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Hope House


Fall 2010

More than 500 people filled the room on August 21 for a night of bidding, celebrating, sharing and most importantly, supporting Hope House. For the thousands of clients that Hope House serves every year, this means a stronger safety net of services. KCP&L was the Principal Underwriter of the evening, and provided our chair-couples in Liz and Bill Downey, and Susie and Chuck Caisley. The ad (shown right) ran in the program book that night and appears here as a benefit of their sponsorship. Former Lee’s Summit mayor Karen Messerli was honored with the Barbara Potts Award that evening. The award was created in honor of the former Mayor of Independence, Barbara Potts, who had the vision and the drive to begin a shelter for victims of domestic violence in Eastern Jackson County. The Barbara Potts award is given each year at Hope & All That Jazz to a dedicated individual that has tirelessly volunteered their time and energies to the cause

Former Lee’s Summit mayor Karen Messerli accepts the Barbara Potts Award.

of helping battered women and children. Congratulations, Karen! The evening moved in to high gear with the live auction, which featured items such as a $7000 Alaskan Fur, the KCP&L Sprint Center suite for 16 to see Carrie Underwood, a Grand Street dinner for 6 prepared in your home! Thanks to our generous supporters, Hope & All That Jazz produced gross revenues of $327,000! The dollars raised at Hope & All That Jazz mean hope and empowerment for more than 10,000 women and children escaping domestic violence annually.

Improving life in the communities we serve At KCP&L, we focus on making the Kansas City area a better place to live, to work, to succeed. That’s why we invest so much time, talent and capital in vital community organizations such as Hope House. And that’s why we are generating cleaner, greener and more efficient energy. To learn more, log on at We are honored to support Hope House and extremely proud that Liz and Bill Downey, and Susie and Chuck Caisley are your chair-couples for this evening’s event.

Capital Campaign Update

We’ve just been notified by the Kresge Foundation that we have satisfied the conditions of their $600,000 challenge grant, so fundraising for the $5 million Building Hope campaign is now completed, 3 months ahead of schedule! Work on the Independence campus is moving right along. Renovations and the construction of a 1,877 sq. ft. addition to the Shelter Building were completed at the end of August. The daycare renovations are near completion. The new therapy building is really taking shape (shown at left), and is goaled to be completed in early 2011.

Holiday Store Hope House created The Holiday Store so that none of our women and children will have to go through the holidays without presents. The Holiday Store is a place where our kids and moms can “shop” for presents for each other. The shopping is free to them because all of the gifts are donated by our community. Rooms are set up with gifts of all kinds, for all ages. The kids can get things like pajamas, bath products and jewelry for their moms. Moms can get things like CDs, Barbies and skateboards for their kids. And they know that someone in our community who they’ve never met cares about them. If you’d like to donate new, unwrapped gift items to The Holiday Store, we accept donations at both Hope House locations from 9AM to 5PM Monday through Friday. Please visit for gift suggestions. For driving directions, call 816-461-4188, ext. 0.

Shop for Hope with When you start your holiday shopping, remember to shop through and designate Hope House. The online merchants will donate anywhere from 1-20% of your total purchase to Hope House! This donation is paid for by the merchants, giving you another way to support us without spending anything else out of your own pocket. OneCause features all the onine merchants you’re likely to shop with such as Amazon, iTunes, Target, and Kohl’s. 2010-2011 BOARD OF DIRECTORS

ADVISORY BOARD Carol Sue Bass Sara Welch, Chairperson Jackie Clark Bill Moore, Vice Chairperson Dick Doherty Colleen Foudree Sal Montalbano, Treasurer Daren Fristoe Becky Sandring, Secretary Tom Holzbaur Amy Blunt, At Large J. Scott King Barbara Koirtyohann Roberta Abramson Kelly Hooker Tom Krewson Elizabeth Barnett Greg Lorei Phil LeVota Lisa Block Jim Morgan Carol Mays Judy Ness Chuck Caisley Angela Nadler Barbara Potts Rod Crawford CiCi Rojas Norman Swails Chris Ferguson Gary Walker Donna Watkins Charlie Harris, Jr. Dr. Makeba Williams Boatwright Lysle Weeks Sally Winship

HOPE HOUSE PO Box 577 Lee’s Summit, MO 64063 Phone: 816.461.4188 Hotline: 816.461.HOPE (4673) Metro Hotline: 816.HOTLINE (468-5463) Visit our website at Mary Anne Metheny, CEO Lee Marlin, Managing Editor For questions or comments, please email us at


Partners in Hope Spotlight

The Wild Women of Kansas City packed the house at The Phoenix on July 26 to benefit Hope House to the tune of $1,000.

