TOPEKA (KSNT) – The Family Service & Guidance Center held their annual Works of Heart fundraising event Friday night at the Maner Conference Center.
The annual event included a social hour with jazz music, a preview of the auctions, including a meet and greet with the artists, and a silent, live auction. Items auctioned off included professional artwork, photographs, handcrafted jewelry, home decorations and more.
“It took a lot of extra planning to put on an in-person event this year,” said Pam Evans, Director of Marketing and Development for FSGC. “We are limiting participation to 225 instead of the usual 400 or more. Tables will be distributed, guests will be invited to distance themselves socially and masks will be required. “
“The stars of the show are our featured artists of Works of Heart: 13 talented young clients of the FSGC who have created colorful and exceptional works of art. In-person guests will have the opportunity to speak with our artists during a socially distanced get-together. Each of the featured artists will also have the chance to take the stage with their art while it is auctioned live. Watching them respond to growing offers is always a highlight of the evening. “
Pam Evans, Director of Marketing and Development, FSGC
Family Service & Guidance Center is a nonprofit community mental health center that serves approximately 12,000 children, adolescents and families in northeastern Kansas each year with a full range of mental health services to treat anxiety, depression, ADHD and other common mental health problems.