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  • Local Find #3 and #4: KC Holiday Gifts: Adopt Don’t Shop KC Gear

    We are combining #3 and #4 for a reason- buying something at www.adoptdontshopkc.com will not only bring a gift to a special someone (or pet) in your life, it will also give back to a local pet shelter in the metro area. Owner Scott Poore has a variety of gear to choose from. We like […] More

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    Adopt Don’t Shop KC: Scott Poore

    Adopt, Don’t Shop, KC! Scott Poore is still doing great things. Last year, we shared Scott and Bolt’s story, a story about one man’s quest to find a homeless dog a home. For the last three years, Scott worked tirelessly for Great Plains SPCA in KC, being an advocate for the homeless pets he saw […] More

  • No Shave “Believe in Your Beard” Campaign

    KC Beard Balms and Charlie Hustle Collaborate for A Great Cause On November 1st, our friends at KC Beard Balms and Charlie Hustle will launch a month-long campaign to help raise funds for Children’s Mercy. The two local companies have collaborated on a limited edition No Shave “Believe in your Beard” t-shirt. When you show […] More

  • Happy Habitat to Help Homeless

    Buy a Throw, Give a Throw! Winter is around the corner and it will be freezing in KC before we know it. Kansas City can bring brutally cold temps and according to the homeless coalition services, approximately 2,434 individuals were homeless in Kansas City in 2012. Of those 2434, the survey showed nearly 70 percent […] More

  • KC Local Week is Back!

    Supporting Local All Next Week in Kansas City In the past decade, America has seen the rise of a #supportlocal movement. The heart of what we call “the Heartland” is the people, working hard to grow the communities that we live in. We are learning to seek out the “Mom & Pop” businesses and support […] More

  • Dog Park KC: Have a Beer with Your Dog!

    Dogs + Coffee + Wine + Beer + Wifi + Fun = Amazingness We all love our dogs. At Promote KC, we love supporting the dogs and the great causes in KC. So, imagine a place that you can hang out with your dog, grab a drink, check some email and let your dog play […] More

  • KC Documentary on Gun Violence Needs Funding

    A Mother’s Fight For Justice Sadly, Kansas City saw 109 homicides due to gun violence in 2015, the most since 2011. Families are left in shock and sadness after these tragedies. Rosilyn Temple, a mother living in Kansas City, knows such tragedy. Temple lost her son, Antonio “PeeWee” Thompson, to homicide. Since his death, Rosilyn has […] More

  • What If You Could Walk into a Book?

    The World’s First Explorastorium The Rabbit Hole, the first explorastorium of it’s kind opened it’s door in the popular Crossroads district in KC last month. Described as an immersive storybook world with ever-changing galleries dedicated to the very best of children’s literature, this “explorastorium” for young (and young at heart!) readers is sure to please. There […] More

  • An Evening With The Rents Premieres Next Friday!

    Bringing Humor and Empowerment to Autism Community with Unique Comedy Event I am an Autism parent. I know how, with autism, we see struggles, difficulties, progress, triumphs and yes, even humor in our daily lives. In my house, with 2 children on the spectrum, there is lots of humor. One local KC group is skillfully […] More

  • Great Plains SPCA Needs Your Help!

    Will you donate today? Earlier this year, I wrote a story about Great Plains SPCA, my friend Scott Poore and how he helped a the gentle giant named Bolt find his “furever” home. So many great stories have come out of this place, always improving the life of a pet- and really, the people around […] More

  • Freely Given Giving Back

    This post might reach you a little late- I was surfing Facebook tonight and came upon a really cool shirt (I was looking for a new Royal’s or Chief’s shirt to wear this fall.) So, I found this shirt and then found the story behind it. Freely Given is a KC based company that is […] More

  • STEAM Studio building Strong Futures

    Teaching the Leaders of Tomorrow In recent years, STEM, a national initiative to teach rigorous curriculum of  Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, became a the buzz in education. Later, STEM evolved into STEAM where the disciplines of Art + Design were added and the STEAM movement took hold. Now, teachers, researchers, policy makers, students, and business […] More

  • Global First Responder – Helping the World, One Trip at a Time

    Those who instinctively charge in Every day it seems disaster strikes somewhere around the globe, and for the people in these regions, their world is literally turned upside down. Life as they know it comes to a stand still, and it takes outside intervention to help them get back on their feet. We are talking […] More

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    Scott Poore: Doing Great Things at Great Plains SPCA

    Dedication. What it takes to truly fight for something you believe in. What it takes to look into a shelter dog’s eyes and tell the world his story. What it takes to get a struggling 8-year old Great Dane named Bolt adopted. Scott Poore is one dedicated guy. At Great Plains SPCA, he is well known […] More

  • Dine for Paws at Tanner’s Bar & Grill

    Another great way to Dine and donate! One of our favorite ways to give back with delicious food and adorable dogs to adopt! #adoptdontshop Join Great Plains SPCA at Tanner’s Bar & Grill- 119th as we Dine for Paws! A percentage of sales from 5 pm-close will benefit the 35,000 pets we serve annually. We’ll […] More