The 19th annual
Christmas in the Kitchen
– 2023 –
was a huge success

Donating the most ever!!

$9,303.43 went to Annie Malone Children and Family Services

$9,303.43 went to Join Hands ESL

And for the first time ever – we had a secondary recipient –

The Leadership School, which is a relatively new free charter school in the Normandy school district. (K-3rd grade currently) They are also a 501c3 organization, and we donated $2500.00 to them.

We also donated to these orgs a few hundred toys and teen gifts, and they are so very grateful for the toys and the funds!

“Christmas In The Kitchen,” is a memorable live music holiday experience that raises money and collects toys for Annie Malones and Join Hands ESL.

Loads of Christmas spirit here! It’s a true kitchen party, like back in Mitzi’s homeland of Nova Scotia, with live Celtic music from her family band, Keltic Reign, guest singers and musicians, and dancing in the kitchen!

It’s a show like no other; where you and your family are invited on stage for a cup of tea and homemade cookies. You will be graciously served at Mitzi’s kitchen table while the band and their musical guests entertain you! 

This is the show’s 19th year at the Sheldon, and all proceeds benefit Annie Malone’s Children and Family services and Join Hands ESL.  

Additionally, this year, we have expanded the outreach of our fundraising efforts to include, at a secondary level, The Leadership School.  They are Saint Louis County’s first free public charter school, opened in fall 2022.  

 Please come early to the show, grab a seat and attend our auction! 

 6pm silent auction begins, with live music and cash bar. 

Please bring an unwrapped toy or teen gift  (child’s admission free with gift donation)  We also collect non-perishable food items and toiletries, and winter coats and footwear.  Children through adult sizes.    

Our motto – “Come with your hands full and leave with a full heart!” 

It’s a great feeling knowing we can make a difference, and we welcome you to be a part of that.  

Since its inception, Christmas in the Kitchen has donated over $120,000 to local children’s charities.


We have raised over $141,000 for local children’s charities since the shows inception in 2004. This is a benefit concert for Annie Malone Children and Family Services, and Join Hands ESL.

Donate Online! with our fundraiser on GoFundMe. Donate directly to the organizations at: and

Donations by check, payable to Annie Malones or Join Hands ESL .
Include, “Christmas in the Kitchen” on the memo line.
Both organizations are 501c3, and you will receive a thank you letter, that can be used for tax purposes.

By mail to either:
Annie Malones,
2612 Annie Malone Drive,
St. Louis, MO 63113
– OR –
Join Hands ESL ,
PO Box 1429,
East St. Louis, IL 62202

Over the years, Christmas in the Kitchen has donated over $141,000 to local children’s charities as well as thousands of toys. 

Thank you to our supporters and sponsors. 

Thank you everyone and Merry Christmas from the MacDonald-Laws clan and Keltic Reign! 

We will be serving the Scottish Breakfast Tea from Traveling Tea in Maplewood, and we encourage you to visit Kateri and get some too!

Thank you to our wonderful sponsors and supporters! 

Mitzi MacDonald

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

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
314-535-0551 thescottisharms.comJim

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

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’s Wonderful Sponsors:

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