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Area nonprofits’ holiday wish list 2012

  • Published Monday, Nov. 26, 2012, at 11:21 a.m.
  • Updated Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012, at 1:35 p.m.

Here is the Eagle’s 2012 wish list from nonprofit social service organizations in Sedgwick, Butler and Harvey counties that need donations and volunteers.

Animal services

Eagle Valley Raptor Center, 927 N. 343rd St. West, Cheney, 67025, 316-393-0710, www.eaglevalleyraptorcenter.org. EVRC provides food, shelter and vet care for injured and orphaned Kansas birds of prey so they may return to the wild. Cash, landscape river rock, cedar or cypress mulch, 1-by-12 No. 2 pine boards, 4-by-4, 5-by-5 and 6-by-6 treated posts, volunteers during spring and fall cleanup.

Homeward Bound Pug Rescue, P.O. Box 8036, Wichita, 67208, 316-683-2933, www.homewardboundpugs.com. Rescues pugs and fosters them until they find a home. Cash for medical care for the pugs, adoptive parents, foster parents, volunteers.

Hope in the Valley Equine Rescue and Sanctuary, 9025 N. Broadway, Valley Center, 67147, 316-519-4129, hitveras.org. Provides healing and rehabilitation for horses that have been abused, neglected, starved or are headed for slaughter. Cash, round hay bales, equine senior feed, mineral and salt blocks, wormer.

Kansas Humane Society, 3313 N. Hillside, Wichita, 67219, 316-524-9196, www.kshumane.org. To set the standard in care and adoption services for pets while educating the community in the ethical and responsible treatment of companion animals. Cash, soft dog treats, rawhide chews for dogs, cardboard cat scratchers, replacement milk formula for orphaned puppies and kittens.

Sedgwick County Animal Response Team (SCART), 6505 E. Central, Box 149, Wichita, 67206, 316-683-4641, www.sedgwickcoart.org. Ensures the safety and welfare of animals affected by natural and man-made disasters. Cash, volunteers, dog and cat food (canned and dry), large pickup for towing responder trailers, hanging water/food bowls for crates.

Basic needs

Catholic Charities-Diocese of Wichita, 532 N. Broadway, Wichita, 67214, 316-264-8344, www.CatholicCharitiesWichita.org. Catholic Charities alleviates poverty and builds strong families. Food (peanut butter, canned goods, pasta, soup), new household items (hampers, towels, detergent, small appliances), emergency goods (bandages, batteries, flashlights), clothing (new coats, sweats, warm goods), family items (games and DVDs).

First Metropolitan Community Church, 156 S. Kansas, Wichita, 67211, 316-267-1852, www.godlovesyouperiod.com. We run a food pantry – "Loaves and Fishes" – serving approximately 800 people a week. Volunteers to help with the food pantry, four walkie-talkies to assist in communicating with volunteers during food pantry, chair lifts mounted with electricity hooked up.

God’s Helping Hands Pantry, 1653 S. Martinson, Wichita, 67213, 316-993-1355. Provides food and basic household supplies to families in need. Non-perishable food items, paper products (toilet paper, paper towels), dish and laundry soap, 100 scarves, 100 pairs gloves and hats.

Holy Savior Catholic Church God’s Food Pantry, 1209 N. Indiana, Wichita, 67214, 316-263-6780, holy-savior.org. Provides groceries in a loving, compassionate environment to Wichita-area families in need. Cash, cereal, Pop Tarts, peanut butter, one-pound bags of rice, beans or pasta, canned goods.

Inter-Faith Ministries, 829 N. Market, Wichita, 67214, 316-264-9303, www.interfaithwichita.org. Provides people in need with basic human needs through shelter, low-cost housing, food and warm clothing. Nonperishable food items, new or clean gently used coats for children and large sizes for adults, new underwear and socks for men, new blankets.

