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The LIGHT House ‘Revs Up’ for Gala

Want a look at some of world’s rarest autos? You’ll have a chance at The LIGHT House benefit “Gala” on April 9, 2016 from 6:00 – 10:00 p.m. at the Armacost Museum in Grandview. The event celebrates of 30 years of support for pro-life ministries in our community. All proceeds from the event support The LIGHT House.

For over three decades, the organization has given hope to young women facing untimely pregnancies, by offering a variety of services to girls in need. The agency strives to provide the most comprehensive, Christ-centered service in the Kansas City metro area.

The event will feature an Italian meal catered by Garozzo’s Ristorante, a silent auction and a tour of the magnificent Armacost Museum where “Great Automobiles of the Past and Present Come Alive.” U.S. Representative Vicky Hartzler will serve as the Master of Ceremonies. Individual tickets for this Gala are $100. Tables of ten are also available on a limited basis.

The museum’s collection is an eclectic one with cars ranging from a 1910 International to a Ferrari Testarossa. The premier mark in the collection 28 Studebakers ranging from a 1915 SD4 Touring car to a 1964 GT Hawk. There are many Studebakers from the 20’s and 30’s, considered the heyday for Studebaker. In addition to cars, there is an extensive collection of antique pedal cars, motorcycles, bicycles, automotive related art and a large collection of gas-powered toys. The museum encompasses two floors covering 44,000 square feet. The Armacost Museum is not open to the public, but is only available to select fund-raising and charitable organizations.

The LIGHT House is an iconic institution in Kansas City’s pro-life efforts. The Maternity Home provides residential services for young ladies aged 12-21 who need a safe place to stay while pregnant. A young woman may come to The LIGHT House at any time in her pregnancy and a full array of services is provided for her to help ensure a healthy delivery for both mother and child. These include life skills courses, case management services, parenting and nutrition classes, Bible studies and daily devotions, counseling and after-care support. Services are also provided for expectant mothers who already have children younger than 18 months.

The Outreach Program provides services not only to the maternity home clients but also to young women and their small children who live in the community. This weekly gathering provides a time of fellowship, life skills courses, parenting classes, Bible study and case management. By being involved in the Outreach Program, mothers are expected to learn parenting, nutrition, life and leadership skills to become self-sufficient. A typical week will have 20 to 25 young mothers in attendance.

Mothers who attend the Outreach Program and expectant mothers in the Maternity Home are able to earn coupons for participation, which they can use to “purchase” items in the Baby Boutique. They can “purchase” items like diapers, wipes, bottles, strollers, car seats, clothes and more.

The LIGHT House is an affiliate of MBCH Children and Family Ministries.

For more information or to order tickets, contact Joann Britt at 816-898-1094 or email joann.britt@mbch.org.