Tune in every Sunday night during KAKE News at 10:00 PM broadcast when KAKEland Cares and DeVaughn James will award a “Wins for Kansas” $500 grant to a deserving non-profit organization in the Wichita area. With this program, local organizations receive community wide recognition for the ways they support, motivate and give back.
Past WINS for Kansas
Tri-County Sports League
The league operates in the Wichita, Sumner, and Butler County school districts. Athletes in Sedgwick County can also play soccer, and cheer. Volunteer and board member Jason Crippen said the purpose of the organization offers more to its students than just feeling included.
Daughters of the American Revolution
Mary Draper Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) is a member of the Kansas Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (KSDAR) and the National Society of the DAR (NSDAR). The Mary Draper Chapter of the DAR is a vibrant organization that serves west Wichita, Maize, Goddard and west Sedgwick County.
The Orpheum Theatre is a nonprofit performing arts center located in the heart of downtown Wichita. Built in 1922 and designed by architect John Eberson. Due to its architectural significance, beauty, rich history, and location, the Orpheum is a culturally-filled niche within the Wichita community.
Kansas Global Trade Services is a private organization dedicated to building international growth and commerce for Kansas companies. Their education, communication and research services have helped members generate more than $165 million in international sales.
Seven years ago, a drunk driver killed a couple from Maize, Kansas. Run2Believe is now helping to spread awareness about the dangers of driving under the influence. This run is to honor Kylie and Kyle, but it is also to remind everyone to make responsible decisions in their lives. Please don’t drink and drive.
Down Syndrome Society of Wichita
DSSW’s mission is to enhance the lives of individuals with Down syndrome and their families by providing them with support and raising public awareness about Down syndrome. Having a child with Down syndrome sets your life in a new direction and may well give you a new set of values as you learn and grow.
Positive Directions began in Wichita, Kansas in 1992. We are a non-profit organization serving Wichita, Kansas and committed to the prevention of HIV transmission. We aim to increase access to sexual health resources and improve knowledge in the community about HIV, STDs, and safer sex practices.
The St. Baldrick’s Foundation is a volunteer-powered charity that funds more in childhood cancer research grants than any organization except the U.S. government. Kids with cancer are our reason for it all. We believe all kids should be able to grow up and turn their dreams into realities.
Exploration Place’s mission is to Inspire a deeper interest in science through creative and fun experiences for people of all ages. Exploration Place is supported by admissions, membership dues, public support, and voluntary contributions from individuals, corporations and foundations.
American Heart Association
Millions of people are at risk of suffering a heart attack or stroke, but the American Heart Association is hoping to change that. The organization funds innovative research for new treatments while providing programs and services for survivors and families.
Cornerstone of Care
Cornerstone of Care is dedicated to helping children and families wherever they are, whenever they need us. Our team provides in-home and in-community services throughout the region. DeVaughn James and Kake News partnered together to benefit the Wichita region that Cornerstone of Care Services.
Wichita Animal Action League – WAAL
Each year, The Wichita Animal Action League helps hundreds of pets and their owners. The group says it tries to be there for the countless animals who are abused, neglected and abandoned. The Wichita Animal Action League was honored by DeVaughn James Injury Lawyers with a $500 Wins for Kansas grant.
It Takes a Village
Roughly 7,000 kids are in Kansas foster homes. Without a traditional family structure, it can be hard for these kids to take the next step into becoming independent adults. Kids involved with It Takes A Village are required to set goals, finish school, hold down a job, and save money for their future.
Crime Stoppers of Wichita
Early on the Crime Stopper reenactments proved to help police in solving crimes and catching suspects. Over the years, it has paid close to 285 thousand dollars in rewards and made 2,657 arrests. Hummell, says, “It’s truly a partnership between the community law enforcement and the media.”
The Salvation Army helps thousands of people in Kansas every year and that red kettle is a sight as familiar as Christmas lights. While the organization raises a lot of its money during the holiday season, it uses the money year round to provide food and clothing for people in need.
Kansas Honor Flight
If you’ve not seen a Kansas Honor Flight welcome home, you’ve missed what it means to be an American. Over the years, more than 17 veterans have been honored. After an all-paid trip to Washington D.C. to tour the nations war memorials, the veterans arrive home to a heroes’ welcome.
Operating in Wichita for almost 30 years, hundreds of pregnant teenage girls have found a home, thanks to the generosity of the Gerard House. Many of the girls who come through the door, never thought they’d end up there, but find Gerard House is a safe haven for pregnant teens.
Air Capital Flyers
We are a not-for-profit organization that exists to help enrich the lives of very special athletes through competitive sports. Our goal is for all persons with intellectual disabilities to have the chance to become useful and productive citizens who are accepted and respected in their communities.
Youth for Christ
Youth for Christ is a faith-based nonprofit that operates out of an old Wichita elementary school. They provide educational opportunities for select Sedgwick County students, in a safe and caring situation, and also speak to their behavioral, and social needs.
