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Once Upon A Time Edition

Fall Fundraiser

Celebrate 53 years of MLM helping those in need throughout Kansas City! 

October 5, 2024

Time: 6:00pm – 11:00pm

Shawnee Civic Center

13817 Johnson Drive, Shawnee, KS 66216

MLM’s Fall Fundraising Event: 

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For the last 53 years, Metro Lutheran Ministry has helped low-income and homeless people navigate a path towards hope, opportunity, and peace.

The Fall Fundraising Event is MLM’s largest fundraiser of the year, providing critical funds to help support programs such as the MLM food pantries, rapid re-housing, minor home repair, employment support services, and the MLM Christmas Store.


Event Description

MLM will be celebrating its 53rd anniversary in style on October 5, 2024 at the Shawnee Civic Center in Shawnee, KS. This is a party casual, fun-filled event featuring: 

  • Music, and dancing
  • 8 food and cocktail stations
  • A silent auction,
  • Interactive games

Join us for a night of fun dressed in your best party casual outfit or your favorite storybook character!


MLM’s Annual Fall Fundraising Event would not be possible without the generous support of MLM’s event sponsors. These individual and corporate sponsors help ensure that 100% of the funds raised at the gala go directly to support MLM’s ministry. If you would like to be a sponsor, contact Scott Cooper at or Rebecka Noel at for more information or review the event sponsorship levels and benefits on this page.

MLM Gala

2024 Ready! Set! Feast! Sponsors

Gourmet Sponsor

Foodie Sponsor

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Flavor Sponsors

Table Sponsors

Margaret Latshaw
Daniel and Susan Schram

In-Kind Sponsors

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MLM helps families and individuals in need with a variety of emergent needs services to promote housing, food, health, and financial stability.
Rent & Utility Assistance
Emergent Needs
Food Pantry
Eileen's Place
Orchard & Garden
Financial Opportunity Center
Christmas Store
Minor Home Repair