Kansas Food Bank Warehouse, 1919 E. Douglas, Wichita, 67211, 316-265-3663, www.kansasfoodbank.org. The Kansas Food Bank’s mission is to provide comprehensive and compassionate HungerCare whenever and wherever it is needed to safeguard the health, well-being and productivity of food-insecure Kansans. Peanut butter, cereal, canned meat (tuna or chicken), soup, helper meals (hamburger or tuna).

Westside Good Neighbor Center, 3500 W. 13th St., Wichita, 67203, 316-729-8607. Food pantry. Food donations, cash to purchase food, volunteers.

Children’s services

Boys & Girls Clubs of South Central Kansas, 2400 N. Opportunity Drive, Wichita, 67219, 316-201-1890, begreatwichita.org. To enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. AA and AAA batteries, copier paper (plain and color), Sam’s gift cards for food, general office supplies (scissors, tape, paper clips, etc.), holiday wrapping paper, bags and tags.

Child Start, 1002 S. Oliver, Wichita, 67218, 316-682-1853, www.childstart.org. Child Start provides early childhood development services that prepare children for lifelong success. Visiting classroom readers, preschool lunchtime guests, career presentations, diapers, toiletries.

Children First: CEO Kansas Inc., P.O. Box 782964, Wichita, 67278, 316-806-4019, www.childrenfirstceo.org . Assists in equalizing educational opportunities for the children of low-income families. New Netbooks, new printers, science experiments for middle-school youth, gift certificates for fast-food restaurants, $125 for Space Camp scholarships.

Downtown Daycare Center, 944 S. Topeka, Wichita, 67211, 316-263-5071, www.downtowndaycare.org. The mission of the DDC is to provide a safe, educationally enriched environment for children at an affordable cost to families from diverse financial backgrounds. Industrial vacuum, toys for all ages, plastic bibs and sleep sacks for infants, science toys including magnifying glasses and plastic bugs, microwave.

Erin Is Hope Foundation, 4921 E. 21st St., Wichita, 67208, 316-681-3204, erinishope.org. Teaches children to talk. Headphones, mouse pads, HP high-performance printer/scanner, copier paper, 25- to 100-piece puzzles, Play-Doh.

Fairmount Go Zones, 1650 N. Fairmount, Wichita, 67208, 316-682-1597, fairmountgozones.intuitwebsites.com. Go Zones provides opportunities that nurture and mentor children and youth, strengthening their academic skills, expanding their life experiences and preparing them to make healthy choices in their lives. Laptop, flash cards for reading/math, arts and crafts supplies, crock pot, microwave, hats, coats, gloves, basketballs, footballs, soccer balls, basketball backboard with net.

Flinthills Services, 505 S. Walnut Valley Drive, El Dorado, 67042, 316-321-2325, www.flinthillsservices.org. We are committed to providing the highest quality of support for Kansans with disabilities in Butler County. Movie passes, tickets to local entertainment venues (All-Star Sports, Exploration Place, The Alley, Botanica), Shocker basketball tickets, Thunder hockey tickets, Wii games, restaurant gift cards, hair salon gift cards.

Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland, 360 Lexington, Wichita, 67218, 316-684-6531, kansasgirlscouts.org. Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place. Electronic megaphone, commercial grade walkie-talkies, portable projector, volunteers, cash.

Kansas Children’s Service League, 1365 N. Custer, Wichita, 67203, 316-942-4261, www.kcsl.org. Protects and promotes the well-being of children. New children’s clothing, toys and games, personal hygiene items, gift cards for family-friendly activities, restaurants and groceries, craft supplies for children.

Make-A-Wish Kansas, 2016 N. Amidon, Wichita, 67203, 316-838-9474, www.wishks.org. We grant the wishes of children with life-threatening conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. Frequent flier miles, volunteer wish granters, backpacks or luggage for kids of all ages, gift cards to Walmart, Target or Toys R Us, copier paper.

Rainbows United, 3223 N. Oliver, Wichita, 67220, 316-267-5437, RainbowsUnited.org. Rainbows United enhances the lives of children with special needs and their families by bringing together resources and providing customized services. Diapers (preemie through adult sizes), gently used couches and recliners, graduation robes (all colors), van to accommodate a wheelchair lift conversion, "Touch and Feel" children’s board books.