Hope for Hemophilia
Hope for Hemophilia is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization established to be a giver of hope, strength and resources. We have been helping people living with hemophilia and their families through seasons of crisis since 2009 with financial, emotional and practical support.
Little Blessings Miniature Horse Therapy is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Our goal is to bring joy to those most in need in the Wichita metro area utilizing specially trained Miniature Therapy Horses. Little Blessings visits hospitals, nursing homes, cancer centers, grief counseling centers, and many other settings.
Blue Sky Ranch
Blue Sky Ranch in Haysville, KS runs strong with people and horses who specialize in giving the gift of hope and healing. Founded by Paul and Tammy White and their daughter Camber, BSR connects people in need of healing and hope to mentors, horses and equine therapists.
Medical Loan Closet
The Medical Loan Closet of Wichita serves the community by loaning durable medical equipment to the under served and those with insurance issues. The primary source of the DME comes from Wichita and the surrounding area. These generous donations have made the Medical Loan Closet’s assistance to the under served possible.
Neighboring Movement.org by SoCe Life
Neighboring Movement.org by SoCe Life researches, practices and teaches about neighboring. We are seeking out neighboring initiatives around the country to study the best practices of good neighboring. We aim to live out good neighboring in our community, the South Central (SoCe) neighborhood of Wichita, KS.
Heartspring is a 37-acre campus serving more than 1,200 kids a year. Parents with autistic and special needs children can often get frustrated, but there’s a special place here in Wichita that has been bringing hope to Kansas families for more than 80 years.
Wichita Fellowship Club
At Wichita Fellowship Club, we provide a “sober” alcohol and drug-free house and other facilities for living and recreation for those persons addicted to alcohol and desiring to change their lives and become sober.
No Child Wet Behind
Something as simple as having a clean diaper for your child should not be something that adds stress to our lives, yet for so many, it does. At No Child Wet Behind, we are doing our part. Not only are we donating on a national level but those involved are bringing diapers directly to families who are in need.
World Impact in Wichita is the hub location for our Midwest Ministry. National, Regional and Local leaders live and work through the Wichita office to create and maintain ministry throughout the entire Midwest Region.
Wichita Habitat for Humanity
No matter who we are or where we come from, we all deserve to have a decent life. We deserve to feel strength and stability every day. We deserve to know we have the power to take care of ourselves and build our own futures.
At Wichita Habitat for Humanity, this is what unites us. Through shelter, we empower.
JDRF One Walk has one goal: to create a world without type 1 diabetes (T1D). We know you want to make a cure a reality too! When you participate in your local JDRF One Walk, the money you raise supports life–changing breakthroughs that give hope to everyone impacted by this disease.
Rainbows United, Inc.
Rainbows United, Inc. was founded in 1972 as a developmental training center for children with severe, multiple disabilities who were ineligible for special education services provided through the public schools. Our mission enhances the lives of children with special needs and their families by bringing together community resources and providing customized services.
Music Theater for Young People
Wichita’s Music Theater for Young People has been entertaining audiences since 1984. Music Theatre for Young People is made possible by the generous support of the Wichita community.
Boy Scouts Quivira Council
Quivira Council, Boy Scouts of America was incorporated on March 11, 1918. Since then it has been our honor to instill in the youth we serve the values and traditions that make Boy Scouts of America stand apart in the crowd.
Consumer Credit Counseling Service, Inc.
Consumer Credit Counseling Service, Inc. is an accredited, non-profit community service organization, a member of the National Foundation for Credit Counseling, a HUD certified housing counseling agency, accredited by the Council on Accreditation for Children and Families, registered with the Office of the Kansas State Bank Commissioner, and a United Way of the Plains funded partner.
The International Rescue Committee
The International Rescue Committee provides opportunities for refugees, asylees, victims of human trafficking, survivors of torture, and other immigrants to thrive in America. The IRC works with government bodies, civil society actors, and local volunteers to help them translate their past experiences into assets that are valuable to their new communities.
Junior Achievement Junior Achievement is the nation’s largest organization dedicated to giving young people the knowledge and skills they need to own their economic success, plan for their futures, and make smart academic and economic choices. Junior Achievement’s purpose is to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy.
Project Teacher is a grass-roots initiative formed on a simple idea: teachers need tools to teach, and students need supplies to learn. Knowing first-hand what it takes to open a classroom for students and then to maintain throughout the course of the school year, we want to do whatever we can possible to equip teachers to succeed.
The mission of Project Pink is for ALL women to obtain the necessary life skills to be self-sufficient and live independently while encouraging the pursuit of life, liberty, and happiness. Project Pink provides housing for women who are pregnant. The positive living program is individually structured for each woman and includes training in the practical aspects of living, spirituality, education, and career guidance.
Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice
The mission of Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice is to enable people to live with dignity and hope while coping with loss and terminal illness. At Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice, we focus on enhancing quality of life and preserving dignity, as well as providing for a patient’s physical well-being. We also offer emotional and spiritual support for the patient and their loved ones. We are experts at providing hospice care. And most importantly, we respect the unique needs of each patient and their family.
Cystic Fibrosis (CF) Foundation / THE WINE OPENER
The Cystic Fibrosis (CF) Foundation honors a select group of men and women from cities or regions across the country that are committed to professional growth through a guided fundraising and awareness 8 week campaign. These honorees exemplify strong leadership qualities, are active in their community and excel in their personal and professional lives. The Wine Opener will be held on September 29, 2016 with over 15 tasting and 20 wine tasting stations, many auction items secured by our candidates, along with great music.
Fundamental Learning Center
The Fundamental Learning Center is a 501(c)(3) educational non-profit located in Wichita, KS that addresses academic survival and dyslexia. This organization is the only teaching facility accredited in the Midwest focused on the continuum of transferring spoken language to the art of reading, writing and spelling. We offer programs that not only provide early literacy intervention for dyslexics, also build their confidence by focusing on their innate strengths and gifts in the areas of science, technology, engineering, and math.
Lori Dechant Foundation
The Lori Dechant Foundation Scholarship is a family run non-profit organization that was established to provide financial assistance to help physically disabled students achieve their educational goals. Currently, our scholarship is given out to high school seniors who live in Kansas and plan on attending a 4 year University.
Prairie Meadows Therapeutic Riding Center
Prairie Meadows was created to enhance the lives of children with special needs by bringing horses and children together for special therapy to maximize functional outcomes.We are passionate about being involved in the lives of youth and watching their goals become reality after sessions in therapy.
Family Promise of Greater Wichita
Family Promise of Greater Wichita is developing in our community to address the needs of homeless families, providing shelter, meals, and support services to families without homes. Family Promise of Greater Wichita is part of a national program that responds to the growing need to provide shelter, meals and comprehensive support services to families without homes. The program unites the congregations from area churches to assist the homeless families.
Junior League of Wichita
The Junior League of Wichita is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Our current focus is combating child abuse in the Wichita area through awareness, prevention, and intervention.
American Heart Association
Building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke. The American Heart Association is working to improve the cardiovascular health of ALL Americans by 20% while reducing deaths from cardiovascular disease and stroke by 20% by the year 2020.
Girls on the Court
Our goal is to allow girls to develop to their highest potential in basketball and volleyball by removing barriers. We promote excellence in academics, character, and sportsmanship of every student athlete while inspiring girls to be confident, strong, and respectful. Our daily challenge is to encourage girls to STAND TALL in all facets of life as they play for the player next to them.
MakeICT: Wichita’s MakerSpace!
We innovate, learn, and build community at the intersection of art, technology, science, and culture. MakeICT: Wichita’s MakerSpace, can be viewed as open community labs incorporating elements of machine shops, workshops and/or studios where makers can come together to share resources and knowledge to build and make things.
Interfaith Housing Services, Inc.
Interfaith Housing Services shall develop, promote and implement programs which assist persons of low to moderate incomes to meet their housing needs. IHS envision communities where equal opportunities for safe, affordable, accessible, and quality housing services are available for everyone.
We are a faith-based organization conceived to be a transforming influence in the lives of those responding to one of the most difficult and troubling events imaginable; the death of a baby. AgapéCare Cradle exists as an organization to provide guidance, tangible goods, and support to parents who are experiencing the crisis of losing a baby.
The Laughing Feet Performers
The mission of The Laughing Feet Performers is to inspire relationships between individuals with special needs and their typical peers through musical and artistic expression as well as give performance opportunities to those who would normally not have them.
Wichita Celiac Support Association
We are the Wichita chapter of the Celiac Sprue Association. Celiac disease is a genetic disorder. In people with celiac disease, eating certain types of protein, called gluten, sets off an autoimmune response that causes damage to the small intestine. This causes the small intestine to lose its ability to absorb the nutrients found in food, leading to malnutrition and a variety of other complications. There is no cure. The only treatment is a lifelong adherence to a gluten-free diet.
The Wichita Area Technical College Foundation offers opportunities for the community to become involved with the college and students other than taking a class. The Foundation supports educational programs and offers increased opportunities for students and the community to become involved through private gifts and corporate contributions.
CrossOver Recovery Center
CrossOver Recovery Center is a place that those suffering with addiction can come to learn to live a life of recovery. We acknowledge that there are many pathways to recovery. We help to address all barriers to recovery including employment, education, housing, and building a support system while being in recovery.
Bound Fur Life Foundation
The Bound Fur Life Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) charitable organization established to keep pets with their owners through dog training sessions, pet food assistance, and veterinary care financial assistance programs.
