Browsing Category

Good Works

Good Works

McCarthy's Most Deserving Woman!

May 22, 2017
I, alongside McCarthy Auto Group, am happy to bring you the 4th Annual McCarthy Makeover in partner with the Just For Her Event! We are in search for who you think Kansas City’s most deserving woman is and are currently taking nominations now through June 1st, then voting will take place June 5th – June 17th! “McCarthy’s Most Deserving Woman” honors and celebrates all of the amazing, giving, leading, selfless women in our community. Nominate who you think is the most deserving by telling us her story! All nominators will receive two FREE general admission tickets to the Just For Her Event. The top three women with the most votes on June 17th will win a four VIP Just For Her Party tickets (each for the June 23rd VIP event). The nominee with the most votes will win a prize package valued at over $1,000! She will also be crowned “Kansas City’s Most Deserving Woman” at the 2017 Just For Her Event – priceless!  
The Just For Her Event is Kansas City’s premier women’s event at the Overland Park Convention Center. We began in 2009 with an idea to bring a summer event to Kansas City for women to enjoy with friends and family. We never imagined the event would grow as it has to over 350 exhibitors. While the events focus heavily on shopping for the latest fashions and must-haves each season, we wanted it to be more than just a shopping event. Our goal was to tie in other things we knew women loved, including beauty, pampering, wellness, fitness, health, food, drinks and more.”
  Who do you think is KC’s most deserving woman? Nominate them HERE!
Good Works

Wayside Waifs

May 11, 2017
  Wayside Waifs is Kansas City’s largest no-kill animal shelter, and my absolute favorite place on this earth! Not only does this place provide such a safe haven for the cutest animals, but they are also a charitable, independent, not-for-profit humane society and welfare organization. Their purpose is simply to place adoptable companion animals in responsible homes. They achieve this by employing three key strategies:
  • Providing temporary shelter for homeless animals
  • Educating the public
  • Developing partnerships, collaborating, and making strategic alliances
Founded in 1944, Wayside Waifs has been changing the lives of animals for many years. It sits on a 20 acre farm with an adjacent state-of-the-art facility, bringing their total acreage to 50 – an oasis for all of the beloved animals! If you know me, you know that dogs have my heart. Supporting such an amazing organization has been an absolute pleasure! My mother and I had the honor of being event chairs for Wayside Waif’s 2017 Fur Ball Gala–Beach Pawty! I can’t wait until next year’s Fur Ball! If you haven’t been to one of their events yet, keep an eye out for the next one! They’re a tail-wagging good time. To learn more about Wayside Waifs, visit their website or Facebook page! You might just find your new best friend!
Good Works

The Health & Wellmobile!

February 8, 2017
  Myself, along with McCarthy Auto Group, are proud to support the Health & Wellmobile! Since 2014, this amazing organization has been promoting overall health and wellness by motivating consumers to become proactive and passionate about their own wellness! Read on to learn more about how they are impacting our community.   The Health & Wellmobile is a massive consumer health education and wellness screening program. It is designed to promote healthier living among our community by bringing free and low-cost health screenings and services to where you work, live, and play! They bring the resources to you. They truly are a mobile health program, hence, their namesake. Their mobile program travels the Kansas City Metro area daily, bringing its services to employers and the general public. Healthier living starts with education. Educate yourself through the Health & Wellmobile’s efforts, such as their blog, by visiting them at their many traveling stops.   The Health & Wellmobile offers many services provided by licensed medical sponsor partners. Just take a look at some of what they offer:  
  • Vision screening
  • Hearing screening
  • Blood pressure screening
  • Blood glucose screening
  • Biometric screening
  • Body composition analysis
  • … and more!
  Are you wondering where to find them next? Keep track of the mobile’s stops on their calendar and find a spot near you! There are many ways you can interact with the Health & Wellmobile, just keep an eye out for them at local community events, sponsor partner locations, charity events and health fairs!
Good Works, Local Events

