Harvest Ball names groups that will get money from benefit

Organizers of the annual Harvest Ball fund-raiser recently announced the names of 38 Northland agencies that will receive funds from the annual charitable event this year.

The ball is the largest fund-raiser that specifically benefits Northland nonprofit human service agencies.

“We’re extremely excited to announce the deserving charitable organizations for 2007,” said Linda Brandom, co-chair of this year’s ball along with Jennifer Short. “The need for funding to assist area agencies continues to grow in our community.”

Grant recipients are: Assistance League of Kansas City, Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Greater Kansas City, Children’s Mercy Hospital & Clinics Northland, Clay County African American Legacy Inc., Clay County Clothes Closet, Concerned Care Inc., Earnest Shepherd Memorial Youth Center, The Family Conservancy/Food for Families, Freedom House, Friends of Parkville Animal Shelter, Harvesters-The Community Food Network, Healthy Families Counseling & Support, Hillcrest Transitional Housing of Clay County, Ian’s Rainbow Flu Program, Immacolata Manor, In As Much Ministry, Liberty Meals on Wheels, Martha Lafite Thompson Nature Sanctuary, Metropolitan Lutheran Ministries, Miles of Smiles, Northland Assistance Center, Northland Christmas Store, Northland Early Education Center, Northland Health Care Access, Northland Meals on Wheels, Northland Neighborhoods Inc., Platte Senior Services Inc., Salvation Army Northland Corps., Excelsior Springs Salvation Army, Shepherds Center of the Northland, Southern Platte County Emergency Assistance Center, Special Olympics Missouri Kansas City Metro, Synergy Services Inc., Triality Inc., Tri-County Mental Health Services Inc., United Services Community Action Agency Platte County, YMCA of Greater Kansas City-Clay/Platte counties.

Harvest Ball organizers are sponsoring a variety of events to raise money for the 2007 ball, which is scheduled for 5:45 p.m. Nov. 3 at the Westin Crown Center Hotel in downtown Kansas City.

For more information about events or tickets, call 816-781-2325.