Sunlight Children’s Advocacy and Rights Foundation (SCARF), 110 S. Gordy St., El Dorado, 67042, 316-313-4107, www.scarfks.org. Provides resources and facilities that support and protect abused and neglected children and their families., DVDs, copier paper, file folders, toilet paper, paper towels.

The Treehouse, 151 N. Volutsia, Wichita, 67214, 316-686-2600, www.wichitatreehouse.com. The Treehouse offers mothers and babies a brighter future through sharing God’s love, basic necessities, education and genuine personal care. Funding for educational programs, diapers (3, 4, and 5s), gently used clothing (4T and under), Dillons/Walmart gift cards, volunteers.

Wichita Children’s Home, 810 N. Holyoke, Wichita, 67208, 316-650-6712, www.wch.org. Emergency temporary shelter for newborn through 17 years. Walmart/Target gift certificates, hygiene items (deodorant, hairbrushes, travel-size toothbrushes), adult socks and underwear, diapers, sweats (dark colors in adult sizes).

Youthville, 4505 E. 47th St. South, Wichita, 67210, 316-529-1900, www.youthville.org. Giving children back their childhood. Diapers (all sizes), baby wipes, shampoo, conditioner and body wash, foster parents, mentors, volunteers.

Community services

Alzheimer’s Association Central and Western Kansas, 347 S. Laura, Wichita, 67211, 316-267-7333, www.alz.org/centralandwesternkansas. 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. Calculator/adding machine, iPod shuffle, iTune cards, gift certificates for Walmart, Target, Dillons, restaurants, gift shops, fuel, office supplies, folding wheeled tote box.

American Red Cross Midway-Kansas Chapter, 1900 E. Douglas, Wichita, 67214, 316-219-4000, midwaykansas.redcross.org. Red Cross helps people prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies. Microwave for break room, Canon 60D camera, cash donations to support future service delivery needs, volunteers.

The Arc of Sedgwick County, 2919 W. Second St., Wichita, 316-943-1191, www.arc-sedgwickcounty.org. To improve the quality of life for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. Hams and turkeys for food baskets, children’s games, winter hats, gloves, scarves, sports balls, coolers.

Creative Community Living, 622 N. Haverhill Road, El Dorado, 67042, 316-320-7531, www.cclccl.org. Provides support for men and women with developmental disabilities. Electronics, cash, office supplies, kitchen items, craft supplies.

Disabled American Veterans, 926 N. Mosley, Wichita, 67214, 316-262-6500, www.davwichita.com. Assists veterans in time of need. Nonperishable food, men’s and women’s clothing, fuel gift cards, gift cards to Walmart and Dillons, extra-large-size coats.

Dear Neighbor Ministries, 1329 S. Bluffview, Wichita, 67218, 316-684-5120, www.csjdearneighbor.org. We work to transform the lives of the poor, abused and neglected of our community. Personal hygiene items, food, bus passes, diapers, paper goods.

Derby Operation Holiday, 431 S. Woodlawn, Derby, 67037, 316-788-1507, www.derbyophol.org. Supports families in need residing within USD 260 school district. Cash, nonperishable food items, toys (infant to 14), volunteers.

Dress for Success Wichita, 1422 N. High, Wichita, 67203, 316-945-8779, www.dressforsuccess.org/wichita. We provide "gently used" interview and business attire to women who are entering the workforce along with programs and services that assist in the employment process. Mascara, eyeliner, personal hygiene products, large-size dress shoes, large-size business clothing, cash.

Envision, 610 N. Main, Wichita, 67203, 316-440-1500, www.envisionus.com. The mission of Envision is to enhance the personal independence of people who are blind or low vision through employment, low-vision rehabilitation, and public and professional education. Art and craft supplies, air dry clay, martial arts white gi (two adult small, two adult medium, one youth large), towels, baby wipes, sponges, acrylic paints, Braille cards, children’s books, board games, Christmas decorations, XBox 360 Kinect, CD player, cookie cutters, rechargeable batteries, rubber stamps, Paula Deen cookware/bake items/dishes and silverware, Tupperware or storage containers, kitchen timers, hand puppets, permanent markers.

