Show your local love and experience all that the Waldo District can offer during the 7th annual Waldo Week. To excite the local community and showcase the area’s diverse shopping, dining and unique services, Waldo Week offers discounts at participating businesses to experience new places or visit your favorites from February 19 – 25. In addition to exploring Waldo, the community can support a charity during the week of promotions. This year, Waldo will partner with HappyBottoms.org to support their mission of collecting funding and diapers to help alleviate diaper need in the local community.
In lieu of the annual kickoff party for Waldo Week, the Waldo Community Improvement District will host a virtual auction to support and raise funds for HappyBottoms from Thursday, February 17 through February 25. The virtual auction will feature a variety of Waldo packages and raffle items that the community can bid on. In addition, participating Waldo businesses will host diaper bins and on-site QR code posters to help collect diapers and donations from patrons throughout the week. Now more than ever, Waldo wants to support the local community as well as the businesses that call the neighborhood “home”.
One in three families – an estimated 24,000 children in Kansas City do not have enough diapers and HappyBottoms wants to change that. HappyBottoms org is a 501c3 nonprofit located in Waldo at 303 W. 79th St. that collects diapers through diaper drives and monetary donations to distribute to thousands of low-income families in the Kansas City area.
“Waldo is home to over 300 businesses, many of which are locally owned, 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 ongoing pandemic, it’s more important than ever to support our local businesses.
Waldo Week is a great opportunity for people to explore the area – find new favorites, all while receiving special offers and giving back for a great cause through our partnership with HappyBottoms.”
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. Waldo Week is perfect for fans of KC Restaurant Week, Small Business Saturday, and other local events, as it celebrates all businesses. Whether you are looking for a service, wanting an excuse to support a coffee shop or restaurant, or grab a cocktail, there are a variety of businesses offering specials and discounts up to 25 percent off during Waldo Week.
Patrons must mention Waldo Week to receive the discount when they visit participating merchants. Be sure to visit waldokc.org to learn more about the participating businesses and special offers available during Waldo Week. *Rules and restrictions apply.