Down Syndrome Society of Wichita
The mission of the Down Syndrome Society of Wichita is to enhance the lives of individuals with Down syndrome and their families by providing them with support and resources and by raising public awareness about Down syndrome.
Trinity Heights Respite Care
We exist to provide subsidized respite care to families in Harvey and Marion Counties who have children, age birth to 16 years, who have special needs. We offer respite care in the family home (any time) and the Parents Day Out program held at Trinity Heights United Methodist Church (usually the third Saturday of the month).
Wichita’s Littlest Heroes
Our Mission: The mission of Wichita’s Littlest Heroes is to inspire life-long relationships between Hero children and families who are fighting life threatening medical battles through fun and free events.
The Little Red Heart Foundation
The Little Red Heart Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation with a mission to provide funds and support to pediatric transplant patients and their families throughout the mid-west region. Nothing can rival the value of a human life, but the financial stress that accompanies an organ transplant can be significant. By providing monetary funds to these families, we hope to ease some of the financial stress, while providing comfort to the children through various means.
His Helping Hands
His Helping Hands is a community service ministry of Central Christian Church to help those living in the Wichita and Sedgwick County areas who are facing insufferable hardships, such as victims of natural disasters, families living below the poverty line, or those families considered to be “at risk.”
Pure & Simple Health Education, Inc.
Pure and Simple is dedicated to providing the whole truth about sex – an education that honors the whole person and provides a better way. Pure and Simple isn’t abstinence-only education. It’s a big picture view of sexuality that won’t leave you feeling broken and cheated.
We at the 35Kcampaign have chosen adoption as our core issue because we believe that adoption is a beautiful solution to some of society’s biggest heartbreaks. We think parents who voluntarily take home children and raise them as their own are perfect examples of selflessness and love. At the 35Kcampaign, we want to help more parents have the means to grow their families through adoption.
Lexi’s LAMB Foundation
Lexi’s LAMB Foundation was formed in loving memory of Alexis Christine Sparks (June 30, 2006-December 11, 2006) in order to help other special needs children. The mission of Lexi’s LAMB Foundation is to provide financial, emotional and material support for sick children and special needs children through a partnership with parents, family, and medical staff.
Flint Hills Therapeutic Riding Center
Flint Hills Therapeutic Riding Center has been providing services since 1999 and is devoted to serving children and adults with disabilities through equine-assisted therapies. FHTRC focuses on therapeutic riding and hippotherapy. Rather than just being ponied around, those who take part in this type of therapy see a number of benefits in many areas. These include psychological, physical, social,and educational.
DeafKAN’s goal is to promote sign language and Deaf culture by providing family-friendly events for the WHOLE family to experience Deaf culture and encourage them to use sign language TOGETHER. We bring Deaf performers and artists to Wichita and create opportunities for our deaf and hard of hearing kids to interact with awesome, positive Deaf role models.
A Gift From Gunner Foundation
It is the mission of A Gift from Gunner Foundation to help families who suffer from the hardships of having a child with life threatening condition(s). The foundation’s goal is to provide various means of support to families in need.
Carpenter Place (formerly Maude Carpenter Children Home) is a faith-based agency providing a Christian home environment for girls who may be struggling with family issues, substance abuse, truancy, legal issues, broken adoptions, sexual exploitation, abandonment, homelessness, physical/emotional abuse, neglect, and a host of other issues. Since 1943, we have provided children and families in crisis with the support, structure, and skills necessary to overcome challenging life situations.
The Accounting and Financial Women’s Alliance (AFWA)
The Accounting and Financial Women’s Alliance (AFWA) (formerly known as American Society of Women Accountants (ASWA)) is a professional non-profit organization whose mission is to enable women in all accounting and related fields to achieve their full personal, professional and economic potential and to contribute to the future development of their profession.
Lifeline Animal Placement and Protection, Inc. (LAPP) is a Wichita, Kansas based non-profit animal rescue and adoption kennel. Volunteers have dedicated their time and hearts to save animals that have been abandoned, abused or were relinquished by their owners. LAPP tries to rescue animals from other over-flowing shelters to save them from being euthanized. The kennel does not euthanize animals.
Wichita Youth Hockey Association
The Wichita Youth Hockey Association was formed solely for the benefit of the children. It is and shall remain a non-profit organization, dedicated to teaching children the sport of hockey, sportsmanship, self discipline, and providing them with a safe and productive environment. All activities of the governing bodies will be directed to these objectives. W.Y.H.A. is not allied with any religious sect, political organizations, or public entity, and shall forever remain independent and autonomous.
JDRF is the leading global organization focused on type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. JDRF will not rest until T1D is fully conquered. The mission of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation is to find a cure for type 1 diabetes through the support of research.
The Arc of Sedgwick County makes a difference in the lives of individuals and families living with intellectual and developmental disabilities. For 60 years, The Arc has promoted their general welfare, fostered the development of programs on their behalf and increased the public’s awareness and acceptance.
