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Review for Assistance League of Wichita, Inc., Wichita, KS, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Like many of our volunteers, I joined the Assistance League of Wichita after I retired. As a former School Counselor I had the great joy of taking bus loads of children to Operation School Bell in Idaho. Without this great program, many of these students would not have had school clothing and winter coats. This is only one of the great philanthropic programs offered by the Wichita Assistance League. We also provide vocational scholarships for graduating seniors from local high schools. In addition we provide sexual assault survivor kits to the local hospitals, serving over 300 individuals annually. Our Bear Hugs program provides teddy bears to comfort sexually abused children while they are being cared for at local hospitals. These four programs are funded entirely by the profits from our fabulous Thrift Shop, generous donations from the community, and our annual Gingerbread Gala and Gingerbread Village fund raisers. The Assistance League of Wichita operates entirely with volunteer staff. Having no paid staff, we are able to use all of our resources to help those in our community. The Assistance League of Wichita is 160 members strong with a vision to empower volunteers to make lasting change through community-based philanthropic programs.

Role:  Board Member