Ridge Boulevard 
Kansas City, Missouri 64133 

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Public Library food for fines program

Help some one in need and pay off those old late book fines at the same time.


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Benefit Concert for REAP honoring Al Brown

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Race for Hope Focuses on Children in KC and Around the World

Although the May 16, KC Northland Race for Hope is about running and exercise, it’s also a tale of local people who want to help children throughout the region and around the world.

Much of the story involves Rachel and Gary Chaney, a Kearney couple whose volunteer work in Haiti and Zambia are leading them to lengths that some may find extreme. For them, it’s literally a calling.

The two—she’s a nurse and he’s a nurse practitioner—began volunteering for two weeks each year in Haiti about the time their now seven-year-old daughter was born. Through Rachel’s mother, who is president of All God’s Children Clinic of Hope in Zambia, they have begun stints there more recently.

“We just saw the need,” Rachel Chaney says today. “They asked us to do a healthcare mission, basically a ‘suitcase medicine clinic.’ We thought, ‘Why not?’”

The idea of an organized run to raise funds was Gary’s. “He’s been a runner in the past and saw the clinic’s work for orphans and children as a natural,” she said, noting the clinic’s region in Zambia has one of the largest populations of orphans in the world.

A year ago, the couple sat down with a small group to brainstorm. Among them was Craig Williams, a Liberty resident and avid runner, who noted that the Northland has yet to host its own major half-marathon. Williams also suggested additional charities related to children, including the Kansas City Police Athletic League (PAL) and the Northland Early Childhood Education Center. Rachel also suggested Feed Northland Kids, which she had worked with through her church.

“We wanted to have a focus,” Chaney explained. “I grew up going to Northland schools, and my sister is a North Kansas City School District teacher. The more vulnerable the children are, the more I want to help.”

Organizing the event has been daunting, but it’s, again, only part of the story. Williams is dreaming of hosting a larger event next year, a full marathon, and the Chaneys are planning to move to Zambia in August. Together with their children, Leah, 7, and Luke, 5, they will stay until a new clinic is completed.

“This is the first time I’ve bought one-way tickets,” she laughed. “We’re committed until the clinic is built, but someone’s already donated a well. We’ll just see how long it takes.”

The Kansas City Northland Race for Hope will begin at Sam’s Club near Highway 152 and Flintlock Road at 7:30 a.m. Saturday, May 16. Courses include the half marathon, a 5K and a 50-yard “Hero Dash” for children. Both children and adults are encouraged to dress in their favorite superhero costumes. More information is available at www.raceforhopekc.com.

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Rachel Chaney (right) is a Kearney nurse who is organizing the May 16 Race for Hope Kansas City to raise funds for needy children, including those who use a clinic in Zambia where she has worked and plans to reside beginning in August.

 

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Gary Chaney of Kearney relaxed a moment with one of his patients during a recent visit to All God’s Children Clinic of Hope in Zambia. Chaney, a nurse practitioner, will move there with his family in August, after he and his wife finish organizing the Kansas City Race For Hope May 16.

Rummage Sale and Raffle for Children’s Lunches

RaytownOnline.com visited the Rummage Sale and Raffle event early this morning and observed the already had the makings of a large garage sale, and that more items were coming in while we were there.  There were already many bargains and even more important, the raffle has a huge number of good to great prizes.  This raffle may end up having one of the biggest prizes to tickets sold ratios I have ever seen.   I regret I only bought 3 tickets.

The location is behind Stumbles Bar and Grill on 350 Highway, next to the Quick Trip.

The Children’s Lunch Ministry faces an unexpected 33% increase in needs this year.  This is just one example of the community getting behind the program.

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Below are just a few of the raffle items. Seriously the list is huge, it has grown a lot larger than the previously posted flier.  Home Skillet alone donated 10 $25 gift coupons.

 

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Summer Lunch Program Fundraiser

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Charity Golf Tournament

Click HERE to download the entry form in PDF format

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Raytown Summer Childrens Lunch Program needs our help

The Raytown Summer Childrens Lunch Ministry does not have enough funds to complete its mission of providing free healthy lunches to low-income children in Raytown for the period between the end of Summer School and the start of the Fall semester. This is the seventh year for the program and the need exceeded their expected 600 children, an aditional 200 more children have shown up.  They need your help.

RaytownOnline.com is adding them to the Ads for Charity program. Any donation of at least $20 gets not one, but a two month ad on RaytownOnline.com for free. Please make the donation directly to the charity and tell them it is part of RaytownOnline.com’s Ads for Charity.  The ads run in the left hand column on the website and the highest donation gets the top location.