Anytime Fitness of Lee’s Summit hosted the inaugural S.S. Hope 5K in Lee’s Summit on September 18. 140 people participated in the race that raised almost $4,000 for Hope House. Photo by Latterell Photography.

For the second year in a row, Chandler Mongeau, age 11, gave up his hard earned money for Hope House. His grandmother promised him $10 for every “A” he made that school year. By the time summer came around, Chandler had over $300 which he spent buying Urgent Needs items for our clients! Thank you, Chandler!

Title Boxing Club picked a cool, gorgeous day to host the inaugural Links of Hope golf tournament held at Eagles Landing. 60 golfers turned out and raised $7,216.25 to support Hope House services. The winning team from Global Vacation Network includes (l-r) Scott McLaren, Tom Lyons, David Poolman and Steve Alleman.

An annual October event, four local Beauty Brands stores give 100% of the proceeds of the sale of Redken’s GUTS to Hope House. Beauty Brands also generously offered to do mini makeovers (nails, hair and makeup) for our shelter clients in our Independence location. Feeling beautiful makes a difference!

In August, customers of Borders in Lee’s Summit donated hundreds of new books Hope House. Our clients will never have to be without an interesting read thanks to their amazing generosity.

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Now it’s even easier to help us with our Urgent Needs. Look for the Hope House Wish List on Sign in to your account; click on “Gifts & Wish Lists” at the top of the page; type Hope House in the box on the right that says “Find Wish Lists and Registries”; look for the Hope House logo on the list and start shopping! Just click and purchase, and Amazon will send our needed items directly to us!

Urgent Needs Paper Towels Toilet Paper Tampons (please, no pads) Hair conditioner Disposable razors Hair brushes Q-tips Hair Dressings, Gels and Pomades (For example, Fantasia Hair Polishing Styling Gel, Fantasia Frizz Busting Straightening Gel) Scalp Conditioners (For example, Africa’s Best Super Gro, Blue Magic Hair and Scalp Conditioner, or Olive Oil Scalp Treatment) Relaxers, Straighteners, and Texturizers (For example, Dark and Lovely Relaxer System, Pink Oil Conditioning Relaxer Kit)

Missouri Domestic Violence Shelter Tax Credits Available are offered to Missouri taxpayers including corporations, individuals, partnerships, S corporations and express companies.

Hope House is qualified to participate in the Domestic Violence Shelter Tax Credit Program. Under the program, a Missouri taxpayer who contributes at least $100 to a qualified shelter(s) for domestic violence victims during the taxable year is eligible for a tax credit equal to 50% of the amount contributed. Contributions of cash, securities, land, buildings, or vehicles are eligible for tax credits. The credits

Eligible gifts include: • Pledge payments (credits would be processed based on actual payment, not on your pledge itself); •

Payment for special event tickets and auction item(s) where the amount you pay is equal to or greater than $100 above the actual indicated fair market value of the benefit; and/or

Outright cash gifts to Hope House of $100 or more (this may be cumulative giving during the year).

These are dollar for dollar tax credits that reduce MO taxes by half of what you donate in addition to any federal tax deductions for charitable contributions. Tax credits are issued to eligible donors on a firstreserved, first-allocated basis. Please note there is a single page of paperwork to be completed in order to process the credits. Please contact Karma at or 816.257.9339 with questions or to indicate you would like to utilize these tax credits.

Hope House Fall 2010 Newsletter  

Hope House provides domestic violence services to the Kansas City metro area. In this issue: Cover: Hope & All That Jazz recap Page 2: Capi...

Hope House Fall 2010 Newsletter  

Hope House provides domestic violence services to the Kansas City metro area. In this issue: Cover: Hope & All That Jazz recap Page 2: Capi...