Youthville, a program division of EmberHope, specializes in foster care, parent support and residential treatment. Our highly skilled staff uses evidenced-based programs to serve hundreds of children and families each year who have experienced severe trauma or whose families are at-risk and need help.
KANSEL is a non-profit leader in adult education. Our mission is to provide basic skills training to meet the changing educational requirements of the workplace, while helping students reach their education and career goals. We have served Wichita providing adult education and workforce training for 26 years.
Kingman Food Bank
Kingman Area Ministries Inc (KAMI) is located at the First Presbyterian Church, 201 East D Ave, Kingman, KS
and is open Wednesdays & Fridays from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM. Rent & utility assistance forms available during normal hours of operation.
Midwest Battle Buddies
Midwest Battle Buddies / Complete K9 in 2009 to serve the Wichita area, and has now expanded to include the Hutchinson/Newton areas. Toney began his canine career while working as a groomer for almost three years and worked for Kustom K9 in Independence, KS as a basic obedience instructor.
Wichita Center for the Arts
Originally founded as the Wichita Art Association in 1920, The Wichita Center for the Arts is the area’s oldest and most comprehensive visual and performing arts organization. For more than 90 years the Center has made art and art education available to the citizens of Wichita and the surrounding communities. A privately funded organization, the Center generates tickets sales and tuition.
Kechi Arts Council
The Kechi Arts Council is on a mission to help restore the towns old theater. It’s nearly a decade old and needs thousands in repairs and renovations. The council recognized the the playhouses value is beyond the century old building and claims what happens on the playhouses stage is priceless.
Kansas Kids @ GEAR UP
Kansas Kids @ GEAR UP is a U.S. Department of Education funded program with Wichita State University. Children in foster care are given top priority for services. The goal of the KKGU program is to assist students with graduating from high school and to further their education by obtaining a degree from a 4 year college.
Mental Health Association of South Central Kansas
The Mental Health Association of South Central Kansas has been helping the community for more than 60 years. Mental illness can take on many forms, and for the families and adults dealing with it, knowing where to turn for help can be difficult.
Butler County Animal Response Team
The Butler County Animal Response Team was started to help ensure the safety, survival and welfare of animals affected by natural and man-made disasters in our area. Members are also dedicated to educating the general public on disaster preparedness.
Bike Walk Wichita
Bike Walk Wichita (formerly the Bike Walk Alliance-Wichita) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit charitable organization dedicated to the promotion of safe active transportation within Wichita and South Central Kansas by making biking and walking safe, equitable, and appealing.
Youth Horizons exists because God is the defender of the fatherless. Youth Horizons staff members and volunteers work tirelessly to mobilize the church to help meet the needs of these at-risk youth in Sedgwick County through our mentoring and residential programs.
Crowdfunding in Kansas is easy through ProjectWeKan.com. We are Kansas’ Crowdfunding site, dedicated to Kansas-only projects, project fundraising, and volunteer time! If you are new to crowdfunding, technology, or video we are here to help you succeed! Our belief is that together WE KAN DO IT.
Dunlap Transition Campus
Chisholm Life Skills Center is designed to help differently-abled students transition from high school to young adulthood. Students that attend have a variety of opportunities ranging from production center work to independent employment for students who possess the necessary skills.
Great Plains Search and Rescue K9s, Inc. is a ground search and rescue (SAR) team that utilizes K9s in a search capacity. All deployable team members are certified to meet state and federal standards, through national organizations. GPSK9s members are required to have extensive Incident Command Systems training.
League of Women Voters
The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization, open to both women and men, encouraging the informed and active participation of citizens in government. It influences public policy through education and advocacy. LWV has been educating for democracy since 1920.
Black Women Empowered
Black Women Empowered has been helping women in Wichita heal since 2012. The group works to promote healing through counseling, friendships, and referrals. Black Women Empowered was honored by DeVaughn James Injury Lawyers with a $500 Wins for Kansas grant.
EAA started out as a small flying club, but over the years its changed and grown. With 1,600 international chapters, Wichita’s chapter 88 is proud to serve the air capitol. In 1992 the group also set out to give more than 1 million children a ride on a plane. It recent past, more than 2 million kids.
Embrace offers care and counseling for parents, as well as pregnancy and STD testing. The non-profit has had to turn away families in need because it operates solely on donations, and sometimes, there’s just not enough to go around. Embrace was honored by DeVaughn James Injury Lawyers with a $500 Wins for Kansas grant.
Emerald City Chorus
This all-female chorus is better than pitch-perfect, it’s been singing on key across Kansas for more than 10 years. Today the Emerald City Chorus is made up of dozens of women. Along with performing a cappella and four-part harmony music, they also sing barbershop style music.
Rise Up for Youth
Rise Up For Youth started in 2005 as a mentoring and gang prevention program for young men in Wichita, but the program soon spread. In 2014, the organization was formed. The organization is now working in four Wichita high schools where their volunteers mentor at-risk youth.
