KC Cares!

Last weekend, Ella’s Hope for Autism asked several small local businesses to help raise funds for individuals living with Autism and Promote KC and Ella’s Hope would like to say a big “THANKS!” to those businesses!


Chicken-N-Pickle, one of the newest family-friendly hotspots in #KC held the dine-to-donate fundraiser and we would like to give them a huge thank you for being the hostess with the most-est! Fans and friends noshed on chicken and waffles, fried chicken, avocado toast (to name a few) and cheered on the MU Tigers and KS Wildcats! CNP gave Ella’s Hope 10% of all sales from 11-2 and made a huge impact on the lives of people living with autism! Such a great way to #givelocal!

KC Bier CO

We love our #local beer! Thank you to our favorite KC Bier Co  for donating beer for our goodie bags up for auction! One lucky winner also received two tickets to the upcoming KC Beerfest! Happy to #supportlocal!


Z-Trip has always been a loyal supporter of local charity and we thank them for their donation of gift card credits for rides home. We know it will be put to good use by the lucky recipient. #drivelocal


Maloney’s is a tried and true tradition in Overland Park and we appreciate their support with a donation of a gift certificate to our silent auction goodie bags! Thank you! #eatlocal

Crazy Good Eats!

Olathe-based restaurant and catering Crazy Good Eats donated a gift card for our goodie bags as well! We are crazy thankful for restaurants like this one who give back to worthy causes! #eatlocal!

Camp Encourage

Camp Encourage, a non-profit that provides overnight camp experiences for inividuals with autism here in the KC area generously donated a cool plaid cooler and swag bag as well as two tickets to their annual Evening with the ‘Rents fundraiser- a very fun event that is happening in March! For more information or to buy tickets/donate visit their website. They also have their annual Smores & Pours on October 18th-another fun and delicious evening and great way to give back!

Paws 4 Autism

Everybody loves dogs and thanks to Paws 4 Autism, one lucky recipient left with a Paws 4 Autism Swag bag, full of treats for man’s best friend! Paws 4 Autism, based out of Lee’s Summit trains dogs in therapy and service for individuals with autism and holds several fundraisers throughout the year. For more information, please visit their website to donate or give back to this amazing group!

Ella’s Hope also had several individuals that contributed to the auction from local biz in the community. A big thanks to the following:

Lisa White Neyens-Frazier Neyens Group-Primelending 

Thanks to Lisa and PrimeLending- Lee’s Summit, one lucky recipient took home our own Kansas City Chiefs Tailgate Swag! We appreciate your support and loved seeing all the Chiefs’ gear!

Kyle and Carlye Ehman 

Kyle and Carlye, parents of a son on the spectrum, donated their time as well as a gift certificate to local restaurant Le Fou Frog and a nice bottle of French wine! Carlye, who is a Crunchi Advocate for Crunchi Cosmetic line, a line created by everyday women who have become more aware of the potentially harmful ingredients found in their daily use cosmetics and are seeking safer alternatives, donated Crunchi Nightlight® a toxin-free night cream works all night to rejuvenate your skin. If interested in learning more or trying these products, contact Carlye at https://www.crunchi.com/carleyehman

Amy Gingrich, Associate Director Stella & Dot 

Amy has always been a generous supporter of Ella’s Hope and did not disappoint with the donation of the Margeaux Clutch and Love Necklace from Stella and Dot! Amy can help you with any of your Style needs with Stella & Dot! To contact Amy, explore or shop her bebsite at https://www.stelladot.com/sites/amygingrich

Jenna Brady Joplin

This local mom donated some wonderful hand-etched wine glasses that coupled beautifully with Plaza restaurnat Cooper Hawk’s wine tasting! A very deserving recipient loved taking this home!! Contact Promote KC if you are interested in Jenna’s wine glasses for yourself!

An additional thank you goes out to all the friends and family of Ella’s Hope and Promote KC that came out and cheered on their favorite team for a good cause! A grand total from Chicken-N-Pickle, our auction and online donates totaled a little over $1500 and will be used for various organizations helping individuals with autism. Thank you KC! #givelocal #supportlocal #eatlocal #drinklocal #donatelocal #PromoteKC