My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Assistance League of Wichita, Inc., Wichita, KS, USA
When I retired, one of my goals was to join a non-profit organization. During my search for an organization that I wanted to be involved in, I tried several. None felt right until I joined the Assistance League of Wichita. The most impressive aspect of ALW is that it is an all volunteer organization. Our members do everything from ordering supplies for the Thrift Store, to creating and maintaining our website, to cleaning our Thrift Store and Chapter House weekly. And, of course, the many members take on a variety of responsibilities to meet our fiscal goals each year. All of the money we raise from our Thrift Store and from different community projects goes to supporting kids and families.
One of our major projects is Operation School Bell. We clothe over 2,000 school aged children with new clothing that they choose from JC Penney’s each year. We also provide scholarships to 18 - 20 students each year. These students attend either a local community college or a technical college here in Wichta. Our members mentor these students as they enter college and stay in touch with them during the year, We provide clothing for sexual assault victims and also teddy bears to children of abuse.
I am so proud to be a part of this organization where volunteers are committed to strengthening families and bringing joy to children who don’t always have a lot to celebrate in their lives.