Let’s Rock and Roll and Change the World, Inc.
Let’s Rock and Roll and Change the World, Inc. is a Wichita, Kansas based nonprofit that is helping our city’s homeless. Working with a small team of volunteers, Johnson is hoping to go beyond offering just food and clothing. The organization accepts donations in the mail as well as online.
Quilts of Valor
Each patriotic quilt is hand made by volunteers. The work and detail that goes into these quilts is important. That because when it’s finished, they are given to veterans. Lisa Conner is with Quilts of Valor Wichita. She says almost as rewarding as making a quilt is presenting it.
The late Wichita jazz man with a smooth voice and guitar skills left behind an enormous amount of fans, as well as a legacy that continues to help musicians. Performance Artist Trust Fund or PAT fund now raises money through its annual “PAT Bash” event.
Project Laundry is a Wichita non-profit group helping with an everyday cost that many people take for granted. Every few weeks, the group puts up flyers inviting the public to a local washateria to wash and dry their clothes for free. There are no requirements other than a need.
Old Cowtown Vintage Baseball
At the Old Cowtown Museum, two hometown rivals take to the field. The Red Stockings and the Bulldozers really did play in Wichita in the late 1800s. Along with the vintage uniforms and equipment, the game rules are also old-school. There’s no gloves, just a courteous game of baseball.
Senior Services has made a positive difference in the lives of seniors of all ages since 1968. We provide recreation, life-enriching events, meaningful employment, caregiver support, health and nutrition, yoga class, mentor program, social gathering and much more.
Ronald McDonald House Charities Wichita
Families are stronger when they are together, and their presence helps a sick child heal faster and cope better. Last year, Ronald McDonald House Charities Wichita supported over 1700 families, all because of the love and generous donations of our donors and volunteers.
Aldersgate United Methodist Church
Aldersgate Church members understand that God expects us to show compassion and generosity to our neighbors–those living next door and those around the world. Aldersgate members and friends are involved in a variety of mission activities, and we invite you to join us in service to others.
The Laurie Bell Memorial Charity Golf Tournament
In 1984, Laurie Bell came up with an idea to raise money for Newman University athletics. The Laurie Bell Memorial Charity Golf Tournament is a two-day event unlike any other. Along with a silent auction and kickoff party the event will help to raise money for Newman University student-athletes.
Catholic Charities Harbor House
Harbor House at Catholic Charities exists to help break the cycle of violence against women and their children. Through shelter, support and compassion, Harbor House works with women and their children, as well as men to help them realize a life free from abuse and envision a future filled with promise and hope.
United Methodist Church in Leon
United Methodist Church in Leon is sending kids to summer camp. “Our initiative is to send every kid to camp without the cost to them or their families”. You can see the excitement on their young faces. A full week away from home to swim, play and camp in the great outdoors.
Children’s Miracle Network, Via Christi Regional Medical Center houses 1,532 beds for both children and adults. CMN as its known, helps families with seriously sick children by helping them pay for things like medication, equipment, and even travel expenses.
Wichita Sexual Assault
Wichita Area Sexual Assault Center works with individuals and communities through comprehensive services and education to create a culture of intolerance for sexual violence and an atmosphere of healing for those impacted by it.
CASA of Sedgwick County
CASA of Sedgwick County provides caring, trained volunteers to advocate for the abused and neglected children of our community so that each child can reach his or her full potential.
Assistance League of Wichita
Assistance League of Wichita is a nonprofit organization of volunteers dedicated to addressing specific needs of the Wichita community through philanthropic programs. Assistance League aspires to meet the challenging needs of individuals in communities across the nation.
Partners for Wichita
Partners for Wichita was formed to help connect and coordinate the efforts of local congregations and organizations. Our goal is to help identify and assess the needs of our local community in Wichita and beyond, and mobilize neighbors, congregations, organizations, and businesses to resolve unmet needs.
MAYFLOWER CLINIC – Caring Through Action
Mayflower Clinic was established by a group of successful immigrant professionals from all over the world who chose Kansas as their home and wished to give back to the community.
Wichita Cancer Foundation
The Wichita Cancer Foundation provides financial assistance for cancer patients whose care is initiated or received in Sedgwick County.
Children First CEO
Children First CEO is a non-profit organization striving to equalize education opportunities through the Promise Neighborhoods program.
Pay it Forward Hearts Foundation
Pay it Forward Hearts Foundation is completely donor funded in our mission of sprinkling love, grace, kindness and compassion to those in need. Your support is greatly appreciated. We also help educate, mentor and guide others hoping to start pay it forward groups in their communities.
Mark Arts was originally founded as the Wichita Art Association in 1920. Mark Arts is the area’s oldest and most comprehensive visual arts organization. For more than 95 years, Mark Arts has made art and arts education available to the citizens of Wichita and the surrounding communities.