Nominations for McCarthy's Most Deserving Woman Are Now Open

May 8, 2016
Nominations for the 3rd annual McCarthy’s Most Deserving Woman contest are now open! Starting today, nominate a special woman in your life… It can be your mom, friend, sister, or anyone else who is deserving of the title. Nominations run from May 8th to May 20th, with voting beginning on June 1st. CLICK HERE to nominate that wonderful gal. All you have to do is answer a few questions and upload a photo—it’s that easy! The nominee with the most votes on June 17th will win a prize package valued at over $2,000! They’ll also be crowned “Kansas City’s Most Deserving Woman” at the 8th annual Just For Her Event on June 24th. Lauren Wants To Know and McCarthy Auto Group are proud to once again partner with Just For Her in the search for KC’s most deserving woman! Don’t forget to tell all your friends to vote for your nominee! **Nominees must live in the Kansas City metro area and must be 18 or older. All nominees must be approved by the Just For Her Event. All nominators will receive 2 free tickets to the event. Free tickets will be emailed on June 1st.
Dealership Events, Good Works, Local Events

Girls' Night Out at the Just For Her Expo

June 5, 2014


For the past several years, Lauren Wants to Know & the McCarthy Auto Group have been a proud sponsor of the Just For Her Expo, a one-of-a-kind event that gives women the opportunity to shop, pamper and treat themselves — and learn something new while they’re doing it! This year’s expo took place over the past weekend, and we had more than 300 booths that featured fashion, food, wellness and beauty products. Women of all ages join in on the fun, and even sign up for the “Pamper Her Lounge,” where they received mini-spa treatments! We also had a new attraction — the Vintage & Handcrafted Marketplace, sponsored by my favorite refurbished furniture store, Restoration Emporium. But the highlight of the weekend was definitely the VIP party on Friday night, where we took Kansas City’s “Most Deserving Woman” out for a night of fun! This year the community voted for the lovely Dana Ward as the winner. Though the grand prize is the “McCarthy Makeover,” we also treated this wonderful momma, her daughter and two friends to the VIP treatment. In the Just For Her VIP lounge, we enjoyed a live band and tasty appetizers. Then we shopped for a few hours and finally, presented Dana with the “Most Deserving” package: an amazing goody package with more than $1,000 worth of gifts including shopping sprees, a hydrofashion, tanning packages, and more! The entire night was just as much fun for me as it was for Dana. She was so sweet, and I couldn’t get enough of her daughter Rana! Thanks to all who attended and the sponsors who made the night possible. There’s nothing like the ultimate girls’ night with great women! I already can’t wait for next year!
Good Works

Locating the Most Deserving Woman!

April 15, 2014

Screen Shot 2014-04-15 at 9.17.05 AM

Do you know a woman that deserves the royal treatment? Is there someone special in your life that could use a timeout to get pampered?

Well on my Facebook page you could nominate that woman to get the makeover of her dreams, courtesy of McCarthy Auto Group!

The grand prize winner will receive the following:

  • 4 tickets to the Just For Her Event (5/30-6/1)

  • $250 Town Center shopping spree

  • $250 Just For Her Event shopping spree

  • Mirabile MD HydraFacial MD treatment

  • Celsius Tannery tanning package

  • Parlor hair & makeup package

  • 2 tickets to Pat Benatar/Rick Springfield concert (7/16/14)

Click on the link below to nominate the most deserving woman today!
Good Works

McCarthy Auto Group gives back: donation of $10,000 to Hope Lodge

March 4, 2014
McCarthy Auto Group donated $10,000 to the American Cancer Society Hope Lodge in Kansas City! Don’t know what the Hope Lodge is? It’s a fantastic organization that gives relief to patients battling cancer. They understand that people have to travel from far destinations to get treatment here in Kansas City. So, in efforts to free some of the burden, the Hope Lodge provides FREE room and board. They also understand the importance of finding emotional and social support, so other patients with similar illnesses are live in the facilities as well. Combined with the great staff and volunteers, this really makes for an organization worth supporting. It’s vital for the American Cancer Society to have volunteers to help in day-to-day operations. Volunteers help with light housework, managing the hospitality desk, organizing guest dinners, facilitating group activities, or driving guests on community outings. If you’d like to volunteer or discuss an opportunity with Hope Lodge, please contact director Danica Cherry at


