Holidays

Holiday Wish List 2014: Charities in need of assistance

A volunteer at the United Methodist Open Door food pantry prepares sacks of food at the center.
A volunteer at the United Methodist Open Door food pantry prepares sacks of food at the center. File photo

Animal Services

Butler County Animal Response Team, 2100 N. Ohio, Suite B, Augusta, 67010. 316-452-5673. www.bucoks.com/index.aspx?NID=651. Volunteers help ensure the safety, survival and welfare of any animal affected by natural and man-made disasters in Butler County and south-central Kansas. Ketch-All animal control poles; Ketch-All cat grabbers; wire animal crates; dog and cat collars and harnesses; cash.

Caring Hands Humane Society, 1400 SE Third St., Newton, 67114. 316-283-0839. caringhandshs.org. Our mission, through the promotion of education in basic humane animal care, is to relieve animal suffering and to prevent cruelty to animals. Puppy Pads (medium to extra large); Purina Dog and Cat Chow; wet cat food; large Kong’s cat collars; cat toys.

Eagle Valley Raptor Center, 927 N. 343rd St. West, Cheney, 67025. 316-393-0710. www.eaglevalleyraptorcenter.org. To provide food, shelter and vet care for injured and orphaned Kansas birds of prey, and to offer educational tours and programs to the public. Cash for food and vet care during the winter months; 1-inch by 12-inch by 10-inch # 2 pine boards; 2-inch and 3-inch treated deck screws.

The Four Legged Project, P.O. Box 75153, Wichita, 67275. 316-640-9068. www.thefourleggedproject.org. Actively solicit donations for vests through community events, online social media, citizens and private companies to purchase ballistic vests for police K-9 units in Kansas. Cash.

Friends of Felines Kansas, 8918 W. 21st St. North, Suite 200, #160, Wichita, 67205. 316-778-0869. www.fofks.org. Mission: implement the trap, neuter and return (TNR) method of population control and promote the adoption of long-term, caregiver-based solutions regarding free-roaming community (feral) and stray cats. Cash to pay for spay/neutering services and other projects; gift cards to Wal-Mart, PetSmart, Petco and TractorSupply to purchase supplies for low-income caregivers; kitten and cat food (Purina Cat Chow, Meow Mix, Friskies, Taste of the Wild, Purina One, Iams); canned food (Fancy Feast, Friskies, Meow Mix; canned tuna in water to use for trapping); volunteers; gift cards for fuel and office supplies; pre-paid gift cards to Sam's Club, Dillons, Wal-Mart; relocation sites (barns or outbuildings needing rodent control); caregivers for colonies that may need relocation.

Hope in the Valley Equine Rescue and Sanctuary, 9025 N. Broadway, Valley Center, 67147. 316-519-4129. hitveras.org. Hope in the Valley takes in all breed of equine for rehabilitation or respite care to eventually place them in adoptive homes. Cash to buy grain and pay veterinary expenses; round hay bales of brome or prairie hay; equine senior feed; mare and foal feed; salt and mineral blocks; long-term volunteers.

Wichita Animal Action League, P.O. Box 21401, Wichita, 67208. 316-734-0820. www.waalrescue.org. Advocating for animals in need. Visa gift cards for vet bills; Earthwise pet supply gift cards for food and litter; large and extra large wire dog kennels; dog houses of all sizes; hardware store gift cards to repair fences.

Basic needs

Haysville Community Outreach, 141 N. Lamar Ct., Haysville, 67060. 316-524-6302. westhaysville.com/haysville-community-outreach/. Aiding eligible residents in USD 261 (Haysville schools). Cash; volunteers; toys; food.

United Methodist Open Door, P.O. Box 2756, Wichita, 67201. 316-265-9371. umopendoor.org. Providing basic needs for the homeless and families in difficult financial situations. Clothing items including hats, scarves and socks; non-perishable food donations; hygiene items (toothpaste, deodorant and baby items); cleaning supplies (mops, brooms and cleaning solvents); cash.