The Kansas Infant Death and SIDS Network, Inc.
The Kansas Infant Death and SIDS Network, Inc. serves those individuals who have been touched by the tragedy of infant death or SIDS and those individuals or organizations who strive to reduce the risk of infant deaths by providing supportive services, community education, professional training, and supporting associated research.
Reno County Crime Stoppers
Crime Stoppers of Reno County encourages members of the community to assist local law enforcement in the fight against crime by overcoming the two key elements that inhibit community involvement: fear and apathy. Crime Stoppers provides an anonymous telephone tipsline and can take tips via the Web and by Text Messaging to encourage citizens in the community to volunteer vital information helpful to law enforcement in the fight against crime.
The Child Advocacy Center of Sedgwick County
The Child Advocacy Center of Sedgwick County is founded on the belief that no single agency or professional alone can serve and treat child abuse — a multidisciplinary team response is necessary. The Child Advocacy Center of Sedgwick County partner agency staff/service providers are highly trained professionals dedicated to working with child victims of abuse and their caregivers.
Mosaic in Winfield
Mosaic is a faith-based organization serving people with intellectual disabilities. We believe that every individual is a person of worth. Together Mosaic staff members, volunteers and the people we support work as partners. We are passionate about opportunities and partnerships that create meaningful lives, in caring communities, giving a voice to the needs of the people we serve.
HopeNet is a faith-based non-profit organization celebrating over 20 years in Wichita. We provide a network of HOPE to those in crisis, through counseling and coaching services. We also partner with over 400 community agencies, churches and individuals to create a support system for clients in crisis.
Wichita Women’s Initiative Network
Women’s Initiative Network is a nonprofit community partnership that provides survivors of abuse with educational and employment opportunities to foster healing and self-sufficiency.
American Red Cross of Kansas
The American Red Cross of Kansas proudly serves communities across the state of Kansas. The American Red Cross also provides vital services to the area 365 days a year—from responding to home fires in local neighborhoods to teaching first aid and CPR to community groups.
The Lord’s Diner
The Lord’s Diner exists to combat hunger in the community. The Diner’s singular mission is to serve a nutritious meal with dignity and respect to anyone who is hungry. The Lord’s Diner serves an evening meal 365 days a year. A small paid staff, assisted by more than 6,000 volunteers representing many faiths and denominations prepare and serve a hot, nutritious meal in a spirit of compassion, respect and loving service.
Hope Ranch for Women
Hope Ranch is dedicated to empowering women who have been exploited and abused to rise above their circumstances and become whole in mind, body, and soul.
Camp Quality serves children with cancer and their families by providing year-round programs, experiences, and companionship at no cost. Camp Quality promotes hope and inspiration while helping children foster life skills and develop their full potential. Our vision is that all children with cancer and their families find joy and hope through shared experiences and an ongoing support system.
Girls on the Run
Girls on the Run of Sedgwick County – a life changing, non-profit prevention program for girls in the 3rd through 8th grade. Our mission: “We inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running.” We teach life skills through dynamic interactive lessons and running games. The program culminates with the girls being physically and emotionally prepared to complete a celebratory 5k running event. The goal of the program is to unleash confidence through accomplishment while establishing a lifetime appreciation of health and fitness.
The Treehouse offers mothers and babies a brighter future through sharing God’s love, basic necessities, education and genuine personal care. Founded in 2002 by the Orthodox Christian Ministries, Inc., The Treehouse serves about 2,600 women in Wichita, Kansas each year.
The Alzheimer’s Association, Central and Western Kansas Office, provides vital services and support to individuals, caregivers and families. We serve 68 counties in Kansas. Their aim is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.
The Center of Hope
The Center of Hope provides emergency financial support to individuals and families in Wichita who may not otherwise qualify for other social service programs.
Passageways Living Center is a private, faith-based nonprofit organization providing solution-based ministry to the homeless and near homeless Veteran population in the Wichita area. Our mission is to assist the Veterans who come through our program to meet the goals they set and provide them with the means to find a place to call home.
The mission of Bridget’s Cradles is to bless families by providing a knitted cradle for babies born into Heaven during the second trimester of pregnancy. Bridget’s Cradles also seeks to provide support to families during the bereavement and grieving process and to raise awareness about pregnancy loss to the general public.
The Wichita Independents
The Wichita Independents are a not-for-profit organization, not associated with any public service, relying on an all volunteer staff, donations, and fund raisers. We provide competitive sporting activities for handicapped children and adults. The sporting events are designed so any and all athletes can compete. The Wichita Independents participate in Special Olympics regional and state tournaments.
Hickory Hollow Animal Refuge Foundation
Hickory Hollow Animal Refuge Foundation is a shelter for abused and abandoned animals to stay while searching for a forever home! These animals are looking for homes that will take them in as another family member. Dogs and cats can be adopted to homes that have fenced in yards, and if you passed qualifications for the certain animal. We will do vet checks and home checks after adoption. We want these animals to have forever homes! All of our pets are vet checked and spayed/neutered.
