Share the Season still raising funds

The daily stories about people in need have ended, but donations continue to come in to Share the Season.

The program to help area residents who face unexpected hard times started and ended earlier this year. Donations will continue to be accepted through the holidays.

Share the Season has collected more than $131,451 so far this year, including the $20,000 the foundation provides annually in seed money.

Last year, it collected $190,000 by the end of the campaign.

The program was created nearly a decade ago by the Wichita Community Foundation, the Salvation Army and The Wichita Eagle.

All money raised goes to help local people in need.

To donate, send contributions to Share the Season at the Wichita Community Foundation, 301 N. Main, Suite 100, Wichita, KS 67202. To donate online, go to www.sharetheseason.org. Donors will be listed in The Eagle; please note if you prefer to remain anonymous.

Among recent donors: Arleigh and Larry Aldrich, Robert and Sharon Allison, Anonymous in memory of Mr. and Mrs. K.B. Freeman, Carolyn S. Bakri, Norma Jean Beck, Paul and Sharon Becker in memory of Darrell McBride, Judy Buck, James and Karen Chadwick, Jack and Norma Clutter, Willard and Ellen Ebersole in honor of Pat and Emma Doherty, Phillip Escareno, Nona O. Evans, James and Sara Farley, Alice K. Fizer in honor of Bob and Barbara Rizer and Jane Imel, Tamera and Taylor Flowers, J.D. and Sandra Gault in memory of Harold Akins, Brian Geist, Richard C. Hite, Patrick and Brenda Klein, Eric and Debra Larson, Jane Luellen, Sandy Major in honor of John and Paddy Belt, William J. Marsh, J. E. and Dorothy McArthur, Sharon and Gilbert Nye, Shirley Overstreet in memory of Mary Horine and H.D. Cumley, Angelita and Rodney Quincy, Betty L. Regier, Harold and Linda Reimer in honor of Flying Angels Allison and Erin Topham and their coach Dr. Randy Mijares, Gary and Carol Shaw, Lawrence and Janice Simmons, Frederick and Linda Stephen, Thomas and Elaine Ware, and 19 anonymous donors.