Guardians of the Ribbon, Wichita Area Chapter of the Pink Heals Tour, P.O. Box 47102, Wichita, 67201, 316-644-2447, www.pinkhealskansas.org. Supporting women (men/children) and raising awareness for all forms of cancer. Single-axle enclosed 6-by-12 trailer with side door, fax machine, portable color ink jet printer, point of sale inventory system (Intuit-compatible), enclosed storage area with electricity for a full-size fire engine.

His Helping Hands, 1441 E. 37th St. North, Wichita, 67219, 316-838-8528, www.hhh.ccc.org. To help needy families with furniture, appliances, refurbished computers, automobiles, clothing and food. New and used furniture, appliances and bedding, towels and wash cloths, used automobiles, cash to buy toys for children at Christmas.

HopeNet, 2501 E. Central, Suite 2, Wichita, 67214, 316-684-4673, www.hopenetwichita.org. Serves people in crisis with material or emotional needs. $25 Visa/MasterCard gift cards for transportation, shelter or food for clients, gingerbread house kits, $10 to $20 restaurant gift cards, leather couch for counseling room.

Independent Living Resource Center, 3033 W. Second St., Wichita, 67203, 316-942-6300, ilrcks.org. Our mission is to empower people with disabilities through advocacy, education and a variety of services. Cash, new or gently used adaptive bath equipment such as shower chairs and transfer benches, new or gently used nonmotorized wheelchairs, Rollator or other walkers, dishes, kitchen utensils, small household appliances, linens and other items for people moving from institutions to their own homes, nutritional supplement shakes such as Ensure.

KETCH (Kansas Elks Training Center for the Handicapped), 1006 E. Waterman, Wichita, 67211, 316-383-8700, www.ketch.org. To promote independence for people with disabilities through innovative learning experiences that support individuals’ choices for working, living and playing in their community. Cash, gift cards (movie, restaurant, recreation), board and card games, arts and crafts supplies and/or kits, volunteers to help with event planning.

The Laughing Feet Performers, P.O. Box 48494, Wichita, 67201, 316-351-8637, www.laughingfeet.org. 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. Forty red polo shirts in assorted sizes for performers to wear at benefit in January, free printing for programs and mailers, microphone and amp to use in rehearsal, food sponsor for benefit in January, beverage sponsor for benefit in January.

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, 300 N. Main, Suite 300, Wichita, 67202, 316-266-4050, www.lls.org/ks. Our mission is to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. Two industrial-strength dollies or moving carts to move supplies for events, television for conducting volunteer trainings and educational programs.

Love INC Wichita, 1441 E. 37th St. North, Wichita, 67219, 316-265-0500, loveincwichita.com. To mobilize the church to change lives and communities In the Name of Christ. 100 red Christmas stockings (12 to 15 inches long), new small toys for children ages 2-15, nonperishable food items for food pantry, volunteer to head up fundraising committee.

Sarah’s Hope Foundation, 3202 W. 13th St., Suite 6, Wichita, 67203, 316-209-5029, www.sarahshope.com. Promote as truth the value and dignity of every human life from conception until natural death through education in the mass media. Up-to-date laptop computers, copy machine, cash.

Share the Season, 301 N. Main, Suite 100, Wichita, 67202, 316-264-4880, www.sharetheseason.org. This joint project of The Eagle, Salvation Army and Wichita Community Foundation collects money during the holidays to provide one-time assistance to people facing unexpected circumstances. Cash.

StepStone, 1329 S. Bluffview, Wichita, 67218, 316-265-1611, www.stepstoneks.org. Provides transitional housing and support services to survivors of domestic violence. Gas gift cards, household cleaning supplies, bath and hand towels, personal hygiene items, volunteers for support group meetings.

