Weekend benefit raises funds for PACES in WyCo
A benefit is set this weekend to support ongoing operations of Robert’s Place, new emergency shelter for kids in crisis in Wyandotte County.
A Luau with Love is set from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday at the St. Patrick Parish Center, 94th and State Avenue, Kansas City, Kan. Last year’s Luau raised funds to help build the new emergency shelter operated by PACES and Wyandot, Inc., Wyandotte County’s mental health agency.
The shelter is named in memory of Robert Zevenbergen, son of Wyandot, Inc.’s former president/CEO. Robert, 20, was killed in a car accident in March 2014.
The shelter serves kids removed from their homes due to suspected abuse. It also provides respite for our PACES consumers who are facing emotional or behavioral challenges and whose families need a temporary break to help avoid out-of-home placement of the kids. Kids stay at the shelter up to 72 hours.
Luau tickets are $25 per person and include beverages and a buffet dinner. For more information, call 913-328-4667 or visit paceskidsshelter.org.
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