The YWCA Wichita is a private, non-profit, 501(c)(3) corporation that began operations in Wichita, Kansas in 1907 as a chartered member of the YWCA USA.
The YWCA Wichita operates the Women’s Crisis Center, a 24-hour emergency shelter for individuals (primarily women and children) fleeing domestic violence, as well as several outreach and education programs in the community.
Kansas Big Brothers Big Sisters
Kansas Big Brothers Big Sisters is not your typical organization. We create community citizens by helping children realize their potential and build their futures. Our Mission: provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.
Kids Need 2 Eat (KN2E)
KN2E Vision Statement: Our vision is for all children in every community to have daily access to nutritious food that they need to develop their full potential to become healthy, productive and successful adults.
Legacy GardenWorks, the newest initiative of Legacy Ministries, is a unique youth employment program. It combines a supportive work environment with the chance for at-risk youth to build job skills working in an urban gardening operation. The youth in our program come from at-risk situations, including homelessness, drug and alcohol rehab, and non-traditional high schools.
American Revolutionary War Memorial
American Revolutionary War Memorial’s mission is to organize, plan, design and construct a memorial in Veterans Memorial Park, Wichita Kansas, to honor those men and women of the thirteen colonies who struggled to gain their independence and create and establish the United States of America in the American Revolution, 1775 – 1787.
Kansas Works for Success
Kansas Works for Success is a program that utilizes innovative methods to empower fathers and assist in strengthening the father’s self-confidence in their own skills, as well as connecting the father to resources in their home community that can make the father successful in the future.
Head-to-Toe Hygiene Pantry
The Head-to-Toe Hygiene Pantry is a charitable organization that provides personal hygiene items to any who need them. The pantry is open the 3rd Saturday of every month from 9 AM to 11 AM. The Hygiene Pantry serves about 450 families each time it is open. University Congregational Church operates the Head-to-Toe Hygiene Pantry located at 1611 N. Mosley, Wichita, KS 67214.
YMCA National Gymnastics Championships
The Greater Wichita YMCA was selected to host the 77th YMCA National Gymnastics Championships June 23-27 2015! Top student gymnasts from across the nation will travel to Wichita this summer for the 77th YMCA National Gymnastics Championship. YMCA of the USA selected the Greater Wichita YMCA and the Wichita community to host this national tournament, which has been showcasing the talent and hard work of young athletes since it premiered in 1938.
Medical Service Bureau is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) agency, offering assistance to individuals and families who are low-income, live and/or work in Sedgwick County, uninsured and/or under insured and without resources to pay for prescription medication and vision care.
Dragon Master Foundation
The Dragon Master Foundation’s mission is to develop and implement tools and technology to empower brain cancer researchers to collaborate more effectively, and further, to encourage that collaboration to find a path to the cure.
Love 4 Landon
The love 4 Landon foundation is a local non-profit organization determined to help families and individuals fighting IBD by providing guidance and financial support.
For the Love of Chance
For the Love of Chance Center is a charitable, 501(c)(3) organization, dedicated to enriching the lives of children with additional needs by providing sports, music and art programs which are accessible to children regardless of ability.
Sunshine Children’s Home
All too often, children have to be taken into temporary protective custody until either a healthy reintegration into the family can be accomplished or other longer term arrangements can be made. Sunshine Children’s Home provides a temporary residence for these children, closer to home, and without separating them from their siblings.
KANSAS HONOR FLIGHT
KANSAS HONOR FLIGHT is raising funds to send Kansas veterans to visit their War Memorial in Washington, D.C. War Memorials that were built for them by a grateful nation!
ICT S.O.S. is a project-based organization that acts as a liaison between specific local professional groups who work with trafficked youth and the Wichita volunteers who seek ways to be involved in finding solutions. Their vision is to create real and lasting change in Wichita through partnerships with local professional organizations, educating the community, and raising awareness of the issues of human trafficking in Wichita.
Dress for Success
The mission of Dress for Success is to promote the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support and the career development tools to help women thrive in work and in life.
Kidzcope provides the opportunity for children, teens and their families to learn lifelong coping skills after the death of a loved one. Kidzcope offers a variety of support groups, programs and workshops to help children and families struggling with the death of a loved one.
Rainbows United enhances the lives of children with special needs and their families by bringing together community resources and providing customized services. They provide many vital services for children with special needs, birth through age 21, and their families.
The Four-Legged Project
The Four-Legged Project improves the quality of police protection to communities and improves officer safety, both for the K-9 handler and the K-9 officer. The ballistic vets provided to police K-9’s are a small investment in comparison to the cost of potential medical bills for injury, and the cost of training and time placed in the police K-9.