The weather forecast says perfect shopping weather, and that’s a plus for the Waldo neighborhood’s 6th Annual Waldo Week. Showcasing the area’s diverse shopping, dining and unique services, Waldo Week offers discounts at participating businesses from February 19 – 25.
In lieu of the annual kickoff party for Waldo Week, the Waldo Community Improvement District has partnered with non-profit Cornerstones of Care to raise money through a virtual auction and donation drive that kicks off on Thursday, February 18 and runs through February 25. The virtual auction will feature a variety of Waldo packages and a raffle to benefit Cornerstones of Care in support of safe and healthy communities for children and families in the Kansas City area and beyond.
“Waldo is home to over 300 businesses, so you can truly find something for everyone,” said Natalie Nelson, Director of Operations. “Waldo Week started because the winter months can be challenging and with the additional challenges from the pandemic, it’s more important than ever to support our local businesses. Waldo Week is a great opportunity for people to explore the area and find new favorites, all while supporting the neighborhood, receiving a discount and giving back for a great cause through our partnership with Cornerstones of Care.”
Cornerstones of Care – Gillis campus is located in Waldo at 81st & Wornall and offers a variety of family services to children including a variety of programs and services, such as foster care, youth support, education, community training, family support, and more.
For generations, people have been shopping and dining in Waldo, supporting local businesses, friends and neighbors. The area, stretching along Wornall Road from Gregory to around 85th St., is home to some of Kansas City’s favorite restaurants, bars, coffee shops, and services.
Patrons must mention Waldo Week to receive the discount when they visit participating merchants. *Rules and restrictions apply.