Family Service & Guidance Center is proud to announce that the 10th annual Works of Heart Event raised nearly $109,000 – a record total – to benefit northeast Kansas children with mental health issues and their families.
Fifteen pieces of colorful, compelling artwork by FSGC clients ranging in age from four to 17 were auctioned off last Friday night at the Maner Conference Centre, along with amazing travel getaways and dozens of donated pieces from professional artists.
“I couldn’t be more pleased,” said Brenda Mills, Family Service & Guidance Center CEO. “I’m overwhelmed by the Topeka community’s generosity. Due to budget cuts and other challenges, the need has never been greater at FSGC. The success of this event enhances our capacity to continue providing needed services to children living with issues like anxiety, depression and ADHD.”
This year’s total surpasses the $101,000 raised at Works of Heart in 2014.
Over 350 people attended the event which featured live music, a reception, silent auction, dinner and a live auction. The 18 children who created the artwork sold in the live auction were also recognized for their immense creativity and significant contribution to the event.