mccarthy photo

Good Works

Nonprofit Connect- Rising Stars of Philanthropy

February 21, 2014

Nonprofit Connect’s 30th Annual Philanthropy Awards Luncheon

 Wednesday, May 7th 2014

11:00 am- 1:00 pm

@Marriott Muehlebach, Kansas City, MO

Don’t know who Nonprofit Connect is? They’re a regional association helping others that are involved in the management of nonprofit organizations. They provide networking and other resources so organizations can achieve their goals effectively. I’m honored to be a part of the Rising Stars, those selected for leadership in nonprofit service of under 10 years. I have had a lot of fun helping organizations like Children’s Mercy Hospital and Clinics, Cristo Rey High School, Young Variety, and my alma mater Avila University.

If you would like to get involved in this event visit their website:

Screen Shot 2014-02-22 at 8.35.03 AM

Screen Shot 2014-02-22 at 4.22.38 PM

Behind the Wheel, Dealership Events, Good Works

How to Autumn-ize Your Car

October 8, 2013
It’s October! When it comes to fall, I’m one of those people who bursts at the seams with all of the autumn traditions and smells and opportunities. And that’s why I’m creating this specific blog post about making your car as fall-ish and fantastic as possible! 🙂 My tips are simple but great! spicedcinaut First up, it’s time for all the classic autumn smells! My personal favorites: spiced pumpkin and apple cinnamon. (The smell of a bonfire is another favorite of mine, but a lot of people don’t enjoy it as much as I do, so I’ll set those differences aside.) To make your car smell more like the wonderful season that is the fall, head to your nearest grocery store and stock up on some yummy air fresheners! Both you and your passengers will thank you for your go-getter mentality for a great-smelling vehicle! trutruckdog Next, store some comfy blankets and sweatshirts in the back of your car! Any evening adventures of star gazing or bonfires (!!) or a drive-in will call for warmth, so stay on top of it by always having extra clothing and blankets in your vehicle. You could even go 110% and bring a MATTRESS so you’re totally and completely comfy! lwtklwtlw Share the gift of giving! October has a lot of opportunities to give back, and McCarthy Auto is all over that! Presenting three different ways you can share your wealth 🙂 First,  October is Breast Cancer Awareness month! For every new and pre-owned vehicle sold at any of the six McCarthy Auto locations, $10 will be donated to the American Cancer Society’s Hope Lodge in downtown Kansas City! Next up, take the pledge! McCarthy Auto is teaming up with PrepsKC to “Take the Pledge to Not Text and Drive.” Check out to take the pledge and vote for your favorite local high school! The school at the end of October with the most amount of pledges will be awarded $5,000 to the football program courtesy of McCarthy Auto Group! And finally, show your hockey love! Grab your season tickets now and go check out some Missouri Mavericks games — McCarthy Auto is a sponsor!! Three cheers for October!!!
Dealership Events, Good Works

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer

September 27, 2013
Happy Friday, everyone! Aren’t you so excited that it’s officially fall? October is hands down my favorite month, so there are absolutely zero complaints on my end right now. oct Also, isn’t this a fantastic quote!? ^^ *** Anyways, now on to much more important things.
Each year Chevrolet takes a Camaro Coupe and wraps it in pink to support the “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer” cause in October.
From there, the car then transitions to events across Kansas City and Chevrolet dealerships!
We JUST learned that McCarthy/Morse Chevrolet, one of our two Chevy stores in Overland Park, KS on Metcalf Avenue, will have the car on display beginning tomorrow morning at 8 a.m. through Monday morning, September 30th, at 10:00 a.m.!! Do us a favor and stop by this weekend to have your photo taken around or inside the car. Posting those photos to either my Facebook page or the McCarthy/Morse page will enlighten other people of the awesome cause!
Plus, if folks want to make a donation, all donations accepted will be given to the American Cancer Society to support those that are fighting the battle against breast cancer.
What do y’all think — can you help out with this awesome cause??