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Wrap up for
The Eighteenth Annual 2022
"Christmas In The Kitchen" Show
with Mitzi MacDonald & Keltic Reign

Thank you everyone who came or donated to Christmas in the Kitchen 2022 - It was a grand success and we donated $16,446.63  to Annie Malones and Join Hands ESL!!  Both organizations are right here in the St. Louis metro area, and they are so grateful.  We also donated over 1000 toys, teen gifts and stocking stuffers!  It was a pretty incredible Christmas, that's for sure!  Although the number of attendees was down (it was a cold rainy night, and some folks were still not comfortable with live concerts) donations were up, and we were able to donate the most ever! 

Christmas in the Kitchen has now donated $121,673.73 to children's charities right here in the St. Louis area!!  We thank our sponsors greatly, who are a huge part of making that happen. 

O'Brien Law Firm
Dr. Susan Laws OD
Jim Campbell Photography
First Mid America Credit Union
Dr. Joseph Laws DMD
St. Louis Irish Arts
St. Louis Tionol
The Scottish Partnership for Arts and Education
The Scottish Arms
The Sheldon Concert Hall
Big River Media Group
Music Folk
Travelling Tea 

Christmas in the Kitchen's Wonderful Sponsors:

Dr. Susan Laws,
Comprehensive eye examinations and services to help you achieve better vision and healthy eyes, Winchester, TN

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
314-535-0551 thescottisharms.com

Jim Campbell Photography,
Nature, Fine Art, Seasonal , Pets, & Ruralscapes. jimcampbellphotography@gmail.com

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
314-842-3906 slia.org

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.

Traveling Tea
On site tea tastings and brewed tea for your event. 2707 Sutton Blvd., Maplewood MO

Christmas in the Kitchen

Christmas Tree

Christmas in the Kitchen – donated through the years –
2005 -  broke even – donated 3 or 4 bags of toys to Toys for Tots
2006 - $132. to STL Food Bank – and an unknown amt in box we put out for collection for them. We gave them the box. Toys donated to Toys for Tots
2007 –   $400.00  to Mo Bap Children’s Home -Scots For Tots got involved and set up an auction
2008-    $500– gave to  MO Baptist Childrens Home  (Scots for Tots auction)
2009 – $465.00  to MO Baptist Childrens Home (Scots for Tots auction)
2010 –  $600 to St. Vincents Home for Children  (Scots for Tots auction)
2011-   $2150 to St. Vincents and over 200 toys  (Scots for Tots auction)
2012-   $2500 to Annie Malones  (Scots for Tots auction)
2013 –  $3018 to Annie Malones    (Scots for Tots auction)
2014 –  $8,216 to Annie Malones  - started having sponsors, I take over auction
2015 – $10,000 to Join Hands  ESL – ( Marilyn McCarthy and the Canadian book club take over the auction from here on out)
2016 - $11,400 to Join Hands   ESL - 
2017  -   $13, 785.00   to Annie Malones
2018 -  $15, 622.50 to Annie Malones AND Join Hands
2019 -  $16, 193.38 to Annie Malones and Join Hands
2020-  $11,155.00 to Annie Malones and Join Hands ( free online show, and no   auction – due to covid)  And close to 500 toys!!
2021 - $9,090.22 to Annie Malones and Join Hands (free livestream from the house,and no auction- due to covid)  And 550 toys and gifts!
2022 - $16,446.63 to Annie Malones and Join Hands ESL.
Total -  $121,673.73   SO FAR!!!


"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"
-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.