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Northland Shepherd’s Center to hold Jazz It Up Gala Fundraiser


On April 29, Northland Shepherd’s Center will hold its annual gala fundraiser, Jazz It Up!, at the Argosy Casino Hotel and Spa in Riverside.

Cocktails and silent auction begin at 5:30 p.m. Joel Nichols, co-host of KSHB Channel 41’s KC Live, is the emcee with The James Rojas Band providing the music. The auctioneer is Jeff Cates of Cates Auction & Realty Co., Inc. The honorary event chair is Southwest Airlines Community Giving Board, which has been a supporter and friend of Northland Shepherd’s Center (NSC) for years. Vocal auction offerings include a San Francisco Get-Away with airline tickets and a chauffeured wine tour, a Side of Beef, Meierotto’s Jewelry and Disney Tickets.

NSC provides essential services at no cost to older adults in the northland in partnership with its 50 community organizations as well as faith-based organizations. NSC makes a huge difference in the lives of 60+ adults who live in Clay and Platte Counties, helping them thrive in the community and maintain their dignity, continued productivity and independence as long as they are able. The northland is one of the most rapidly growing locations in the state of Missouri for these adults.

Among its essential services, NSC provides a health and benefits support team, care calls, friendly visitors, minor home repairs and transportation to medical appointments. NSC also offers excellent programs to stimulate the mind, body and/or soul, including Adventures in Learning, BreakTime Club, Healthy Lifestyle Classes, Just 4 Fun Tours and more. NSC provides a meaningful outlet for its 300+ volunteers (often older adults themselves) to offer approximately 52,000 hours of service to nearly 3,350 clients annually. NSC also keeps volunteers and clients informed and connected through a bimonthly newsletter, an informative website and Facebook page.

Tickets for Jazz It Up are $80/person. To purchase tickets or find out more about NSC, call 816-452-4536, email [email protected] or visit http://northlandsc.org. For more information, contact Rebecca Gordon, Executive Director, [email protected]thlandsc.org, 816-452-4536.

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