Westside Good Neighbor Center, 3500 W. 13th St North, Wichita, 67203. 316-942-7349. We provide food for those in need. Food; cash to purchase food; volunteers.

Children’s services

Camp Quality Kansas, 2617 N. 75th St., Kansas City, Kan., 66109. 913-424-8355. www.campqualityusa.org/ks. Camp Quality serves children in south-central Kansas with cancer and their families by providing year-round programs, experiences and companionship, at no cost. Wal-Mart/Sam's Club gift cards; cash to help with expenses like campground rental, food, golf cart rental, medical supplies, activities; banker boxes; unpainted ceramics and paint; flashlights with batteries.

Carpenter Place, 1501 N. Meridian, Wichita, 67203. 316-942-3221. www.carpenterplace.org. To nurture deeply hurting girls toward a restored relationship with God, family and community. Items to fulfill children’s Christmas wish lists; ice maker; vacuums; food.

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. Diapers and wipes; training pants; children's books; hats and mittens; facial tissues.

EmberHope Youthville, 4505 E. 47th St. South, Wichita, 67210. 316-288-8366. www.emberhope.org. Sparking change to improve lives. First-aid kits; fire-proof lock boxes; child-proof cabinet locks (magnetic); baby gates (pressure mount); Sonic gift cards.

Girls on the Run of Sedgwick County, 8518 W. Brookview, Wichita, 67205. 316-461-4516. www.girlsontherunks.org. We inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running. Gift cards to purchase healthy snacks (Dillons, Wal-Mart, Sam’s Club); new running shoes (youth sizes 13-3 and adult women sizes 5-9); office supplies (paper, index cards, notebooks); LCD projector; lap counters (like beads, stickers, construction paper or other small items).

Heartspring, 8700 E. 29th St. North, Wichita, 67226. 316-634-8700. www.heartspring.org. Heartspring's mission, in partnership with parents, professionals and the community, is to help children with special needs grow and learn on a path to a more independent life. Batteries (AA and AAA); sensory toys (light up, vibrate, play music); craft kits and art supplies (Velcro, crayons, card stock, washable markers, glue sticks); gift cards (retail stores, hobby/craft stores, restaurants, book stores, iTunes); plastic storage containers.

ICT S.O.S., P.O. Box 8637, Wichita, 67208. 316-444-0192. www.ictsos.org. ICT S.O.S. works as a liaison between the general public, professional agencies and law enforcement to fight human trafficking through prevention, education and resources. Individually wrapped snack items and drinks (granola bars, fruit snacks, cookies, trail mix, juice boxes, bottled water); new, plain, dark-colored hooded sweatshirts and pants (teen sizes for boys and girls); new bedding and room decor for teen girls; new non-violent toys for boys and girls; journals for older teens; volunteers to "adopt" kids from several partner agencies to provide Christmas gifts.

Kansas Children's Service League, 1365 N. Custer, Wichita, 67203. 316-942-4261. www.kcsl.org. To protect and promote the well-being of children. Baby supplies (diapers, newborn-5; wipes, formula, blankets); child/toddler toys; restaurant gift cards; books (all ages); children's winter clothes (coats, hats, gloves, scarves).

Kids Need To Eat, P.O. Box 467, El Dorado, 67042. 405-308-9158. www.kidsneed2eat.org. We sponsor El Dorado LunchBox, which provides free summer meals for children. We distribute for six weeks during the summer to help replace meals many eat for free at school. All children age 18 and younger in El Dorado are welcome. Cash to purchase food to distribute next summer; pledges to sponsor a fresh fruit or fresh veggies day next summer ($200 a day); plastic grocery bags to pack to-go lunches; cloth totes for weekend food packages for kids; hygiene products (toothpaste, toothbrushes, small bars of soap, travel-size bottles of shampoo and conditioner, deodorant).

League 42, P.O. Box 20051, Wichita, 67208. 316-655-1028. league42.org. League 42's mission is to introduce baseball to the youth of Wichita who may not have had a chance to experience the game. Cash for continuing renovation of existing baseball fields at McAdams Park; new and quality used baseball equipment (gloves, bats, baseballs, catcher's gear); volunteers.