United Way of the Plains Volunteer Center, 245 N. Water, Wichita, 67202, 316-267-1321, www.unitedwayplains.org. To educate, mobilize and enhance the community through volunteerism. Volunteers.

Wichita Beep Baseball Association, 615 Riverdale Drive, Mulvane, 67110, 316-267-2324, www.wichitasonics.com. To help visually impaired people reach their professional and athletic potential. Volunteer hours, cash, business space, office supplies, baseball supplies, donated gently used items for our garage sale.

Wichita Community Theatre, 258 N. Fountain, Wichita, 67208, 316-686-1282, wichitact.org. We’re an all-volunteer organization that promotes quality, affordable live theater and informal learning opportunities. Building materials, especially masonite, nails and hardware, office supplies (copier paper, tape, staples), general bathroom and cleaning supplies, soda, bottled water, and candy for our concessions, new paint, especially flat black paint.

Wichita Habitat for Humanity, 420 E. English, Wichita, 67202, 316-269-0755, www.wichitahabitat.org. Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope. Thirty 2-inch zippered binders, paint brushes, gift cards (to feed volunteers), portable ramp, volunteers.


The Center of Wichita, 1602 E. Waterman, Wichita, 67211, 316-990-4910, www.thecenterofwichita.com. Support and help LGBTQA youth in Sedgwick County. Flat-screen TV, DVD player, printing services.

Never Alone Crisis Ministry, 4930 E. Lincoln, Wichita, 67218, 316-682-0207. Serves, supports and educates people who have been traumatized by a violent act. Gloves, socks, coats, sweaters (adult/children), food vouchers, gift certificates, cash.

Parents of Murdered Children, 604 N. Main, Suite 200, Wichita, 67203, 316-265-1600. POMC makes a difference through ongoing emotional support, education, prevention, advocacy and awareness. Ten-gallon trash bags and masking tape for bingo sessions, copier paper.

Victory in the Valley, 3755 E. Douglas, Wichita, 67218, 316-682-7400, www.victoryinthevalley.org. To support cancer patients and families going through treatment. Individually wrapped snack items and candy, nonperishable food items, restaurant gift cards (McDonalds, Spangles, etc.), fuel/grocery gift cards, nutritional drinks (Carnation Instant Breakfast, Boost).


Communites In Schools, 412 S Main, Suite 212, Wichita, 67202, 316-973-5110, www.ciswichita.org. The mission of Communities In Schools is to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life. Hygiene items, bus passes, volunteers, cash, new clothing.

ESOL Program of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 925 N. Waco, Wichita, 67203, 316-263-0810, stpauls-wichita.org. English instruction to help newcomers to the U.S. improve English to participate in life in the community and prepare for citizenship tests. Volunteers, cash.

Fundamental Learning Center, 917 S. Glendale, Wichita, 67218, 316-684-7323, www.funlearn.org. Disseminates quality research-based programs to educate and empower children who struggle with reading, writing or spelling, including children with dyslexia, for the purpose of significantly improving individual literacy. Children’s school supplies including markers, crayons, colored pencil, copier paper, children’s winter hats, gloves and leg warmers, gas cards for parents, cash for scholarships for children living in poverty, classroom and office supplies.

Family services

Families Together, 313 N. Seneca, Suite 114, Wichita, 67203, 316-945-7747, www.familiestogetherinc.org. Families Together’s mission is to encourage, educate and empower families to be effective advocates for their own children. Copier paper, small vacuum cleaner, Kleenex, computer speakers, cups, napkins, spoons, forks.

Pregnancy Crisis Center of Wichita, 1040 N. West St., Wichita, KS, 67203, 316-945-9400, www.pccwichita.org. Assists families in crisis with pregnancy and sexual health. Socks (sizes 0-3 through 24 months), onesies (6-9 months, 12 months, 18 months, 24 months), baby lotion and baby wash (generic brands), sleepers (6-9 months, 12 months, 18 months, 24 months), baby formula.

