Have you been to a Puppy PAW-ty???

We hosted our first Puppy PAW-ty recently at our office. Wayside Waifs brought in four adorable 8-week-old puppies!

Newhouse KC: Asking for help can be your greatest strength

By Gina Stuelke, CEO of Kenton Brothers

Newhouse: Imagine a Day GalaImagine a Day… when the cycle of domestic violence finally ends. A day when survivors no longer carry the trauma of abuse, but are healed in body, mind and spirit. Newhouse supporters make healing possible, and with everyone’s help, we won’t have to only imagine a day – we can live in a day without domestic violence.

Imagine a Day

Imagine a Day is Newhouse’s Annual Gala. The event raised over $1 million dollars this year! What a testament to the generosity and support of the KC community.

More than 1,300 guests gathered for dinner and auctions to raise awareness and critical funds to support the brave survivors served by Newhouse. These funds will play a crucial role in advancing Newhouse’s initiatives in education and community development around domestic violence, making a lasting impact on those in need.

Newhouse: Imagine a Day GalaCongratulations and thank you to Courtney Thomas and her team for a powerful and successful evening! (Kenton Brothers supports Newhouse at the annual gala as well as throughout the year.)

If you would like to learn more about Newhouse KC, please visit their website. And if you decide to get involved and support their efforts, you can make a donation here.

If you or anyone you know is experiencing domestic violence  . . . help is here.

Go to a safe place and call the Newhouse hotline. Advocates are on call 24/7 to speak with you.

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Supporting Newhouse KC and Golfing with KU Coach Bill Self

By Gina Stuelke, CEO of Kenton Brothers

Courtney Thomas - CEO and Chief Visionary Officer at Newhouse KCCourtney Thomas is a great leader and advocate for eliminating domestic abuse. As President and CEO of Newhouse, she and her team are working hard to raise awareness in Kansas City and to change the future of men, women and children who have experienced domestic abuse. She CAN imagine a day when children no longer witness abuse and the cycle is broken. That’s why she does what she does every day.

Newhouse is Kansas City’s first domestic violence shelter. Founded in 1971, Newhouse is recognized as a state leader in innovative practices and survivor-centric services. Newhouse shatters the barriers that feed the cycle of abuse and partners with survivors to achieve safety, self-sufficiency, and whole-person healing through our ecosystem of transformative services.

Kenton Brothers appreciates what she and so many others are accomplishing in support of local survivors and families. During last years’ Imagine a Day Gala, we invested in a special treat… a day of golf with KU’s Coach Bill Self!

The week had finally arrived, and even though they were facing 100 degree temperatures, the team came together for their exciting day of golf and ‘coaching conversations with Bill Self.

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David Strickland is a huge KU fan who played football there in the 90’s and now has a daughter going to school there as well. I was touched by the impact this experience had on David, and how Bill Self impacted him. David said, “Top 10 lifetime days today. Was blessed to spend six hours with the GOAT, Bill Self today. I learned that he is thoughtful, humble, smart and above all else, a man of character. As a Jayhawk, a Dad, and a leader, it was amazing to listen and to learn from the best in the world. Rock Chalk Jayhawk!”

If you’re interested in learning more about Newhouse, their amazing services and upcoming events, please check out their website.

The 2023 Annual Kenton Brothers Family Picnic!

By David Strickland, Vice President of Kenton Brothers

2023 Kenton Brothers PicnicIt’s Summer time! The sun is shining and the weather is great in KC!

The annual family picnic is a cherished tradition for Kenton Brothers. It offers a unique opportunity for team members and their families to come together in a relaxed and enjoyable setting. We have a blast, but there are other benefits.

We refer to our team as the KB family.

Kenton Brothers is a fourth generation family-owned company that has a great philosophy: Family First. Each year, we host an annual family picnic to celebrate our “Why?” Ask anyone on the team why they work so hard, they will tell you. Family.

In the fast-paced and high stakes industry of Security Integration it’s very important to stop once in a while and enjoy each other’s company and celebrate the fruits of our labor. The KB Family picnic allows our team members to connect on a personal level and take the time to bond. By sharing a picnic table, engaging in friendly conversations, and participating in various activities, team members build stronger relationships and develop a deeper understanding of one another outside the confines of the office or job site.

At KB we LOVE opportunities to get together. The annual family picnic is one of our favorites!

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#KBGivings: Meal Prep Saturday for Ronald McDonald House Charities

By Alana Hanly, Security Consultant at Kenton Brothers

Our Kenton Brothers family runs and operates on a dynamic series of schedules as we install, maintain and consult our customers on the ever changing needs to keep their people, properties and possession safe. Recently we took a moment to pause, deliberate as a team, and thanks to the efforts of our Kenton Brothers Kulture Club, organize a team give back Saturday.

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Ronald McDonald House Charities

Giving back to our customers is important, especially those who are constantly supporting our local community. This is why it made perfect sense to give some time and effort to our partner, Ronald McDonald House Charities. This organization is always looking for an extra volunteer or two to help with their many initiatives. We decided that providing meals to one of their family areas was the best choice.

If you aren’t aware, Ronald McDonald House Charities has family rooms inside both of the Children’s Mercy Hospitals in the KC Metro. These family rooms are for the parents and siblings of patients to rest and grab a bite to eat while their children receive care. We went to one of these locations to make quick lunchboxes for anyone that visited. The room itself has an entire kitchen that can be used to prep food. Thanks, to the generous donations of our employees and local grocery chain, our group of five adults and three kids were able to put together about 50 lunchboxes in record time!

It was a fun way to spend a Saturday morning. One of our participants affectionately described it as, “Soul Food.”

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Get Involved!

If you’re ever looking for a way to volunteer for an organization doing a lot of good, reaching out to Ronald McDonald House Charities is a great first step. We’re so lucky to be partners with an organization like Ronald McDonald House Charities and look forward to serving them and our community again soon!