Sunlight Children's Advocacy and Rights Foundation (SCARF), 1918 N. Prairie Creek Road, Andover, 67002. 316-733-6700. www.scarfks.org. To provide resources and facilities that support and protect abused and neglected children and their families. Copy paper; gift cards for toys; clothes for children (newborn through 17); hygiene products; books; magazine subscriptions.

The Treehouse, 151 N. Volutsia, Wichita, 67214. 316-686-2600. www.wichitatreehouse.com. We support mothers who are in need of baby supplies and parenting education. Similac baby formula; Similac sensitive stomach baby formula; diapers (any size); newborn clothing (any type); baby shampoo and lotion.

Tri-County CASA, 204 W. Central, El Dorado, 67042. 316-320-0238. www.tri-countycasa.com. To provide trained volunteers, appointed by the court, to advocate for the best interest of abused and neglected children. Laptop computer; copier/printer paper; new children's books; flashdrives.

Wichita Children's Home, 810 N. Holyoke, Wichita, 67208. 316-684-6581. WCH.org. The Wichita Children's Home provides emergency shelter, care and violence prevention to more than 2,500 abused, neglected, abandoned and homeless children a year. Clothes and shoes for ages newborn to 18; toys and games for children and teens; $5 gift cards for fast food and QuikTrip; hygiene, personal and beauty products; non-perishable food products, including cracker packs, juice boxes and other healthy snacks.

Youth for Christ, P.O. Box 3700, Wichita, 67201. 316-616-5000. www.yfcwichita.org. We build authentic, Christ-sharing relationships with teens by offering high school completion and parenting classes, employment training and jobs, counseling to those who are incarcerated and mentoring. Cash for scholarships; grocery gift cards; gas cards; bus passes; diapers.

Youth Horizons, 1601 E. Douglas, Wichita, 67211. 316-262-8293. www.YouthHorizons.net. Our mission is to empower children and their families to become healthy and productive members of our community and to create a nationwide awareness of the needs of at-risk youth. White copy/printer paper; kitchen knife sets; two large electric griddles; Wal-Mart gift cards; fast food gift cards.

Community services

Alzheimer's Association Central and Western Kansas, 1820 E. Douglas, Wichita, 67214. 316-267-7333. www.alz.org/centralandwesternkansas. To eliminate Alzheimer's disease through the advancement of research and to enhance care and support for individuals, their families and caregivers. Office supply store gift cards; Target, Wal-Mart, Dillons gift cards; iPod shuffles; headphones; iTune gift cards; iPpad.

American Red Cross, 1900 E. Douglas, Wichita, 67214. 316-219-4000. redcross.org/midwaykansas. The American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors. Hygiene products; laundry and dish soap; cash; vehicles (running or not) for our Red Cross vehicle donation program.

The Arc of Sedgwick County, 2919 W. Second, Wichita, 67203. 316-943-1191. www.arc-sedgwickcounty.org. The Arc, through its seven major programs and hundreds of annual events, provides programs and services for more than 3,700 individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities including Down Syndrome, autism, epilepsy and cerebral palsy and their families. Volunteers to be mentors for Cornerstone, a new adult mentoring program; DVD/Blu-ray player; vacuum cleaner; coolers with wheels; 3-inch to 5-inch binders.

Assistance League Wichita, 2431 E. Douglas, Wichita, 67211. 316-687-6107. www.alwichita.org. Assistance League Wichita is a volunteer nonprofit organization whose philanthropic programs provide services to the community. 1,000 winter hats; 1,000 pairs of gloves; hygiene kits; 10-inch new Teddy Bears; 1,000 children's belts.

Catholic Charities, 437 N. Topeka, Wichita, 67202-2413. 316-264-8344. CatholicCharitiesWichita.org. Inspired by God's love, Catholic Charities alleviates poverty and builds strong families. Catholic Charities serves all faiths. Canned goods for Our Daily Bread food pantry; $10, $15 or $20 gift cards for Santa's Workshop; teen gifts such as ear buds and phone cases; new household items such as crockpots, laundry baskets and towels.

