Newhouse, the oldest domestic violence shelter of its kind in the Kansas City metropolitan area, will celebrate 40 years of serving Kansas City's battered women at this year's House Party auction and gala from 6 to 10 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 19, at the Westin Crown Center.

Newhouse, the oldest domestic violence shelter of its kind in the Kansas City metropolitan area, will celebrate 40 years of serving Kansas City's battered women at this year's House Party auction and gala from 6 to 10 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 19, at the Westin Crown Center.


House Party will be an elegant evening of live and silent auctions, dinner, live entertainment and much more. NBC Action News Anchor Curtis Jay will serve as the emcee. Dress is cocktail or evening attire. Live auction items include a ski vacation package in beautiful Park City, Utah; a Hawaiian getaway; a ruby and diamond ring; and dinner for eight at Jasper's, a Kansas City restaurant. Newhouse will also be raffling a brand new iPad 2 at the event.


Last year's House Party raised more than $117,000 for the women and children of Newhouse. In addition to providing an 86-bed shelter in Kansas City's Northeast neighborhood, Newhouse offers counseling, case management, a children's Program, court advocacy in the Municipal Domestic Violence Court system, support groups and classes and a 24-hour bilingual crisis hotline.


Individual tickets to House Party cost $125. A table of 10 costs $1,250. Sponsorship opportunities are still available. To learn more, see www.newhouseshelter.org/events or contact Emily Randall, Newhouse development coordinator, at 816-474-6446, Ext. 224.