Sad Stats

Read the statistics and success stories on the Web site for Sheffield Place, a long-term transitional living program for homeless mothers and their children in Kansas City. Then try to rationalize a refusal to pony up 10 bucks for Off the Wall, the nonprofit’s art auction and craft bazaar tonight. On any given day in KC — which has the seventh-largest population of homeless people per capita in the United States — approximately 615 families (that’s some 1,500 kids) are homeless. Each night in America, roughly half of all children seeking shelter do not find it. Cough up the cash. Off the Wall goes from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at Arts Incubator (115 West 18th Street). Cost is $10 in advance or $15 at the door and includes light appetizers, beer and wine, and entertainment; see or call 816-483-9927, ext. 10. — Annie Fischer

Thu., July 30, 5:30 p.m., 2009