The Raytown Summer Lunch Ministry is coordinated by Raytown Christian Church in conjunction with the following…

Blue Ridge Bible Church
Blue Ridge Boulevard UMC
Blue Ridge Christian Church DOC
Gas Mart Convenience Store
Eastgate Christian Church DOC
Laurel Hills Elementary School Staff
Peace Lutheran Church
Raytown C-2 School District
Raytown Retired Teachers Association
Raytown High School National Honor Society
Raytown UPS Store
Sterling Acres Baptist Church
Blue Ridge Presbyterian
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
Kansas City Men’s Chorus
Lake Lotawana Optimist Club
Raytown Hy-Vee
River Church
Southwood United Church of Christ
St. Bernadette’s Catholic Church
Taylor Business Group
Pink Hill Properties

More information on how to donate or volunteer can be found at their website http://raytownsummerlunch.info/

This recent program ran on KCTV5 and we thank them for providing the code to embed their video.

Great Hot Dogs for Charity

Want a GREAT hotdog? From 11:00 am to 2:00 pm this Saturday and Sunday, you get a great Hebrew National hotdog and a soda for a donation to the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. The location is Westlake Ace Hardware, just East of Raytown Road on 350 Highway.

I bite into one and noticed that it was way above the average frank, so I ask the griller what was the brand and he showed me the package. Hebrew Nationals ranks up in the top 4 or 5 premium hotdogs in the country in my opinion. They are ALL beef, and on the level of Nathans, Vienna, or Sabretts in quality and number of devotees. I am going back to eat a couple more.

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One Spirit United Methodist Church Annual Rummage Sale

One Spirit United Methodist Church Annual Rummage Sale
7900 Blue Ridge Blvd
Wed. Apr 30, 8am to 6pm
Thurs.& Fri. May 1 & 2, 9am to 4pm
Sat. May 3, 9am to noon
Clothing, household items, furniture, toys, books, etc.
Lunch served daily ($), soups, sandwiches, pies
All proceeds go to help women and children’s missions

 

goodbidding.org Thrift & Flea ribbon cutting ceremony on Wednesday, November 13th at 11:00am

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goodbidding.org Thrift and Flea is located at 10227 East 61st Street, next to Raytown High School.

goodbidding.org Thrift & Flea is an organization dedicated to connecting charities with the funds raised from resold items. Goods are offered for sale via the store and website.  When items are purchased from goodbidding.org Thrift & Flea, proceeds are directed to local charities.  By donating to us (donations are tax deductible), you will help to raise awareness of a local charities and provide them much needed funds.

WE NEED YOUR HELP!  Donate items to stock the shelves.  Nominate eligible charities.  Buy it for good.  Visit the store or website today!  Please visit the flea market booths that are also making a difference. Together we can make a difference in our community.

Additionally a grand opening event will be held Saturday, November 16th from 10:00 – 4:00.

The video has a special pre-recorded guest appearance by Mayor Bower.

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You are invited to be a part of goodbidding.org Thrift & Flea ribbon cutting ceremony on Wednesday, November 13th at 11:00am.  goodbidding.org Thrift & Flea is an organization dedicated to connecting charities with the funds raised from resold items. Goods are offered for sale via the store and website.  When items are purchased from goodbidding.org Thrift & Flea, proceeds are directed to local charities.  By donating to us (donations are tax deductible), you will help raise awareness of local charities and provide them much needed funds.  WE NEED YOUR HELP!  Donate items to stock the shelves.  Nominate eligible charities.  Buy it for good.  Visit the store or website today!  Please visit the flea market booths that are also making a difference. Together we can make a difference in our community.  Additionally a grand opening event will be held Saturday, November 16th from 10:00 – 4:00.

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goodbidding.org Thrift and Flea is located at 10227 East 61st Street, Raytown, Missouri.

Goodbidding Foundation, Inc

goodbidding_logo(color)At goodbidding.org Thrift and Flea we are all about community.  That’s why our motto is:  “Buy it for Good”. 

Goodbidding Foundation, Inc. operates a non-profit thrift store and flea market with the goal of presenting much of our sales proceeds to charities who have teamed up with us.

That’s where you come in.  We rely on local businesses and friendly folks like you who generously donate your new or gently used items to our store at 10227 East 61st and Blue Ridge Blvd. in Raytown.  The next step is getting the community into the store.  We do advertise, but the best advertisement we can get is by word of mouth.

Ask us, or go to our website and see how we can help your non-profit or charity or one you know of that would like to team up with us.  We love to add charitable organizations to our roster.

We would love to have you and your friends come and check us out at our store.  You can feel good about all your purchases, knowing you’re getting a great deal and your helping those in our community.

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816-763-4243 (fax)

p.s.  Don’t forget to be our friend and follow us on twitter, facebook and linkedin

New Dwayne Bowe Foundation fundraiser video

The Bowe Foundation fundraiser was a great event for Raytown and this video has some nice footage and photos that were not seen in previous articles. For all you Chiefs fans out there, enjoy.

Jerome Barnes interview of Rishaw Johnson & more photos

 

Click on a picture once to see it in medium detail. Click on it again to see it in full detail. 