Disabled American Veterans (DAV), 926 N. Mosley, Wichita, 67214. 316-262-6500. davwichita.com. Provide relief and assistance to our local military veterans and their families. Packaged food; gift cards for food and fuel; winter clothing; cash.

Down Syndrome Society of Wichita, 9415 E. Harry, Suite 706, Wichita, 67207-5084. 316-651-0114. www.dsswichita.org. 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. PC video camera (USB connection) for Skyping during meetings; microphone for computer (USB connection) for use in webinars; DVD or Blu-ray movies (PG-13 and under); computer printer address labels; printer paper.

Episcopal Social Services, 1010 N. Main, Wichita, 67203. 316-269-4160. esswichita.org. ESS is a Christ-centered ministry that brings hope to people in need by offering opportunities for positive changes in their lives and provides ways for people to express their faith through service. Non-perishable food for our client food pantry; copy paper; winter apparel for adults (hats, gloves, socks, underwear); volunteers; cash.

Envision, Inc., 610 N. Main, Wichita, 67203. 316-440-1526. www.envisionus.com. To improve the quality of life and provide inspiration for the blind and visually impaired through employment, outreach, rehabilitation, education and research. The Early Childhood program requests infant or toddler puzzles; children’s books; nursery CDs; baby bibs; modeling clay; sensory toys. The Art program asks for various art supplies, most specifically fabric and material for textile arts; new sewing machine. The Kids Club program requests snacks for movie nights (popcorn, chips, candy); used or new golf clubs. The Pride Department requests karaoke CDs; DVDs; iPads.

Family Life Center-Safehouse, P.O. Box 735, El Dorado, 67042. 316-321-7104. sites.google.com/site/flcsafehouse/. The mission of the Family Life Center-Safehouse is to provide comprehensive services and shelter to victims of domestic violence and sexual abuse without regard to the individual's race, color, sexual preference, religion or belief. Wal-Mart gift cards for presents for the safehouse families; toilet paper; paper towels; cleaning supplies; hygiene products (shampoo, conditioner, body wash); women and children's underwear and pajamas (all sizes).

Flint Hills Therapeutic Riding Center, P.O. Box 782622, Wichita, 67278. 316-733-8943. www.fhtrc.org. Flint Hills Therapeutic Riding Center improves the quality of life for children and adults with physical, behavioral or emotional disabilities through therapeutic horseback riding. Cash; volunteers; gift cards (Tractor Supply, Atwoods); 10 rider sponsorships ($280 for an eight-week session); monthly horse care and feed for six horses ($425 per month per horse).

Kansas DUI Impact Center, 355 N. Waco, Suite 220, Wichita, 67202. 316- 262-1673. www.KSDUI.org. The Kansas DUI Impact Center serves victims of impaired driving and their families, while increasing awareness of the negative consequences of vehicular crime committed under the influence of drugs and alcohol. Cash; in-kind supplies and services (advertising, printing, IT support); volunteers; board members; upcoming event sponsors.

Kansas Area American Diabetes Association, 608 W. Douglas, Suite 100, Wichita, 67203. 316-684-6091. diabetes.org. To prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. Plastic storage bins/totes in all sizes; projector; four-wheel convertible hand truck; 10-foot by 10-foot canopies; DVD/Blu-ray player.

Kansas Elks Training Center for the Handicapped (KETCH), 1006 E. Waterman, Wichita, 67211. 316-383-8700. www.ketch.org. KETCH promotes independence for persons with disabilities through innovative learning experiences that support the individual’s choice for working, living and playing in their community. Depends in various sizes; arts and crafts supplies; kitchen supplies (cooking utensils, towels, oven mitts, mixing bowls, food storage containers); volunteers to help with event planning; used serviceable working vehicles.

Parents of Murdered Children, 11718 Westport, Wichita, 67212. 316-265-1600. www.pomc.com/chapters/wichita_kansas.htm. POMC makes the difference through ongoing emotional support, education, prevention, advocacy and awareness. 10-gallon clear trash bags; copy paper; bingo volunteers; white card stock.

