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Causes: Arts & Culture, Community Improvement & Capacity Building, Community Recreational Centers, Historical Organizations, Physical Fitness & Community Recreational Facilities, Sports

Mission: After a devastating tornado in May, 2003 we organized the Franklin Community Council, Inc., which is a non-profit organization dedicated to strengthening our community and surrounding areas both now and for future generations.  Our mission is to improve the quality of life within the community of Franklin and surrounding areas.  We serve as a catalyst for change, an innovator to solve problems and will work to partner with other local groups and resources for solutions to current and emerging community needs We encourage community participation that will result in successful responses to community challenges and opportunities.  We promote community-building programs and events that inspire community pride and unity. We provide individuals and businesses opportunities to make charitable investments that directly benefit the Franklin community. Franklin Community Council, Inc.  seeks to be among the finest communities in Kansas. It will provide effective, efficient and affordable services leading to a safe, secure and healthy community, an environment for growth, and promote a favorable quality of life.

Results: Built the Franklin Community Center & Heritage Museum and a community park which includes a walking path, playground and memorial garden

Direct beneficiaries per year: Thousands

Geographic areas served: Southeast Kansas

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Rating: 5

Working with the wonderful volunteers has been a life changing experience. These dedicated people have stepped up at a time of dire need. Their dedication and hard work has been inspiring. Many of the residents were elderly and the center of the community which contained their beloved community center was destroyed. After 7 years of working with the organization I am motivated to do more as I see the strength of the women who work on the committees and the board. Many of the women are in their 80s and continue to work on many of the fund raising and community projects. The rebuilding has been due to their willingness to roll up their sleeves and tackle the difficult jobs. A donation to this organization would allow them to continue to rebuild and provide programs to residents throughout all of southeast Kansas.