Boeing Wichita employees donate $42,000 to Gerard House

The Employees Community Fund of Boeing Wichita has donated $42,000 to Gerard House, a shelter for pregnant teens and young women.

The funds will provide nearly a year's worth of items for the clients, such as maternity clothing, job-appropriate clothing and shoes, a warm coat, school supplies, GED training materials, prenatal vitamins, personal and baby care items, infant car seats, baby clothes, formula and diapers.

Gerard House is one of three licensed maternity homes in Kansas, and is a ministry of Via Christi Health. It hosts about 30 women and infants each year.