Rainbows United, 3223 N. Oliver, Wichita, 67220. 316-267-KIDS. RainbowsUnited.org. Rainbows United enhances the lives of children with special needs and their families by bringing together community resources and providing customized services. Board books; touch/feel books; disposable cameras; diapers (sizes 3, 4 and 5); baby wipes; G-rated DVDs; door and window alarms.

Ronald McDonald House Charities, 1110 N. Emporia, Wichita, 67214. 316-269-4182. www.rmhcwichita.org. Provide and support programs that directly improve the health and well being of children. Gift cards to Wal-Mart, Dillons, Target, Office Max; paper towels; individual frozen pizza and entrees; lunch meat and cheese; high-efficiency laundry detergent.

Saint Francis Community Services, 4155 E. Harry St., Wichita, 67203. 316-831-0330. www.st-francis.org. Saint Francis is a faith-based, behavioral healthcare organization providing community-based programs and services to children and families. Christmas gifts for children; gift cards; children's blankets/throws; books; coloring books and crayons; personal hygiene items.

Sarah's Hope Foundation, 3202 W. 13th St. North, Suite 6, Wichita, 67204. 316-209-5029. www.sarahshope.com. To promote as truth the value and dignity of human life through education in the media. Modern laptop computer; volunteers to do typing; cash to put our ads on TV; volunteers.

Speak Out Kansas, 2201 E. 13th St. North, Wichita, 67214. 316-440-7887. www.speakoutkansas.org. To empower diverse individual, communities and institutions to gain social, racial and economic justice. Audio/video projector; projector screen; one or two computers; office supplies.

Starkey, Inc., 4500 W. Maple, Wichita, 67209. 316-942-4221. www.starkey.org. Starkey nurtures development and promotes independence of people with intellectual disabilities. Small kitchen electric appliances; pots and pans; arts and crafts items; large plastic storage tubs; food storage containers; Ziploc bags (all sizes); washcloths; kitchen towels; large bath towels; plastic tablecloths.

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages), 925 N. Waco, Wichita, 67203. 316-263-0810. 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 to cover costs beyond the tuition the students pay.

Wichita Community Theatre, 258 N. Fountain, Wichita, 67208. 316-686-1282. www.wichitact.org. The mission of Wichita Community Theatre is to be an all-volunteer organization that promotes quality, affordable live theater and informal learning opportunities. T25 Torx wood screws and bits; LED flashlights; 2-inch and 3-inch masking tape; matte black latex paint; ANSI BTL and EGE theatrical lamps.

Wichita Independent Neighborhoods, 2755 E. 19th St. North, Wichita, 67214. 316-260-8000. winwichita.wordpress.com. Provides education, resources and an effective voice for current and potential members of WIN on quality of life issues in Wichita and Sedgwick County. Garden tools; compost; manure; seeds.

Wichita Public Library Foundation, 223 S. Main, Wichita, 67204. 316-261-8523. www.supportwichitalibraries.org. The WPL Foundation funds library operational needs through philanthropy and stewardship directly benefiting the public and not covered in the tax-supported budget. Lego building blocks and flat Lego bases, all sizes, shapes and colors; plastic and wooden kitchen/food and grocery play sets; activity cubes; wooden puzzles; foam blocks; easy to clean educational toys; hand puppets; puppet stages; children's board games; chess sets; cloth checker boards.

Women's Recovery Center, 1319 W. May, Wichita, 67213. 316-262-0505, ext. 267. DCCCA.org. We provide drug and alcohol treatment for adult women and their children. Diapers; baby wipes; women's hygiene; towels; bedding; gift cards; women's undergarments.

YWCA Wichita-Women's Crisis Center, 1111 N. St. Francis, Wichita, 67214. 316-263-7501. www.ywcaofwichita.org. To eliminate domestic violence in our community by supporting survivors through shelter, education and advocacy. Toys (ages birth to 12, boys and girls); coats (children's and women's); backpacks/duffle bags; diapers (size 4 and 5); pullups; gift cards/gas cards ($10 to $20).

