|The 15th Annual.....2019
“Christmas In The Kitchen”
with Mitzi MacDonald
& Keltic Reign
In 2018 Christmas in the Kitchen raised $15,622.50 for the
Annie Malone Children and Family Services, and Join Hands ESL,
right here in St. Louis! Thank you everyone!
"Christmas in The Kitchen" is a memorable live holiday music experience that raises money and toy donations for local children's charities. This year’s recipients are Annie Malone Children and Family Services, AND Join Hands ESL.
Mitzi MacDonald and Keltic Reign perform in a uniquely set Christmas Kitchen, including Irish and Scottish dancing and singing, with many special guests including; the Wee Heavies, Ken Martin, Bridgette Kossor, Tim Mead, Anita Rosamond, Bradford Smith, and our wonderful piping Santa… Dan Jackson!
As always, you are invited on-stage, throughout the performance, to have a cup of hot tea (compliments of Traveling Tea) and homemade cookies at Mitzi's kitchen table! We have gluten free cookies now too! Mitzi's children are a part of the band, and many family members are helping out, so this is a true family experience that is guaranteed to get you in the Christmas spirit!! Mitzi comes from Nova Scotia, Canada, where "kitchen parties" are the norm... and you are invited to this one!
Please Bring an unwrapped toy or teen gift, and get a child's admission free.
Come early! Doors open at 6pm with a Silent Auction that is lots of fun! A huge variety of things, including gift certificates, beautiful baskets from local stores, many pieces of artwork, and even Mitzi's shortbread cookies are in the auction! The bar is open, and the wonderfully talented Ken Martin will be serenading you! The auction continues on through the half time intermission.
Our motto is..."Come with full hands, and leave with a full heart"
THINGS YOU COULD BRING:
-An unwrapped toy or teen gift -
Ideas for teen gifts…
Amazon gift cards, store gift cards (like Walgreens, Target, etc)
Scarfs and Gloves
Shower and bath products
inexpensive jewelry, watches, wallets, and handbags
Games and fun things of all sorts.
We collect canned goods and non-perishable food items.
We collect new or gently used winter coats – children and adult sizes.
We take credit cards and checks for admission and the silent auction. ( A little cash on hand is always good to have too, when the magic stocking gets passed around to you!)
If you are making a donation, you can write your check to either organization and you will receive a receipt letter for tax, by regular mail. (Both organizations are 501c3 and your donations to them are tax deductable. )
If you are paying for tickets, please make your check out to Christmas in the Kitchen. Donation checks can be made out to Christmas in the Kitchen as well, and the money will go to the charities, but you would not receive a tax letter. (checks have to be made out directly to the organizations, to receive that)
All money collected this year will be split evenly between the two charities.
Pre-show entertainment with Ken Martin at 6pm.
A silent auction where 100% of the money goes to Annie Malones and Join Hands.
To donate to an item for the Silent Auction, including tickets, or gift certificates, call Mitzi at 314-602-5634.
All proceeds from the admission price, and 100% of the money collected at the show goes directly to Annie Malone's, as well as all the toys, coats, food, etc. (Last year we donated over $14,000 to Annie Malones)
Adults: $15 - General seating
Bring an unwrapped toy or teen gift, and get a child's admission free! (up to age 14)
Show tickets are available before the show when doors open at 6:00pm.
Children admitted free with a gift donation.
Tickets are available online at Metrotix.com
Ticket Outlets: Please call before you go to make sure they are open.
Music Folk - 8015 Big Bend Blvd. in Webster Grove MO, 314-961-2838
Butterfly & Moon
- 814 South Main St. St. Charles, MO 63301 (636) 493-1121
Center For Spiritual Living, Rising Thought Bookstore
12875 Fee-Fee Rd Creve Coeur MO. 314-576-6772
Laws Dental - 1775 Springdale Blvd. Fenton 636-296-8080
(I do suggest calling these places first, and making sure of open hours)
Call Mitzi for more info… 314-602-5634
|Christmas in the Kitchen 2018
What a year! The 14th Annual Christmas in the Kitchen raised and donated $15,622.50!! This was evenly split between Join Hands of East St. Louis and Annie Malones Children and Family Services, based here in St. Louis. Thank you everyone who came, and donated, and shopped at our silent auction! The auction brought in almost three thousand dollars, and the magic stockings were truly magic! - They came back to me with $1502.83 in them!! Wow! The BEST yet on both!! Last year we donated 14,400.00, so we definitely beat that!! (smile)
A very special delivery!! Sara Lahman, CEO of Annie Malones Children and Family Services receiving $7,811.25 from Mitzi for Christmas in the Kitchen 2018.
|Received and much appreciated!! Sheila Burton, Director of Join Hands ESL receiving $7,811.25 from Mitzi for Christmas in the Kitchen 2018.
|Mitzi with her mentees...two amazing young ladies in the Dream Path Program at Join Hands ESL., and Sheila Burton at the Ubuntu Center for Peace in East St. Louis.
Christmas in the Kitchen's Wonderful Sponsors:
Steward Family Foundation
World Wide Technology,
WWT is an award-winning technology integrator bringing collaborative, innovative and proven approaches to evaluate, architect and implement solutions.
Dr. Susan Laws,
Comprehensive eye examinations and services to help you achieve better vision and healthy eyes, Winchester, TN
The O’Brien Law Firm
Helping mesothelioma victims and their families since its founding in 2000
Scottish Partnership for Arts and Education
In the belief that music and the arts are key to connecting cultures and understanding our roots, SPAE provides cultural experiences and educational opportunities in Scottish traditional arts and the historic connections between Scotland and the USA by conducting classes, workshops, lectures and public performances
The Scottish Arms
Authentic Scottish Pub and Restaurant,
8 South Sarah St., St. Louis MO
Jim Campbell Photography,
Nature, Fine Art, Seasonal , Pets, & Ruralscapes.
St. Louis Irish Arts
Promoting traditional Irish music, dance, song, and language at Immaculate Conception School, under the direction of Helen Gannon.
2934 Marshall Ave, Maplewood, MO
St. Louis Tionól
The Tionól is a weekend of sessions, concerts and workshops focusing on traditional Irish Music, where musicians of all levels can get together and learn and of course... play music. Our job is to foster and preserve this heritage so it lives for those in the future. Brought to you by Mike Mullins.tionol.org
1st Mid America Credit Union
1st MidAmerica Credit Union is a full-service credit union offering a wide variety of financial services in Illinois and Missouri.
a Music instrument shop specializing in acoustic and folk instruments and accessories.
On site tea tastings and brewed tea for your event. 2707 Sutton Blvd., Maplewood MO
Customers are always at the center of UMB's attention. Our promise—Count on more—means we fix our sights on delivering service that exceeds expectations. More helps businesses and consumers achieve their goals and dreams for the future. That's our focus, day in and day out.
Butterfly and Moon
One of the most "favored shops on South Main Street. Friendly staff, customer focused. Featuring locally made Jewelry and original Art & home decor. Fashion.Jewelry.Art. Uplifting and Positive themed items. Our handmade items are made in Missouri & the Midwest. Best-selling art includes vintage-jewelry Mosaics, handmade silk scarves, nature photography, and locally written books to motivate ...
814 S. Main St.
St Charles , MO