Ronald McDonald House Charities Wichita, 1110 N. Emporia, Wichita, 67214, 316-269-4420, www.rmhcwichita.org. Provides and supports programs that directly benefit the health and well-being of children. New toys for kids, food for families, cash, gift cards, stamps, volunteers.

Youth for Christ, 221 S. Broadway, Wichita, 67202, 316-616-5000, www.yfcwichita.org. The YFC Teen Parents program provides support, care and encouragement to pregnant teens, teen parents and their children by showing love, care and guidance. Cash, diapers (sizes 3, 4 and 5), wipes, restaurant gift cards (pizza and sandwiches), volunteers.

Health care

Guadalupe Clinic, 940 S. St. Francis, Wichita, 67211, 316-264-8974, ext. 206, catholicdioceseofwichita.org/guadalupe-clinic. Health care for the uninsured working poor. Toiletries, baby diapers (sizes 2, 3, 4 and 5), cereal, spaghetti and sauce, canned items such as meats, vegetables and fruit.

Hunter Health Clinic, 2318 E. Central, Wichita, 67214, 316-262-3611, www.hunterhealthclinic.org. Our mission is to provide comprehensive, quality health care to all cultures in all walks of life with quality, dignity and respect. Adult weight scale, Waterpik ear lavage system, toothpaste, brushes and floss for dental outreach, copier paper, five-port network switches.

Mayflower Clinic, 3305 E. Douglas, No. 100, Wichita, 67218, 316-558-3991, www.mayflowerclinic.com. The Mayflower Clinic is a free medical clinic in Wichita serving the recently unemployed or working adults who have either lost or cannot afford medical insurance due to the recent economic downturn. Printing of marketing material, 10 iPads with Internet service for medical records, EKG machine, digital scales with height rod, two wheelchairs.

Medical Service Bureau, 1530 S. Oliver, Suite 130, Wichita, 67218, 316-683-7559, www.msbmedlinks.org. To provide access to prescription medications, diabetic supplies and vision care to qualified, uninsured individuals who work or live in Sedgwick County. New shelving units, new file cabinets, carpet or carpet cleaning, conference table, cash for direct services.

Homeless services

24♥7 Street Ministry and Dream House PO Box 47244 Wichita KS 67201, 316-806-0108 247streetministry.com Provides discipleship & housing for women who are trafficked, hurting, homeless, addicted or facing crisis. Needs: Socks, women’s underwear, make-up, restaurant gift cards, gas cards.

Baptist Homeless Ministries, 417 S. Hydraulic, Wichita, 67211, 316-204-9517. Food pantry and clothes closet. Sleeping bags, blankets, long underwear and socks, plus-size clothing for men and women, personal care items.

Mosaic Wichita, 216 S. Market, Wichita, 67202, 316-807-8034, www.mosaicwichita.com. Homeless church and day program. Cash to cover operational costs, food for day program, canned or nonperishable food items, video projector, paper goods (cups, bowls, plates), carpet cleaning.

Wichita Mission Church, 900 S. Broadway, Wichita, 67211, 316-619-4886, www.wichitahomeless.com. Care for homeless and very poor. Winter clothing, hats, gloves, food donations, donations for winter utility bills, over-the-counter cold medicines, sleeping bags and blankets.

Senior services

Newton Area Senior Center, 122 E. 6th, Newton, 67114, 316-283-2222, www.newtonseniorcenter.org. Our mission is to provide a facility for seniors 55 and older to gather, and to organize and direct services and programs, including physical, educational, social and recreational activities. Cash for renovation including mechanical systems, cash for operating costs, 8-foot plastic tables, office furniture, computer equipment and software.

Senior Services of Wichita, 200 S. Walnut, Wichita, 67213, 316-267-0302, www.seniorservicesofwichita.org. Dedicated to delivering services that allow older adults the opportunity to lead quality lives while continuing to make positive contributions to the community. New carpet and tile for building, standing popcorn popper, flat-screen TVs, portable CD player and speaker system, three new or gently used computer systems (monitors, keyboards and mice).

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