Counseling

A Better Choice, 3007 E. Central, Wichita, 67214. 316-685-5757. www.pregnancywichita.com. Compassionately assist women facing an unplanned pregnancy, beginning with a free pregnancy test. Infant formula; newborn clothing; baby bath products; postage stamps; bilingual volunteers.

House of Hope Wichita, 1650 S. Georgetown, Wichita, 67219. 316-737-4673. www.houseofhopewichita.org. Restore passion, love, honor and respect to the home. Ten to 20 acres within 20 minutes of Wichita; Christian counselors to volunteer.

Never Alone Crisis Ministry, 1205 N. Indiana, Wichita, 67214. 316-682-0207. To serve, support and educate people who have been traumatized by a violent act, encouraging hope and healing. Gloves; socks; coats; sweaters (adult and children); soap; lotion; toothpaste; shampoo; food vouchers; gift certificates; cash.

Peggy Elliott Ministries, 2250 N. Rock, Suite 118-160, 316-305-5673. To bring healing and restoration to broken individuals and families through inner healing, deliverance ministry and the training and equipping of the body of Christ, including a pro-life ministry outreach focused on the African American community. Laptop; wireless printer; office space; 10 reams of white paper.

Education

Fundamental Learning Center/Right Literacy Academy, 917 S. Glendale, Wichita, 67206. 316-684-7323. www.funlearn.org. We are a literacy institute for children and teachers. Our programs help children with dyslexia and ADHD. Stern Structural Arithmetic #7050 Number Track 1-20 (quantity 6); Foss K-6 (2nd edition): Air and Weather-Complete (item # WX742-5017); Foss Science-Quantity 1; Post-It easel pad (25 inches by 30 inches); double-sided magnetic write and wipe boards from Lakeshore Learning (set of 10); magnetic numbers kit from Lakeshore Learning.

Kansas Learning Center for Health, 505 Main St., Halstead, 67056. 316-835-2662. www.LearningCenter.org. To be a premier regional resource for quality health education. Wal-Mart gift cards; gas cards; stamps; Clorox wipes; paper towels.

KANSEL, 2212 E. Central, Wichita, 67214. 316-263-9620. kansel.org. KANSEL provides adult education and workforce preparedness through GED preparation and testing. We also teach English language skills to non-native speakers through our English for Speakers of Other Languages program. Dry erase markers; tutors for math, language arts and English language classes (ESOL); copy paper; handyman to do fix-it jobs at our office one or two times a month; computers/computer monitors.

Health care

Guadalupe Clinic, 940 S. St. Francis, Wichita, 67211. 316-264-8974, ext. 204. www.GuadalupeClinic.com. To provide access to necessary healthcare for those in need. At the holidays we provide emergency food boxes to our patients. Flats of vegetables (corn, green beans, cranberry sauce, peas); essentials like oil, flour, cereal and other non-perishable food items; 5-pound bags of potatoes; boxes of stuffing; canned gravy; baby care items (diapers, wipes); Wal-Mart gift cards for medicine purchases; bus passes.

Medical Service Bureau, 1530 S. Oliver, Suite 130, Wichita, 67218. 316-683-7559. www.msbmedlinks.org. Link low income, uninsured individuals of Sedgwick County with prescription medication, diabetic supplies and vision care. Funding for children's eye exams; funding for diabetic supplies; general cleaning supplies; paper goods (toilet paper, paper towels); carpet for the office.

Holiday giving

Derby Operation Holiday, 431 S. Woodlawn, Derby, 67037. 316-788-1507. www.derbyophol.org. Supports families in need residing with USD 260 (Derby schools). Cash; non-perishable food items; toys (infant to age 14); volunteers Dec. 11-15.

Share the Season, 301 N. Main, Suite 100, Wichita, 67202. 316-264-4880. www.sharetheseason.org. Joint project of Wichita Community Foundation, Salvation Army and The Wichita Eagle to help people with unexpected needs during the holiday season. Cash.