 

Members of the Chiefs offensive line visited Raytown’s KFC

 Four members of the Chiefs offensive line, KC Wolf and two of the cheerleaders  visited Raytown’s KFC to meet with fans and raise awareness for First Downs for Down Syndrome.  KFC has also been a supporter of First Downs for Down Syndrome for a decade.  More photos, video on the event and a player  interview by RaytownOnline.com’s sports reporter Jerome Barnes will be featured in future posts. 

For more on the Chiefs offensive line’s FDFDS, click HERE.  

For more about First Down for Down Syndrome, click HERE.

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The cheerleaders were a favorite with the young ladies

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From left to right, RaytownOnline.com sports reporter Jerome Barnes, Sean McGrath #84 tight end, Jeff Allen #71 guard, Rishaw Johnson #75 guard, and Branden Albert #76 tackle.

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The KC Wolf 

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Sean McGrath #84 tight end, Jeff Allen #71 guard, Rishaw Johnson #75 guard pose with a young fan.

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Autograph time

 

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The Chiefs are at KFC today at noon

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Come join us today from Noon-1pm at the Raytown KFC to meet with other fans and raise awareness for First Downs for Down Syndrome. 

Fans stopping by will have the opportunity to meet members of the Chiefs offensive line, Chiefs Cheerleaders and have their picture taken with KC Wolf.

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9924 E. Highway 350
Raytown, MO 64133

More info here: http://chfs.me/16S91eB

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Eddie Kinneson and others interview Kevin Page at the Dwayne Bowe Foundation fundraiser in Raytown.

The Raytown Cardinals Cheerleaders (grade school version)

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The Cardinals Cheerleaders performing at the Dwayne Bowe Foundation fundraiser at Raytown’s Extreme Grand Prix Family Fun Center. 

A message about the Dwayne Bowe Foundation

Monday evening the Dwayne Bowe Foundation held a fundraiser at Raytown’s Extreme Grand Prix Family Fun Center. The turnout was great and RaytownOnline.com will be publishing photos and videos from the event as there is time to process them. The most important video comes first, it is about the purpose of the Dwayne Bowe Foundation.

Dwayne Bowe Foundation kickoff fundraiser in Raytown

Dwayne Bowe will be in Raytown on Monday September 16th at the Extreme Grand Prix Family Fun Center. The doors will open for the event at 7:00 pm. Check out the poster for details as this is a RSVP event for charity.  Tickets to win Dwayne’s Dodge Charger will be available at the event and the proceeds go to charity.  

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Raytown South Soccer annual alumni soccer challenge

Raytown South Soccer programs will be hosting the 4th annual alumni soccer challenge as a fundraiser for both the boys and girls soccer teams. 

 –           June 8th   from 3:30 until about 8:00

–          For all former RSHS soccer players

–          Contact us for more information or if interested in playing

–          Shirts, awards, concessions, and a silent auction are all a part of the event.

–          Spectators are welcome and encouraged to come check out auction items

–          For questions, contact dan.porter@raytownschools.org or ryan.murdock@raytownschools.org

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REAP Fundraiser BBQ

The Raytown food bank (Raytown Emergency Assistance Program) is having a Fundraising BBQ this coming Saturday. Please come out for a good cause. 

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Raytown Rotary and Boy Scout Food Drive for REAP

April 20, 2013 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm  at Cosentino’s Apple Market 11501 East 63rd Street and Wal-Mart – 10300 Missouri 350 Highway. 

 

Raytown High School to host “Relay For Life”

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Raytown High School is proud to be hosting a Relay For Life event on April 19 from 7:00pm-12:00am in the Raytown High School Gymnasium.

Relay for Life is the signature fundraising event for the American Cancer Society(ACS). ACS provides numerous programs for those who are battling cancer or recently recovering. A requested donation of $10 to the event per person allows attendees access to games, music, bands, activities and lots of fun for people of all ages!

Those who cannot attend the event can still donate at  www.RelayForLife.org/RaytownYouthMO  or by mailing donations to: RaytownHigh School, Attn.: Relay For Life, 6019 Blue Ridge Blvd.Raytown, Mo.64133. All money raised directly benefits the American Cancer Society and there numerous programs to help those battling cancer.

Sponsors are also looking for cancer survivors or anyone currently battling cancer, for a survivor dinner at 6:00 p.m. the same night at the high school.  Those seeking additional information  about the dinner or planning to attend should contact Hannah Treat at musictreats96@yahoo.com.

Research shows that 1 in 2 men and 1 in 3 women will be diagnosed with cancer. We believe in this event because everyone will be affected by cancer at some point in their life. We encourage you to donate to this great cause that could help you and your family in the future.

For more information or any questions please contact sponsors at: raytownrelay4life@yahoo.com or Sarah.Thompson@raytownschools.org