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5th Annual McCarthy 2000 Sales Race

July 12, 2017
Over the past five years, McCarthy Auto Group has had the thrill of putting on their annual sales race, setting out to sell 2,000 vehicles in two months. As if this isn’t impressive enough, they donate $20,000 of the proceeds to wonderful local organizations! This is one of the many reasons why I love McCarthy Auto Group. They truly care about supporting our community in any way they can. The current sales race is underway, with the dealerships boasting their lowest prices of the year now through August 31st! This year, the majority of the McCarthy dealerships are supporting the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City during the sales race. McCarthy Toyota of Sedalia is supporting the Boys & Girls Clubs of West Central Missouri, and McCarthy Chevrolet-Buick-GMC is supporting the Salt Fork YMCA in Marshall! All of these organizations are so well-deserving, and I am so happy to support them all through this exciting time! The Boys & Girls Clubs simply inspire our youth to live out their dreams. They are the premier, affordable youth development programming organization in Kansas City, working in some of our community’s toughest neighborhoods. This organization allows kids to participate and learn activities that they might not get the opportunity to otherwise–like swimming! Between baseball games, swimming lessons, private tutors, art classes, field trips, and more, the kids involved in the clubs always have something exciting to take part in! For more than 100 years, the Boys & Girls Clubs have been making futures brighter for kids in our community, in our state, and nationwide. The achievements the Clubs have reached are extensive, and they remain committed to expanding their services to reach more children. Here are some noteworthy achievements:
  • 80% of youth in the Clubs took part in at least one community service activity each month
  • 82% of involved youth showed an improved attitude towards learning
  • 90% of parents surveyed reported that their children’s participation in the Clubs have helped keep their children off, and away from drugs
  • 91% of youth involved in the Clubs’ computer classes showed increased knowledge and problem-solving skills
For these reasons, and many more, McCarthy Auto Group is proud to support the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City and West Central Missouri, and look forward to continued support in the future! Shop the 5th Annual McCarthy 2000 Sales Race now!
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Hooray for the Holidays

November 17, 2011
It’s time to deck the halls … literally! Join me, 17 local artists, Young Variety members, Kansas City’s Vocalocity, Shawnee Mission East Lancer Dancers, Shawnee Mission East drum-line, Miss Ella, and of course, Santa in the first annual Hooray for Holidays at Mission Farms.
nancy mccarthy's "partridge in a pear tree"

Seventeen local artistis, including my mother, Nancy McCarthy, will donate their works to benefit Variety. This is "Partridge in a Pear Tree," 3 x 4 on canvas. Gorgeous!

Come have a drink with Young Variety of Greater Kansas City at blank burgers+bottles at 5 p.m. Blanc has been kind enough to offer $3 Boulevards and small plate appetizer specials to all Young Variety supporters. After a beverage and burger, Santa and myself will be presenting the adorable and fabulous Miss Ella with a brand new adaptive bike as a part of Variety Children’s Charity’s mission: to assist our children of Kansas City who have physical or mental disabilities and provide them with the most essential need — mobility. In addition, the generous and talented local artists will have their masterpieces unveiled in Mission Farms’ store windows, each of which will be auctioned off at a later date to raise funds for the Variety mission.  (My mother, Nancy McCarthy is one of those talented artists!) And at the end, Ella will help Santa and I flip the switch on the Mission Farms Christmas Tree to kick off this holiday season!