Homeless services

Baptist Homeless Ministries of Wichita, 417 S. Hydraulic, Wichita, 67201-1108. 316-573-8476. Provide food and clothing to people in need. Cash; hats; gloves; socks; blankets.

Center of Hope, 400 N. Emporia, Wichita, 67202. 316-267-3999. centerofhopeinc.org. Mission is to prevent homelessness in the Wichita area; help needy families avoid eviction by helping with rent and utility payments; assist families with emergency assistance, household and personal necessities. Cash to pay rent to prevent families from being evicted; gift certificates (Dillons, Wal-Mart, Target); diapers; toilet tissue; toothbrushes; toothpaste; bath soap.

Harvey County Homeless Shelter, 900 W. Broadway, Building 7, Newton, 67114. 316-283-7711. hchs-ks.com. Our mission is to show the love of Jesus to those in need of secure, temporary shelter and a hand up, by providing physical, emotional and spiritual support. Cash donations toward our Red Carpet Holiday Extravaganza fundraiser; cash donations to purchase Christmas gifts for the 12 men, six women and three families that we provide shelter to; Christmas gifts for men, women and children; sweats; socks; gloves; stocking hats; coats; volunteers to fill shifts throughout the year (evening shifts from 5 to 11 p.m. and overnight shifts from 11 p.m. to 8 a.m.)

Inter-Faith Ministries, 829 N. Market, Wichita, 67214. 316-264-9303. www.interfaithwichita.org. Inter-Faith Ministries serves the homeless population with three shelters and helps low-income individuals with Operation Holiday. New twin-size blankets; canned food; cash to purchase food; Dillons gift cards; boxes of cereal.

The Salvation Army, 350 N. Market, Wichita, 67202. 316-263-2769. centralusa.salvationarmy.org/wichita. Provide 24/7 care to families and children; preventing homelessness and protection from neglect. Toys; diapers; hygiene items; adult men's socks (white athletic); Wal-Mart/Dillons gift cards.

Wichita Public Schools Homeless Program, 201 N. Water, Wichita, 67202. 316-973-4670. homelesseducation.usd259.org. Assist homeless students and families with the necessary items to help them overcome obstacles and barriers to an education. Hygiene products (shampoo, conditioner, lotion, deodorant, body wash); coats (all sizes); blankets; gloves/stocking hats; winter clothes; socks and underwear (all sizes).

Senior services

Andover Senior Center, 410 N. Lioba, Andover, 67002. 316-733-4441. Our mission is to foster friendships and recreation among seniors in our community. Transportation van with bench seating; desk (66 inches by 22 inches); commercial knives for kitchen; gas grill for outdoor cooking.

El Dorado Senior Center, 210 E. Second Ave., El Dorado, 67042. 316-321-0142. The El Dorado Senior Center serves all of El Dorado and Butler County with the mission to sponsor low- to no-cost services, activities and support for those 50 and better and their families. Refrigerator; computers (laptop and/or desktop); large storage shelves; projector; large television.

LifeVentures, 4407 E. Douglas, Wichita, 67218. 316-682-0504. www.lifeventuresks.com. Enrichment and education for retired active seniors. Postage stamps; greeting cards; paper napkins; disposable coffee cups.

Senior Services, Inc., of Wichita, 200 S. Walnut, Wichita, 67207. 316-267-0302. www.seniorservicesofwichita.org. Senior Services, Inc. of Wichita is dedicated to delivering services that allow older adults the opportunity to lead quality lives while continuing to make positive contributions to the community. Volunteers for Meals On Wheels delivery; instructors for computer, exercise and other classes held at four neighborhood senior centers; adult briefs and other personal hygiene items for homebound senior citizens; gift cards to give to or purchase appreciation gifts for a volunteers; kitchen supplies (coffee, creamer, sugar, foam coffee cups, napkins, disposable paper plates, plastic silverware) for events held at senior centers; toiletries (toilet paper, paper towels, hand soap, cleaning supplies) for senior centers.

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